E-bay: that's amazing!

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Sold for $1,195. I'd swear I saw the exact same thing in a Rockler sale flyer a couple weeks ago for $999.
-- Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
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Another guy bought all the debris left over at Woodworker's Warehouse and put it on ebay. Two mysteries- 1) Why they bother for a couple dollars; but they do. 2) How anyone could be dumb enough to buy it; but they do.
(A couple months ago I got $78 for a router table I bought a few years ago at Sears for $60; so I guess I shouldn't complain. I was just going to throw it out. My big score was buying some ski blades on ebay for $120, not liking them, and then selling them on ebay for $200)
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On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 16:23:00 +0000, Toller wrote:

I bought a piece of ham radio equipment for $100 about two years ago, and I recently sold the radio it goes to, so I put this up on ebay, and it closed at a stunning $455! To someone in UK. One thing I've seen a lot lately: UKers will pay a lot for stuff. The dollar is very weak right now, so everyone across the pond gets more for their money, and we ebayers get more money for our junk :)
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Heh, I see it all the time. I just bought an olympus digi camera at an on line store that was about $50 cheaper than what the ebayers were paying. Gotta wonder sometimes. Like they tell you in the stock market, you gotta do your dd (due dilligence). SH - mebbe I should go into the camera selling biz <g>
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forth from the murky depths:

Be very careful buying cameras off *b*y. Many of them are gray market or non-USA cams and have no warranties here.
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My 16 year old daughter has been buying/selling off eBay since she was 12. Looks for bargains, buys it and resells for a profit. Always cracked me up that people never had a clue they were dealing with a 12 year old. She buys most of her stuff locally and resells on eBay, but some of it comes from eBay. eBay is large enough that you'll see just about anything. Like someone paying $1200 from an unknown instead of $1000 at a reputable dealer.
BTW, my daughter clears about $20 per hour which isn't bad for a 16 year old and was amazing when she was only 12.
-- Larry C in Auburn WA

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On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 20:22:19 +0000, Larry C wrote:

balances. Sort of like swapping junk at a garage sale.
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I am not disputing what you said, but PayPal balances are REAL MONEY. I find it hard to believe that they view it as "PayPal" money and somehow different from real money. Hard to believe, but not impossible. That IS one explanation that makes sense though.
-Chris
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Chips in Vegas are real money too, but a lot of people don't treat it that way.
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On 19 Jan 2004 08:57:42 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@mybluelight.com (Chris) wrote:

Why is it so hard to believe? Credit cards aren't real money! <G>
Barry
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You may be mistaken, the 22-44Pro at Amazon is $2000. Greg
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at auctions. I went to a live auction and watched two used DeWalt 10" miter saws ($198.00 at Lowes) go for $175.00 and $225 respectively - go figure.
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snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net (Tom) wrote in message

You do have to be careful. I paid too much for an item on Ebay once. Wasn't too bad. Another thing to consider, though, is that not everyone has a Lowes or HD near by. I live in the boone docks. That miter saw may be $198 at Lowes but at the hardware store close to me it may be $250, so $175 is a steal and $225 is a good deal.
I once bought a set of 7 antique, door knobs and rim locks (1890) for $75.00. I didn't need the locks so I cleaned them up, oiled everything and got them in to good working condition. Some were damaged beyound use so I ended up with 5 good locks. Sold them on Ebay for $159.00.
Greg
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it seems.
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On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 23:33:41 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net (Tom) wrote:

If you can get to eBay, you can also get to any of the discount online tool retailers. They sell any tool sold by the BORGS, at a comparable, or sometimes, even lower price.
There's Lee Valley, Tool Crib / Amazon, Woodcraft, Tools-Plus, Coastal, Tyler, Woodcraft, Highland Hardware, Rockler, Utterguys, Grizzly, etc... And these are only companies that _I've_ personally used. Even the BORGs have web sites! <G>
I buy and sell on eBay too, but there's no excuse for some of the stupidity that goes on there.
Barry
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(Tom)

Point well made. There are plenty of other sites besides Ebay. Not only is it absurd what some people will buy but what some people offer is just as absurd. Selling something for $2 or $3. I mean, what is the point. The time it takes to stand in line at the PO to ship some stupid piece of crap can't be worth it.
There is a sucker born every minute.
Greg
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On 18 Jan 2004 20:26:56 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@windsweptsoftware.com (Greg) wrote:

Don't laugh, I've done that with bike and r/c parts.
How is it worth it? Sell more than one item at a time, mail them all at once, or on just a few trips. My PO has no line, even on April 15 or two weeks before Christmas. <G>
Another way it's truly worth it is non-monetary. I'm a big fan of recycling and I hate to see perfectly good, but unwanted items in the trash. I'd rather give it away so it'll get some use rather than add to the landfill. It's not the $2, it's one less piece of trash!
FWIW, I've had junk that I found in my basement go for $40-60. This was stuff I was going to toss!
Barry
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I think most of those people are selling a hundred of those at a time, so shipping it isn't a big deal.
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On 19 Jan 2004 05:22:58 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Larry Bud) brought forth from the murky depths:

And if it's under 2 pounds, it'll go in a USPSPM pouch which fits in the mailbox so the postman picks it up. DAMHIKT (with my t-shirts and glare guards + *b*y crap)
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