with the current population there is a sucker born much more often
than every minute
once you start selling online in the usual venues like ebay or amazon
the scams and trickery are never ending
i heard that feebay was trying to cut down on drop-shippers but they
engage in that extensively themselves as some long-timers noticed
for evidence see the mountains of china listings in some categories
publically traded companies are on a financial hamster-wheel so you
cannot be too surprised when the attitude is anything goes if it makes
In 2010 I bought this lathe drill chuck on Amazon for $14.95
At the time it was sold by CoKiD Supply Co, via Amazon.
When it arrived, it said Harbor Freight right on the box, with the HF #.
I looked it up, and at the time, it was like $9 at HF, so I paid $5
more, plus $5 shipping, for the exact same item, in the exact same HF box.
Now, you will note Amazon states it is sold by HF, but the price is $50,
free shipping. HF sells it now for $14.95, so you can get it $35
cheaper at HF.
I remember grinning at the time, I got had for a few bucks, good for
that dude. If I would have paid $50 for the thing, I'd probably not
been grinning. They also got me on the shipping, because I thought I
was getting free shipping on the order, and didn't notice this item
wasn't included, I guess because at the time it was not shipped from
Amazon, but from CoKid Supply. Live and learn. I still buy from
Amazon, but I do a bit more research on stuff.
The chuck is not high quality, but it works perfect for my needs, so I'm
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