I have always boasted of my great buys; so it is only fair to mention a
screw up. Maybe someone can learn from it.
I bought a set of reconditioned Dewalt 36v tools on Ebay for $480. That is
$75 less than I could find them for anywhere else.
There was a packing slip on the box. The seller had bought them from Amazon
two weeks earlier for $399!
I checked Amazon today, and they have them for $399. ARRRGGGHHH!
Well, they didn't have them when I checked, and I sure don't need them now;
but they are great tools, so if anyone wants a good buy...
But you know, they are going for over $500 right now on Ebay, maybe if I
bought a few sets... nah; ain't worth the hassle for a $25 profit.
(freight, ebay expense, paypal expense...)
You have a disease. How do I know? Because I have the same one.
After I do all of my homework, scour the web, check eBay, and make my
purchase, I keep shopping until I find a cheaper price.
I think it's my way of keeping me humble. ;)
We often see a similar question in regard to guns, usually framed in an
accusatory fashion: "Why do you need a firearm capable of [holding 30
bullets, spraying death indiscriminately, that looks so menacing, capable of
bringing down an airliner, etc.]?"
This is often followed by the opinion that: "No one needs ..."
The operative word is not "need;" the action word is "want."
> We often see a similar question in regard to guns, usually framed in an
> accusatory fashion: "Why do you need a firearm capable of [holding 30
> bullets, spraying death indiscriminately, that looks so menacing,
> bringing down an airliner, etc.]?"
Seems like a good question to me.
IMHO, if you need more than one shot, you don't deserve the meat.
At least that is the way I was taught.
Good point. There's a one word retort, though. I can't use the word on a
family-oriented newsgroup, but here's a translation:
"Zulus! Thousands of 'em!"
I got into a conversation with one of my customers who lives on Cape Cod. I
told her about visiting a local (Texas) gun show and being somewhat
surprised at the number of crew-served weapons for sale.
"What's a crew-served weapon?" she asked.
I replied: "Oh, it's one that takes more than one person to operate it - a
heavy machine gun, a mortar, things like that."
"What are the people who buy these things going to do with them?"
"Uh, nothing," I said. "It's just having them that is the goal."
"I don't believe that," she said. "They must have some plan in mind!"
"Okay, Carol," I confided. "I can tell you. We're stocking up for the
"I KNEW IT!"
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