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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #735 on: May 19, 2019, 11:12:35 am »
We can't buy it anyway, the recommended age range is 8-12............

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #736 on: May 19, 2019, 11:18:10 am »
Yikes!  They must be joking!   :o :o

You think that's bad, mate? Did you notice this? :o

Hang on, read that again?!

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #737 on: May 19, 2019, 11:24:45 am »
I'll bet software is placing those prices. It happens a lot with secondhand books when the seller computerises their business. The starting price is set ridiculously high and the software slowly reduces it over time until someone bites, a bit like a Dutch auction in slo-mo. Fine if you have a huge warehouse and are in no hurry, not so practicable for your average hobby seller.
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #738 on: May 19, 2019, 11:30:07 am »
So the computers want to squeeze the humans out of the hobby and keep all the kits for themselves?  ;D :o

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #739 on: May 21, 2019, 05:59:44 am »
I'll bet software is placing those prices. It happens a lot with secondhand books when the seller computerises their business. The starting price is set ridiculously high and the software slowly reduces it over time until someone bites, a bit like a Dutch auction in slo-mo. Fine if you have a huge warehouse and are in no hurry, not so practicable for your average hobby seller.

Either that or there's something fishy going on  ;)

The new, improved E-Bay does a similar thing in so far as reducing your price incrementally if you don't sell, providing you aren't watching it like a hawk. I really don't like the changes they have made to the selling side of E-Bay. Just glad I've not got much more to go on, and that won't be for a while.
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #740 on: May 21, 2019, 06:22:17 am »
Yikes!  They must be joking!   :o :o

You think that's bad, mate? Did you notice this? :o

Yikes!  I think they have a hide calling themselves "simply the best price".  They're a mob of rip off merchants.  :banghead:

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #741 on: May 21, 2019, 11:01:35 am »
"simply the best price"

Best for whom? :rolleyes:
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #742 on: May 21, 2019, 03:25:56 pm »
"It's basically a cure... for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac... the potential market's enormous!"

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #743 on: May 21, 2019, 10:22:33 pm »
I know Aeroclub stuff is getting rarer, but surely this guy is having a giraffe?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-48-De-HAVILLAND-Dh-89-DRAGON-RAPIDE-Aeroclub-Vacuform-KIT-unstarted-DOCU-GIFT/283459119641?hash=item41ff7aea19:g:o2wAAOSw9LlboTeh

This ones been on for about two years on and off, don't really see the sellers point in keeping listing it all this time , he's got no hope of selling at this price.

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #744 on: May 22, 2019, 01:25:51 am »
This ones been on for about two years on and off, don't really see the sellers point in keeping listing it all this time , he's got no hope of selling at this price.

eBay selling defaults to auto-relisting unless you deselect it, so it's probably no bother to him.  In fact it might be quite sensible to put one's entire stash up on eBay at high list prices instead of having it sit static in the roofspace.  Even if just two or three items sell for silly prices then you've made it a revenue generator instead of a cost sink.

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #745 on: May 22, 2019, 05:53:40 am »
E-Bay only automatically re-lists for a set number of weeks (6 or 7) and will automatically reduce the asking price unless you tell it not to. Even then it will ignore your request after a couple of weeks  :banghead:

All part of the most recent changes that I absolutely detest with a passion.
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #746 on: June 08, 2019, 08:16:57 am »
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #747 on: June 09, 2019, 10:24:20 am »
The other end of the scale.

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69367358

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #748 on: June 09, 2019, 11:56:39 am »
The other end of the scale.

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69367358

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #749 on: June 09, 2019, 12:16:05 pm »
Wow, $7.99!  Wouldn't happen nowadays in the UK, the charity staff research typical selling prices before listing anything or putting it out in the shop ( if it's worthless drek )