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My best ebay bargain so far (and probably last)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by monkeynuts, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. monkeynuts

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    LCD / plasma wall mount for 99p +£12.95 DHL delivery (well it is heavy!)

    Arrived today after a week (DHL couldn't find the house)

    Opened the suprisingly large box and there were 3! :thumbsup:

    So 33p for a wall mount ain't bad i thought!


    This one here:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32863&item=5780573270&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

    Picture of actual item and the fixings and tools with it:

    http://gamma.applepics.com/7/userfiles/42a883b51e6ee.jpg


    Anyone else had some weird ebay experiences? I've always found ebay as a sellers market for most things......
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    :censored: hell Sam! Good skills!

    You already know about my latest sticky bargain. :)
     
  3. spocktra

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    I know a lot of people slag ebay off but there some great bargains to be had.I picked a parcel shelf for the wifes fiesta for a fiver plus postage,ford wanted £70.
     
  4. hornydragon

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    link is dead, ebay has some bargains but i think alot of stuff is overpriced, classifieds here are sometimes much better
     
  5. la gran siete

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    yes al lot of stuff is overppriced espoecially any w2ell knoiwn popular brands . Sometimes things go for more than can be paid for new.Seems that sopme peole just get addicted to bidding or dont know the real value of things. Still bargains can be had if one doesnt aim for the latest thing. I bought an old pair of Kef Duettes for £60 which I'm well pleased with. They dont look gr8 but the sound is excellent IMHO. Also bought an HK amp for £70 which does the biz( about 25 years old). High current design
     
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    We use it as a way to avoid having a car boot sale!
     
  7. la gran siete

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    Must admit I havent tried selling anything yet
     
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    Selling on ebay can net you a fortune as most of the idiots dont know how much stuff is worth.Example- the goonies dvd bought for £5.99 online,sold on ebay for £8.65. :)
     
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    I buy a lot of cd's from there - but I always cross reference with amazon (for reviews if it's a band I don't know, but a genre I like...) - sometime amazon (or it's market place) can be cheaper...but I did buy 4 'air' cd's for about 12 quid tho...
     
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    It is very variable imo - some things go for far too much others there just isnt a market for.

    Sold the free stand from my TV on ebay recently for £65 where as my £800 cooker sold for £2.50
     
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    Agree with the comment about too many people out there who don't search the Net properly and pay above the odds for eBay items.

    I use eBay a fair bit and pick up plenty of bargains, but I have seen many examples of silly money being paid for things. Example last week, a 256mb SD memory card went for £33 with 30odd bidders. You can get one from many websites for £17 - for what the winner paid you could get a 512mb one cheaper.
     
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    I sold my old VHS copy of BMX Bandits for £48.00 on Ebay. Very happy!
     
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    I'm considerinbg buying an Imac g4 17" SCREEN WITH 512 RAM , 80 GB, 8OO HZ FOR £600 but have no idea whether that is a good porice or whether I could get it cheaper.???Its 2 years old.
     
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    Like they say"there is one born every minute" :eek:
     
  16. Marc

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    dear god man, know when to use a reserve price! ;)
     
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    Considering you can buy a 1.8ghz G5 version new for 900quid i'd say its overpriced.


    I sold an unused coffee maker on ebay a while back. It had a normal retail price of about 30quid which I stated in the description (i even put a link to an online store selling it for that price) despite all this the winning bidder paid nearly 60quid inc postage :suicide:
     
  18. la gran siete

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    yes I guess you are right with guarantee and tiger O/S as well

    Did well with the coffee maker then ? :smashin:
     
  19. Astaroth

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    Ack well, I had to get rid of it as there was a clause in my lease that I would be charged for removal of any items I left - the new place had a built in cooker and no garage etc for storing it.

    £2.50 in my pocket was better than paying the landlord £30 to remove it. There appear to be no secondhand appliance companies who covered the area I lived in.
     
  20. craigizmo2k2

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    I have never sold anything on eBay yet because of the hassel it'd have taken and my coursework has had priority over everything.

    May give it ago next week once my exams are over too.

    A few things i've bought off ebay aside from cosmetic stuff for a friend of mine :D led torch with a laser pointer on it for about 7 quid including postage, sony cd walkman with box for 18 pounds, camcorder tapes, bout 3.50 for 3 60 minute proper sony ones... what else... flat gum stick batteries for a sony cd walkman which cost 20 quid each in shops, 18 pound for both including postage.

    Not real bargains but has saved me a lot of money. :D
     
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