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Author Topic: ebay sellers : REALLY!!!???  (Read 13229 times)
WZ7U
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2018, 09:19:09 PM »

My guess is that most of these devices work on 11 meters....

Or at least try to.
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N0MKC
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2018, 02:55:56 PM »

For a real laugh, look for the MFJ-557 code practice key/buzzer combo...

Direct from MFJ, it's $39.95 + shipping;  there are about a dozen on eBay, both new & used, at prices ranging from $38.33  to $78.84 (+ shipping); there's even a used one described as "vintage" for $69.99!

[edit - just saw a used one for $19.49 + $15.86 shipping...]
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 06:30:10 PM »

Why is it that folks who are NOT involved in the buying or selling of any item has concerns about the deal? As long as the seller & the buyer are happy then it's nobody's business.Do you have people telling you what to buy & not buy or what prices you should pay.It's a FREE Market & if you think the deal was bad then that's your opinion & I'm guessing the buyer or seller could care less about your opinion. LOL Did either the buyer or seller ask you for your input or opinion about the deal? If not then it's obvious they are getting by without your opinion or help.Are you with the eBay Police making sure that all deals meet your strict standards? You really need a life just FYI. hehe haha LOL  Roll Eyes Shocked Cool Huh

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WZ7U
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 06:43:38 PM »

And complaining about complainers is a life? No thanks, I'll just stick to pointing out the stupid in others.
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 07:03:04 PM »

Why is it that folks who are NOT involved in the buying or selling of any item has concerns about the deal? As long as the seller & the buyer are happy then it's nobody's business.Do you have people telling you what to buy & not buy or what prices you should pay.It's a FREE Market & if you think the deal was bad then that's your opinion & I'm guessing the buyer or seller could care less about your opinion. LOL Did either the buyer or seller ask you for your input or opinion about the deal? If not then it's obvious they are getting by without your opinion or help.Are you with the eBay Police making sure that all deals meet your strict standards? You really need a life just FYI. hehe haha LOL  Roll Eyes Shocked Cool Huh

Clayton
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I'm not passing judgement on buyers or sellers of overpriced and/or overhyped eBay items, although I may have a private opinion...

In the main, I just find it somewhat amusing.  I'm not indulging in Schadenfreude, though - just amusement at the antics of some participants in the circus of commerce.
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WZ7U
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 07:59:30 PM »

Schadenfreude; a much nicer way to put it. Sort of. Thanks.
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 07:51:30 AM »

Another great place to pay more money for ham gear than you need to is Amazon.  You can usually find Yaesu transceivers there for quite a bit more than you would normally pay at the normal outlets.
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 08:08:17 AM »

Well, my experience has been good on eBay and I've bought many items at fair prices and some downright great deals over the years. But, I do careful research before hand, try to only buy things which I know something about, stay away from the sellers who ask stupidly high prices, stick with reputable sellers, etc.

In contrast, I've found that many of the hamfests in our area are just as bad for pricing if not worse and many are eBay driven. I've passed up many fine pieces of equipment in person because the seller simply wanted way too much money.

It really comes down to how much you are willing to pay for something you want. I try to keep it real.

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2018, 11:54:47 AM »

As I have learned from being a real estate investor, lots of people will overpay for something that they really want.  There are also many people today with high paying jobs, and money to burn.
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2018, 11:58:55 AM »

It happens all over, nothing new or unique to ham radio gear.  Check out used classic books on Amazon.... $39 for Very Good, $999 for Excellent, same book, different sellers.

On Gunbroker, you'll see $10,000 prices on guns that aren't worth $100.  Whatever the market, scumbags and all, will bear.
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2018, 04:17:09 PM »

It is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2018, 04:45:43 PM »

How can anyone blame a seller for what he charges. If I park a car in my yard by the road, charge twice what is it worth, am I to blame for selling the car at that price? Now if the car was defective or I was representing the car as something it  was not, like it is a collectible. Yes, I am to blame.

New or not, it is incumbent of the buyer to research and himself decide what he is willing to pay. I shake my head at what things are selling for up there. It aggivates me because i want it cheaper but it is my decision to pay the price or not.

Its called the free market.
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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2018, 01:55:17 PM »

It isn't just the free market.

You will find new and used goods alike offered online at ludicrous prices. I found a book offered on Amazon for $3500 (or $350 used) when the publisher sells it new for $75. It isn't the first time I've found things priced that way online.

What is going on, according to the FBI and other arguably reputable sources, is that this is online money laundering. Folks will offer a sale in one country, international buyers will pay through something like an Amazon account, which goes untracked in the banking world, and presto-chango, nothing is shipped (maybe a box of sawdust) but large amounts of money can cross borders.

There's method in the madness.

It isn't just carnies skinning the rubes.
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2018, 02:42:44 PM »

Hams doing it to other hams.

"they dont make it anymore," pay like its gold plated junk.

Amazing how speakers and mic's from equipment made in the 80's sells for hundreds of dollars.

What worst is that most ham equipment made in the past was really junk and lacked performance.
I really dont know why new hams want to get into paying silling prices for old ham junk that lacks performance.

The only thing that is still worth buying today is 100ft towers, now that makes you real ham radio big gun. A 1000 dollar microphone, a G5RV and over priced collector  value crap will not bring envy that you will get when you have a 100ft high tower and a big yagi. We in the era of 50,000 dollars of over priced desk toys and a 140ft end fed wire.
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2018, 08:36:24 PM »

Hams doing it to other hams.

Been a ham for 42 years.  Same as back then, the only difference was that used gear tended to be more locally bought/sold because there was no internet.  Snake oil salesmen found it a little harder to remain anonymous, but they managed.     
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