eBay makes people greedy !

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eBay makes people greedy !

Post by Scooby » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:20 pm

£750 for an old Bomford chisel plough just because it's had a coat of paint ? :roll: eBay brings out the worst in people that's for sure. 4 of the tines are shot ! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400810468561? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Post by Guest » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:45 pm

That's why I detest people who say, when you show an interest in purchasing something they have for sale and you try and haggle them down a little, 'well. se how much they make on eBay!' People tend to pay a fair bit over the top and most of what's on for sale is either very poor quality or just rubbish.

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Post by Scooby » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:12 pm

I like the facility on ebay that allows you to make notes about things. This has been for sale 4 times now, the first time it was £196. At least he is open to offers this time. It hasn't got a fert. box on it, and never has had. And this time he has put the bar with the rack on that goes from the A frame back to the disc bar. But these drills are very good for one purpose as long as it's got the acremeter on it.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251725645784? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Post by broadsword » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:06 pm

Absolute disgrace - imagine there's actually some people out there trying to make a living out of buying and selling things.

Makes me wonder what the countries coming to :roll:

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Post by JamesF » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:18 pm

No comment Andy!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Scooby » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:08 pm

broadsword wrote:Absolute disgrace - imagine there's actually some people out there trying to make a living out of buying and selling things.

Makes me wonder what the countries coming to :roll:

Cheers

Andy

For sale 4 times ? I think the hint might be in the price.
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Post by John_Allen » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:32 pm

There's a similar problem with the classifieds in the tractor mags - you'll often see tractors relisted several times with "silly prices" (the mags offered entries in two months' magazines when I listed my Fergy but some seem to appear for six months or so). Then they say that prices are on the rise (because people are asking top prices in their classifieds?)

I'm always cautious when buying on eBay - apart from people listing stuff as "fits DB770, 880,990" for something that may be unique to one model, they don't always know what they are selling (eg listing an IH drawbar as a DB one because it's red and they had a red DB at one time!) Then there are things sold at inflated prices compared to the same item from a local factor (or an online shop). People think eBay is the place for bargains - that may have been true ten years ago, but is not the case now.

The moral - just because it's listed at that price, doesn't mean it will sell for that - or that your similar item is worth the same money. It's only when things are sold that you can compare prices!

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Post by JamesF » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:38 pm

Exactly as john says at the end of his last post, it's what it actually sells for that matters.

The overpriced stuff either doesn't sell or nobody turns up to pay for it. It's a good place to sell and find something's true value if you list it as an auction with a low start and let it run.

Iv sold lots of Db things on eBay and as soon as you put a higher starting price on an item it just doesn't get the interest.

99p start and let the prospective buyers bid, what it makes has to be it's true value!

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Post by Scooby » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:46 pm

JamesF wrote: 99p start and let the prospective buyers bid, what it makes has to be it's true value!
My point entirely. So why price something at £750 when it's worth about about a tenth of that ?
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Post by John_Allen » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:48 pm

How true - I sold a PAS ram some years ago and I thought it was scrap - so put a 99p start price on it. It made £140 or so and paid for a lot of stuff for the 995!

I can't understand the buyers - I bought a cab panel from a bloke and he said he had some NOS side and tail lamps for weatherframe cabs a little earlier. He couldn't shift them at a reasonable price - but sold some broken ones for a lot more! Apparently, if they had been used, they were worth more than spit new ones!

On the other hand, I wanted to get rid of a S2 Land Rover gearbox (unknown condition) earlier this year. I put it on at £40 (Buy it Now) and it was sold by the time I got back to "My eBay" (so it was only listed for about 30 secs) - and the buyer was a decent bloke too!

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Post by philipday » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:04 pm

I think the secret with buying on ebay is to only bid up to a price that you know you can recover from whatever the actual condition turns out to be.
I have bought a smart 1212 for £870 which only needed a weatherframe and oil and filter changes to put it to work on a bale wrapper, and an 885 narrow that had stood for 15 years in doors and started and drove onto my trailer with a new battery, and my latest purchase was a 950T in boxes for £1200, with bills to show he had already spent over £2000 on starting the re-build.
If you are not silly with your bids and you take the sellers description with a piece of salt, then a bargain can still be had.

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Post by broadsword » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:01 pm

If you care to look further both the sellers of these items (well the first definitely), the second looks to be an antiques type seller who are both trying to make a living at it.

You never know they may even be chancing their arm for a bit hoping for that one chance of someone hitting the buy it now button.

I always thought that was called business or that good old entrepreneurial spirit - having said that one mans view of a living is another mans greed.

Mind you what the hell do I know, I only do it for a living.

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Fagin.

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Post by Scooby » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:48 am

broadsword wrote:If you care to look further both the sellers of these items (well the first definitely), the second looks to be an antiques type seller who are both trying to make a living at it.

You never know they may even be chancing their arm for a bit hoping for that one chance of someone hitting the buy it now button.

I always thought that was called business or that good old entrepreneurial spirit - having said that one mans view of a living is another mans greed.

Mind you what the hell do I know, I only do it for a living.

Cheers

Fagin.
So, do you sell s/h cars for 10, or even 5 times what they're worth ? If not, why not ?
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Post by John_Allen » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:22 am

"So, do you sell s/h cars for 10, or even 5 times what they're worth ? If not, why not ?"

Some do:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-ESCORT-M ... 33993525c3

Methinks that the LHD shell will be "modified" and a Mexico will be listed for silly money before long!

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Post by Scooby » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:59 am

But this is an old Bomford Superflow John. Bomfords (and MF who badged them) sold them in their thousands. Every arable farmer and contractor had one. I had two. There are probably thousands languishing in farm graveyards up and down the country. People don't use them any more. Things have moved on cultivation-wise. Just because it's been tarted up with red paint and one new share put on the front leg and the rest have been turned doesn't make it a "desirable piece"
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