Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by GrtPmpkin » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 11:26:55

Quote:>If it is on eBay and Someone is Bidding too High and Paying Too Much.

>Post It Here:  

Or just go to eBay and see it for yourself, and not post in a shortwave group
what everyone in here knows already.
Linus
 
 
 

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by Brenda An » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 11:43:44



Quote:> >If it is on eBay and Someone is Bidding too High and Paying Too Much.

> >Post It Here:

> Or just go to eBay and see it for yourself, and not post in a shortwave
group
> what everyone in here knows already.
> Linus

I submit that nobody on ebay pays too much for anything. They pay what they
are willing to pay, and not a penny more.  That amount may or may not be
more than what the person could have gotten the item for elsewhere.
 
 
 

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by Corbin Ra » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 12:36:27

A couple of years ago, I sold my Sony 2010 on eBay for WAY more than it was
worth. I was just trying to get my original money out of it. I started the
bidding at 1 penny and said no reserve. Apparently that made people go crazy
because there was a bidding war right to the very last second. By the time
the dust cleared, the radio went for more than $700! That was at least $300
more than I paid for it. The radio was in good shape, but it sure wasn't
worth over $700. Not to me anyway.

But if that buyer was happy, then I guess we all can be.

 
 
 

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by Kimb » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 13:30:13


>I submit that nobody on ebay pays too much for anything. They pay what they
>are willing to pay, and not a penny more.

Exactly the way I see it. And remember, the final price is basically
determined by the person who wants the item _not_quite_as_much_ as the
person who won it.

I don't understand why some people like to complain about what other
people bid on ebay. My favorite ebay stories are the items I get for much
less than what I bid for them. :)

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Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by Jim Hacket » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 14:11:24

I love coming home from my local flea market with that PRO-43 I paid $5 and
looking on eBay to see them going for >$100. Or the time I bought my near
mint RF-2600 for $20.  Or the DX-440 for $20. Those are just a few examples
of MANY killer deals that can be had if you look in the right places. (using
eBay as a comparison) :)

    On the other hand, I HAVE gotten what I consider a good deal on eBay.  I
don't think $100 for a mint condition PRO-60 scanner is too much...



> >I submit that nobody on ebay pays too much for anything. They pay what
they
> >are willing to pay, and not a penny more.

> Exactly the way I see it. And remember, the final price is basically
> determined by the person who wants the item _not_quite_as_much_ as the
> person who won it.

> I don't understand why some people like to complain about what other
> people bid on ebay. My favorite ebay stories are the items I get for much
> less than what I bid for them. :)

> --
> Reply address munged. You can figure it out.

 
 
 

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by donutbandi » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 17:28:12



Quote:> I submit that nobody on ebay pays too much for anything. They pay what
> they are willing to pay, and not a penny more.  That amount may or may
> not be more than what the person could have gotten the item for
> elsewhere.

I recently sold a new in box Sharp mini disc on ebay for twice what I paid
for it on closeout at Sears 2 years ago. Who could guess that this
particular unit acquired a five star reputation and even used units are
going for over what they cost new?

I got a CD burner and never used the thing. The last 5 minutes of the
auction was QUITE exciting.

Most of my ebay experiences are nowhere near as exciting. :(

 
 
 

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by J999 » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 21:01:25

 I've paid too much for some specialty Russian postage stamps because they were
virtually impossible to get, yet I got a set of 4 snow tires for only $1. It
all evens out in the end.

jw
wb9uai

 
 
 

Oh No... I Paid Too Much ! - Tale$ form the eBay

Post by T. Earl » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 04:36:52



> >I submit that nobody on ebay pays too much for anything. They pay
what they
> >are willing to pay, and not a penny more.

> Exactly the way I see it. And remember, the final price is basically
> determined by the person who wants the item _not_quite_as_much_ as
the
> person who won it.

> I don't understand why some people like to complain about what other
> people bid on ebay. My favorite ebay stories are the items I get for
much
> less than what I bid for them. :)

I understand these points of view--an item is ultimately "worth" what
a buyer is willing to pay--but I don't entirely agree in every
situation.  The fact that somewhat is "willing" to pay a given amount
does not necessarily mean that they didn't "overpay" as well from an
objective standpoint.  That's why I think the situations fall into two
camps: (1) those where a buyer appears to bid high for a particular
item because it has some value to that particular person over and
above some other buyer (and likely where the item has become something
of a rarity); and (2) those where the buyer is simply pretty dumb and
has in fact overbid for something that's availably for less elsewhere.
While I'm not into *complaining* about the people in the latter
category, I can see why others like to at least comment on them.