Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Mark Bel » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00

There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350 !!

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=184025625

Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no clue
on the price of BAs?

Gasp...

Mark NV9B
Lancaster PA

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by csnicho » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Never give a sucker an even break.

                        W.C. Fields


> Based upon this crazy bidding mentality, will we soon see Knight-Kit Star
> Roamers ($39.95) and Hallicrafters S-120's ($69) going for $200 or more?!!!

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Al, N2NK » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


>There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350
!!

>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=184025625

>Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no
clue
>on the price of BAs?

>Gasp...

>Mark NV9B
>Lancaster PA

Mark,
I understand your point but I am not familiar with the SX-111.
What do you think the fair selling price should be?

Al  N2NKB   SX-42 owner.

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by J W Schermerhor » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00

10/23/99

The question is whether these overbidders actually buy the radio.
*****


> There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350 !!

> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=184025625

> Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no clue
> on the price of BAs?

> Gasp...

> Mark NV9B
> Lancaster PA

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by dchopp » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Since the two people currently bidding on the radio have high feedback
marks with no negatives, I doubt the seller will get stiffed...

- David -


>10/23/99

>The question is whether these overbidders actually buy the radio.
>*****


>> There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350 !!

>> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=184025625

>> Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no clue
>> on the price of BAs?

>> Gasp...

>> Mark NV9B
>> Lancaster PA

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Lamb » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00

The reason bidding is so high is that the general group of bidders are
people who could not afford as a kid but now have a lot of dough.  They also
have an ego and do not like to lose - even if it is a bid for something
overpriced.  Losing a bid means a loss of self esteem.  Winning is
important - even if it is something that is not needed.

I sold a few BA items on e-bay that were described as in poor condition, yet
sold them for 10 times more than they were worth.  I had trouble sleeping,
even though I had a fair description, and no longer sell on e-bay.

For many people, bidding is a sort of therapy - just a bit less expensive
than seeing a real shrink.

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Dennis C. O'Conno » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Auction psychology... Herd mentality... Wanna be's with more money than
knowledge... Over heated sheep with too much fleece... Capitalism at it's
BEST...
Is this a great country, or what?

Denny


> There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350 !!

> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=184025625

> Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no clue
> on the price of BAs?

> Gasp...

> Mark NV9B
> Lancaster PA

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by EZela573 » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Based upon this crazy bidding mentality, will we soon see Knight-Kit Star
Roamers ($39.95) and Hallicrafters S-120's ($69) going for $200 or more?!!!
 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Mark Bel » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


>I understand your point but I am not familiar with the SX-111.
>What do you think the fair selling price should be?

>Al  N2NKB   SX-42 owner.

Al --

I'll give you my opinion on what I feel the price levels are for an SX-111
today, based on my observations on ebay, talks with fellow BA enthusiasts,
and from what I've observed at hamfests.

For rigs that require moderate cosmetic work and minor electrical work, I'd
say around $100.  For major electrical work, the price goes down.

For rigs that require minimal cosmetic work and basically work, but perhaps
require an alignment and a good bath, around $140.

For rigs that are 9+ cosmetically and electrically, around $175.

Now, the seller of the ebay SX-111 indicates his rig is esentially a museum
/ collector quality unit, with original Hallicrafters tubes, box etc.   I'd
say a max price of around $200.   I'm sure there are a lot of folks that
would suggest changes to this price structure, and that's fine; as I said
it's my opinion.

Finally, the market is driven by supply and demand.  I haven't observed the
SX-111 to be a rare radio, and I haven't observed the demand to be that
great.  Still, in my opinion, $350+ is WAY out of line, even if you add a
fudge factor for higher costs on the east and west costs!!

Mark NV9B

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Bob » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00



> >I understand your point but I am not familiar with the SX-111.
> >What do you think the fair selling price should be?

> >Al  N2NKB   SX-42 owner.

> Al --

> I'll give you my opinion on what I feel the price levels are for an SX-111
> today, based on my observations on ebay, talks with fellow BA enthusiasts,
> and from what I've observed at hamfests.

> For rigs that require moderate cosmetic work and minor electrical work,
I'd
> say around $100.  For major electrical work, the price goes down.

> For rigs that require minimal cosmetic work and basically work, but
perhaps
> require an alignment and a good bath, around $140.

> For rigs that are 9+ cosmetically and electrically, around $175.

> Now, the seller of the ebay SX-111 indicates his rig is esentially a
museum
> / collector quality unit, with original Hallicrafters tubes, box etc.
I'd
> say a max price of around $200.   I'm sure there are a lot of folks that
> would suggest changes to this price structure, and that's fine; as I said
> it's my opinion.

> Finally, the market is driven by supply and demand.  I haven't observed
the
> SX-111 to be a rare radio, and I haven't observed the demand to be that
> great.  Still, in my opinion, $350+ is WAY out of line, even if you add a
> fudge factor for higher costs on the east and west costs!!

Egads!    How can anyone complain about a 350 dollars SX111 if folks will
pay 300-400 dollars for a cheap Turner PA microphone with a  Collins tag and
not say a thing.
    Bob, KE6F

- Show quoted text -

Quote:> Mark NV9B

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Dave Edward » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Who cares?...Don't you have leaves to pick up?
...Dave

>There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350
!!

>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=184025625

>Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no
clue
>on the price of BAs?

>Gasp...

>Mark NV9B
>Lancaster PA

 
 
 

Ebay Madness (SX-111) ?

Post by Chas » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00

The only thing about EBAY that frosts my bottom is the twits that
list things F/S when they are really F/A. I gotta figure out how to
filter that ***out!

> Who cares?...Don't you have leaves to pick up?
> ...Dave

> >There's an SX-111 on ebay, with two days left; current bid is (gasp) $350
> !!

> >http://www.redwaveradio.com/

> >Am I missing something here, or are there some people that just have no
> clue
> >on the price of BAs?

> >Gasp...

> >Mark NV9B
> >Lancaster PA