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'[OT:] Auction VS Common Sense'
2004\01\03@172337 by Tech

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> IKWYM, but you'd think common sense would kick in when the price
> for a PC, and let's not forget it's an old crummy 2nd-hand PC, is getting
> 2x or 3x or even 4x what you'd pay for it elsewhere. And probably be
> able to haggle for too. => auction - price goes up, private sale - price
> goes down, hmmm. Even retailers might do you a deal for cash on a
> big ticket item

One would "assume" common sense or some kind of red flag would kick-in at
some point, but I've seen auction bids @ ~4x retail prices on many items folks
could pick up locally.

Maybe none of us should ever throw anything away again? Just zip on over and
setup an e-bay (e-yard-sale) account..;o]

Regards,

-Bruce
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2004\01\04@072114 by BryanW

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Tech wrote:

>>IKWYM, but you'd think common sense would kick in when the price
>>for a PC, and let's not forget it's an old crummy 2nd-hand PC, is getting
>>2x or 3x or even 4x what you'd pay for it elsewhere. And probably be
>>able to haggle for too. => auction - price goes up, private sale - price
>>goes down, hmmm. Even retailers might do you a deal for cash on a
>>big ticket item
>>
>>
>
>One would "assume" common sense or some kind of red flag would kick-in at
>some point, but I've seen auction bids @ ~4x retail prices on many items folks
>could pick up locally.
>
>Maybe none of us should ever throw anything away again? Just zip on over and
>setup an e-bay (e-yard-sale) account..;o]
>
>Regards,
>
>
I once placed an item on an auction for 5UKP and nobody bid, so I put it
down to 1UKP to see what happened. It sold for 18UKP, I was shocked to
see a massive bidding war in the last 30 minutes of the auction. they
could have got it for brand new for 10quid yet :)

Some people just get carried away, bidding without thinking. My home is
now empty of nearly all the junk thats been hanging around. The wife is
very happy with that..

BryanW

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2004\01\04@212809 by Jinx

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>One would "assume" common sense ..... would kick-in at some point

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