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Posted on Great example of what to watch out for w buying old tools on Ebay

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 07:05 PM

Dan: you’ve got a good eye for deceitful practices on eBay. Theoretically, if a seller finds a way to drive up the price of his item, he automatically drives away his potential bidders. This is why, you’re safe if you pretty much know what an item SHOULD net as a final price. I doubt if any legitimate bidders really want that plane for the current price, and the seller will probably have to eat the listing. I just roll my eyes at these offerings where clearly the high bid appears to have been manipulated. This is one notch below the ‘Buy-it-now’ listings for flaky, rusty #45 Stanleys with a BIN price of $500. Kinda like trolling for marlin in a goldfish pond, isn’t it? Avoid these long-shot crapshooters and seek out the honest traders on eBay, they are still out there.

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