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Forum topic by richgreer posted 1317 days ago 2275 views 0 times favorited 65 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richgreer

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1317 days ago

It’s happening again.

The item at this link can be purchased new, directly from Bridge City, for $44. You will see that the price on e-bay is up to $61 with 4 hours to go.

Why doesn’t this happen with the stuff I try to sell on e-bay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRIDGE-CITY-TOOLS-NEW-ST-4-MITER-STICH-SET-OF-FOUR_W0QQitemZ180612352153QQcategoryZ4123QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp5197.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6504760837170898590#ht_720wt_1141

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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CampD

1201 posts in 2119 days


#1 posted 1317 days ago

Hey its only $5 shipping!

-- Doug...

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richgreer

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

Good point. I think the shipping from Bridge City is $8.00. Here’s a great chance to save $3.00 on shipping.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Loren

7437 posts in 2281 days


#3 posted 1317 days ago

That’s funny. Probably people thinking everything from Bridge
City is expensive and collectible.

If you sell power tools on Ebay, make a video showing that the
tool runs. Put “Video!” in your listing title. Other factors being
equal (used tool with no obvious problems) people prefer proof.
The video gives it to them.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 1317 days ago

Perhaps I am not representative, but I am not an ebay fan. After about 8 experiences, all negative, I have sworn off them entirely. Perhaps some folks get great deals, but that has not been my experience. The last was an order for some spectacular “Tasmanian Blackwood veneer”. When it arrived it looked nothing like the picture and I went through all the grunt of sending it back. Money refunded, only lost about $12 for shipping, and not ebay’s fault, but I am done. It’s not worth the hassle, particularly the “auctioning” thing. Only my opinion, but I definitely have it.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Richard

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#5 posted 1317 days ago

My parents used to go to local auctions all the time to find good buys on stuff, and you would always see people bidding 2 or 3 times as much as what the local stores charged for the same item.
But hey they got it at an Auction so it had to be cheaper, right !

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b2rtch

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#6 posted 1317 days ago

That remind me when one of my neighbor borrowed my pick up and he dropped a tree on the tail gate.
I had to replace it.
I went to junk yards; they wanted more money for a used tailgate the I spend to buy a brand new one.

-- Bert

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BreakingBoardom

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#7 posted 1317 days ago

It’s up to $78 now. Is it really that hard to jump over to the manufacturer’s website and check the real price of it before bidding?

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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Paul2274

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#8 posted 1317 days ago

11 Bids $86 dollars now… geesh!

Research people! RESEARCH!

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RogerBean

1127 posts in 1587 days


#9 posted 1317 days ago

I’ve come to wonder if there is a “shill” involved here… i.e. someone working the system? Pumping the price up artificially. Obviously I have lost all faith in the e-bay marketplace. Any of you who have bid on anything before have certainly encountered the vultures who perch on the last 15 seconds and strike so no one can respond. A time consuming game. Nothing would surprise me.

Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1317 days ago

I’ve seen LN planes close well over retail there. I saw a welded 4 1/2 sell for over $120. To observe a similar phenomenon, search Ebay for gold/silver bullion.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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papadan

1139 posts in 2002 days


#11 posted 1317 days ago

Bridge City has 2 for $10.95, ebay is a 4 piece set so it should be worth $86….......NOT http://www.bridgecitytools.com/Products/ST-4+Miter+Stitch+(R)+Set+(2PC)

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Dragonsrite

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#12 posted 1317 days ago

Hmmm… here it says the ST-4 stitch thingies are about $10….

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/Products/Miscellaneous+Tools/ST-4+Miter+Stitch+%28R%29+Set+%282PC%29

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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surfin2

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#13 posted 1317 days ago

We have an auction house here & I see used things go for alot more than brand new???

-- Rick

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Russ

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#14 posted 1317 days ago

I see this all the time on ebay, one time there was a special book for 125.00 and as usual I googled it and on amazon it was 5.00. When ebay started it was pretty good but now I have to look at 10 times the items to find the good and realistic deals

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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papadan

1139 posts in 2002 days


#15 posted 1317 days ago

People buy new HF tools all the time and run them on Ebay.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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