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Forum topic by richgreer posted 01-20-2011 06:59 PM 2345 views 0 times favorited 65 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richgreer

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01-20-2011 06:59 PM

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

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 07:19 PM

Hey its only $5 shipping!

-- Doug...

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richgreer

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 07:24 PM

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

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 07:24 PM

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 01-20-2011 07:33 PM

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 01-20-2011 07:36 PM

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 01-20-2011 07:50 PM

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 01-20-2011 07:51 PM

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 01-20-2011 07:57 PM

11 Bids $86 dollars now… geesh!

Research people! RESEARCH!

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RogerBean

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 08:01 PM

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 01-20-2011 08:02 PM

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

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#11 posted 01-20-2011 08:11 PM

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 01-20-2011 08:11 PM

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 01-20-2011 08:14 PM

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 01-20-2011 08:17 PM

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

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#15 posted 01-20-2011 08:18 PM

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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