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#1 posted 1140 days ago

Dang. $177 with shipping. I hope he didn’t have to pay sales tax.

FWIW, i have sold items that were barely used and readily available new for more than new price. Two things (maybe more) come into play at times.

Somebody gets all caught up in “winning” a popular item. Damn the torpedos… I want this !!!

Also, some people have their Paypal balance to spend and will pay new price for used or slightly more than new price for new just because its so convenient. I have actually done this before.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 1139 days ago

I’ve heard that sometimes international bidders will bid high or the actual retail price because it is cheaper than buying the tool new. I believe it has to do with international shipping costs of a used item compared to a new item. They have to claim the item used or something.

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#3 posted 1139 days ago

Yea I see this happen a lot too on the hand planes and lie nielsen tools and some other stuff too it sucks but what can you do?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 1139 days ago

23 bids? Final bid within reach of retail? Total silliness.
I bid $5000 on a Stanley #18 once. Serious.
There was a little bidding war at the end & I did it out of sheer frustration.
Dodged a bullet on that one.

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

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#5 posted 1139 days ago

I bid what I think the item is worth to me and I only bid at the very end of the auction (inside the last minute).

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 1139 days ago

I’ve greatly overpaid before, Wayne. I’d a dude with a pretty substantial ego, admittedly. I’ve never resorted to any of the snipe systems but I’ve been in “peeing” contests before. Thankfully, I collect tools, not cars ;)

And stay away from my #8 frog, Wanye!!!! I need this frog desperately and have a ridiculous bid on it. The Seller refused a buy-now at $50. See what I’m talking about? $50 for a frog, strictly ego driving that;)

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

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#7 posted 1139 days ago

I’ve no need for a #8 frog or you would be toast (lol). I was sad to see that happen to you.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 1139 days ago

I wonder if we’ve ever battled, Wayne? I’ve bought maybe fifty planes on Ebay over the last 10 years. I bet you’re holding some of MY planes! ;)

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

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#9 posted 1139 days ago

I have a $50.00 Porter Cable. Works just fine!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 1139 days ago

Everyone always bid in the end, but there’s always a sniping program someone is using. Thats why its over the retail price.

-- shdesign3.com

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#11 posted 1139 days ago

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#12 posted 1139 days ago

LOL Steven, I’ll pass;)

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

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#13 posted 1139 days ago

sniping program or not,,you still have to enter your maximum bid (in a sniping program),, so a person can always outbid a sniping program. Right?? I mean if I bid $300 and the sniping person bids to $250,,he just cost me $250. Also,If you’re fine with your maximum bid, then it doesnt matter if you bid the first day or in the last 10 seconds. Either time you get outbid—THAT was the most you wanted to pay. Now if the seller bids on his own item and wins “by accident”—does he pay ebay for listing it?? And if he cancels payment then how many times can he get away with that?

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#14 posted 1139 days ago

Al, you probably have some of MY planes…
Where`s the photo of your collection É

Hey what happened to my keyboard, I just tried to put a question mark and came up with É

How do I fix this now ÉÉÉ

Maybe a reboot ÉÉ

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1139 days ago

Just fine, did you just EEE me? A reboot will cure 99% of computer problems;) I’m due for an updated plane photo. Dennis tells me he’s sick of seeing this one;)

I’ve got more, of course.

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

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