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Silly prices on eBay

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:57 pm

I noticed a new copy of Keith Wilson's Haynes manual on eBay with a starting bid of £100. The seller actually photographed this with the Amazon envelope in which he received the book in the picture. What are these guys thinking? Can anyone explain what the rationale is behind buying a book through an internet bookshop and immediately selling it on at five times the retail price?

There have been some pretty fantastic asking prices for Scott Henderson's book as well but in that case I can sort of understand it seeing as that book is out of print. Observing this behaviour for a new book that's available everywhere is baffling though. There are buyers on eBay that offer some competitive prices as well so shopping around may be worth your while. Just don't get too enthusiastic when bidding for stuff like this!
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Post by EGDGZTCW » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:00 pm

It is simply greed......and a seller clearly hoping a buyer will come along who is not on their guard. I hope someone doesn't misread the price as £10.00 ! The eBay police need to be alerted.....oh hang on, there aren't any.....

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Post by ACLVC10 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:04 pm

I messaged the guy last night and pointed out that this book can be sold far cheaper in other sites but he was adamant that he could reach someone that would be willing to pay that price......... I say no more


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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by Charlie » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:55 pm

Well it appears to have gone.

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Post by Jelle Hieminga » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 pm

It may not be the same one then, I saw this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272418575065
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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by Charlie » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:20 pm

Jelle Hieminga wrote:It may not be the same one then, I saw this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272418575065
Also listing a brand new (AL serial) £5 note for £340. Possibly has some issues perhaps.

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Post by Jelle Hieminga » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:34 pm

Money issues most likely!
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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by ACLVC10 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:42 pm

Well.......did he sell it :P :P
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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by Charlie » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:58 am

Last week it was still listed at £80

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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by ACLVC10 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:26 am

Gradually coming down then ......... :lol: he may see sense soon :shock:
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Post by bobisqueen » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:03 pm

There is some proper silly prices on ebay.

I tend to look at ebay once a week as sometimes there are items that pop up which could help keep 241 running but generally its collectors stuff, however I came across a few weeks ago a second hand VC10 squadron print for more money then you could buy a brand new one direct from squadron prints itself!

I sometimes wonder if its people chancing their luck or its just pure greed?

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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by ICM » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:03 pm

Bob, chancing their luck, probably, but you can find some downright stupid instances in the second-hand book business. On a number of occasions whilst I was working on the 10 Squadron Centennial History ("From Brooklands to Brize") I went online to see if copies of some out-of-print books were available and was astounded at the prices sometime quoted - often well into the 100s of Pounds. Now, whereas I might have been ready to pay, say, £40 for a rare item, when it was priced at £400 or even higher, I just clicked out - and it's beyond me why a shop would keep an item gathering dust when, with a bit of sense, a sale might be made.
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Re: Silly prices on eBay

Post by Pritch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:05 am

I don't know why he thinks anyone would pay £100 for it lol.

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