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Should Overpriced Gear Be Called Out?

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by N4GKS, Oct 18, 2019.

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  1. N4GKS

    N4GKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I’ve seen some used ham gear being damn near asking new price. Why can’t we call these people out on outrageous prices? Some newbies will pay and it’s ridiculous.
  2. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    No. We don't need the price police. And who's to decide what a price should "really" be?
    If someone doesn't bother to do their homework and get a "price check" it's no one's fault but their own.
    Most usually the item just won't sell at inflated prices.

    I often think high price complaints are from those who see stuff they want but just don't want to pay much for it.
    W4RAV, KG5THG, K1OIK and 6 others like this.
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    BUYERS determine what stuff sells for.

    Been that way since the beginning of time.

    Sellers can ask a BAZILLION ZILLION QUATLOOS for an item - but only if a BUYER is willing to pay will it sell.

    That's just how it works.

    K0UO, N1VAU, NE1U and 4 others like this.
  4. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    No. If folks can't check pricing themselves, they deserve what they get.
    K0UO, W9WQA, N5PAR and 4 others like this.
  5. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Who gets to decide which prices are fair and which are outrageous? You?

    No. Mind your own business.
    AJ6KZ, K0UO, W9WQA and 2 others like this.
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    If the list price is $200 USD and you buy it for $100 USD it makes you feal good.

    Sales at the malls have been working that way forever.

    50% off sale today only. :rolleyes:
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  7. KM4FVI

    KM4FVI Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    The market will sort it out....

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  8. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    If I'm not buying it, it's none of my business.
    K0UO and NE1U like this.
  9. N4GKS

    N4GKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is not the problem here, but on eBay.
  10. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't buy it. :p
    NE1U likes this.

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