Amazing junk you see on eBay

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    There oughta be a thread!!

    There's just so much junk being peddled on eBay by clueless sellers. We've all seen it - usually the really nutcase stuff. But some of the more mundane like this just crack me up:

    Used, short lead, ancient capacitor for $3.99 + $4.00 shipping? Even if it were brand new, it would be well below the limit for first class postage, shipped with a 49 cent stamp.



    Or how about his $169 5U4 rectifier tube!!


    There's almost always a full moon over eBay it seems....

  2. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Saw a guy once auctioning off a quarter.
    Starting bid at 25 cents.

    Another guy was auctioning off navel lint....
  3. K8ERV

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    I think Ebay did not use to charge a fee for shipping amount, so sellers buried their costs/profit in high ship fees. This also set a
    Minimum amount they would receive. Don't think this still applies?

    Only cost I look at is the delivered price.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  4. KQ9J

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  5. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe audiophooles go crazy for antique caps?
  6. K7MH

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    Yeah, they changed that a while ago. Now they charge you a percentage of the shipping costs to make sure they get their fair share. Too many things were listed as a 1 cent sale with very high shipping costs to avoid paying completed listing fees. People still seem to try to rip us off with unusually high shipping fees. I don't consider them trustworthy and give them no consideration. If they are trying to cheat either Ebay or me from the get-go why should I ??
    I have always kept the shipping cost as low as I can.
  7. YO3GFH

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  8. N0AKF

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  9. WB0MPB

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    I just looked and you can buy them for $38.00 dollars from a company??

    John, WB0MPB
  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Which - the capacitor or the 5U4? I'm guessing the tube.... that cap is crap from some restoration (hence the short leads)

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