Looky loo buyers

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by KB7QPS, Feb 4, 2019.

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  1. N3AB

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    And if it's "gently used", expect to pay extra. Premium prices for "minty". :confused:
  2. N7EKU

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    The price difference seems about what it should be. eBay fees are 10% of sale price+shipping which means it's usually more like 11-13% fee on your item. So you got $100 more less about $60 for eBay fees so you actually only got about $40 more. To the buyer on eBay they are willing to pay this much more for the easy protection you get on eBay: any thing at all wrong when you get it (shipping damage, not received, not as described, etc) and it is easy to get all of your money back. This is not something you get with a sale on a forum.

    I would rather sell on the forum, but it depends on the situation and item; sometimes eBay is better -- especially if you don't have a lot of time to wait.


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  3. N1VAU

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    You forgot "not used for contesting", "only used at 30 watts" on a 100 watt radio and I never ran the amplifier at full power"

    Ah fooey with that lying crap, tell it like it is...
    "I yelled obscenities into the microphone thats included with that sumbitch often and ran the power control on 11 !"

    "I'm selling it because I like the asking price dollars more than the radio"
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  4. N3AB

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    The latest term I've been seeing is "lightly used".

    But even if it was "lightly used", "gently used", or "minty", the next thing you read is "no returns due to parts swappers".

    Worse than used car salesmen. :confused::confused::confused:
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