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More amusing than scam...

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by AJ6KZ, Aug 25, 2019.

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  1. AJ6KZ

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  2. WB5THT

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    Yes, but it's free shipping :) .
     
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  3. N3AB

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    I'll go along with the part where the ad says "take a drink". :confused:
     
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  4. N3AB

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    The seller is in China. Darn tariffs.
     
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  5. WB4IVF

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    Looks like they discovered a market that no one suspected even existed. Next thing you know they’ll be outbidding each other by increasing prices.
     
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  6. KA9JLM

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    No Tax, What a deal.
     
  7. K3RLD

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    I've heard it explained that while changing an auction is easy, it's harder to keep putting up and taking down auctions. Thus, sellers will change the auction price of an item they stock to double or tripple (or sometimes 10x) in order to avoid selling stuff that goes out of stock. When they get it back in stock, then they change the price to something more reasonable.

    Having said that, China? Not sure about this one.
     
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  8. N1VAU

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    That is a plausable explaination
     
  9. NE1U

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    "How can these people sell something for 2.5x the price of getting it new from the company that makes it?"

    Because buyers are ignorant enough to buy it? Seriously, one has to assume the if a buyer can find such items on ebay, that they would naturally have the brains to check on the new or even a competitive price or any other price that could find merely by doing a searching for the description as presented on the auction site.

    I don't think I have *ever* quoted the Bible online, but here it goes,
    “A fool and his money are soon parted”
     
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  10. WA6MHZ

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    $250???? THEY ARE SMOKING DOPE!!!!!
     

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