Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by AJ6KZ, Aug 25, 2019.
It pays to do your homework.
You will see alot of this from Japan on eBay. Older discontinued higher end HF transceivers listed at ridiculous prices. The listings usually have lots of hi-def pics and a big write-up.
I WANT PARTS FROM USA, but postage is a killer , 6 dollars for the part, 45 dollars postage . hell no....
It always pays to do your homework. I sell on the major retail sites, but if you want the best deal buy direct on my site. Commissions and other fees are a major portion of my costs, often far more the the merchandise cost. I pass the savings on to the customer if they buy durect.
To a large part, thank Amazon. They get almost-free shipping and the rest of us pay for it.
Shipping for individuals has gone sky-high in the last few years.
Forget about shipping things like Boat Anchor radios. Them days are gone.
Interesting, what brands of ham gear do you sell?
No ham gear, sporting goods.
Its not only radios... saw on Amazon a six bottle box of Schweppes Diet Tonic Water. $26.97 for six bottles I get at Acme for less than $2.00 each. Nice profit there!
If its sold under Amazon Prime you can guess why!
Years ago I had a very used bass guitar effects pedal that I had $5 into. I put it on eBay to see if I could at least break even. I got $160 for it. The were still selling new for around $100 in a nice box. Before I went through with the sale, I e-mailed the buyer and asked if he was sure about what he was bidding on. I told him he could get them brand new for what he paid for mine.
He told me that in his case, that wasn't true because he lived in Alaska and would rather pay a huge premium than go shopping. OK.....so I took the $160 for an item that was worth around $20.
The buyers set the price, not the sellers.