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23/11/2004 at 10:49pm
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I was sorely tempted to buy some new 15" wheel trims suitable for our motorhome which were advertised on E-bay. I watched the items from start to finish and thought I could have bid for them. I was so glad I didn't. We went shopping today at Tesco and as usual went browsing around the store. I found an identical set of wheel trims priced 9.97 and couldn't believe my luck when I compared that price to the 25+ postage the 'winner' of the E-bay auction paid.

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23/11/2004 at 10:56pm
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For some unknown reason some people think that every item on ebay is a bargain.  I know from visiting markets and warehouses that many of the items offered for sale o ebay are, as you have found out, certainly not a bargain!!!

Before anyone makes a bid they should do a little bit of homework first and check local prices and online sites for average prices.



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24/11/2004 at 12:47am
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Know what you mean Don M ...... I have been watching Stix & Balls they sell for 8.99 - 14.99 online and going for 28 + 3.50 p&p on ebay

Sad I know ... but I collect Tupperware fridge magnets and keychains .... and was after this rare ish item  ........  well bidding went to 36.91 ....... a bit out of my price range lol ..... a couple of month later someone in Belgium had one on buy now button for 2.99 euros + 1 euro p&p and now it's mine ....... for less than 3 in real money   17

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24/11/2004 at 1:01am
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I bought a couple of chairs on e-bay at twice the price that Lidl sold them at.  They weren't even as good as the Lidl chairs.

I look around very carefully now before e-baying.



24/11/2004 at 9:08am
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I remember those Cas, you used to get those as prizes in the silly games!!


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24/11/2004 at 12:28pm
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I still use the salt & pepper pots I won at a Tupperware party just after we got our first caravan, 12 years ago. They were just what I needed!

Talk about overpriced, in this months Practical Motorhome the advert for Lazy Days has my old Frisky in - priced at over 10K - must be appreciating as that's more than twice what I paid for it. & a good deal more than the trade in. Must be a misprint I think.



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24/11/2004 at 12:37pm
 Location: surrey
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A similar site to ebay is E Bid things go for a lot less on there than ebay.

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Today is not your day.
Tomorrow doesn't look too good either.


24/11/2004 at 2:37pm
 Location: Kent
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Quote: Originally posted by Rizzo on 24/11/2004


I remember those Cas, you used to get those as prizes in the silly games!!

And they were FREE !!!!!!!!!!

I used to be a Tupperware dealer in the 70's/80's and those gifts cost less than a 1 for 10

When we first got the caravan I kitted it out with all brand new Tupperware, from my old kit and special colour items I had won

And now I buy it from all over the world lol



25/11/2004 at 3:25pm
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Don..I was going to buy the nice chrome hub caps on E bay ,but was just browsing in my local  market at newton abbot and found the same hub caps for 20.00 ( Ebay 45.00) they look great .

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25/11/2004 at 7:53pm
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I had to get a new hub cap for my Honda Civic last year. Cost me 36 for one!!!!!!!!

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25/11/2004 at 9:33pm
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Hi All,

You really should listen to this song dedicated to over enthusiastic Ebayers.

Made my day (but rings a little too true)

Mark

http://www.geoffellis.com/ebay.html



28/11/2004 at 8:26am
 Location: Manchester
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Every day an inverter bought from maplin at 15 sells for over 20 + postage, the same seller.


28/11/2004 at 10:55am
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Mark

Thanks for the E-bay song link. Absolutely Brillo21

Don M



29/11/2004 at 8:29am
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The thing about EBay is that you have to know what you are buying, do your research. Set yourself a maximum amount you are willing to pay and go no further.   I have just bought a brand new pair of Jazz shoes (top of the range) for my daughter they would normally be about 30.00 and I got them for under 10 and that includes the P & P. Also purchased quite recently some software that retails at about 70 for 20. So I am quite pleased. But I did my homework first.

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29/11/2004 at 9:02am
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Quote: Originally posted by jo and john on 29/11/2004
Also purchased quite recently some software that retails at about 70 for 20. So I am quite pleased. But I did my homework first.

There are bargains to be had, but be careful with software that is much cheaper than the normal retial price, it might not be legit.

 



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