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Posted: 5/12/2004 4:04:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2004 4:04:57 PM EST by Pangea]
I have been looking around ebay for the last several weeks and can't believe the prices people get for stuff there! There is a Sten Mark V kit that's at $89 already and there are several days to go. There was a Mark III kit that sold for about $129 IIRC. I need to get some junk on there. No telling how much "treasure" there is out in my barn.

Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:05:19 PM EST
Good place to get porn...
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:08:23 PM EST
I bought an old SCUBA regulator at a pawn shop for $10 and ebayed it for $354 plus the guy paid extra for special shipping. I like ebay.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:08:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:10:24 PM EST
I buy stuff of Ebay from time to time.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:10:29 PM EST
I don't have the patience for it. I've bid on several things over the years and never gotten any of them. Lately I've been trying to find bike parts (specifically a sportster gas tank with no dents) but it's too much trouble to keep track of the crap.

Give me an old fashioned swap meet or flea market any day.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:15:02 PM EST
I am having a bit of a problem there. I bid for and was high bidder on 6-30 round M16 mag pouches for a grand total of $6.49. The seller wants payment by money order only, within ten days of the auction closing. It's been three days with no return email for the address to mail the funds to. I think he might be trying to renig on the deal because it was so low but there was no reserve. He has great feedback so I'm hoping he will come through.

What are my options if he crawfishes on the deal?
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:20:28 PM EST
There's place on there to report bad deals. If he's a regular seller there he won't want the bad press, so don't let him stick it to ya.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:27:09 PM EST
I love e-bay. I collect a particular type of bottle, and I can find them there for a price I am willing to pay. Picked up a lot of gun parts there too.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:34:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
I am having a bit of a problem there. I bid for and was high bidder on 6-30 round M16 mag pouches for a grand total of $6.49. The seller wants payment by money order only, within ten days of the auction closing. It's been three days with no return email for the address to mail the funds to. I think he might be trying to renig on the deal because it was so low but there was no reserve. He has great feedback so I'm hoping he will come through.

What are my options if he crawfishes on the deal?



Try this: cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?UserInformationRequest

It will give you their contact info (home address, name and even phone number).
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 5:26:50 PM EST
I've completed several purchases on ebay and have yet to be taken. But you deffinately have to know the market value of your purchase. There are several people on the site that will take you for a ride. Just do some basic background work.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 5:38:36 PM EST
Sold and bought on eBay... Don't think I ever made the kind of profit that Jeep29 mentioned... I usually use it to get rid of crap when I need money for new toys. It's easier than driving arond to pawn shops and shit.

I try to steer clear when I'm not on there selling something... otherwise I get the fever and start buying shit I don't need.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 5:45:14 PM EST
I use it for hard to find stuff. I got the Headquarters flag from the old Army Hospital I was stationed at.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 5:56:56 PM EST
I got a few auctions going right now there.
I sometimes get to make a great sale, 37.00 for a 22.99 book, others I just get rid of stuff I haven't used in years and don't plan on using for many more.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:04:45 PM EST
I have bought a few things on ebay. But I love to sell stuff there. People go nuts on some of those auctions. I purchased some mags from a guy on this board for $45.00 shipped. I put them on ebay with a buy now of $45.00 plus shipping and sold them for $75.00 plus shipping.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:10:47 PM EST
Use it all the time, it's like a big kick ass perpetual garage sale with lots of cool stuff!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:25:36 PM EST
Pangea if he's got good feedback I wouldn't be too nervous yet. Give him a couple more days but continue to try to get ahold of him. Sometimes guys go out of town or whatnot. I've only been burned once on there but it was my fault, I bought outside the auction process and never recieved my item, they screwed me but it wasn't for too much.


Just DON'T leave feedback till you are satisfied, that's about the strongest lever you have, bad feedback is something most people with good feedback work to avoid.


ONce I bought a Nobler RC Plane at a garage sale for five bucks and sold it for about 150. It was a classic I guess.

I'd Like to hear more about that regulator, was it a collectible one or what? or did the Pawn shop guy sell a really nice one but didn't know what he had? Stories like that fascinate me.....
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:29:24 PM EST
Ebay is great, until you get fucked outta 676 dollars by some asshole seller. I still use ebay tho, live and learn
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:29:58 PM EST
I love ebay a great place to unload your junk and also pick up a hard to find item.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:34:17 PM EST
I have an AK pistol grip and a USGI .45 mag pouch with 2 mags coming right now.

I've seen some semi-hard to find gun parts on there before. Gotta be careful too though, lot of junk magazines (colt esp) and stuff there too.

I had a bid on a ushenka (funny furry russian winter hat) this week but I lost it.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:44:54 PM EST
I tried to buy a big neon sign for my bros birthday. I lost the deal by a dollar. It was a steal too. like a $160 sign for $96.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:51:05 PM EST
I like eBay.

Where else can you still buy Crystal Pepsi?

Brian
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:00:18 PM EST
Great place to sell your childhood toys that have been collecting dust for 20yrs. Just sold off a bunch of old G.I. Joe toys from when I was a kid. I have sold a bunch of stuff through ebay. You would be surprised what some people will pay for something you don't want.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:16:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 11:58:04 PM EST
I've bought one guitar , Sold two , and sold some expression pedals and playstation game . That is about all though.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 12:03:07 AM EST
I sometimes use it, right now Im using it to get parts to fix my 95 Impala, $100 for headlight and corner lights, headlights are $300+ at dealer for one.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 1:42:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:



I'd Like to hear more about that regulator, was it a collectible one or what? or did the Pawn shop guy sell a really nice one but didn't know what he had? Stories like that fascinate me.....



It was an old double hose US Divers Aqua Master regulator with rotten hoses but a great looking body. The pawn shop had it in a box with a bunch of old sports gear with a $10 tag on it. I bought it an figured it would be an easy $40. The day I listed it I started getting emails wanting pictures and asking if I'd ship to Austrailia, etc. In the end a guy right down in Tn won it and wanted to have it shipped overnight. When he received it he was very happy so I guess it must have been something he really wanted.

In the summer I hit a couple Flea Markets here at Ft Campbell and pick up lots of military gear that usually doubles its price when resold on ebay. It helps out with the ammo budget.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 2:26:05 AM EST
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