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fizzy01/03/2020 09:57:13
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I dont know if to be impressed or outraged....**LINK**

only £995.....or you can buy a brand new one for £400 less !!

Hopper01/03/2020 10:04:07
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Zero bids with just 8 hours to go. Guess the market will sort him out.

DMB01/03/2020 10:21:13
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fizzy,

Could, most likely is, a dodgy advert, note mis-selling of Pendle.

John

fizzy01/03/2020 10:34:36
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If I thought I could ask £400 just for cladding the boiler I recon I wouold have by now. I will be gutted if it actually sells !!

Andrew Evans01/03/2020 10:40:05
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I have seen many things over the years on eBay that cost more 2nd hand than new. Some people just don't bother to research prices or shop around.

Former Member01/03/2020 10:45:09
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Hopper01/03/2020 10:53:17
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Posted by Andrew Evans on 01/03/2020 10:40:05:

I have seen many things over the years on eBay that cost more 2nd hand than new. Some people just don't bother to research prices or shop around.

Yes there is some sort of thrill about what they "won" on eBay. Hell of a prize paying double is.

Tony Pratt 101/03/2020 11:08:08
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Don't think it is a 'dodgy' advert as the seller joined Ebay in 2001 & has good feedback, also he is open to offers.smiley

Tony

Lee Rogers01/03/2020 16:08:14
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You see the same problem time and again with lathes and other machines. The Ebay algorithm convinces sellers that their clapped out ML7 is worth the same as one with all the bells, whistles, chucks and hand maidens .

Martin Connelly01/03/2020 16:49:27
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£22 for p&p, I could pick it up and have petrol money left over from £22. I think my car would do 120 miles and back for that much money.

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Enough!01/03/2020 17:27:20
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Nothing new here. It's happening thousands of times every day on eBay - which is, in itself, but a small part of the time-honoured practice of sellers taking advantage of ignorant buyers in all walks of life.

I don't see anything remarkable.

not done it yet01/03/2020 17:37:25
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There are plenty of mugs out there. He’s obviously looking for one of them.

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Mike Clarke01/03/2020 17:47:58
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Regarding P&P. The clue is in the second P. Bit of a no win situation as people want their package to arrive safely but at the same time often only want to pay for the first P (of course the moans start when something goes wrong!!!).

I get used packaging free from work, others don't. Then we have printer costs and insurance. It's hideous just to say a parcel weighs x and ignore other related costs.

Martin King 201/03/2020 18:15:27
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Hi All,

Not sure if everyone knows this:

EBay take 10% of ALL shipping charges from business sellers on ALL shipping, APART from the normal fees for a listing and sale.

Does not sound much? It does up when we spend over £17,000 annually on postage in our local post office!

Cheers, Martin

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Neil Wyatt01/03/2020 18:56:52
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Posted by Martin King 2 on 01/03/2020 18:15:27:

Hi All,

Not sure if everyone knows this:

EBay take 10% of ALL shipping charges from business sellers on ALL shipping, APART from the normal fees for a listing and sale.

Does not sound much? It does up when we spend over £17,000 annually on postage in our local post office!

Cheers, Martin

That's because so many people were avoiding seller fees by selling buy-it-now items for next to nothing with crazy P&P costs.

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fizzy01/03/2020 20:27:40
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The postage price is fair provided its fully insured. Hermes UK with £300 insurance is about £18 for that boiler, add in box, time and packing material and it ads up. I (PSB) only charge the courier cost as I get to recycle boxes for free. I dont charge for my time or fuel to take them to the shop as customers seem to think you are somehow ripping them off if you do. As for the price of said boiler....£400 - £500 would be top dollar. It may be described as new but who knows what it might have been through, and both gas jets will almost certainly need replacing if its sat all that time (I have yet to figure it out but if you leave a gas jet sitting without use it will almost always block up over time. Oxidation perhaps?).

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