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Topic: What Do You Buy On eBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Sabena332
Posted 2006-10-23 22:30:57 and read 3381 times.

Hi all,

I am curious how many of you are using eBay and what you're usually buy there. Also, what was the best deal you made there?

As for me: I found out that eBay is the perfect place to buy tickets for the football stadium. I made another good deal just yesterday, I bought two tickets for the upcoming Bochum vs. Wolfsburg game, I paid 9.99 EUR/each ticket while the regular price for one ticket is 18.00 EUR. Last week I bought two tickets for the Dortmund vs. Bochum game, I paid 57.00 EUR for both (incl. shipping) while the regular price for both had been 62.00 EUR.

What about you?

Patrick

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Mhodgson
Posted 2006-10-23 22:39:31 and read 3373 times.

Bought a 3 month old TomTom ONE GPS system for £125  Smile

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Leezyjet
Posted 2006-10-23 23:33:12 and read 3357 times.

I bought a 1 year old Laptop with P4 2.5ghz that would have retailed for around £1000 for £300 !!.

I also got a 1 year old Garmin GPS96c Aviation gps system for £326 that retails for over £400 - not the biggest saving, but still an extra £80 in my pocket.

I've had loads of bits for my car too, got a good deal on my alloy wheels through ebay - but didn't buy them off there - actually went to the shop directly and got 5 brand new alloy wheels for £300 - the ebay auction closed at £300 for 4 wheels - so buy going to the shop I got an extra one "free" !!.

I also got a CRP-5 flight computer for £40 that retails for over £80 - still a hell of a lot of money for a piece of plastic - but essential for any commercial pilot in training !!!.

 

[Edited 2006-10-23 23:43:09]

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Swatpamike
Posted 2006-10-23 23:39:54 and read 3352 times.

Hello all

Mostly I buy model kits.

But I sell all kinds of stuff. Check out my eBay store the ID is tpamichael.

Cheers

swatpamike

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Legoguy
Posted 2006-10-23 23:40:00 and read 3352 times.

I always buy my mobile phone off there although I have lost some money when I first started using ebay when I bought a phone. Now I would not consider buying anything expensive unless the seller had paypal cover rotection.

Also buy CD's, the odd t shirt...which I rarely wear, books for University and just small acessories for my mp3 player (also off ebay Big grin)

Its a great place AS LONG as you can spot the fake auctions.

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Gordonsmall
Posted 2006-10-23 23:40:36 and read 3352 times.

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
Bought a 3 month old TomTom ONE GPS system for £125

Whay the hell would any self-respecting man buy twat-nav?

Surely given your choice of career you can read a bloody map!  Silly

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Mhodgson
Posted 2006-10-23 23:59:49 and read 3327 times.

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 5):
Surely given your choice of career you can read a bloody map!

Not much use in cities, though  Silly

Anyway, its more for the geekery value, I like having stuff like that, even though I may never use it. The £65 saving off RRP also helped!

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: CO7e7
Posted 2006-10-24 00:01:48 and read 3323 times.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I am curious how many of you are using eBay and what you're usually buy there. Also, what was the best deal you made there?

I made a lot of best deals.. the last one was this morning when i bought a Brand new motorcycle jacket (Dainese) which retails for $650... My total cost including the shipping was $101.

I usually buy the following:
- Football tickets (Cleveland Browns)
- Stuff for my Motorcycle (Gixxer)
- Airline pens (i collect em)
- Books (half.com)
- Ohio State and Cleveland Browns stuff (anything and everything)

I also sell stuff on there.. mostly motorcycle stuff.

-Zaki

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: EWS
Posted 2006-10-24 00:02:43 and read 3323 times.

My Airliners.net ID

Signed,
GKirk

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2006-10-24 00:06:26 and read 3311 times.

An anal probe
Signed, EWS

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: EWS
Posted 2006-10-24 00:07:11 and read 3311 times.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
An anal probe
Signed, EWS

Yes and your mother charged £7 postage for that!

Lew  box 

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Carmenlu15
Posted 2006-10-24 00:13:52 and read 3303 times.

Quoting EWS (Reply 8):
My Airliners.net ID

Signed,
GKirk

Psst... we're talking good deals here...

I haven't bought anything in over a year, but when I do it's usually Snoopy/Peanuts stuff. I once got 6 pairs of Snoopy earrings for less than $10, incl. shipping all the way from the Netherlands.

On the other hand, I once paid $275 (incl. shipping) for one Thalia CD (a rare collectors' edition sold only in the Philippines). And it wasn't even for my use, since I gave it to a friend of mine as a gift... man, the crazy things one does for love!  crazy 

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Femme
Posted 2006-10-25 23:39:49 and read 3242 times.

Well we kitted out our conservatory completely !! Furniture, rug, table and chairs and blinds....all well cheaper than buying from a store. The seller on eBAY was a wholesale warehouse outlet and the stuff was brand new and in perfect condition. I am absolutely sure the equivalent from a shop/shops would have been almost twice the price - Good ol' eBay great place to buy stuff!!

Claire

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-10-25 23:41:12 and read 3242 times.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11):
Psst... we're talking good deals here...

Nice one Carmen Big grin

Me? I haven't bought bugger all.



Lee

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: PlymSpotter
Posted 2006-10-25 23:52:01 and read 3234 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 13):
Me? I haven't bought bugger all.

What did you get then Wink

I've bought just a few of things, an L1011 Cargo Door Manual, and a couple of model trains. I've sold a few things too, but only have 9 transactions in total so far.

Dan Smile

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: BA757
Posted 2006-10-25 23:55:40 and read 3230 times.

I have sold a few Flying Blue luggage tags (Silver & Gold) - you would be surprised, or perhaps you won't, how much some people will pay for one.

I don't really buy anything in particular from there. I recently bought a 15m network cable for about £4 delivered, which I thought was okay.

Adam

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Iamcanadian
Posted 2006-10-26 00:07:22 and read 3220 times.

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 7):
Football tickets (Cleveland Browns)

Why would you willfully expose yourself to such torchery as watching a Cleveland Browns football game???
_______________________________________________________________

I usually just sell myself out on Ebay for sex. It's alot easier than trying to pick up women. Although, Hooters works pretty well too.

Signed,

BAB

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Bill142
Posted 2006-10-27 01:24:31 and read 3183 times.

I bought a data cable for my old phone for $1 Taiwan. Which equates to about $0.04 Australian. Downside was $20 Australia for postage, but still considerably cheaper then buying one in a store

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: 2H4
Posted 2006-10-27 01:35:11 and read 3181 times.



I bought a book (Jane's All the World's Aircraft) that normally sells for $50-$100 for one cent.



2H4


Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Avianca
Posted 2006-10-27 03:33:58 and read 3163 times.

so far just bought some booze  drunk   drunk 

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: BA757
Posted 2006-10-27 13:22:02 and read 3138 times.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 17):
I bought a data cable for my old phone for $1 Taiwan. Which equates to about $0.04 Australian. Downside was $20 Australia for postage, but still considerably cheaper then buying one in a store

This is common on ebay. People will list things for a crazy Buy It Now price, but charge over the odds for postage.

I believe it helps them get around paying higher fees to ebay for listing. Is this also not against their T&C so not strictly legit?

Adam

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Elite
Posted 2006-10-27 14:44:00 and read 3126 times.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 19):
so far just bought some booze

I wouldn't trust eBay for that.

PS: Don't use eBay anymore, use http://www.Woot.com  Wink

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: Greasespot
Posted 2006-10-27 21:39:59 and read 3096 times.

one pair of brand new Rolf Vector Pro Wheels... 200 bucks plus shipping.....The listing was mis-typed and said Roll instead of Rolf.....I was the only bidder. I found them because when i typed in i mis-spelled rolf as well.

These are about 800-1000 bucks a pair.....I fully expected for the seller not to ship them...

GS

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: PSA53
Posted 2006-10-27 22:43:16 and read 3083 times.

With my business,I buy used Nextel product,which are very hard to find for replacement phones with customers who have no insurance and can't afford a new phone price.While unlock GSM phones is very easy to find anywhere,CDMA
phones ,is a no-no.They either are still on line or have money owed in which the serial number is still tied to the carrier.

Another thing I buy, are CD and DVD's of european artists,in which you can't find in the US.But I never buy from asian shipper markerts,because of local laws,censor a lot.

Topic: RE: What Do You Buy On EBay? Your Best Deals?
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2006-10-28 00:45:24 and read 3064 times.

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 3):
But I sell all kinds of stuff. Check out my eBay store the ID is tpamichael.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Personalized-Pol...QcategoryZ4083QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Outrageous shipping  Wink Any deals for fellow A.net members? Big grin


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