Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
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.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 55 Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2379 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 !!!.
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Legoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3301 posts, RR: 44 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2374 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 )
Its a great place AS LONG as you can spot the fake auctions.
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CO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 2345 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.
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!
Femme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2264 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!!
BA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 16 Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2160 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?
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3050 posts, RR: 22 Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2118 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...
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PSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3004 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2105 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.