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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:57 AM
David Littlewood
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Taking the p**s

Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 07:07 AM
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Probably just a typo as RDG sell the chucks for about 40 and the collets would bring the price upto 124.

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 07:30 AM
Lester Caine
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Re: Taking the p**s

David Littlewood wrote:

> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>
> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130


Looks auspiciously like an extra '1' and not checking what was written :)

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:33 AM
AC
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Re: Taking the p**s

David Littlewood wrote:

> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>
> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130
>
> David


5 delivery looks reasonable to me...

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 11:34 AM
David Billington
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Re: Taking the p**s

AC wrote:

> David Littlewood wrote:

>> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>>
>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130
>>
>> David

>
> 5 delivery looks reasonable to me...
>

Probably a typo but there is a seller called top_quality_tools IIRC who
seems to ask about twice or more the normal retail price for a number of
items I've looked for so I wonder what the idea is there. I know there
is a tactic of selling at a high price even when it's not worth it so
buyers think they're getting something special, maybe that's it.
Old Apr 25, 2012, 02:00 PM
Adrian C
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Re: Taking the p**s

On 25/04/2012 17:34, David Billington wrote:

> AC wrote:

>> David Littlewood wrote:

>>> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>>>
>>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130
>>>
>>> David

>>
>> 5 delivery looks reasonable to me...
>>

> Probably a typo but there is a seller called top_quality_tools IIRC who
> seems to ask about twice or more the normal retail price for a number of
> items I've looked for so I wonder what the idea is there. I know there
> is a tactic of selling at a high price even when it's not worth it so
> buyers think they're getting something special, maybe that's it.


It's also a tactic i've seen on eBay when a supplier is actually out of
stock, but he doesn't want to drop the advert and go through the
cost/bother of relisting later.

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:57 PM
Emimec
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Re: Taking the p**s

"Adrian C" <email@here.invalid> wrote in message
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> On 25/04/2012 17:34, David Billington wrote:

>> AC wrote:

>>> David Littlewood wrote:
>>>> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>
>>> 5 delivery looks reasonable to me...
>>>

>> Probably a typo but there is a seller called top_quality_tools IIRC who
>> seems to ask about twice or more the normal retail price for a number of
>> items I've looked for so I wonder what the idea is there. I know there
>> is a tactic of selling at a high price even when it's not worth it so
>> buyers think they're getting something special, maybe that's it.

>
> It's also a tactic i've seen on eBay when a supplier is actually out of
> stock, but he doesn't want to drop the advert and go through the
> cost/bother of relisting later.
>
> --
> Adrian C


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...E:B:SS:GB:1123

Try this one... I think the seller is dreaming, rather than than taking the
p
Bob

>
>
>
Old Apr 25, 2012, 05:07 PM
ChrisQ
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Re: Taking the p**s

On 04/25/12 21:57, Emimec wrote:


> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...E:B:SS:GB:1123
>
> Try this one... I think the seller is dreaming, rather than than taking the
> p
> Bob

>>


Well, if he bought it from a dealer, he probably paid as much or more
for it. If it's a
dealer, there's the 20% vat to deduct + the listing and final value fees
+ warranty. Not
making excuses, but i'm glad i'm not in the machine tool sales business.

Take a look at this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2510441020...84.m1438.l2649

Could be a very usefull machine here, but not at that price. It does
look unused though and
how much would such a machine cost new now, assuming that you could
actually buy one of that
quality ?...

Regards,

Chris
Old Apr 25, 2012, 05:46 PM
Bill Lamond
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Re: Taking the p**s

On 25/04/2012 23:07, ChrisQ wrote:

> On 04/25/12 21:57, Emimec wrote:
>

>> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...E:B:SS:GB:1123
>>
>>
>> Try this one... I think the seller is dreaming, rather than than
>> taking the
>> p
>> Bob

>>>

>
> Well, if he bought it from a dealer, he probably paid as much or more
> for it. If it's a
> dealer, there's the 20% vat to deduct + the listing and final value fees
> + warranty. Not
> making excuses, but i'm glad i'm not in the machine tool sales business.
>
> Take a look at this:
>
> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2510441020...84.m1438.l2649
>
>
> Could be a very usefull machine here, but not at that price. It does
> look unused though and
> how much would such a machine cost new now, assuming that you could
> actually buy one of that
> quality ?...
>
> Regards,
>
> Chris


If you would like a complete Watchmakers Lathe CousinsUK have a nice
Bergeon for 24,950.00 plus VAT. That does include a complete set of
collets however.

Bill Lamond
Old Apr 25, 2012, 06:04 PM
David Billington
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Re: Taking the p**s

Adrian C wrote:

> On 25/04/2012 17:34, David Billington wrote:

>> AC wrote:

>>> David Littlewood wrote:
>>>> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>
>>> 5 delivery looks reasonable to me...
>>>

>> Probably a typo but there is a seller called top_quality_tools IIRC who
>> seems to ask about twice or more the normal retail price for a number of
>> items I've looked for so I wonder what the idea is there. I know there
>> is a tactic of selling at a high price even when it's not worth it so
>> buyers think they're getting something special, maybe that's it.

>
> It's also a tactic i've seen on eBay when a supplier is actually out
> of stock, but he doesn't want to drop the advert and go through the
> cost/bother of relisting later.
>

I guess the seller must have a few items out of stock then judging from
this listing


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_nk...-quality-tools
Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:15 AM
shazzbat
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Re: Taking the p**s

"Adrian C" <email@here.invalid> wrote in message
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> On 25/04/2012 17:34, David Billington wrote:

>> AC wrote:

>>> David Littlewood wrote:
>>>> Am I missing something, or is this seller taking the piss?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=370603925130
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>
>>> 5 delivery looks reasonable to me...
>>>

>> Probably a typo but there is a seller called top_quality_tools IIRC who
>> seems to ask about twice or more the normal retail price for a number of
>> items I've looked for so I wonder what the idea is there. I know there
>> is a tactic of selling at a high price even when it's not worth it so
>> buyers think they're getting something special, maybe that's it.

>
> It's also a tactic i've seen on eBay when a supplier is actually out of
> stock, but he doesn't want to drop the advert and go through the
> cost/bother of relisting later.


I contacted RDG about a similar matter, and they confirmed to me that's what
they're doing. Put it on your watch list and when it's back in stock the
price drops again.

Steve
 


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