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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    They are not sold yet grant, turns out the guy who bought them lives in Northumberland, it clearly states collection only in my add and he's being a dick and wants to cancel the sale saying I didn't realise they were that big!
    Sure they will eventually go. Quite rare things, and worth keeping if you cannot get price you want.
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    I have bought and sold a few items on here and have not made any profit out of anyone when I've sold something. I have had a lot of advice and spent wisely and think I've always paid a fair price. What I like about the forum is the trust. I don't doubt anyone I buy from on here. There is no doubt in my mind it will be as described and will arrive. It would be a shame if someone created a doubt about that aspect

    In relation to sales on eBay: are you taking the cost of the sale ie eBay fees and PayPal fees when you quote a 30-50% profit ?

    If people are taking advantage of low sale prices on here and deliberately selling them on at a profit then that's a business.

    The spirit of the forum should be honoured in my humble opinion.

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    It's things bought on ebay and sold on here for more, so no fees payable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    It's things bought on ebay and sold on here for more, so no fees payable.


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    Ah, i see. Yes I've re read it. I am currently struck down with man flu so you'll have to forgive me.

    Still my sentiment on protecting the integrity of the forum is valid.

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    Aye, I reckon there's a few on here picking up bargains then punting them on fleabay for a margin. I don't like it but if the seller here is happy to take the money offered and it shifts the kit then so be it.

    I'd be really surprised at people being able to make a buck by buying on fleabay and flogging here though. Most here are reasonably savvy punters as well as tight gits so you'd be doing well to make any money that way. Not a business I'd want to be in as it's hard enough moving decent kit at forum friendly prices nevermind trying to get a margin.
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    Surely if something was bought from eBay should it not be at current market value thus no profit to be made anywhere?

    Their a bargains out their depending on what your looking for in anything from Cars / Antiques anything. I guess the thing is to know your market chaps so say the Dali speakers i have listed currently normaly go in the region of £130 to 50 on ebay but i have marked them @ £100 here. I cant sell decent kit and the moment pretty much anyone on the forum can vouch in the same experience.

    The same goes for gumtree say the SL-1210 i missed earlier in the year @ £55 the seller is still trying to selling it at £450 on gumtree and eBay.

    I love this forum for the selling side and everything else i no longer use the Wam because of fees
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    Ebay seems to be the place where things sell for top dollar. Forums tend to be a place where you get bargains from enthusiasts who don't want the hassle and fees of EBay. Anyone making a big profit from buying on EBay and selling here would appear to swimming against a strong tide IMO. Good luck making a business out of it.

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    If I sell stuff here that I bought here, it goes for the same or less. Not really bothered if some make a few quid here or there - it's caveat emptor, caveat venditor - but if folk are regularly taking the piss, that's another matter IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Ah, i see. Yes I've re read it. I am currently struck down with man flu so you'll have to forgive me.

    Still my sentiment on protecting the integrity of the forum is valid.

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    I know there's a post limit to put off Johnny come lately buyers and sellers just signing up to take advantage but maybe there's a case for increasing the number of posts they need to have made to qualify, or a credibility score of some kind.
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