A bargain at any price.................

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Charles Webb, May 7, 2006.

  1. Charles Webb

    Charles Webb Member

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    Hmmmmmmm,
    Did any one happen to notice the Calumet shutter tester listed this past week on ebay? Starting bid I believe was .99 cents or so. The lucky winner's final bid was $150.00. Darn some guys have all the luck!

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    Brand new, Calumets lists it for a bit over $110.00.
    Charlie..........................
     
  2. david b

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    How about a 500ml bottle of rodinal just ended for $25?
     
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    4x5 film holders for Buy It Now of £14.99 plus p&p. Average store price £10.
    I'm really buying less and less from ebay these days.
     
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    ....and if you add the inflated shipping and handling charges...
     
  5. glennfromwy

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    How about a lipstick style lens brush for 49.00? I didn't see any bids on that.
     
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    First law of flea markets: if you don't know prices, don't buy.
     
  7. Nick Zentena

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    But is it in stock? Checking the Calumet website it doesn't look like it's in stock.

    I've been looking for a big print drum. They've been selling on Ebay for between 20% less then brand new to more then new. Sounds bad? They haven't been in stock new with any of the usual suspects for quite a while. If I really needed it I might have broken down and paid the high price for the used ones.

    It all depends on how much you need something.
     
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    Hi Charlie,

    I saw this happen at least one other time. I believe the buyer may have been from Germany. I can't remember if I did in fact send the buyer a note to that affect, but I may have. Amazing how too many buyers on eBay do not do their homework first.

    Rich
     
  9. Christopher Walrath

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    I have a SRT101 Minolta SLR that is owned by the best photographer in Holly Lake Trailer Park in Milton Delaware for $1499.00 plus $2.99 s/h. Any takers? Huh? Huh?
     
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    Now if it has his SSN scratched on it... that would REALLY be tempting!
     
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    I was watching a Nikon Focusing Stage and it went for $153.45. Brand new, it sells for $149.95 at B&H. I once saw a Canon SLR how-to book go for $20+. Brand new, still in print, it sells for $9.95.
     
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    If someone overbids on something your selling, question it.

    I had a guy bid over retail on a used Sears benchtop tool I was selling. The tool was used but in great shape. I gave a good description and photos. As soon as he got it, he claimed it had damages, wanted a big discount refund and threatened bad feedback. As a seller your screwed. Trying to get eBay to act on scammers is tough. I gave the refund and moved on. Feedback is important to a seller and means little against a buyer.

    dw
     
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    Can I come pick it up and save on the shipping??? :wink:
     
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    Anything with the name Deardorff, Goerz, Zone IV, and Mint, Rare, Not Many of these left, Last of the good ones, just about all gone, last one, Minty, Extra Clean, Extra Extra Clean and Minty.
     
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    I was watching that one too! %50 for than new, plus no warranty to worry about. Quite the deal...

    - Randy
     
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    Randy,

    I have had one of these for years, they are a nice instrument and rather easy to use. As I mentioned earlier in the thread I had seen this same type of thing happen at least one time before. Amazing how eBay buyers do not do their homework first.

    Rich