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To think that if you honestly think you bought a brand new Phil & Ted's Vibe WITH doubles kit for £275 then you are a twat?

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BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:06:34

Just that really, have put my lovely P&T Vibe on FB for sale (yes I know FB is shit which is why I do not have a profile & it's posted on DH page) & have had comments saying 'I'm sure I bought mine new for that price"

Of course you didn't you fuckwit, a simple google would tell you that!!!
DH refuses to put this reply much to my irritation-do you see why I don't have a FB page? grin

Booyhoo Sun 31-Mar-13 08:57:25

how do you know how much they paid for it new? all you know is what you paid for it new.

and dont say sorry when you dont mean it.

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 08:57:55

Ffs, insulting someone on a buggy choice when there really aren't that many doubles options...hmm I think you'll know what i'm thinking.

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 08:58:38

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Booyhoo Sun 31-Mar-13 09:01:50

grin

bull. there are loads of options. my guess is if your pj and duncan didn't have those two wee letters on it and had been priced at £89.99 you would have just walked on past it.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:04:59

The person that posted the comment seems to have the same pram & is making out that's what they paid for it new-if you have the pram then you know how much it cost, that's what makes them a twat...
Wow, you're getting yourself into a right tizz aren't you OP? Why are you so sensitive about your buggy? How do you know how much they paid? They might have got it on offer and you paid full price.
TBH, who gives a F? They're telling you that £275 is too much for a second hand buggy and they're right.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:06:23

grin @booyhoo

rustybusty Sun 31-Mar-13 09:06:43

Who in there right mind is going to pay £275 for a second hand buggy? Good luck with that.

PoppyWearer Sun 31-Mar-13 09:08:04

I sold a second-hand Bugaboo for £275 just last weekgrin

My previous one went for £350!

Booyhoo Sun 31-Mar-13 09:11:12

oh YABU btw.

OloeufiaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 31-Mar-13 09:14:08

Ahem

OloeufiaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 31-Mar-13 09:14:40

Incidentally OP
Theres a for sale section on Mumsnet Local
Peace and love all
HTH

snuffaluffagus Sun 31-Mar-13 09:19:28

Why are people being so rude to the op? People are allowed to spend what they like on a buggy, everyone has different budgets and priorities so to call someone a twat or spending a certain amount or brand is just ridiculous. Why the anger?

Op I would just do reply stating the rrp (after a google to find the cheapest new price) to make your sale clear.

differentnameforthis Sun 31-Mar-13 09:20:39

Errr no merry sorry but the pram on it's own RRP's at £569 so dropping the price is not going to happen

Then you may not sell it.

I think calling these people idiots, fuckwits & twats is nasty, tbh! YOU bought a 600 pound pram, people don't want to pay almost 300 for second hand anything, so that's your issue, not theirs!

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 09:21:09

A quick check on ebay tells me that in just the last week 2 people have paid that price so don't think I'll need to rely on luck.

Montybojangles Sun 31-Mar-13 09:21:55

It's a simple rule of economics, supply an demand. If there's no demand for a second hand bill and ted at that price then your supply won't shift,meaning you make zero pounds. If there is demand for one at £100 then you can release your supply and be £100 better off than you are now.
It's your choice really as to whether to have a useless buggy cluttering up the place that YOU but no one else thinks is worth a lot, or reducing the price and getting at least some return.
People will try it on to see if they can get a better deal, but if it's not selling, it's not worth what your asking TBH.

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 09:22:45

Thanks HQ, will consider putting it on there.

DuttyWine Sun 31-Mar-13 09:22:57

No comment but phil and teds bogus journey is keeping me entertained! grin

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:25:26

Why are people being so rude to the op?
Have you read the OP's own comments?

differentnameforthis Sun 31-Mar-13 09:28:13

Why are people being so rude to the op?

because the op is being rude about absolutely everybody who isn't prepared to pay almost 300 for a used buggy!

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:31:09

Barred why are you so defensive about this buggy?
Is it so important? What you paid for it or what this person did/didn't pay for theirs is irrelevant.
If someone wants your second hand buggy at £280, they'll buy it. If not, you'll have to drop the price.

Montybojangles Sun 31-Mar-13 09:32:04

Not sure where on eBay you are seeing that, but I can see a lot advertised as buy it now for around £200-£300, they are still there, so clearly people aren't leaping to buy them.
The ones in the auctions, no one has currently bid above £200, so sounds like that's about the going rate, sorry.

wink duttywine grin

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 09:35:21

It its been on p local Facebook site for a few days, hardly indicative of market forces.

Of course you could pit it on for £3 and get rid of it in a second. Or you realistic it might take longer but you may well get what you want.

And why the heck are so many people taking issue with what a buggy costs? I love my bugaboo, if I had a need fora double buggy I'd buy a donkey in a heartbeat. I can afford it, it's what I need so why not?

Why does anyone buy above base model? Because they can, because they want to!

Should we all cart our babies around in rattly maclaren buggies and wear sack cloth, drive standard issue fiat pandas (I mean why on earth do you need anything bigger or better) and live in identically little boxes?

How about no, because we're not communists.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:35:29

Actually, if I had been stupid enough to buy a buggy @ £569 I would probably be very on edge 6 months, 1 year down the line when I realised that my DC had out grown it.
I would probably get all defensive and want to shift it at the highest price possible too.

snowballschanceineaster Sun 31-Mar-13 09:35:59

I always use Ebay to check on the value of things second hand. According to the great consumer guide of the internet, people are willing to pay anything from £107 to £342 on there for a second hand double buggy with the Phil and Ted label on if it's called a Vibe. Part of the variation in price is down to colour, part down to accessories, part down to dumb luck.

I personally wouldn't pay that amount for anything less than a gold plated buggy, but then, I am what OP would call a twat. Having said that, I certainly wouldn't point out to OP the insanity of her wanting this vast amount of money for her second hand buggy as my research would indicate, she'll probably get it!

Ebay may be a sad reflection of what it used to be, dictated as it is by capitalists of the worst kind, screwing every seller out of money this way and that, (fees for insertion, fees for selling it, fees for using their online money service!) but it has the biggest audience you're likely to reach and is particularly well used by your demographic, ie women at home with small babies.

Flojobunny Sun 31-Mar-13 09:36:32

The thing with putting the RRP, is its the recommended, you can always find it cheaper somewhere. I usually link a middle of the road, known high street place.

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