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Check out this ebay idiot!

(37 Posts)
MrsMerryHenry Sun 26-Jul-09 20:53:14

Add up the opening bid plus p&p...then look closely at the photo!


smittenkitten Sun 26-Jul-09 20:54:42

people are really optimistic aren't they????

PixiNanny Sun 26-Jul-09 21:07:12

... *anime style sweatdropping*...

BakewellTarts Sun 26-Jul-09 21:08:46

Someones bid on it!!! Obviously can't read or unobservant.

cookielove Sun 26-Jul-09 21:11:10

ha ha

TeamEdward Sun 26-Jul-09 21:17:01

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WesternBelle Sun 26-Jul-09 21:25:33

What am I missing here?! Apart from the apostrophe's grin what's the problem with the price?

OnlyWantsOne Sun 26-Jul-09 21:27:38


inzidoodle Sun 26-Jul-09 21:31:19

LOL that took me ages.....kept thinking whats the problem here......I am officially unobservant!!

WesternBelle Sun 26-Jul-09 21:43:08

No c'mon... seriously, what's the prob?!

So the item was originally £2.50 as priced in the pic? Is that it?

Jux Sun 26-Jul-09 21:59:58


TeamEdward Sun 26-Jul-09 22:16:53

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SoupDragon Sun 26-Jul-09 22:25:41

It may not be a bargain but maybe the buyer can't get to a cheap shop easily?

WesternBelle Sun 26-Jul-09 22:28:55

Not really the greatest example of Ebay idiocy is it though.

£2.50 is not extortionate to ask for a pair of jimjams even if that's what the seller obviously bought it for. If something was a bargain at £2.50, it's still a bargain at £2.50 resale value!

There's no rule that says you have to sell for less than you clearly bought it for.

Anyway, the seller is still out of pocket as the P&P charge of £1.50 will largely be used up in paying for P&P! No profit there.

TeamEdward Sun 26-Jul-09 22:29:30

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WesternBelle Sun 26-Jul-09 22:32:32

(I will quite clearly be the one snaffling a pair of genuine GHD straighteners clearly priced in the photo at, say, £25 clearance, for £25, whilst you lot are all scoffing at it not being a bargain!)

Everything is relative....

WesternBelle Sun 26-Jul-09 22:34:53

Hey TE, I never said you were judging!

I just love to excercise my pernickety legal mind at times, on matters of minutae! grin

paisleyleaf Sun 26-Jul-09 22:37:14

I've seen stuff go for more than it's value sometimes
I wonder if it's just the convenience of having it delivered for some people.
Or, looking for a specific safari

TeamEdward Sun 26-Jul-09 22:41:08

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SoupDragon Sun 26-Jul-09 22:44:41

How on earth did I sound judgy?

WesternBelle Sun 26-Jul-09 22:46:17

I also see it all the time Paisleyleaf, particularly cheap but "hot" items from Primark - they go for 3x their original value sometimes. Ridiculous. Harumph.

<WB pushes shut wardrobe door bulging with overpriced Ebay whims>

As for you, Team "It wasn't me, blame the OP" Edwards. Finger cold from all that pointing the other way is it?


TeamEdward Sun 26-Jul-09 22:55:01

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MrsMerryHenry Sun 26-Jul-09 23:04:59

Simmer dahn, simmer dahn!

Let's all hold hands and have a group hug, eh?


TeamEdward Sun 26-Jul-09 23:06:53

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Tortoise Sun 26-Jul-09 23:08:18

Surely the seller is not an idiot? More the people that bid on it, maybe.

I bought swim trunks for DS1 once and when they arrived the price tag was still on them and i have paid more. angry I wasn't to impressed but was easier than trying to get to the shops and searching for a pair.

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