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What's the biggest bargain you've ever bought or the best sale you've made on ebay?

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lisalisa Wed 18-May-05 15:15:47

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expatinscotland Wed 18-May-05 15:16:49

I don't use ebay. I'm too much of an instant gratification person to bother with it, and I'm too lazy to sell stuff on it. When I want to sell something I take it to Cash Converters and walk out w/the money.

almostanangel Wed 18-May-05 15:16:49

brought a shellbox [wartime lovers gift] for 20p sold for 36.00 !

bibiboo Wed 18-May-05 15:19:11

I bought a top (new) for £3.50 on Ebay and relisted it when it didn't fit - went for £16!!!

Also, an old New Kids On The Block album sold for £11!

Nemo1977 Wed 18-May-05 15:19:21

I bought a fab climbing frame with house on side for ds on ebay. Cost me £30 and it was brand new in box. Fab quality and Sooooooo much cheaper than shops. Dh had to pick it up so would prob add £10 onto cost for petrol but well worth it.

Iklboo Wed 18-May-05 15:22:27

Old "free upgrade" mobile phones sell well. I get a new phone every year on contract and sell my old one on ebay (without SIM card in). The least I've had is £40, the most was £65.

charleepeters Wed 18-May-05 15:24:14

me and my mum sold 10 nintendo games the last people in our house left in the loft for £50 quid!!!

natts Wed 18-May-05 15:39:47

99p for aload of whale box style pictures. trouble was i thought they were all different and they were 10 huge identical.still got nine under the stairs.

TwinSetAndPearls Wed 18-May-05 18:25:01

I bought a Coast jacket for £16 that was brand new when it arrived.

I think I am about to sell an ultimate bargain, a monnalisa bebe dress which cost £90 is still on at £1.20

MarsLady Wed 18-May-05 18:26:34

ooh what's your ebay id? [cheeky grin emoticon]

marthamoo Wed 18-May-05 18:30:45

Sold a played with Playmobil castle for more than we paid (and more than you could buy it for brand new). Sold a knackered old microscope they were chucking out at dh's work for £80. In fact, we've sold more than we've bought and have done pretty well overall.

Bought a Miniman jacket for ds1 for £8 but he won't wear it 'cos it says "MINIMAN" on the back and he feels silly in it. Does he not know it's designer ?

janeybops Wed 18-May-05 18:37:45

I sold my husbands old Blundstone boots that I found festering in the shed. Bit of a clean up and I got £57!

janeybops Wed 18-May-05 18:39:13

Oh and I 'collected' (don't ask) 7 old 1930's internal doors from local skips (free). sold them for a tenner each.

TwinSetAndPearls Wed 18-May-05 18:39:34

it;s here

and only going for £1.04 even worse than i thought!

lisalisa Thu 19-May-05 11:24:59

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starshaker Thu 19-May-05 11:27:10

yip the other day i bought a digital camera. it was ment to have a blue line across the screen (hence the guy was selling it) i bought it for £1 +£4 p&p but when i got it there was nothing wrong with it at all.

Kelly1978 Thu 19-May-05 11:29:36

I sold a fife (sort of like a recorder, but played like a flute) on ebay for £20, when I had only paid £10 for it a few years earlier, so I bought some more, and carried on selling them for quite a while. I actually sold one for £46 and a second chance for £35. I actually felt really bad about that, but they seemed happy enough! Unfortunatley eventually soem ppl cottoned on and I got undercut by the music retailers, but I had made £200 profit in total.

Kelly1978 Thu 19-May-05 11:30:46

starshaker - we sold something like that once, a dodgy camera. it must have had a knock in the post, cos the custoer said it was fine. Very annoying being on the other side of it!

expatinscotland Thu 19-May-05 11:39:33

i agree, lisalisa. that's why i don't use ebay. have gotten the best deal in estate sales and charity shops.

popsycal Thu 19-May-05 11:50:11

i bought some fabric which cost the seller more to post than it cost me in total
felt a bit bad

misdee Thu 19-May-05 11:52:05

calculator. old braun one that dh got in a poilce auction box. the calculator sold for £26 i think. think he paid about £30 for the rest of the stuff, which contained a guccfi wallet, kids typewriter, a toy horse, some bags, toiletries etc.

Mo2 Thu 19-May-05 11:53:15

SOld all our really old ski stuff at the beginning of the year for a total of about £180 !
Went out and bought some lovely new stuff....

throckenholt Thu 19-May-05 11:59:06

I got a twin mountain buggy off ebay for about £120 - it was a couple of years old, but has been brilliant - really good value for money.

SecondhandRose Thu 19-May-05 12:27:29

I found some new fabric remnants from Designers Guild and Cath Kidston at a bootsale they were 50p for each remnant and were just enough to make a cushion. Bought loads and sold three lots (£1.50's worth) for £51.00.

chyna Thu 19-May-05 13:26:13

the best bargain got on ebay was a brand new still boxed quinney pushcair for £89 ,,they retail at over £200 ,, and t was the latest model as well ,,i was so chuffed what a bargain

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