Greedy E-bay idiots!

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Thu Feb 5 21:39:59 2004

On Thursday 05 February 2004 18:53, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Joe R. wrote:
> > Have you ever noticed how many times some people will relist the
> > same item? I remember one item that I know the seller relisted at
> > least 8 times. They must be paying an arm and a leg in listing
> > fees. You'd think they'd wise up after it didn't sell the first
> > couple of times.
> Yeah, that really gets me. Especially when I make a reasonable offer
> on something that has received no bids at least a couple times, and
> the seller balks and relists it. By the time they actually do sell
> it (if ever) they are already in the hole with all the listing fees!
> Who ARE these people!?

You mean like this guy?

That's been relisted on eBay since last Spring or maybe Winter. With a
$4k start bid, that can't be cheap. At this point it wouldn't suprise
me if he's spent hundres of $$ just relisting the machine. If he just
had some sense to either lower the opening bid or sell it in some other
venue that bought that kind of thing... And from an email exchange I
had with that guy when I was considering buying it, he's 1) got no idea
what he has and 2) is willing to sell it for less money. I think I
managed to get him down to $2500 or $2k - I'd be suprised if he
wouldn't have sold it by now if he'd set the start bid to something
near that.

Of couse, he seems to resell Compaq PeeCee hardware, so he can't be all
that bright. ;)

Purdue University ITAP/RCS
Information Technology at Purdue
Research Computing and Storage
Received on Thu Feb 05 2004 - 21:39:59 GMT

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