Richard_the_Aughth

why do people list used items for brand new price on the BST?

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Ive noticed this quite a few times. They list something they bought, and claim they never used, or barely used, for full price or very close to it. Why would anyone buy from them when they can buy from a store where they can return it if anything is wrong? Are they just preying on some unsuspecting person who assumed it was a good deal since it was on BST? 

 

Word to the wise, before making an offer on BST, google the item. See what it goes for new.

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Meh…. I think sellers have the right to list any item at any price they deem appropriate.  Just like buyers have the right to negotiate the price down or not engage.  That’s how the free market works.  No need to be offended IMO.

 

Often overlooked by buyers are the additional PayPal fees incurred as well as the costs of shipping and insurance.  

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Just now, Water Dog said:

Meh…. I think sellers have the right to list any item at any price they deem appropriate.  Just like buyers have the right to negotiate the price down or not engage.  That’s how the free market works.  No need to be offended IMO.

 

Often overlooked by buyers are the additional PayPal fees incurred as well as the costs of shipping and insurance.  

Im not offended, just looking out for people who might get ripped off, as it has almost happened to me a few times.

 

I agree with you, they have the right to charge double the store price for a used item if they want

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3 mins ago, Water Dog said:

Meh…. I think sellers have the right to list any item at any price they deem appropriate.  Just like buyers have the right to negotiate the price down or not engage.  That’s how the free market works.  No need to be offended IMO.

 

Often overlooked by buyers are the additional PayPal fees incurred as well as the costs of shipping and insurance.  

Good point on PayPal and you have to consider shipping cost as well if those are embedded in the asking price. Amazon Prime and other "free shipping" venues have spoiled us all. I sold a 2pc surf rod recently and the cost of shipping was over 10% of the agreed to net price. 

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Sorry, I have a hard time feeling sorry for anyone would be buying a used item without having a clue what it costs new. All it takes is a few clicks.  The only time I have ever done that is at a tool auction before smartphones, and I had a pretty good notion even then.

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Let people sell whatever they want for whatever they want........Do I scratch my head at the asking prices I see here.....Absolutely.....

but who cares......let the wallets the seller is trying to get somethin out of tell them what's acceptable.

 

When I see whining about it...9.5/10 times...it's because that person wants it and is boo boo butt hurt that the number doesn't agree with them.

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People bought it above 60,000 thinking that was cheap relative to 100,000 per

 

At 31,000 people are buying thinking it is going back to 60,000, others are selling it thinking 20,000

 

Relative value is relative value. 

 

And one's need to own something will influence its relative value to the potential buyer. 

 

For example, I don't get collecting wood striped bass plugs, at any price. But that's me.....

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1 min ago, flyangler said:

I don't get collecting wood striped bass plugs, at any price. But that's me.....

Collectors have different brains than non-collectors. I once heard they did studies with kids and piles of buttons, some kids threw them around and just played, and others sorted them by size and color. Don't get me wrong, I'm a packrat verging on hoarder, but I don't feel a compulsion to have crap in every possible color and size.

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I wish I'd have saved all my old skateboards. The vintage skateboard market is crazy now. If I only had a time machine.

Edited by joetackle

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1 hour ago, joetackle said:

I wish I'd have saved all my old skateboards. The vintage skateboard market is crazy now. If I only had a time machine.

All of my favorite childhood toys would be worth a fortune. Aurora cars, multi-piece posable army men, original Erector Set.  I feel for the guys whose parents pitched their comics and baseball cards when they left home.

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I bought a number of specialty woodworking tools for a good price.  I then sold them on eBay for more money than new ones.  The factory was working with a reduced staff and materials.  If someone wanted, or needed a certain tool and couldn’t get it from the factory they were willing to pay more.

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Because people are willing to keep buying them for full price. If people are gonna pay it people are gonna list it for that. Blows my mind seeing used super strike plugs selling for 20-25 bucks each for example 

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I think most people do so (unless they are just clueless) because they figure people will just make offers on the item anyway. Like selling a vehicle, you list it a little high but not high enough to scare people away knowing your going to get talked down to hopefully make a deal for your target price.

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