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Offline Andre91

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Must be a typo
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:36:09 PM »
How about a $5000 354...Has to be a typo in the listing. Love the one sentence description and single picture too.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251409485778

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 04:39:18 PM »
I wonder if he is shipping from the moon, even if it says Brooklyn..  Shipping says $62.15  $5,062.15  would be the total.  Something is weird.  Update:  Check out the zero rating for the seller. 
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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 04:53:40 PM »
I didn't pay attention to that because I thought it was using my Canadian address, but I checked again with my New York State address...Wow!

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 05:02:32 PM »
I wonder if he is shipping from the moon, even if it says Brooklyn..  Shipping says $62.15  $5,062.15  would be the total.  Something is weird.  Update:  Check out the zero rating for the seller. 

Shipping $12.43 on ebay and $62.15 on ebay.ca
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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 05:12:30 PM »
Yep, shipping to Canada is an extra $50 it seems.

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 07:14:50 PM »
Now you guys see the shipping rates we expect from the US to Canada! That is why I haven't bought a phone on eBay for months. I have bought a few smaller items that can go first class international for less.

This is not unusual - the cost of the phone is, though  :)

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 10:33:22 PM »
The seller must be disappointed, it didn't sell.  :-\

I just noticed the seller has a feedback score of (0) and has nothing else for sale on eBay. Maybe this was a test listing, at whatever eBay charges for a $5k listing?

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 10:40:55 PM »
He re-listed it again at the same price! Hope he hasn't got his new car bought yet!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251413964081

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 10:50:34 PM »
He re-listed it again at the same price!

Does eBay have an automatic re-list feature?

Here's the US eBay link (same shipping difference) for what it's worth.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251413964081

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013, 11:46:21 PM »
Yes, eBay does have an auto relisting feature, I've used it on one of my items.

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 09:04:06 AM »
The seller must be disappointed, it didn't sell.  :-\

I just noticed the seller has a feedback score of (0) and has nothing else for sale on eBay. Maybe this was a test listing, at whatever eBay charges for a $5k listing?


Hi teleplay, for what I know, At this price, I believe that he will keep it long...The ambition always killed his master. We often use this term to describe someone who exaggerates too much when he wants to sell something
Denis

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 11:05:56 AM »
Yes, Contempra, you are exactly right on those points. The re-list is a 7 day auction so it won't be long until we see what the seller will do when it doesn't sell again, if the seller doesn't pull or revise the listing before then.

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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 09:01:24 AM »
The seller has relisted it a second time, this time dropping his price down to $1,000.  Ludicrous.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251419269617
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Re: Must be a typo
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2014, 09:48:46 AM »
The seller has relisted it a second time, this time dropping his price down to $1,000.  Ludicrous.

The value of this phone is Under $100...this seller think thhat we gonna buy his phone a this price, but we are not crazy !...I told him " we don't want to buy a used car but a phone "..So, I assume that he probably wants to make a lot of money.
Denis