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Market Research

Postby henryfuller » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:19 pm

I have both sold and purchased from online forums, and it can be rewarding as the buyer when you get the opportunity to steal a bargain.

But I have also found it frustrating as a seller, trying to get your asking price, then being hit with postage costs and the admin of getting the sale to go through.

Would anybody be interested in trading in their unwanted parts in a similar style to other markets, for example: envirofone, where you receive a bank transfer of cash once they receive your mobile, and the opportunity to shift your parts on hassle free?

Would be interested to hear your views on this?

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Re: Market Research

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:10 pm

Huh? and no.
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Re: Market Research

Postby The Rookie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:38 am

henryfuller wrote:But I have also found it frustrating as a seller, trying to get your asking price,

So you give a cut to a middleman and expect to get your asking price - obvious fail....

I love ebay, I frequantly get more for stuff than I think it's worth! Sure you get hit with some fee's but I still end up quids in.

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Postby nicklouse » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:43 am

so so sum up

i send you my crap and you give me the value i want for it?

sure, sounds too good to be true.

and i will repeat the this.

what is something worth?

only what someone will give you for it.
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Re: Market Research

Postby rebel_brown » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:46 am

nicklouse wrote:so so sum up

i send you my crap and you give me the value i want for it?

sure, sounds too good to be true.


It'll be more along the lines of: 'I send you my crap and you pay me less than it's worth to avoid the hassle of selling it myself'.

And for the record, I don't particularly think it would work.

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Re: Market Research

Postby cooldad » Tue Feb 05, 2013 17:12 pm

I have a whole room full of crap. Send me a few grand and a very large SAE and it's all yours.
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Re: Market Research

Postby nicklouse » Tue Feb 05, 2013 21:49 pm

cooldad wrote:I have a whole room full of crap. Send me a few grand and a very large SAE and it's all yours.

your meant to use the white bowl like thing in the small room.
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