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EEEEK: Some CB prices on ebay.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:17 pm
by m0lsx
I know some fools put things on ebay for stupid prices. But do some fools really pay over £150 for a secondhand CB :?:
I do not normally take much notice of CB's, but for some reason a lot are popping up on my ebay window shopping now & I am seeing some prices as high as £300 :shocker: :shocker:
£300 for a single band radio with few usable features & a roger beep. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :huh:

Re: EEEEK: Some CB prices on ebay.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:19 pm
by mickydt
not only applies to cb radio but i am seeing staggering prices for ancient receivers along with new ones and the worst one i have seen is the sangean going for over £500 when it is only £249 brand new.

Re: EEEEK: Some CB prices on ebay.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:48 am
by lars
Plenty of CBs change hands on eBay for less than £40, sometimes as little as £10. eBay is an ongoing demonstration of the fact that there's one born every minute. It's not just CB, or even radio -- it's everything. Things are routinely sold second-hand on eBay that are cheaper to buy new.

Re: EEEEK: Some CB prices on ebay.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:28 am
by m0lsx
lars wrote: Things are routinely sold second-hand on eBay that are cheaper to buy new.



And when you buy new you pay VAT.
A well known Amateur Radio shop in the Midlands who are well known for their Second Hand prices often have second hand radios on sale for more than the new price, when you remove the VAT from new items.
What surprised me with CB's was the number being advertised for over £150 secondhand. The last few CB's I have acquired have all been free via Freecycle or Freegle.

Re: EEEEK: Some CB prices on ebay.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:51 am
by JohnUK
lars wrote:Plenty of CBs change hands on eBay for less than £40, sometimes as little as £10. eBay is an ongoing demonstration of the fact that there's one born every minute. It's not just CB, or even radio -- it's everything. Things are routinely sold second-hand on eBay that are cheaper to buy new.

Ha ha yes and also what always makes me laugh is how things always go for more on bids when you can buy them now cheaper on the very same ebay. People are either thick or lazy or just have more money than sense :rolleyes:

Re: EEEEK: Some CB prices on ebay.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:58 am
by lars
It's not just VAT -- people are buying new stuff on eBay for higher prices than elsewhere.

To take the first example I came across today -- when would anybody pay £163.55 for a pair of headphones:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AKG-K702-Refe ... Swc-tY3B~F

that a number of established retailers sell for £120-130? Even Amazon, which has free next-day delivery. I've sold stuff on eBay for more than I paid for it retail -- sometimes much more.

Perhaps it's just that I'm stingy and don't have much money, so I always shop around really carefully before I part with my cash.