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Hogs, Ebay and other strange things...

Postby Microwave » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:28 am

I bidded on an Electro Harmonix Hog pedal with the idea of, you know, saving some money by buying a secondhand one. It was won by someone who paid £30 more than the cheapest available online price for a new one.
Am I missing out on something beautiful that I just cannot comprehend?
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Re: Hogs, Ebay and other strange things...

Postby Dave B » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:30 am

If stupidity is considered 'beautiful' then Yes, you are.

Me, I'm happy to miss out on that kind of thing... ;)
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Re: Hogs, Ebay and other strange things...

Postby Teleute » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:47 am

Yeah I’ve seen that happen before, and I’ve sold stuff on there for way way more than it was worth.

I imagine the people who do it are the kind of idiots you see speeding off at a traffic light even though the cars 100 meters up the road are in grid lock. Competitiveness and commons sense don’t work well together.
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Re: Hogs, Ebay and other strange things...

Postby OneManBanned » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:25 pm

on ebay people seem willing to settle on a 2nd hand price if they know that's what other people are generally prepared to pay instead of basing it on what they thinks it's actually worth (cue someone telling me that's how markets work...blah blah blah). for example, i've been looking at Roland V-drums and i've got loads of old listings in my "my ebay". they've gone up by about £70 to £100 in the last month or two. the td3 has gone up to about £500 on ebay and you can buy them new for £600!!

What i love about ebay is that i can buy a synth/pedal/stylophone for £xx and know that in 3 month's time when i'm bored of it, i can sell it on for a similar price.

it's like a big free/cheap hire company
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