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#230508 27-Feb-2018 10:23
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It really annoys the .... out of me.

 

Gone are the days when a used item drops 25% the time its open.

 

Although Ebay Australia this is still the case, I really wish we had Ebay.

 

Im looking at Xbox one X at the moment, I havnt even approached any as they are all around $700. they Are $690 new.

 

Although I found this phenomena to not apply to all items. Perhaps its young people not realising you cant sell a used item for more than its new price :-)


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  #1964937 27-Feb-2018 10:33
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It's a free market, so the only answer is that there exists people who are sufficiently uninformed that they will pay over the new price. 

 

I see similar for other items freely available on Amazon such as Echo Dots... way cheaper to just purchase from Amazon than getting from some reseller on TM who adds no value.


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  #1964938 27-Feb-2018 10:34
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Try getting some of the 8/16 bit commodores and youll see insanity there too. $500 for a 36yr old c64. really?





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  #1964939 27-Feb-2018 10:36
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theres a few xbox one x's on tm for$550 buy now, thats $150 cheaper than retail...

 

but i get your point, a lot of the time people want 80% or more for something that is second hand.  the worst thing is the shipping costs though...




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  #1964942 27-Feb-2018 10:49
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Oh can you PM me, maybe Its just the typical search engine, its not the best. $550 is a fair price for one thats a few months old and they have decided its not for them.

 

Yes I think partly its people dont know the prices but also people buy at prices way over priced.

 

Im in no hurry so can wait for a good deal to come along.

 

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  #1964943 27-Feb-2018 10:51
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Oh those first 2 $550 have been deleted, I presume a fake. If you click on them you will see. Ill keep looking.


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  #1964944 27-Feb-2018 10:54
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oh, how odd... i just searched "Xbox one x" and yeah, those 2 were the first 2 results.  <=$600 i would say is a fair price for a second hand xbox one x at this stage, i wouldnt pay more than that..  heck i'd probably just buy brand new even if it was $600.... saving 13% isnt really worth it in this case IMO.


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  #1964964 27-Feb-2018 11:23
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@TeaLeaf Agree I stay away from secondhand electronics because of the high price. I'd much rather buy new and local and have the security of returning the item to the store with any issues.





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  #1964990 27-Feb-2018 11:27
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I sold 2 Amigas with a screen and accessories for around $300 last year. For a collector, no price is too high. (Looks at "rob1" on TM at his Amiga gear)

 

But for a day to day item, there are some con artists out there....and unfortunately victims to go with them.

 

 





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  #1965020 27-Feb-2018 12:08
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Simple answer is because some idiots actually buy them.  Have sold 2 items on TM in the last little while that sold for above retail.  I thought that once they realised they would back out but nope, happy buyers that believed they bagged a bargain. 





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  #1965057 27-Feb-2018 13:26
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I sold 6 EMPTY DVD spindles years ago for $25 to someone who wanted them, I threw them on for a laugh before I binned them and was presently surprised...


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  #1965064 27-Feb-2018 13:37
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The good old days you remember was probably when most stuff was used. T.M. is a market place for lots of new stuff now.

 

Buying expensive portable, hard to trace stuff like games consoles always make me nervous - it's hard to be sure they're not hot. I walked away from a laptop purchase because the seller seemed dicey and didn't know windows passwords etc.


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  #1965070 27-Feb-2018 13:43
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The reason why they ask more than RRP etc is that the fees on trademe now are a joke.  You are easily looking at 10% if you use paynow.  Also intrade users will soon get their fees based off "sale price + shipping price" where it currently is based off just the sale price.

 

 

 

I tend to only use trademe now if I want something in the next day or 2 (and they confirm they can courier to me in that time frame).  Otherwise its amazon or ali


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  #1965075 27-Feb-2018 13:47
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tripper1000:

 

The good old days you remember was probably when most stuff was used. T.M. is a market place for lots of new stuff now.

 

 

Exactly what I was thinking. Its gone extremely commercial these days. 

 

 





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  #1965078 27-Feb-2018 13:49
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BTR:

 

I sold 6 EMPTY DVD spindles years ago for $25 to someone who wanted them, I threw them on for a laugh before I binned them and was presently surprised...

 

 

Yup, we had a heated waterbed, and when we got rid of it (slicing the bladders on those things is fun when full of water :D ), my wife threw the heater part in the bin. I grabbed it out and put it on TM, get $70 for it :D Same with a washing machine that packed up, got $100 for it, the guy wanted it for parts to get his one going.

 

 





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  #1965079 27-Feb-2018 13:50
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tealeaf: Why is it kiwis try to sell things on Trademe for more than their new price?

Probably exact same reason as people anywhere.

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