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  Reply # 1965093 27-Feb-2018 14:05
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antoniosk:

 

Try getting some of the 8/16 bit commodores and youll see insanity there too. $500 for a 36yr old c64. really?

 

 

 

 

You've reminded me .. must go sell some of mine for $750 ... ;-)


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  Reply # 1965122 27-Feb-2018 14:28
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xpd:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is good money these days in retro tech, as cashed up people in their 30-50's relive their childhood. Also people who have held onto their old tech are at least getting some reward for their efforts in keeping it, rather than chucking it out. 


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  Reply # 1965147 27-Feb-2018 14:32
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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMO , that is pretty much because that is what TM wants. There isn't much growth in the selling of second hand items, especially with new consumables getting cheaper and cheaper. SO new stuff, and professional sellers is where it is heading. Also one of the reason why TM want people to offer free shipping, as pro sellers can get good deals on bulk couriering, which private sellers can't usually get. I had someone complaining to me that my shipping price was too high, it was $14, and they said they could get the item shipped cheaper from the UK. But that was the cost price from NZ post, and I was making a loss anyway, as I was covering the cost of tape and packing materials. That is why these days I request people to pickup, and leave it by the front door for people to pickup anytime.


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  Reply # 1965154 27-Feb-2018 14:51
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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. 

 

 

 

 

The thing is that many people don't bother shopping around as time is money. It is how many businesses in malla or online exist. If buying from either physical or online shops, if you spend enough time researching, you can almost always find a better deal elsewhere. It all comes down to time.




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  Reply # 1965159 27-Feb-2018 15:07
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i prob should just get a one s for now anyway as i dont have a 4k tv


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  Reply # 1965172 27-Feb-2018 15:21
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I'm looking at getting another XBox as our current one is as good as stuffed (tried sorting out with MS and the supplier but what a nightmare, gave up), keep seeing pricing from $298 to $798 depending on the model. I dont need/want 4k support either.... just want a working Xbox :D





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  Reply # 1965179 27-Feb-2018 15:28
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https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1550370694

 

Unifi AP AC LR for about $35 more than retail.


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  Reply # 1965185 27-Feb-2018 15:40
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I actually only use TradeMe now as a research source to see how much is too much to pay for something. It is for this reason and the fact there aren't decent filters either. Aside from not having even updated the areas in the Auckland 'supercity' they never even realised that the now defunct Manukau City went from Mangere Bridge to almost Kaiaua and sellers were too stupid to tell you without having to ask a question. How about just requiring the suburb where a listing allows pick-up? Speaking of which, add a filter to exclude those that do or don't allow pickups!


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  Reply # 1965261 27-Feb-2018 17:25
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 exclude those that do or don't allow pickups!

 

 

 

 

That is a big one for me. I don't know why so many people are reluctant to allow pickups. When they don't allow pickups,  they often have a large shipping price, so it makes me wonder if they aren't trying to make some profit on that. If buying something from a local seller, and then they don't allow pickups,it takes away the whole reason for buying it locally.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965311 27-Feb-2018 18:13
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I was looking for a subwoofer -- A person on trademe was selling a 2nd hand subwoofer for more than its new price at eastern hifi. 

 

It is not that uncommon in my experience, but usually happens when there is a sale on that particular product thus putting a bunch of TM auctions above the special price. 

 

I remember the computer auctions at the showgrounds in auckland back in the late 90's.  They were a joke, junk pc's were selling for more than they were worth simply because people thought they must be getting a bargain because of the marketing around it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1965320 27-Feb-2018 18:24
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I do realise the seller gets charged 7% which is outrageous on items like games consoles, kids cant afford to lose that money, but then its only $20 and they should have thought about that firts. but an X its $50.

 

Yeah i dont really need the X but it does look better in 1080p or 1440p plus the hdr plus the speed to load.

 

X1S I think is like a gtx960m which is really weak, I have a 970m in one of my machines and its like 40% ahead. x1s just below the gtx1050, 970m between 1050ti and 1060 (closer to to 1050ti).

 

but all have good CPUs.


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  Reply # 1965336 27-Feb-2018 18:50
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I was looking for a subwoofer -- A person on trademe was selling a 2nd hand subwoofer for more than its new price at eastern hifi. 

 

It is not that uncommon in my experience, but usually happens when there is a sale on that particular product thus putting a bunch of TM auctions above the special price. 

 

I remember the computer auctions at the showgrounds in auckland back in the late 90's.  They were a joke, junk pc's were selling for more than they were worth simply because people thought they must be getting a bargain because of the marketing around it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would say that is quite common, and I have done it myself. You sell something you purchased but never got around to using. You look for the RRP, and then discount the price based on this. But onsale the retailer may discount it significantly more from time to time. But it hasn't prevented me eventually selling the item.

 

 

 

Marketing is very powerful. If people think they are getting a good deal, they are more likely to buy it. That is why I always check tthe price on price spy to make sure that teh RRP they are quoting isn't inflated, and that it is a good deal compared to what the price is on amazon. Often they are still cheaper overseas on amazon.


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  Reply # 1965342 27-Feb-2018 19:15
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That is a big one for me. I don't know why so many people are reluctant to allow pickups. When they don't allow pickups,  they often have a large shipping price, so it makes me wonder if they aren't trying to make some profit on that. If buying something from a local seller, and then they don't allow pickups,it takes away the whole reason for buying it locally.

 

 

Because people screw you around with pickup times, decide when they get there they want to have another go at bargaining the price they bid down, dont show etc.

 

And whenever I left a red face for time waster etc I got one back with lies, Trademe never gave a crap.

 

Also the sort of person who would drive across auckland to save a $7 courier ticket is probably cheap too.





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  Reply # 1965371 27-Feb-2018 20:08
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Context is all.  I know a guy who sold a pretty ordinary Morrie Minor (this was years ago) (Good little runner) for a really good price by putting a second for Sale advert in The Herald at the same time for one that had a blown head gasket and bad rust for a price about 2 x the price he wanted.  Fast sale.

 

I wonder if people on TM are doing the same.





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  Reply # 1965390 27-Feb-2018 21:04
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I find trademe folk by an large are oppurtunists not necessarily knowing what they want to buy but will buy anything if they can rip the person off, of course that person has to be willing to be ripped off. it does have a culture of not paying a fair price for something things and over charging for others. omg anything apple goes for way more than its worth. such is the sheep factor.

 

it seems people are not notebook savy but think if it has apple on it, its safe as houses. if only you could educate people to the ways of industrial design. ive seen brand new $4k notebooks sell for $2k and 5 year old macbooks sell for $100 less than new.

 

but the fees are a little excsessive for some items. has there even been a push back on trademe to modify its sales fees?

 

finally id like to know why Kiwis havnt taken up Ebay? Its a bit late now as its already made TM and everyone involbed ludicrously rich, but id still like to see ebay implemented which would give us better international buy and sell exposure.


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