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Prices seem to be high for stuff here...
#504145 Fri Jan 10 2014 09:16 AM
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just noticed sellers seem to be asking alot for the things they are selling on here anymore.
Used to be a place to get a good deal..??

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cormy #504151 Fri Jan 10 2014 10:04 AM
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Hopefully this won't turn into another locked thread eventually, but I've had the exact same thoughts lately. Just something you notice, and not that I've been interested in any of the items personally.
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DWSheffer #504158 Fri Jan 10 2014 10:22 AM
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some things have been spiraling on here but are they selling?.. cool


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Maybe put a Limit of 5 Items per month in For Sale for each member.
I think JP should impose 10% Listing Fees on items starting @ $500 [& 15% for items less than $500 {for the FEW that would list @ $495}]. So whether that item sells for $500 or a week later @ $360 the Fee for listing here was $50.
There are SEVERAL that use OG to sell Their items that have NEVER Posted/Replied in any other Forum.

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advertologist #504161 Fri Jan 10 2014 10:30 AM
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I have to agree that some things are priced high on here. But I just let them pass and let them do as they please.
People can price stuff as they please doesn't mean they will sell. Just gives me a good chuckle as I pass over it!


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I have seen a TON of good deals lately.


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Ryan Underthun #504163 Fri Jan 10 2014 10:32 AM
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You know the old saying asking price and getting price are two different things..

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Dick Bennett #504174 Fri Jan 10 2014 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
There are SEVERAL that use OG to sell Their items that have NEVER Posted/Replied in any other Forum.

true dat


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Old Gas is getting reputation for a good place to sell items. Its a catch 22. Everybody wants to be able to buy, sell, and trade on this site. But, that in turn, brings in dealers and pickers looking to take advantage.


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I buy from OG preferentially over eBay as I can trust most members. I have not been disappointed. But many of the items I just pass over and buy when the time and price is right. The higher prices on some of the desirable (for me) items helps keep my wallet in my pocket. The items I have bought have been well priced I thought. Patience maybe required.

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There is a difference between advertising items for strong money and over pricing an item. Lately, I have noticed average poor condition items being over priced. They are usually listed by new comers to the site. After a while they come to the realization that the membership here is a lot more experienced and informed then e-Bay.


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Dave's Garage #504199 Fri Jan 10 2014 12:57 PM
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The "asking" price is a place to begin the negotiations, right? Please don't impose a transaction fee a' la eBay.
My 2 cents

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We all get that the "asking price" can only be determined by seller and the "selling" price is determined by seller and buyer.

This is more about sellers placing an unrealistic price on an item. When this happens, I do what most people do, and that is; I ignore the ad. We have all dealt with people that think their item is worth "X" amount of money because they saw it on TV.


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The inflated prices seem to be everywhere. High prices bother me especially when item condition is questionable.
What can you do? Like someone said you chuckle a little and move on.
Price guides seem out of date by the time they are published. We are all guilty of the I saw an item priced for X, mine is better so it must be worth X+. The problem then compounds itself.
It just makes finding those good deals or good prices even that much better! The thrill is often the chase.


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Funny you brought this topic up because I was just thinking the same thing - right now. Some person wanting to sell adv. clock and basing bids for it from april 2007 worthpt. Oh brother... many ePay items ooc - some of which is listed here also. prices high everywhere. Maybe it is just a time for the green ? - "Top of the Market to ya.."

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