I actually said...
Simple economics dictates that with so many millions of users on e-bay, the selling value must be close to the products actual market value. Sure there is a few quid difference here and there according to the 'who has the biggest wallet' factor, but most of the time, e-bay is pretty fair.
So no, I wouldn't disagree. If you're going to quote me to substantiate your arguement, please do me the honour of quoting me correctly.
You have still given me no reason why the e-bay purchase price isn't the market value? There were 7 people who definately wanted the item and bid for it. There were probably 50 watchers who were interested enough to want to keep track of it and probably over 200 who were sufficiently interested and viewed the item. After all that attention, the item sold for Â£26. Tell me how after all that, that Â£26 is not the market value of that particular piece of kit. Whilst you're thinking about that, also take into account that the same brand and model of kit was advertised on this forum just two months ago for Â£35.
It's a nice thought that our Â£83 friend would resell for Â£31 but how realistic is that? I don't know him from Adam, but if he was in a tight financial situation and was just using his retro knowledge to help generate a bit of extra income then I would hope some people on here would be more supportive than to broadcast that he's ripping people off.
Who on earth is suggesting that he sell for Â£31? If he went for a 50% profit he would be doing well and still be flogging it for Â£40, far more reasonable. If he was using his retro knowledge, he'd have looked through the forum archives and seen that the last lot that sold went for Â£35 (as above). I support peoples right to fair trade, not somebodies right to make a fast buck, I appreciate that you're not that type of guy.
Russell, Yes, there are millions of eBay members... are they ALL bidding on retro gear? And there was me thinking I saw the same names crop up time and time again, silly me
Anyone around the world thats looking for retro gear will probably look to e-bay first. I refer you to my earlier quote regarding market value.
Thats my last post on this thread.