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Old 02-05-2010, 06:18 AM
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On one page of Ebay I picked out 19 of the most expensive boats, they totaled $1.7Mil. Average price at $89K Avg. bids 30. I thought we were in a big crises mode. WTF Who's buying these things. I don't doubt they might be great deals, but even if Porches were on sale today, how many of us could buy one.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:38 AM
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Don't believe everything you see when it comes to items being sold on eBay. Often times a seller won't get their price, so they'll get a buddy to bump it up on a no reserve auction. That's against the rules, but it happens all the time.
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even in down times there are plenty of people with plenty of money.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:34 AM
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Rich capitalistic pigs, greedy wall street types, you know, the ones Obummer says should pay for everything for everyone.


Or maybe, they are just hardworking folks that enjoy boating.
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I've bought and sold cars, boats, car parts etc on ebay. Anything that is "different" sells best. Where else would you get an audience that big?

I sold my '04 Land Rover Discovery in 2 hours on Ebay last December..
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EBAY Sucks
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Don't believe everything you see when it comes to items being sold on eBay. Often times a seller won't get their price, so they'll get a buddy to bump it up on a no reserve auction. That's against the rules, but it happens all the time.
Yep, I think that shills are more common than people realize.

I have never had a problem on Ebay. The best was when I was able to find a 1978 all original FJ-40 with only 36,000 original miles on it. Had a factory PTO winch installed and was still riding on the original tires. It was mint. We bought it and had it restored to showroom condition for his 70th. He loves that little tank of his.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Semper Fi-sh View Post
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Gee, that was very informative.

I've bought a pretty good amount of stuff off eBay and got some genuine bargains on brand new items which go for more than double what I paid. The only thing I ever won that didn't work out was a boat. I was the high bidder on a no reserve auction, but when I contacted the seller to make payment arrangements, I was told it had sold before the auction ended. I figured he was lying, but I didn't pursue it.
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Even in times of financial crisis, not everyone is affected. There is a small number of people that are wealthy that stay wealthy regardless of the rise and fall of the economy. Individuals that have non-standard jobs maintain them. Research scientists and chemists working for drug makers, people who let their money work for them can still afford 2nd or 3rd homes and boats and such.
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Originally Posted by adimice View Post
I thought we were in a big crises mode. WTF Who's buying these things. I don't doubt they might be great deals, but even if Porches were on sale today, how many of us could buy one.
Perhaps the big crisis is not as bad as the media would like you to beleive?

10% unemployment means 90% of the people out there still have their jobs and a good percentage of those are still making exactly what they made 2-3 years ago. The ones who saved then when prices were high can now pick and choose from some good deals out there.
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