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Old 07-09-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
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Stupid people on ebay!

So there is this 48in Oceanic Light strip that I really really want for my 75gal and its on ebay. The cool thing is the person is welcome to picking the item up and he lives in the same city that I do and when I found it the bid was at $13. However all of these people who have like 0 feedback are bidding repeatidly on it and the bid is at 31.99 with two days left *snarl*

Apparently its never been used and its an Oceanic 48in, single bulb power strip with the on/off switch on the chord as opposed to the strip. How much would that run for in the store? So I don't bid more than it would cost me to run out and get it
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Hay - dont think only ebayers have the market on stupidity.
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Your best bet is to google it and see if you can get prices from various retailers.
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I tried looking it up and the only one I found that was Oceanic brand was like $130 and the picture is bad- er, it sorta looks different but it might be because the one on ebay is black and the one i found is oak. So im not sure how much it is supposed to cost.
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Email the seller and ask what he would sell it for under the "buy it now" stuff. If the price is to your liking then handle it that way. Ebay gets their money and you don't have to deal with idiot "0"'s on there.
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Hmmm thats a good idea I emailed him asking him the retail value on it n stuff maybe if these idiots quit bidding i won't have to ask for the buy now option
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From the description it sounds like it's been in storage for a very long time, so they probably don't make that model anymore which is why there's no info about it anywhere.
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Good point!! I didn't even think of that
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the idiots with the zeros could be him or his buddies driving the price up, keep that in mind!
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ClamKnuckle has a point.


If there is such an intense bidding war days before the end of auction, Then most likely it is friends driving the price.


As we all know, Items on eBay...They get sold in the last 30 seconds of the acution, when everyone is trying to snipe the auction away at the last second before anyone can imput a counterbid.
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