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Ebay Gouger: I Am Oddly Vexed

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  • Started 2 years ago by wyfbane
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  1. wyfbane

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    So I was perusing the 'bay. I have in the past found a great deal of awesome aged tobacco at reasonable prices on there. I know it has gotten a lot more tricky trying to navigate the morass of rules on there, but I looked tonight anyway.

    Lo and behold, I came across this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/McClelland-Christmas-Cheer-2016-2017-Sealed-Collectable-Tobacco-Tins-/152265316127?

    I don't know why this irritates me so. I am so tempted to ask the question, "How does this differ from the tins of 2016/2017Christmas cheer currently for sale at smokingpipes.com for $16.29 per tin?"

    I know a squirrel has to get a nut, but having this kind of gouging on stuff still on sale pretty openly just tweaked a nerve. And to do it to a CHRISTMAS tobacco for heavens sake...

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  2. pipesmokingtom

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    Could ask him/her, but I doubt you'd get a response. Or you could really ruin his/her day and report it to eBay as a violation of their TOS.

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    Yeah it's pretty irritating. I saw this a while back and was going to post it on here myself, but then I just blew it off. Funny thing... I think he might have gone dropped the price from when I first saw it, if I remember correctly.

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    They are just trying to make a few bucks, as you know, and I would too, but I'm not a complete douche. I hope people know they can get it cheaper from other sources. But hey, these may be bargain prices in a few years. C'est la vie.

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    but I'm not a complete douche

    ^This.

    I don't mind a price bump, but this seems douche-like to me.

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    crap. double post. lolz

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    I don't think its too bad. After all the fees the seller isn't going to get rich. He's also willing to ship anywhere in the world, something SP doesn't do. So if you're a millionaire in the Maldives, and you need some CC, $105 ain't too bad for almost a half pound of premium tobacco. I've spent much more on a box of cigars.
    Just look at it with the attitude that he's doing our pipe brothers overseas a big service...........

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    I accept that... begrudgingly.

    We should link it for that new guy from NZ that posted tonight.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    The price is very steep, even considering some kind of shipment overseas; unless your address is Base Camp, Mt Everest. It's $32 of tobacco...

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    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Gotta love those that take advantage of others. It's like the guy that owns the gas station and raises his prices by $3 a gallon during a disaster. I can't stand people like that.

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    Well if he really irritates you buy about a dozen CC and post them on ebay for $18.00. Make a note in your add saying there is "plenty more available". Stupid, er I mean uneducated buyers would quickly see he is a ripoff artist.

    ps: his shipping to NZ is $32.00. It's only free shipping in the U.S.

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    How much money is it worth it to go through the hassle to post something and then wait in line at the post office? Then, balanced with something that cannot be gotten anywhere else? Maybe too high for most people, but there may be someone out there...
    I know I wouldn't bother going through the hassle for $2 or even $10, unless I am doing it just do something nice for some friends. There are easier ways to make some pocket change.

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    We all have the choice to buy or not. Tobacco isn't an essential like fuel. Some people's access to that product might be so limited as to make them believe that's a good deal. If you don't know any better, shame on you!

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    Gotta love those that take advantage of others. It's like the guy that owns the gas station and raises his prices by $3 a gallon during a disaster. I can't stand people like that.

    Yeah, that's a primo case of gouging, and is deplorable. Hurts poor people much more than rich ones.

    What the tobacco kerfuffle is about is ripoff. A mere ripoff! As Gloucesterman says, tobacco isn't essential like fuel.... But it is essential!!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Sometimes I go into the bathroom, shut the door, and cry my eyes out. That usually makes them feel better!

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    I'm not sure I understand the angst. It's certainly not gouging. He's named a price and he'll either get it or not.

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    I frequently see items I want, that I think are overpriced or gouged, so I put it on my watch list and see how much it goes for. I have been watching various items for weeks, or in a couple of cases for months. Usually the overpriced item goes unsold and they just end up relisting it for the same crazy price, and once again the time expires with the item unsold. I keep thinking they will relist it at a lower price, but they never do. You gotta give these guys credit, there are some persistant gougers out there.

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    Capitalism at its finest!!

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    Nobody is forcing anyone to pay these prices. If it's worth the money to someone, it's worth the money to someone.

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    Yes. It ain't gouging unless it's asking unreasonable prices for essentials and there aren't ready substitutes, either in kind or in alternate sources.

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    I was once vexed... and I still don't really understand why.

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. anthony416

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    Yes, it is basically buyer beware, but I doubt they will sell anyway. The seller will eventually give up......

    Posted 2 years ago #

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