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Online galfert

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Re: Here's a steal I stumbled across....
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 08:10:42 PM »
This is a game that ebay sellers play. I don't have all the exact details so some of what I'm about to say may be a bit off. But as I understand it it goes something like this.

If you look at that ebay listing it says that they sold 89 of them. The last one sold in Feb about 5 months ago. They most likely ran out of stock. To discourage people from buying it they raise the price. They don't want to delete the listing because they would loose their standing in search results and for previous items sold. Maybe they think that they will get more of them in the near future and it looks better if they can keep all the previous stats that also help search results. So if they get more stock in then the lower the price to a reasonable selling price.
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Offline CW2274

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Re: Here's a steal I stumbled across....
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
To discourage people from buying it they raise the price.
You very well may be completely right. All I know is that it makes me want to literally laugh straight in their face and then never return. :roll:

Offline rlee171

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Re: Here's a steal I stumbled across....
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 08:29:57 PM »
Here's the best part, scroll down to "About this product" this is at the bottom...

Additional Product Features
Humidity Range    1% to 99% RH
Style    Display Version 1
Product Group    Home
PC Connect System Requirements    Windows 7 or newer; OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer.
Display    Digital
Dimensions    6.8 x 18.8 x 15.4 inches
Rainfall Measurement    Measures 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) and up
Package Contents    Incomplete - Missing Major Pieces
Nominal Overall Length    5 in
Size Type    Regular

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Offline Notsorusty

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Re: Here's a steal I stumbled across....
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 08:53:51 PM »
I am going to order two, maybe between them there might everything to make one.

Every minute, a new one comes along.
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Offline nincehelser

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Re: Here's a steal I stumbled across....
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 10:30:07 PM »
Here's the best part, scroll down to "About this product" this is at the bottom...

Additional Product Features
Humidity Range    1% to 99% RH
Style    Display Version 1
Product Group    Home
PC Connect System Requirements    Windows 7 or newer; OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer.
Display    Digital
Dimensions    6.8 x 18.8 x 15.4 inches
Rainfall Measurement    Measures 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) and up
Package Contents    Incomplete - Missing Major Pieces
Nominal Overall Length    5 in
Size Type    Regular

I'd say a major missing piece is the wind vane.

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Offline davidmc36

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Re: Here's a steal I stumbled across....
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 03:57:09 AM »
Same tactic you see all the time when new thing for radio control models comes out, especially a transmitter. Listings pop up once it is revealed so they make ridiculous listings trying to get the traffic and maybe even some pre orders with final price to be revealed later.
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