What is wrong with some people???

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by windyman, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    From time to time I go on ebay & look at the window cleaning stuff that's going. There's been a couple of Gardiners poles on recently...and what amazes me is how much people will pay for 2nd hand stuff!

    For example:

    A used slx-25 with brush went for £294 incl postage...when the guy even said that the cost new from Gardiners was £354. Ok so you've saved £60...but it is 2nd hand.

    And this you won't believe:

    A USED SLX-18 with brush just sold for £264 incl postage...when the guy (same seller as the 25) clearly states you can buy it brand new for £266!!!!

    What the hell are people thinking? He even gives a link the Gardiners site & they still paid as much for a 2nd hand pole rather than get it brand new from the manufacturer!

    Some people's stupidity is beyond me!
     
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  2. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    lol nothing mate

    i know people just shop on ebay these days i sell a lot of stuff on there myself and people pay good money for things

    id rather get new stuff myself

    i picked up a set of 3 tire step ladders for £6 on auction was suppose to be £49.99 new i bid to £26 as well lol
    also got some ladders for £40 and thay where supposed to be 70-80 new both where new items just on a auction

    there are bargains to be had just not like it used to be
     
  3. badbusdriver

    badbusdriver Guest

    Its a typical 'auction syndrome', people get wrapped up in the auction, wrapped up in winning specifically and end up either paying more than they intended or more than the item is worth!. I was looking at window cleaning stuff recently and noticed a brodex 31' alloy pole with light use only. The bid at the time was about £120 (i think), but at the time, brodex themselves were doing a special offer (i keep getting txts and emails from them!) of a complete 34' pole for £100!.
     
  4. jambo113

    jambo113 Guest

    ooh just been offered a 18ft slx with with brush and tap for 85 think i might take it then
     
  5. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Yea you're right. I've nothing against buying iff ebay..I do alot. But you can't just assume everything is cheaper on there. It's just plain stupid to pay £2 less for a 2nd hand item than it is brand new.

    That slx-18 for £85 does sound like a bargain however. Who's selling it? Let me know if you don't want it, I might!
     
  6. Belfastcleaning

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    You could sell some stuff you would think is rubbish, eBay it before you bin it!! There is some cheap stuff you just got to look for it. I'm going to hoke some **** out to put on and go towards my wfp lol
     
  7. jambo113

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    its a mate of mine a nother windy round here i just got a backpack off him and had no problems so i trust him, i was gonna stick with my diy harris pole job but after having it at full stretch doing gutters with it today i realised it was a bit bendy
    sorry its a clx still not to bad just had a look on gardiners site and with the setup its still worth about 170 new
     
  8. Knoxy

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    There's someone selling pure water on eBay to fill my 400L tank it's £35
     
  9. adrian5139

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    right then my last reply to windyman seems to have got lost so for the rest of the lads on here who seem a decent bunch of blokes i brought the poles he is on about. Stupid am i dont think so 1st pole £60 worth of extras, 2nd pole £60 woth of extras & the bloke contacted me & said if you buy the two i will thro in some more new gear with it & wait for it he gave me a refund on the 18ft pole meaning i paid £200 for it including the postage so you so mr windyman now who is stupid as you are the one talking my business when you havent got all the facts, apart from which it is my money, my business so i will do what the hell i like with it WITHOUT consulting you cheers adrian p.s. rest of you lads i apologise for my rant
     
  10. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Ok mate calm down.

    The examples I gave were'nt aimed at slagging you off. It's just from the info I had available to me, someone had paid £2 less for a second hand pole than it would have cost them new. I just thought that was stupid. As did others on here. And I've seen it time and time again on ebay...so just thought I'd post about it. I wasn't being malicious at all.

    If you made a deal with the guy fair play. I wasn't expecting you to 'consult' me before you buy stuff, I was just posting my views...which is what this place is for.

    No hard feelings...
     
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