Unbelievable - RG19 on Ebay already.!

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Unbelievable - RG19 on Ebay already.!

Post by RetroRik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:30 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RETRO-GAMER-MAGAZ ... dZViewItem

What's that all about. How is he even expecting to get his money back.? :?:

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Post by LeeT » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:39 am

He is probably hoping the mag sells out quickly! :roll:

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Post by Markie » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:51 am

So do I! :wink:

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Post by Ash » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:01 pm

He's hoping for overseas bids.

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:07 pm

I bet some muppet in the UK buys it for about £7, despite copies being available in the shops. It's shocking what some people will buy on eBay and who much they'll pay.

/wonders whether UNIQUE ONE-OFF R@RE "Strip cut paper shredder" box (complete with BOTH price label stickers) will make me enough to retire on...
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Post by TheShend » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:55 pm

I had the first copy of Retro Gamer but wasn't fussed and didn't continue with it*. I sold it pronto when it was going for over 30 notes on the ebay ^_^

I like the new mag too much already to part with it.**

*Don't burn ME!! >_<

**I'll but a 2nd copy if the ebay goes well :P

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Re: Unbelievable - RG19 on Ebay already.!

Post by Cthulhu Steev » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:49 pm

RetroRik wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RETRO-GAMER-MAGAZ ... dZViewItem

What's that all about. How is he even expecting to get his money back.? :?:

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Jesus, £3.00 for postage for a magazine, these people truly take the censored.

Still, some idiots will pay it...

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Post by James A » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:44 pm

Thats were the mark up is. Postage and Packaging for that will be less than a pound. Thats not the worst example of ripping off on the postage though seen on ebay.

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Post by savva0122 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:07 pm

£3.99 bid + £3.00 = £2.00 profit!

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:17 pm

I find it strange that he's touting for overseas business but only offering UK postage rates. FWIW, it'd cost £1.40 or £1.59 to post RG 19 by first class in the UK, depending on how much packaging you added.
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Post by Dudley » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:14 am

savva0122 wrote:£3.99 bid + £3.00 = £2.00 profit!
Minus £1.50 or so postage.

Minus 50p or so ebay fees.

Man's a genius!

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Post by fairziff » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:32 am

I admire people's enterprise.
Good luck to him!

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Post by Dizrythmia » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:47 am

$21AU (with postage) for a magazine that used to cost only $12AU WITH a CD?? & there's 3 days left, so it'll go up. I might ask one of my contacts to send me one from the UK.......

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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:58 am

Dizrythmia wrote:for a magazine that used to cost only $12AU WITH a CD?
Seeing as it's been about £2.40 AU to £1 for ages now, you were obviously getting something of a bargain in the past—even not taking into account shipping prices, the "value" of the old RG was about $14.40 AU...

Still, think yourself lucky you're not in Iceland. When I lived there, most UK magazines that were around the fiver mark were typically sold for about £18 (approx. $32 or $43 AU). And while Iceland's part-way across the Atlantic, it's still considered a European country (although it's EEA rather than EU).
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Post by savva0122 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:14 am

Dudley wrote:
savva0122 wrote:£3.99 bid + £3.00 = £2.00 profit!
Minus £1.50 or so postage.

Minus 50p or so ebay fees.

Man's a genius!
Aah yes forgot that bit in my excitement

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