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Unbelievable - RG19 on Ebay already.!

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:30 am
by RetroRik
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RETRO-GAMER-MAGAZ ... dZViewItem

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

Regards

RIK

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:39 am
by LeeT
He is probably hoping the mag sells out quickly! :roll:

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:51 am
by Markie
So do I! :wink:

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:01 pm
by Ash
He's hoping for overseas bids.

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:07 pm
by CraigGrannell
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...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:55 pm
by TheShend
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

Re: Unbelievable - RG19 on Ebay already.!

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:49 pm
by Cthulhu Steev
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.? :?:

Regards

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

Still, some idiots will pay it...

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:44 pm
by James A
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.

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:07 pm
by savva0122
£3.99 bid + £3.00 = £2.00 profit!

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:17 pm
by CraigGrannell
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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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:14 am
by Dudley
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!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:32 am
by fairziff
I admire people's enterprise.
Good luck to him!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:47 am
by Dizrythmia
$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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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:58 am
by CraigGrannell
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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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:14 am
by savva0122
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