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retroshaun
08-10-10, 12:27
OK I reacted to these ebay listing this afternoon with an audible "WTF?!"...

First off... interesting cab but - how much? For a MAME cab??!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120630873345&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

Secondly - man I need to sell some of my cabs if this Buy It Now is the going rate!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180571252740&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

EDIT: I am *loving* the little "bottom" icons that were automatically added to my link - hope you guys are seeing those! LMAO!

SubaruBrat
08-10-10, 01:50
Craigs and Ebay are a mystery to me. In the past two years I have seen already asinine prices rise to almost double. That Teed Off that was worth $700 but listed for $1400 has now risen to $2800. Since we have entered this depresresession you would think asking prices would fall, not soar. And of course all these listings remain unsold, at least in my area.

My favorite ever, listed on ebay by a guy a few miles away from me since 2003, a backglass to Flicker. It was a decent pin, sells for $300~500 most times.

And I quote:
I thought at the time [and STILL DO!] that this FLICKER glass is collectible due to its HISTORIC ASSOCIATION WITH THE MOVIE INDUSTRY--and ESPECIALLY FOR ITS FEATURING LAUREL & HARDY & W.C. FIELDS & BOGART; etc.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1975-NOS-FLICKER-Pinball-BACKGLASS-Hollywood-Movie-art-/380169795580?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5883e2b7fc (http://cgi.ebay.com/1975-NOS-FLICKER-Pinball-BACKGLASS-Hollywood-Movie-art-/380169795580?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5883e2b7fc)

Duke.Togo
08-10-10, 03:12
Those are insane, but if they want to waste money listing them, go for it.

The only thing that bothers me is that people see these BIN prices and start to think their crap is actually worth that. Seems like I see more of these "sells for x on ebay" on CL lately and it drives me nuts.

meu2
08-10-10, 09:36
The amount of ridiculously priced items on eBay is just crazy. I blame delusional greed and eBay’s move to a Buy It Now format over straight auctions. It really can’t stand when people on services like CL (in Ireland we have the Buy & Sell and adverts.ie instead) use the term “that’s what it goes for on eBay”. If that’s what it goes for there then sell the damn thing there and be done with it.

Edwards80
08-10-10, 11:01
I've met a deluded ebayer in person, I always figured they were all chancers looking to catch people unaware. I responded to an ad in Loot (local classifieds) about a cyclone pinball machine, got there and it was in mediocre shape but was working at least. The "Reasonable offer" they wanted actually meant "2500+" ($3500 at the time).

Very politely tried to explain why this wasn't reasonable and they showed me a listing for a mint Medieval Madness on ebay and said "That's how the industry works, sorry you don't understand" . . So I left it at that. I don't think these folks will ever learn.

I haven't seen a Cyclone since :(

retroshaun
08-10-10, 04:55
Craigs and Ebay are a mystery to me. In the past two years I have seen already asinine prices rise to almost double. That Teed Off that was worth $700 but listed for $1400 has now risen to $2800. Since we have entered this depresresession you would think asking prices would fall, not soar. And of course all these listings remain unsold, at least in my area.


Agreed - same over here. Someone was trying to sell a Stargate for literally a year on CL for, IIRC, $2500. Each time it re-listed there were more and more sarcastic replies, but the guy kept plugging away. I haven't seen it for a while - perhaps he gave up or the unthinkable happened and he trashed it.