Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257

Starting price == $0.01


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On Oct 19, 11:14 am, SFTV_troy wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257

Starting price == $0.01


Yes, this is spam, folks, but the real question is, what wine goes
with this popcorn? Buttery, oaky chardonnay?

Dan-O (getting on-topic)

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i just want some fried chicken

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On Oct 19, 12:42 pm, SN wrote:
i just want some fried chicken


Have you tried Ebay?

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On Oct 19, 11:20 am, Dan the Man wrote:
On Oct 19, 11:14 am, SFTV_troy wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257


Starting price == $0.01


Yes, this is spam, folks, but the real question is, what wine goes
with this popcorn? Buttery, oaky chardonnay?

Dan-O (getting on-topic)


Dan-O, what elese with popcorn but BEER!
Or a nice buttery dragonwell!
Jenn



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oups.com...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257

Starting price == $0.01

DID YOU NOTICE THE SHIPPING COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $24.88

Also, a 97.6% happy buyer ratio is very low for EBAY;
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid




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Kent wrote:
"SFTV_troy" wrote ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257

Starting price == $0.01

DID YOU NOTICE THE SHIPPING COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $24.88

Also, a 97.6% happy buyer ratio is very low for EBAY;
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid


The happy buyer ratio is mostly bull anyway. What counts is how long
the have been selling or buying.
http://www.techweb.com/article/showA...1600603&pgno=1

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DID YOU NOTICE THE SHIPPING COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $24.88

Also, a 97.6% happy buyer ratio is very low for EBAY;
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid


It's not so very low when you have over 500 transactions, but I agree that
nearly $25 doesn't strike me as what parcel post would cost, not everywhere
in the lower 48. (According to http://www.usps.com/rates/parcel-post-
rates.htm it goes by distance & weight.)

But he's really stretching it in the description, for example when he says
the item is "BRAND NEW. Never used." Can you imagine anyone paying for used
popcorn? :-))

Ozzy
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Kent wrote:
"SFTV_troy" wrote ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257

Starting price == $0.01

DID YOU NOTICE THE SHIPPING COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $24.88

Also, a 97.6% happy buyer ratio is very low for EBAY;
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid


The happy buyer ratio is mostly bull anyway. What counts is how long
the have been selling or buying.
http://www.techweb.com/article/showA...1600603&pgno=1


Selling cheap and increasing the shipping costs is a way to get around ebay
fees since they are charged on the goods, not shipping. Check the total
cost to see if it is a good deal.


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Ozzy wrote:
"Kent" wrote in
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DID YOU NOTICE THE SHIPPING COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $24.88

Also, a 97.6% happy buyer ratio is very low for EBAY;
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid


It's not so very low when you have over 500 transactions, but I agree that
nearly $25 doesn't strike me as what parcel post would cost, not everywhere
in the lower 48. (According to http://www.usps.com/rates/parcel-post-
rates.htm it goes by distance & weight.)

I would encourage anyone to avoid buying from this spammer. Or any spammer.

However, a quick discussion about pricing might be in order. PayPal
charges the vendor a percentage of the sales price, but not of the
shipping. So some vendors put low prices on stuff with a "buy it now"
option and really high shipping. Of course it doesn't cost $25 to ship
the popcorn. Of course the popcorn is worth more than a penny.

As a buyer, look at the total of the sale price and shipping and decide
if that is a reasonable total. eBay has recently changed the sort
options on their displays so you can sort by the price + shipping costs,
which makes comparisons easier.

Personally, I think that this approach - low price with high shipping
costs - is unfair to PayPal and I don't buy from sellers who do that.
As a seller, I don't do that either. It's just not right! If you don't
like PayPal, don't use them. If you use them, you should pay them
fairly for their services.

Mike




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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
"DougW" wrote in message
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Kent wrote:
"SFTV_troy" wrote ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260172730257

Starting price == $0.01

DID YOU NOTICE THE SHIPPING COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $24.88

Also, a 97.6% happy buyer ratio is very low for EBAY;
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid


The happy buyer ratio is mostly bull anyway. What counts is how long
the have been selling or buying.
http://www.techweb.com/article/showA...1600603&pgno=1


Selling cheap and increasing the shipping costs is a way to get
around ebay fees since they are charged on the goods, not shipping. Check
the total cost to see if it is a good deal.


Ebay has a mechanism in place to report sellers who appear to be
over-charging on shipping. Ebay initiated rules about 6 months ago to try
and solve that issue.
--
Dave
www.davebbq.com


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Personally, I think that this approach - low price with high shipping
costs - is unfair to PayPal


Well, IMHO their fees are pretty high, and they are raking in billions for
little more than running a big website. And they own Paypal too, who takes a
nice chunk of each sale as well...if you accept credit cards.

So I feel nothing for Ebay as far as losing a few bucks here and there.
But, I sell my stuff for actual shipping on principle.

-John O


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Well, IMHO their fees are pretty high, and they are raking in billions for
little more than running a big website.


All they do is run a web site?

FYI,.they employ 13,200 people. That is a lot of families living the good
life with food and housing because they have a job with a profitable
company. Their stock is publicly traded so you can buy a piece of the
action and make money too.

Jump on and get rich too http://investor.ebay.com/faq.cfm



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"JohnO" wrote in message

Well, IMHO their fees are pretty high, and they are raking in billions
for little more than running a big website.


All they do is run a web site?

FYI,.they employ 13,200 people.


Seriously? Dang, considering they don't have a phone number, that's pretty
big. Well, I have to go start another sale...got a pile of old Heathkit
crap...uhhhh, I mean classic electronics gear... to unload.

-John O


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JohnO wrote:

Seriously? Dang, considering they don't have a phone number, that's
pretty big. Well, I have to go start another sale...got a pile of old
Heathkit crap...uhhhh, I mean classic electronics gear... to unload.


Heh.. Got an old heathkit O-scope in the attic. It still works
but last time I adjusted the sweep voltage it jumped up and bit me.

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