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Old 01-26-2008, 09:36 AM   #29
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Not going off on this !!! no need for sorry - this is all a good lesson for us all!

One plus - it'll be good reading Roger's Ebay article on Porch lights in Airstream Life....

I just wonder how clobbered the guy in Minnesota is today?

Good thing I bought mine when I did from the guy! I'm gonna give him a call and tell him what they are really worth!!!

Should I?

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I will drive up and smack you if you tell him!

Atleast wait till I get paid and can buy one.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:45 AM   #30
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buy it from Rob and help him raise some Soviegn money
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:14 PM   #31
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buy it from Rob and help him raise some Soviegn money
But that would take away from my Caravanner money!
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:15 PM   #32
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Gee...I've got two originals that came with two of my older trailers. Hmmmm...maybe I'll buy the $16.95 models to use on my trailer and put the originals away to save to liquidate when I retire.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:21 PM   #33
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Gee...I've got two originals that came with two of my older trailers. Hmmmm...maybe I'll buy the $16.95 models to use on my trailer and put the originals away to save to liquidate when I retire.
Sounds like a good plan.............thanks
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:25 PM   #34
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I like 62overlander's word "gooderer". It is the word I would use for this thread, since everyone has had time to settle down,and realize that Rob is a real asset to the Airstream forums comunity.
Thanks Rob for the parts,help, and friendship.
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Wich one of you guys is fishingonice?

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Old 01-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #36
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Too bad. I really admire this guy sense of humor
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:26 PM   #38
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Now that is a funny ad! The seller tells you that he paid $16.95 for the lamp he is selling with a starting bid of $99. He also includes a link to the store he bought it from.

He does state that he needs the money to restore his trailer.

You have to wonder if someone will bid on it.
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RobandZoe have helped me with hard to find vents and other parts. I just want to say that Rob's reputation is impeccable so please give him the benefit of any doubt.
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Now that is a funny ad! The seller tells you that he paid $16.95 for the lamp he is selling with a starting bid of $99. He also includes a link to the store he bought it from.

He does state that he needs the money to restore his trailer.

You have to wonder if someone will bid on it.
I would say it's someone from here that isn't happy with Rob's entrepreneurial endevors. It's obviously a side jab at his listing. Come on guys if you want to take a jab cowboy up and be ready to take it in return.

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Using Rob's ad as an example, let me state how I feel about similiar ads. As a buyer, I see ads and think "what a rat" when I see an ad for something I know the seller purchased for $16.95 and are listing it with an opening bid of say $50. That is clearly not the case with Rob's ad. He's listed for what he paid for it. If someone wants to pay what they bid - so be it. Here's the other half of what I think about ads like this - I think "what an idiot" when I see someone actually pay those prices. It becomes obvious that they haven't done their research. Caveat Emptor.

Personally, when I see something I want/need, I run it thru every search engine I can to see where I can get it cheaper. I know if it's new on eBay, then they are buying it somewhere for a better price. Sometimes I find it elsewhere (their supplier) sometimes not. If I really want/need it and have to buy it from them, I know they are making money on me, and I make that informed decision to purchase. If their price is to high, I don't buy.

I used to sell on eBay all the time - made some good money doing so. I started selling on eBay about 6-7 years ago, simply getting rid of stuff I no longer wanted/needed. Then I expanded. Some items I sold were special deals I had procured that buyers couldn't get elsewhere, some items were things I had found that I knew would sell, (or saw someone else selling and undercut their exorbiant, overpriced listings) I slowly dwindled to not selling simply because I didn't have the time to invest.

I think as buyers, we're quick to say "what a rat" when the price is higher than what we want to pay or think it's worth, (and there are some definite rats out there) but the reality is, it's worth whatever the buyer chooses to pay in that venue.

I think that a certains vendor's (no names) prices are way too high, but I have bought from him (I think?) when that was my only option. Either that or I found another option and bought or made it. However, that vendor stays in business because there are enough people who disagree with me on what I feel is a fair price - or it was also their only option. It's a Free market
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