if you're a seller!
Just for the heck of it, I've been keeping a watch on the auction for an ATS-3B that ended tonight. I was watching a bidding war right before my very eyes.
The final winning bid was $317.00 - not bad for a kit that originally sold for $160.00. Admittedly, it is assembled and comes with a carrying case. But that is almost double the original price.
I mentioned before that I think that eBay is a very good thing for sellers. You have to wonder how many items end up garnering a bigger selling price than they ever would in a classified ad situation. The "macho" of not allowing yourself to be outbid? A feeding frenzy - like sharks drawn to prey? Or is it just consumer ignorance?
An ATS-3B for over $300, that NorCal Doublet the other week for $60. Admittedly, I'm not in the market for either item, so maybe if I was, those prices would not seem so inflated.
It will be interesting to see what that Palm Mini Paddle and Code Cube end up going for. Right now, they're at $90.00 with about 40 minutes to go.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!