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Thread: Sticker shock

  1. #41
    Boolit Master jmorris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Yeah, back after Obama was reelected and sandyhook I sold a Dillon 650 for enough to order a new 1050, bullet feeder and have a little cash left over.

    I bet I bid on 100 items to everyone I "win". I place a bit that is what I would pay for a item and forget about it. They will send me an email if I get it and I let the other folks decide if they want to pay too much for something.

  2. #42
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Michigan Lansing Area
    Totally agree that knowing the value, or knowing you need to learn it to avoid paying a fool's tax on your ignorance is the first step. Knowing what it will probably sell for, where that stands in relationship to what you are willing to spend yourself also helps.

    Patience and willing to pass without the loss being painful if the deal isn't right will save you from paying too much. I will pay more to get more or better quality but not if the price to value isn't decent Which is the last item to attend to, knowing the value afforded by a range of products that offer the same thing. If a die set costs 4x what another set costs will my ammo be 4x as good? Are they both carbide? Similar condition? Price doesn't equal value be it high or low.
    Je suis Charlie
    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
    Feedback page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...light=RogerDat I do trade a bit from time to time.

  3. #43
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by DerekP Houston View Post
    Some people are content to sit on items and continually re-list them, I believe they are ebays favorite as they pay for relisting each time. Typically if I'm looking to get rid of something I just want a decent price for it, not top dollar, and would rather sell it quickly than waste more time trying to nickle and dime another member here.
    I have never sold on eBay, but bought a bunch of stuff. My account goes back to 98.

    I saw a Lee Loader on eBay sit unsold with a starting bid around $40.

    Not a nibble.

    Relisted 3-4 times, but then, the right people saw the ad.

    bidding war and it sold for $80+

    eBay give the true 'going price' for an item, even if it is only for the one winning buyer.

  4. #44
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Central VA
    I’m a little depressed with what has happened to Herters press prices. Around here they used to be hard to give away because they used non-standard shell holders and weren’t painted green or orange. Now they’re “collectible” and the $25-50 Super U I could buy any time I wanted 15 years ago has gone up anywhere from 6 to tenfold. “We grow too soon oldt und too late “schmardt”

    "It aint easy being green!"

  5. #45
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Any Town, Usa
    Today everything is Collectable. Once junk Now gold. the traffic draws the market.. I see this all the time @ the gun shows.
    Reloading antiques, Civil war . WWII . Collectors Drive the market
    the hunt is everything. It's easy to sell on The internet. Post and sell
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