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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Ebay - Read BEFORE you BID

Have you tried bought something from Ebay ?

I did, and so far i am not dissappointed with the things that I bought :).

But with the PS3 craze, its just amazing. People is trying to make money from the PS3.

Case 1:
Using words to trick people to quickly buy it since its a rare item.
"3 Sony Playstation Systems...Free Shipping!"
Nothing wrong with the title but the description:

"You're bidding on Sony Playstations, 3 of them.
Bid with confidence."

Oh NOOOO, you see, if you did not read carefully, you will miss the "comma", and your minds quickly said, oops, I need to buy it NOWWWWWWW its soo cheappppp, and there goes your money, this PS1 is being sold
at 900 USD. (3 PS1). There is no way you need to spend 900 USD to buy PS1. This PS1 also did not comes with the controller, damn....I guess the guy will need to spend extra $$ to buy the controller.

Poor guy did not read the fine print.

Link: Ebay Link - Case 1

Case number 2:
A person would like to make a quick buck by selling PS3 in the ebay. Poor him,
The PS3 price is US$ 500++. and guess whats happen, since he is too optimisitic that people will bid on his PS3, he got the item sold at US$10. If only he put the reserve price or start the bidding at US$ 750. Come on, the seller want to make a quick buck right, so he knows he will only sell it above certain price :P, so why dont he cut the chase and just put the items at the minimum price that he wants to release the item :).

YEAPPPP, US$ 10.......

Link: Ebay Link - Case 2

Lesson Learn:
1. Read before you buy :)
2. Dont be too optimistic, if you start the bidding at least 500 USD, you will still get your money back :).



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