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Old 04-08-2007, 07:06 AM   #1  
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I just came across an E-bay auction that someone is trying to sell 25% off coupons to AC Moore! They have 34 of them and are putting them up for 99c... I wouldn't think doing the work for that is worth it!
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:13 AM   #2  
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Yes, the bay is hilarious sometimes. People will try to make a buck from anything.

But, just think about garage sales, which are kind of ebay IRL. I have seen baby food jars for 25 cents each! What is that about?
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My sister used to sell Victoria's Secret catty's. Seriously.
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My sister used to sell Victoria's Secret catty's. Seriously.
That's pretty funny! Aren't those free? LOL
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Yes, the bay is hilarious sometimes. People will try to make a buck from anything.

But, just think about garage sales, which are kind of ebay IRL. I have seen baby food jars for 25 cents each! What is that about?
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That's pretty funny! Aren't those free? LOL

Yes, and she could get more than $5 a piece (plus shipping and handling). Most of the people she sent them to requested plain brown wrappers...don't even want to think about that.
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actually, when I think about it, if I did want/need something expensive at AC Moore, it would probably be worth it to purchase the coupon for so little...

right?
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Yes, and she could get more than $5 a piece (plus shipping and handling). Most of the people she sent them to requested plain brown wrappers...don't even want to think about that.
LOL- maybe that's why, they didn't want to be on the Victoria Secrect mailing list and get unwrapped cataloges in the mail. I don't see how having a VS cataloge come to your house is embarrassing, but that is probably why.
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actually, when I think about it, if I did want/need something expensive at AC Moore, it would probably be worth it to purchase the coupon for so little...

right?
As a buyer it would be worth it, except they give out 50% coupons left and right! And just about every Sunday night is a 25% off everything in the store. Not to mention you can use all competitor coupons which are also VERY easy to get. I myself wouldn't bother because I could get one for free quicker. But as the seller I would think it's not worth the time to list them.
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That's pretty funny! Aren't those free? LOL

hahaha! Yah, they're free.....but if men's wives are hiding them and throwing them out before the men get to see them, they become very valuable.
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The thing that cracks me up is that this person is charging 50 cents for the shipping. Aren't stamps still 39 cents?
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I have sold formula checks on ebay, they sell for close to their value. I still have yet to figure it out, but hey we used store brand so figured I mine as well sell them lol.
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hahaha! Yah, they're free.....but if men's wives are hiding them and throwing them out before the men get to see them, they become very valuable.
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The thing that cracks me up is that this person is charging 50 cents for the shipping. Aren't stamps still 39 cents?
I was thinking the same thing... I think a lot of people over charge on shipping on purpose on e-bay. I can't tell you how many times the shipping for an item is $10 or higher for something that will fit in a small $4.05 priority box!
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I know when I have sold stuff on ebay I charge a bit more for shipping and handling to cover the bubble wrap, padded envelope, etc as well as the cost to cover gas etc for the trip to the PO. which is sometimes necessary...
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Shipping has gotten really high tho at PO, I sold something one time, charged $10 to ship it. THought it would be plenty, it cost me $13. I now use FedEx Ground they are so much cheaper for packages.
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I think the main reason that people charge more for shipping on e-bay is because they don't have to pay e-bay a percentage of the shipping cost only the listing price. That is the sellers way of getting a higher sale price even though it looks low when bidding.
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I think the main reason that people charge more for shipping on e-bay is because they don't have to pay e-bay a percentage of the shipping cost only the listing price. That is the sellers way of getting a higher sale price even though it looks low when bidding.
True, but you do pay a fee if the money is collected through paypal...
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Being overcharged on shipping really turns me off to an auction. I usually don't bid if the seller has clearly inflated the shipping cost- even is it is something I really want.
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Being overcharged on shipping really turns me off to an auction. I usually don't bid if the seller has clearly inflated the shipping cost- even is it is something I really want.
Me too!!
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I have sold formula checks on ebay, they sell for close to their value. I still have yet to figure it out, but hey we used store brand so figured I mine as well sell them lol.

????????
What does this mean?
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I hope this person is not a member of SCS and if you are, too bad because I am speaking my mind! I bought a stamp on Ebay...I am looking for background stamps because I really don't have any and like some of the "retired" ones out there. Anyway, I paid 12 bucks for a stamp that stated it was a Swirly Background stamp. It came in a regular envelope and was 1" x 1". I was soooooooooooooo upset! The worst part is that the stamps didn't equal the 2.50 it cost to mail it! LOLOL I learned my lesson, of course.
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????????
What does this mean?
When you register at the Baby formula websites they send you "checks" which are really coupons you can use for baby formula purchases.

Ok so try searching on ebay for "Dryer Lint" I know it's used for paper making but it's still sort of funny... I know my own lint isn't pristine enough to sell!

Oh my... look at this one...
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OH my gosh. I'm SO glad this came up. I HATE HATE HATE when people jack up the shipping prices so high. I've seen people selling SINGLE sets with $8 shipping! I only ask for actual shipping.
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Yep all the formula companies send ya checks when you have a baby. I have had some for as much as $10 off. THey are just like a coupon, but they are a actual check that the store cashes at the bank.
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When you register at the Baby formula websites they send you "checks" which are really coupons you can use for baby formula purchases.

Ok so try searching on ebay for "Dryer Lint" I know it's used for paper making but it's still sort of funny... I know my own lint isn't pristine enough to sell!

Oh my... look at this one...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-jar-with-DRY...QQcmdZViewItem
too weird!
THere are some really strange people out there it appears to buy dryer lint lol.
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My cousin's brother-in-law once sold a "road kill" rabbit on eBay. Is that totally weird or what?!

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