?

Log in

No account? Create an account
What I say? Who knows me? What I said? What I am? disturbing.org.uk Previous Previous Next Next
Ah - ebay! - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Ah - ebay!
The usual story - something I like with a ridiculous price tag. So ridiculous in fact that no-one at all has bid. This says to me that the starting price is perhaps a little too high for the market to bear. I let it expire then contact the seller...

Me: "Hi - I saw the xxxxx you had for sale didn't sell. I'm interested but thought the starting price was way in excess of what I'm interested in paying for such a piece. What are your plans for the camera sale now?"

Him: "hi there thanks for you email but its appears that the xxx to expenssive for you as you cant aford the starting price but thanks for asking regards"

Me: "Well - that's certainly one way of looking at it - another might be that the price is too high for the market! Do let me know if you decide to re-list or offer it at a lower price - where I might be more able to afford it. Thanks!"

In other news - Brummies are invited to go my artw*nk show at the Custard Factory Gallery for the next week and a bit.

Tags: ,

9 lies or Lie to me
Comments
marcushill From: marcushill Date: November 24th, 2006 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you being deliberately regionalist in not inviting non-Brummies or are you saying your show isn't good enough to travel to see?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 24th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)
The latter :-) I have one piece in a 35 piece show that "reflects a number of different tastes and perspectives" shall we say...
ayrton_nix From: ayrton_nix Date: November 24th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah thats what I wanted to know.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 24th, 2006 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
See above :-)
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: November 24th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Was it that bloke selling a used 'blad 205TCC body only for 3 grand? 'Cos you can get the complete kit, with a warranty, from Ffordes for 2/3 of that...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 24th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, was for an old box camera I wanted to ransack for LRP.
davefish From: davefish Date: November 24th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
How far is the Custard factory from New St. station?

Pricing on ebay never ceases to surprise me. I'm heading towards giving up on the plan of getting a cheap, old DSLR from there.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 24th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
B9 4AA - about 1km. It's only open until 6 though. I'm there on the 30th and the 1st on "invigilation duty" 4-6pm.
davefish From: davefish Date: November 24th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Timing might make it a bit tricky, but I'll see what I can do.
9 lies or Lie to me