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How the hell is this eBay seller doing this?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RMX, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. RMX

    RMX Power Member

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    See http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ethernet-...rkingTools_Accessories_SM&hash=item3a5c82e855

    He's selling cable tester for £92.70, while exactly the same model (and no - it doesn't do miracles) sells on Chinese sites and also other eBay stores for less than £10. He's currently sold 2,164 of these - HOW?! This is a tool that only IT related people buy, and they know that it doesn't cost that much, yet he managed to sell them at this super high price.


    Or is there something I'm missing?
     
  2. mistablackhat00

    mistablackhat00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Click on the "2,164 sold" link. ;)
     
  3. RMX

    RMX Power Member

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    Ahh.. Yet why does it display the high price instead of the actual one? Also pressing the "Buy now" button also asks me to pay the high price.. *Confused* :)

    Edit: Just to mention, this isn't the first time I've seen such listings..
     
  4. mistablackhat00

    mistablackhat00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    He may have raised the price on the auction for some reason, I can't sure though.
     
  5. imdealhunter

    imdealhunter Newbie

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    EBay sellers usually increase the price when they do not have that item in stock and want to keep the listing active for future stock.
     
  6. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    ^This.

    Also, if you're in doubt, check this. :)

    CLICKY
     
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