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dudel
04-10-2010, 14:47
I wanted an extra toolhead for the 550b and some extra small primer fillup tubes. Thought I'd check to see if there was anything on ebay. Sure was.

The toolheads had been bid up past what they cost new from Dillon (with still a few hours to go on the auction. Same with the primer pickup tubes.

Simply amazing.

I went to the Dillon site, and ordered direct and saved a few bucks.

(edit) Just checked the completed listings for 550b toolheads. All but one went for more than Dillon is selling them new for. Only ONE sold for less ($16.50), and that's only a savings of 45 cents if you buy 3 or more from Dillon. Is it gouging when people are fighting to pay more than MSRP?

WiskyT
04-10-2010, 14:57
I have found the same thing. I have enough stuff to be able to set up a Lee1000 for an additional caliber. I wanted to find a cheap one used, maybe with missing parts etc and they have junkers for more than new complete ones. Go figyuh.

unclebob
04-10-2010, 15:06
Also look at the stupid price they want for shipping also.

dudel
04-10-2010, 15:08
Also look at the stupid price they want for shipping also.

Plus what some charge to "package" it up.

srd
04-10-2010, 17:18
But you can also find some decent deals depending on what you are looking for. I picked up a new in the box RCBS powder measure for 1/2 price and that included shipping. It was hard to turn down for the price.

n2extrm
04-10-2010, 17:38
I was amazed too. I was looking for a second 550, even if it was missing stuff so I could leave one set for sp and one for large. I can order a whole new one from dillon shipped for less then e-bay! people get sucked in and they can't "loose" so they bid and bid.

Giddyupgo55
04-10-2010, 17:48
When I bid on flea-bay I already know the new price is and keep my bid below that with shipping in the price.Seems to me there are a lot of people with more money to spend then I have.What I think of these folks I will not put in print.

coal
04-10-2010, 18:14
Non-reloaders are just getting into reloading and paying more than they should; just like many of us did when we first got started. Comes in cycles. Supply. Demand. Knowledge.

BK63
04-10-2010, 18:25
It's like that with everything on ebay. You can get some real deals if you know what you're doing. I have bought a lot of new or like new things like digital cameras on ebay. You just have to know what they go for new and what a bargain price would be. Some people don't know where to go for stuff like Dillon. Ebay is a great place. You just have to know what you're doing and who you are buying from.

Dalton Wayne
04-10-2010, 18:26
I gave up eBay a year ago when they went papal only

vafish
04-10-2010, 18:36
I hadn't looked for reloading stuff on e-bay. They are pretty crazy on the Lee prices.

A Lee Pro 1000 press is $159 at Midway, cheapest on E-bay was $169 with most of them $199 or more.

dudel
04-10-2010, 19:39
When I bid on flea-bay I already know the new price is and keep my bid below that with shipping in the price.Seems to me there are a lot of people with more money to spend then I have.What I think of these folks I will not put in print.

+1 And it's so easy to find out the price of something new. There are times I want to email the bidder and tell them you can get it new for less direct from the vendor; but then I remember when someone overpays for the stuff I put out there. Hey, it's an auction and it goes to the highest bidder; no matter how crazy they are.

Seems like people get into bidding and go nuts when the red mist appears.

Hound_dogs_01
04-10-2010, 22:01
Ebay is good for alot of things, but reloading equipment on there is outrageous...


Alex

CitizenOfDreams
04-11-2010, 00:51
I gave up eBay a year ago when they went papal only

Strange, I'm not Catholic, but they would still sell to me. :dunno:

I don't know why people have so much fear and loathing for PayPal. Sure, it's not perfect, but still way easier and safer than mailing a money order.

IndyGunFreak
04-11-2010, 00:55
Ebay is good for alot of things, but reloading equipment on there is outrageous...


Alex

I agree... I'm convinced people are making multiple user accounts to push their price up to where they want it. Like was said above, I've saw 550's going for quite a bit more than what they are new from Dillon.

kwijybo
04-11-2010, 07:31
Anytime I look for something on ebay, from photo to reload to whatever, a large number of the auctions are already past the MSRP much less the sale price.

Lethaltxn
04-11-2010, 07:37
Strange, I'm not Catholic, but they would still sell to me. :dunno:


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Bamamedic
04-12-2010, 17:34
I gave up eBay a year ago when they went papal only


Ebay is not PayPal only! You can still write a check. Call the seller with a card number etc.
Just use common sense. No one is forcing you to use Ebay. If its not a good deal don't buy, if it is then buy. Simple!

FlyfishermanMike
04-12-2010, 19:58
I don't know why people have so much fear and loathing for PayPal. Sure, it's not perfect, but still way easier and safer than mailing a money order.

Paypal is very anti-gun!

dudel
04-13-2010, 02:14
Ebay is not PayPal only! You can still write a check. Call the seller with a card number etc.
Just use common sense. No one is forcing you to use Ebay. If its not a good deal don't buy, if it is then buy. Simple!

You can try; but if you put anything about call for price, credit cards, money orders, etc, ebay will cancel the auction (DAMHIKT). They look for telltale words that indicate that you are trying to bypass paypal. When you put something up for auction; you agree to their rules (which now include paypal as the funding source) or you don't list it. I'm not a big fan of paypal since I want the cash, and paypal charges you to get the cash out unless you have additional services with them.

eBay is using paypal to generate additional revenue for themselves (sort of like Hazmat fees and shippers).

I like it for buying; but not for selling.

CitizenOfDreams
04-13-2010, 07:29
Paypal is very anti-gun!

That does not mean it can't be useful to us pro-gun folks.

IndyGunFreak
04-13-2010, 07:42
eBay is using paypal to generate additional revenue for themselves (sort of like Hazmat fees and shippers)..

Except that hazmat shipping is regulated by the federal govt, so its not just an extra revenue source for the shipper... They HAVE to do it.

IGF

unclebob
04-13-2010, 07:47
That does not mean it can't be useful to us pro-gun folks.

But they are using your money too help support there anti-gun agenda.

CitizenOfDreams
04-13-2010, 07:54
But they are using your money too help support there anti-gun agenda.

And I'm using the money I save with them to buy guns, ammo and NRA membership.

alexanderg23
04-13-2010, 07:58
Strange, I'm not Catholic, but they would still sell to me. :dunno:

I don't know why people have so much fear and loathing for PayPal. Sure, it's not perfect, but still way easier and safer than mailing a money order.


paypal is prob the thing I like the most it is so easy

unclebob
04-13-2010, 12:21
And I'm using the money I save with them to buy guns, ammo and NRA membership.

:brickwall:

dudel
04-13-2010, 12:53
Except that hazmat shipping is regulated by the federal govt, so its not just an extra revenue source for the shipper... They HAVE to do it.

IGF

Did primers and powder get more dangerous in the past 15 years? Do they treat a box with powder any differently? It's just a revenue generator. Fed gets some of it; they let the shipper keep some of it for their "trouble" and "handling".

It's just a revenue generator.

VN350X10
04-13-2010, 20:33
It's not just FleaBay, go to any farm equipment auction, same thing.
Folks get caught up in the bidding and just can't "lose" the item.
I've seen used John Deere stuff go for 50% OVER normal retail !

uncle albert

Kwesi
04-16-2010, 14:29
I agree... I'm convinced people are making multiple user accounts to push their price up to where they want it. Like was said above, I've saw 550's going for quite a bit more than what they are new from Dillon.

+1 to that or they have their buddies bid it up. Why would anyone start bidding on a no reserve item when there are 5 - 6 days left on the auction?

PsychoKnight
04-26-2010, 06:19
I gave up eBay a year ago when they went papal only

Particularly bad when eBay buys out PayPal, then makes it the exclusive option. If they were able to buy UPS, they would and then make that the only shipping option. They've become rather heavy handed in their greed.

JuneyBooney
04-26-2010, 06:25
Shipping is really high now and lots of people charge more for used or rebuilt than what other places charge for a new product. Amazing.:wow:

Glocks&Ducs
04-26-2010, 13:05
And I'm using the money I save with them to buy guns, ammo and NRA membership.

How does paypal save you money?

Before I stopped using eBay, I would sell a bunch of stuff. eBay would take their cut, then paypal would take their cut. They are the same company. What the hell is paypal taking ANOTHER cut for. Add to that both of their antu-gun attitudes and I stopped using them both. I refuse to support communist organizations as best as I can.