Some ebay items. Why??

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Brandane, 20 Dec 2016.

  1. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    Empty cardboard box which once held a Specialized Tricross - anyone want one for £10?
    Or would you prefer to nip into any LBS, or cycling chainstore for that matter, where they will be glad to get rid of one without them having to place it in a skip.
    Are sellers really so desperate for £10? Are buyers really so gullable?

    NB... I only stumbled across the listing while searching "Specialized Tricross". I don't have a fetish for buying overpriced cardboard boxes.
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  2. Salad Dodger

    Salad Dodger Veteran

    Kent Coast
    Perhaps they think it will make a good cardboard bike.
  3. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I've a Wiggle bike box you can have for a tenner after Christmas if you're collecting them :okay: - currently it's got this in:

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  4. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    Obviously you have not seen the numerous For Sale adverts here for shorts - the type that you wear when nekkid underneath when riding a bike.
  5. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    The Oval Office
    Selling shorts is easy. I simply tell the sellers it's a brown speed stripe.
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  6. JohnHughes307

    JohnHughes307 Active Member

    Potters Bar
    I once sold the box my Mont Blanc pen came in for £40 on ebay. I was going to throw it out, as the pen spends all its time in my pocket, and given that it is engraved with my name, I'm never going to sell it, but then though "I wonder..."
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  7. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
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  8. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Put in a £5.99 "montblanc" pen from hong kong and in the genuine box it's suddenly worth a lot more.

    Not sure it makes much sense for old bike parts though
  9. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
    I was surprised to see some empty whisky bottles on sale on eBay. Then I googled the whisky the bottles once held, and at over £100 a bottle, my suspicious mind leaps to all sorts of fraudulent activity based conclusions.
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  10. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Does anyone want to buy a dirty dinner plate? Would save me the bother washing it!
  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I was thinking of getting rid of the Erskine Bridge if anyone's interested? Just hasn't been the same since they made me remove the toll booths.
  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I can understand people wanting to earn a tenner, you would need a big box to put a cycle box in to post it out though.
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  13. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I used to work in one of those crappy Irish theme pubs. We had a marvellous display of Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, every bottle was filled with cold tea.
  14. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    The Oval Office
    James May famously eBay'd half a packet pf Benson and sold them for more than a full packet would have been worth.
  15. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    You can sell fags on ebay? I'd have thought Her Majesty's Customs and whatever they're called would have something to say about that.
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