Ebay purchase next door

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by inwo, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. inwo

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I've got to be more observant.:(

    I made a lowball offer for 9 used contactors on Ebay. $5each. Shipping was ~$6 each.

    Never gave it much thought.

    I just checked tracking and noticed it shipped from a small city 25Mi. away.
    My son-in-law works for same city. Sister lives there for gosh sakes.

    Oh well, he may not have accepted the offer if he knew I would try to beat him out of the S&H.:D

    That's never happened to me before.
    As everyone knows the best deals are proportional to distance.
     
  2. spinnaker

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    Probably worth the $6 and avoid the hassle of having a family member pick it up and get it to you.

    Besides, I am not sure I would want strangers coming to my door to pick up an item. It is the reason I avoid selling on Craigslist.
     
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