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02/11/2005 05:49:13 PM · #1
I have a $10 starting price on my 300D currently listed on Ebay.

Both camera and lens are less then 6 months old and were rarely taken out of the box. These were bought as a backup system for my EOS 1Ds system. I am upgrading to a EOS 20D as a backup and will not need this camera. Both camera and lens are in like new mechanical, optical and cosmetic condition. Go here to view this camera listing.
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Both camera and lens come in their original box and packaging. Lens comes with caps, soft pouch and blank warrantee card. Camera comes with front cap, battery, charger, manual, strap, software and blank warrantee card.


02/11/2005 05:51:34 PM · #2
what's the reserve set at?
02/11/2005 05:53:08 PM · #3
Good point deapee.. quoting a starting bid price is kind of underhanded if you set a reserve and don't mention *that* :)
02/11/2005 05:59:43 PM · #4
I can only imagine how many bids are already in place. I seriously doubt a $10 bid would get that camera regardless of 'starting price'
02/11/2005 06:01:49 PM · #5
well i put up a bid to get you started nsbca...but I think it's pointless to bid on items with a reserve. so unless I know what that is I'm definately not bidding anymore.
02/11/2005 06:02:56 PM · #6
Originally posted by deapee:

what's the reserve set at?


The reserve is well below the price of the body alone. That's all you need to know for now. It's not high.

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Message edited by author 2005-02-12 09:20:37.
02/11/2005 06:05:59 PM · #7
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by deapee:

what's the reserve set at?


The reserve is well below the price of the body alone. That's all you need to know for now. It's not high.


Well.. good luck selling it. Hope you don't have an attitude like that with ebayers that email you with questions about the reserve.. or it'll sit there for a few years :) (of course, there's always the dumb people to rely on.. and auction sites are full of those)
02/11/2005 06:08:04 PM · #8
Woah, I dont think not giving out the reserve price is a "bad attitude". It's just common sense, come off it, he's still trying to sell his gear without people robbing him blind. If it were common practice to give out the reserve price then it would say "the reserve is --" instead of "the reserve has/n't been met".

02/11/2005 06:15:57 PM · #9
Originally posted by Artyste:

Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by deapee:

what's the reserve set at?


The reserve is well below the price of the body alone. That's all you need to know for now. It's not high.


Well.. good luck selling it. Hope you don't have an attitude like that with ebayers that email you with questions about the reserve.. or it'll sit there for a few years :) (of course, there's always the dumb people to rely on.. and auction sites are full of those)


What attitude? The reserve is kept confidential for a reason. You expect me to post it of a blog? When Ebayers email me with a question about the reserve I tell them the same thing. Why would I care to give one bidder an advantage over any other. I have no intention of revealing the reserve until the item reaches that reserve. If you care not to bid on something with a reserve that is your perogative. You can either wait until the item reaches the reserve to bid on it or bid on someting with no reserve or a buy it now. Do what you like.

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Message edited by author 2005-02-12 09:20:58.
02/11/2005 06:20:20 PM · #10
^^^^^^
He has a point.
02/11/2005 06:22:32 PM · #11
Originally posted by MyDayStrong:

^^^^^^
He has a point.


probably.. one of the problems with being a socialist is that we like to bitch about anything that has to do with secretive or questionable sales tactics. To me, even *setting* a reserve in an auction is silly. If you want a certain price for something, ask for it. LOL

Oh well, life goes on.
02/11/2005 06:25:00 PM · #12
Originally posted by Artyste:

Originally posted by MyDayStrong:

^^^^^^
He has a point.


probably.. one of the problems with being a socialist is that we like to bitch about anything that has to do with secretive or questionable sales tactics. To me, even *setting* a reserve in an auction is silly. If you want a certain price for something, ask for it. LOL

Oh well, life goes on.


If you ask for it Ebay charges you 5 times the commision.

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Message edited by author 2005-02-12 09:22:41.
02/11/2005 06:25:41 PM · #13
Setting a reserve for something in an auction is not silly at all. It's a minimum selling price...

Saying "blah blah blah for $10" has always gotten on my nerves because it will go for 'market value' just like every other 300d on ebay...opening bid is meaningless.
02/11/2005 06:25:42 PM · #14
Originally posted by Artyste:

If you want a certain price for something, ask for it. LOL


yea like I did when I was selling my 300D on EBay, no reserve, but a starting bid of $1100 (was good at the time) and got ZERO bids. It's all about marketing and the perceived value - starting a bid at $10 will just gain more attention...again, apart of our socialist culture.
02/11/2005 06:26:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by GoldBerry:

Woah, I dont think not giving out the reserve price is a "bad attitude". It's just common sense, come off it, he's still trying to sell his gear without people robbing him blind. If it were common practice to give out the reserve price then it would say "the reserve is --" instead of "the reserve has/n't been met".


..and then, rather than it being a reserve it would be the first bid price so it wouldn't be a reserve! try going to a real life auction, you don't get told what the reserve is beforehand.
02/11/2005 06:26:50 PM · #16
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Saying "blah blah blah for $10" has always gotten on my nerves


but it works.
02/11/2005 06:27:32 PM · #17
Originally posted by Ecce Signum:


..and then, rather than it being a reserve it would be the first bid price so it wouldn't be a reserve! try going to a real life auction, you don't get told what the reserve is beforehand.


exactly
02/11/2005 06:30:39 PM · #18
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by Artyste:

Originally posted by MyDayStrong:

^^^^^^
He has a point.


probably.. one of the problems with being a socialist is that we like to bitch about anything that has to do with secretive or questionable sales tactics. To me, even *setting* a reserve in an auction is silly. If you want a certain price for something, ask for it. LOL

Oh well, life goes on.


If you ask for it Ebay charges you 5 times the commision.


seriously!?!? All the more reason to remain socialist. LOL
02/11/2005 06:32:01 PM · #19
You people are all way off base, he did not invent the idea of a reserve and there is nothing wrong with him having one, it is a common practice .
What you should be giving him a hard time about is the very deceptive subject he gave this thread which clearly was meant to get people to think that there was a 300D out there for $10 when in fact there is no way to buy it for that price.
02/11/2005 06:32:29 PM · #20
Originally posted by GoldBerry:

Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Saying "blah blah blah for $10" has always gotten on my nerves


but it works.


No it doesn't. Doing so works. Saying so doesn't really, I don't think.

I would also auction something with a low starting bid. I wouldn't tell people "blah blah blah for $10". I would say "blah blah blah is being auctioned".
02/11/2005 06:32:56 PM · #21
it's pointless to sit there and bid, bid, bid then the item hits $900 or something and it's still not met reserve. it's pointless.

The reason I assumed you would share your reserve was that you only started the bidding at $10 so that they wouldn't take a higher percentage as if you started the bidding at $300.

Either way, I usually refrain from bidding on items with a reserve and will defiantely not be bidding on your 300d anymore...take it for what it's worth. I may not matter, but I may.
02/11/2005 06:32:56 PM · #22
Originally posted by scottwilson:

You people are all way off base, he did not invent the idea of a reserve and there is nothing wrong with him having one, it is a common practice .
What you should be giving him a hard time about is the very deceptive subject he gave this thread which clearly was meant to get people to think that there was a 300D out there for $10 when in fact there is no way to buy it for that price.


so you like my post.
02/11/2005 06:34:07 PM · #23
Just a bit of free advertising...nothing wrong with that.

Hope you get a good price.
02/11/2005 06:43:39 PM · #24

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Originally posted by scottwilson:

You people are all way off base, he did not invent the idea of a reserve and there is nothing wrong with him having one, it is a common practice .
What you should be giving him a hard time about is the very deceptive subject he gave this thread which clearly was meant to get people to think that there was a 300D out there for $10 when in fact there is no way to buy it for that price.


Ok. In the title field of this thread I wanted to put "blah blah blah for a starting price of $10". But how many words you are alowed to post is more like "blah blah blah for $10". This is not deceptive. You know no one is giving away a DSLR with a prime in pristine condition for $10 don't you? I gave the link to the auction didn't I? You know it's on Ebay for 7 days. Honestly, before anyone opened this thread to see what was inside did any of you really think I was going to give away a camera for $10? So who was decieved?

Message edited by author 2005-02-12 09:22:58.
02/11/2005 06:45:33 PM · #25
I think you should sell everyone who has read this thread a Rebel 300D for $10.00, you can make up the rest with shipping and handling charges.
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