mjb1961 wrote: RFS wrote: mjb1961 wrote:
Absolute bargain ,4 lengths of peco flexi ,brand new never used ,,bargain at £125.99 ,if you are interested then search ,,goldfishinovations,,on eBay
Being as the listing shows 124 sold, I assume the seller is out of stock and hence set the price this high to deter buyers till he has more stock.
If he has run out of stock then why is he still advertising?
Besides I only posted it as a laugh,I mean what sort of moron would actually pay that amount ,
Got me intrigued now RFS ,I've just search him and he has 'more than 10' as available,,I reckon he's trying it on ,hasn't the peco factory been closed because of the covid 19 and I'm sure it's created a shortage of track and it's pushed up the prices.
Many sellers do this, run out of stock and so increase the price, the fact it says he has more than 10 available is irrelevant, as that is set by the seller. It takes time to set up the adverts with all the photos, descriptions, key search words etc, so it's easier as a seller to simply increase the price to something no one will pay, than it is to remove the advert and re-list it when he gets more stock. Plus people will have that advert on watch. I used to do it with model boat hulls, I made them to order, if I got too many orders, I needed time to play catch-up, so the price went up. When I was all caught up, I'd reduce the price back down. Added bonus for sellers is that often eBay will send a message to people watching an item, telling them the price has been reduced, reminding them about the item and possibly getting them to buy it.