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(03-30-2023 05:31 AM)John Garza (3665) Wrote: [ -> ]For all those 'Welcome Back Kotter" fans...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264357090167?ha...8ce91377:gTongue-MAAOSwYRJc~pHE

Amazing what a sticker will do...

-J

$3,000 and not even a square root key. The nerve.
Super Mike calculator for a bargain at $1,224: Big Grin

https://www.ebay.com/itm/195667918555?ha...R4Lr85vnYQ

Still no square root button though.
(03-27-2023 09:54 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote: [ -> ]Hello,

this evening, an HP-71B was sold on eBay in Germany for 1075 Euros. This is the highest price for a 71B that I have seen so far in this part of the world. It came with some modules and a few packs of magnetic cards, but it still is a lot of money! Inflation seems to have reached the HP collectors market.

Regards
Max

The seller offers the calculator again !

Roland
Not a HP this time, but a Casio FX-3 for 12,000 USD in 3/5 overall condition:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/125834745607

- Rob
Next up, a four-function calculator with a radio for the high, high, high price of $2,999:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264263435987?ha...R-q2i5vrYQ

What is it with these people? SMDH
(04-07-2023 03:13 AM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote: [ -> ]Next up, a four-function calculator with a radio for the high, high, high price of $2,999:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264263435987?ha...R-q2i5vrYQ

What is it with these people? SMDH

Oh, c'mon, batteries and earphones are included, it's a fair price Smile
The real surprise is that five of them have sold already!
Let's talk about this.....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125762044313
(04-07-2023 06:49 AM)Marco Polo Wrote: [ -> ]Let's talk about this.....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125762044313

See here...
(04-07-2023 08:09 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-07-2023 06:49 AM)Marco Polo Wrote: [ -> ]Let's talk about this.....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125762044313

See here...
Ouch!
It seems my memory needs some refresh :-)
This listing charges a shipping fee of $1,000,000.00 to sell a $1,000 used "BIG DISPLAY!" calculator.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/141451555511

Nice try.

- Rob
(04-07-2023 09:18 PM)robve Wrote: [ -> ]This listing charges a shipping fee of $1,000,000.00 to sell a $1,000 used "BIG DISPLAY!" calculator.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/141451555511

Nice try.

- Rob

And the BIG DISPLAY doesn't work anymore!
However it's unfair that shipping to Italy rises to US $1,000,032.27
(04-07-2023 09:27 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-07-2023 09:18 PM)robve Wrote: [ -> ]This listing charges a shipping fee of $1,000,000.00 to sell a $1,000 used "BIG DISPLAY!" calculator.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/141451555511

Nice try.

- Rob

And the BIG DISPLAY doesn't work anymore!
However it's unfair that shipping to Italy rises to US $1,000,032.27

Tell you what, if you pay the $1,000,000.00, I'll send you the $32.27 just to see our names in the Guinness Book of World Records!
(04-07-2023 10:38 PM)toml_12953 Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-07-2023 09:27 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote: [ -> ]And the BIG DISPLAY doesn't work anymore!
However it's unfair that shipping to Italy rises to US $1,000,032.27

Tell you what, if you pay the $1,000,000.00, I'll send you the $32.27 just to see our names in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Count me in!

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
Hello!

(04-03-2023 04:43 PM)Roland57 Wrote: [ -> ]The seller offers the calculator again !

This time it sold for "only" 900 Euros. I wonder if we will see it again soon...
eBay Germany has completely removed the fees for private sales a short while ago. So you can keep buying your own stuff as often as you want without having to pay anything. He's probably going to repeat this game until he is happy with the result.

Regards
Max
(04-08-2023 12:50 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote: [ -> ]Hello!

(04-03-2023 04:43 PM)Roland57 Wrote: [ -> ]The seller offers the calculator again !

This time it sold for "only" 900 Euros. I wonder if we will see it again soon...
eBay Germany has completely removed the fees for private sales a short while ago. So you can keep buying your own stuff as often as you want without having to pay anything. He's probably going to repeat this game until he is happy with the result.

Regards
Max

Perhaps it's just a wording thing, but how can eBay not charge fees to a seller? What is meant by "private sales" here Max?
Even when prices are high on eBay, some eBay sellers may have no clue how to package precious and expensive vintage machines properly for shipment.

It deeply hurts to see these pictures of failed eBay shipments that a collector received in Germany:

https://www.schlepptops.de/wiki/index.ph...teuer_eBay

What were these sellers thinking?

- Rob
(04-07-2023 06:49 AM)Marco Polo Wrote: [ -> ]Let's talk about this.....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125762044313

Isn't that ridiculous, an $18,000 calculator only for parts?
Hello!

(04-08-2023 02:35 PM)rprosperi Wrote: [ -> ]Perhaps it's just a wording thing, but how can eBay not charge fees to a seller? What is meant by "private sales" here Max?

Yes, I guess it is mostly about wording. The distinction is between private sellers and commercial sellers. Commercial sellers are the vast majority on eBay around here: Unless your business does not exceed a certain volume, it is easier and cheaper to use eBay, Amazon, Etsy and similar sites rather than to run your own webshop. Just last week I bought a set of new brake disks for my rare(ish) car from such a seller on eBay, the market seems to be too small (only 5000 of these cars were ever sold in Germany, the last one over 11 years ago) for the big auto-parts dealers to bother.
Obviously eBay Germany now generates enough income from these commercial retailers alone so that it can afford to waive the fees for private sellers. The fees for the payment providers (e.g. PayPal) still remain, probably eBay still gets their share of these.

Regards
Max
But: ebay (and other online marketplaces) must give your data to official tax authorities if you sell more than 30 articles or over 2000 euros a year here in Europe.
So this seller has to declare his sales (or not-sales) next year for 2023. If it is worth the effort is everybody‘s choice
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