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  1. stevo

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    A thread for "all things Ebay"

    Post anything that may interest people.
     
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    Ebay has a 15% off everything at the moment for a couple of days.

    Put in the code: Click15 as a voucher code when checking out. $100 maximum discount. Ebay covers the discount cost, not the seller.

    One issue with this, is that sellers put their prices up when they know ebay are doing deals.

    I put a camera in my shopping cart and put the code in and reduced the price by $100, but I wasn't 100% sure I wanted it so left it there. Putting an item in your cart is not a commitment to buy. A few hours later I went back and checked, and the price had been revised. They put the item price up by $30. They just realized the deal was on so they up their price. Very dodgy. Needless to say that I removed it from my cart, and bought from someone else.
     
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    This is a really good idea for a thread to link deals or products people find specific to eBay.

    A few years ago I thought ebay might be on the way down the curve and be taken over by other emerging online retailers but that's not the case.

    Personally, ebay is my goto shop for rare seeds and products I am having trouble finding. I admit it... I'm a bit addicted to surfing ebay :)
     
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    yeap Ebay is always good to find things and compare prices with normal websites. Sometimes the same business will be a fair bit cheaper on their website compared to their Ebay listing, so it's good to check first.

    I sometimes just browse, and find things that I want that I didn't want before I saw it. I'm bad for online shopping too Mark :blush:
     
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    Ash Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    In terms of gardening supplies, I've found vendors selling heirloom seeds and green plastic plant protectors with cane stakes for a fraction of the price of local suppliers. It's such a shame really - I want to support the stores but the prices are just far too exorbitant, including the big boys (Masters, Bunnings).
     
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    So true... There's a lot of good bargains online and on eBay in particular not only that but why walk miles around town only to find no retailer stocks the product you're after when you can punch it into eBay search and usually find it.
     
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    TheGoodGuys have a 20% off on their ebay store at the moment, but check the prices, some things aren't that cheap.
     
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    Today I got an 'ebay group buy deal' on a gas water heater.
    I was looking for one for the cabin but the prices were way too high.
    Then yesterday this deal email from ebay showed one that suits for $199 whereas the normal price is $429.
    So I got one.
    It can hang up anywhere & have a garden hose & gas cylinder attached & whalla, a hot shower.
    The cabin has a very small electric water heater plumbed in but for those who would like a bath or a healthy soak or to do hot washing, this little unit will be ideal as it can hang just under the high roof of the porch & service both the bathtub & laundry.

    http://groupbuy.ebay.com.au/deal?itemId=161865784615
     
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    That's a brilliant little portable gas hot water heater! I want to get one and I don't even need it...

    Geez it's amazing what gadgets we have now to do all kinds of things. I could have done with one of those during my army days it would have made those cold bucket showers out in the scrub much more pleasant!

    Please let us know how well it works in the cabin?
     
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    How's that Hot Water heater going Clissa? I was looking at those a while ago, just wasn't sure about it.
     
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    Ebay has a 20% off tech stuff from selected sellers, til Nov 30. Of course you should check and compare prices.
     
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    geees, that looks fancy, hopefully it'll hold up to the punishment!

    The extended chainsaw would be handy.
     
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    Part of me wanted to buy this just to see for myself how it goes and what the quality of these cheaper (and very popular) multiple tool brush cutters are like.
     
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    ebay had 10% off everything yesterday, so I browsed for something I could buy... but.. nope nothing... even if you bought something for $500 you only save $50 so it's not such a big deal.

    I ended up buying a pair of quicksilver thongs for $15, and didn't bother putting the code in :rolleyes:
     
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    Yesterday's buys by yours truly - I can't help myself... Maybe I need therapy... ;)

    Fwang Tung Carambola - thought this would be a nice tree/fruit and I haven't got one yet so I got it.

    Lychee tree - My only other lychee tree died over winter so I got this one.

    Kei Apple Seeds - Supposed to be good in fruit fly areas and very hardy but needs male and female plants to produce so needs space so I got it anyway :D
     
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    Plants from Ebay? Interesting.
     
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    Yes mate, pardon the pun but selling plants on eBay is growing fast!

    There's a ton of gardener hobbyists making a tidy sum out of selling saved seeds and plants made from cuttings etc better than the Sunday markets.

    I've been buying seeds and plants from eBay for at least 10 years but over the last 2-3 years larger plants, fruit trees, and other hobby made gardening stuff has really picked up.

    Search for "rare seeds on eBay" and there's heaps of unique plants to buy that you just won't find in the local nursery and that's one of the reasons I started shopping for plants on eBay was to find different tomato seeds to try and then it opened up a whole new gardening world for me - I can surf plants for hours... :tea:
     
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    What are the prices like compared to places like Daleys? I assume they'd be a lot cheaper.

    Are the sellers good at packaging them, do they survive ok? any issues?
     

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