Why on Earth pay $200 for a Super Drive!!

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  1. phatjoe macrumors member

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's eBay. Not only can absolutely anything be sold there (with the exceptions laid down by its staff), but absolutely anything can go for absolutely any price in accordance with the Theory of Indeterminacy, which states that people as an institution are idiots.
     
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    it happens frequently that idiots bid higher than retail price on old stuff at ebay.

    it happens surprisingly often with apple computers. but that are often scam bidders from nigeria.

    higher than retail prize bids on special parts are mostly just lazy idiots who are glad they found the part they need and they don't bother checking the web for a price comparison. this behaviour is often supported by ridiculous "buy it now" prices.

    ebay was a good place. now it's just bad.....
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    The bidders over $100 have 0-26 feedbacks. Probably comic books or socks for $1... It'll most likely be relisted in a week. ebay ain't what it used to be.
     
  5. cedar macrumors regular

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    Probably some idiots thinking they are bidding on a computer, not the superdrive. But who knows?
     
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    I dumped Ebay and Paypal and moved to selling at Amazon.....loving it :)
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I work more with craigs list. My total ebay transactions, buying and selling is sub 10.
     
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    Yepp. Did you see the bid retractions/cancellations? Hijacked accounts originally took it over $200. $94 w. shipping turned into a pretty good deal.
     
  10. cedar macrumors regular

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    Three bidders retracted bids. Two that said their account had been hacked, one that thought the auction was for a computer.
     

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