Not sure if this receiver will sell at this price....

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Seems steep for a buy it now,i'll give it a miss. . . . . www.ebay.co.uk item number 280556522125
 

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Yes, it seems common these days to "placehold" low stock offerings on fleabay by amending the price to stratospheric levels.
 

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That's how it was explained to me as well but why would sellers do it, hoping that any prospective buyer will know and wait for stock to come in rather than just buy it from someone with stock or is something to do with listing fees?
 

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No idea.

I first noticed the ploy a few months ago - it must be a "workaround" for some procedural nonsense.
 

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I saw a similar "deal" today on ebay for a 10m HDMI to DVI cable (normal price £7) - £952 or thereabouts!
 

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mhku said:
I saw a similar "deal" today on ebay for a 10m HDMI to DVI cable (normal price £7) - £952 or thereabouts!
Gold plated?!!!! :-lmao
 

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It's to do with search engine placement, if you have an item which has been shown on ebay for several months, is ranked highly search engine wise, but is temporarily out of stock, you are better to keep the listing running with a silly high price and drop the price once back in stock. Then search engine rankings not affected.
 

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nano said:
At that price i'll have two :D
Yep, why not be sure you receive it by having it sent 1st class tracked!
 

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At that price i would expect it to be hand delivered by Rickshaw straight from the factory :-lmao
 

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Who is Rick Shaw?

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At least the remote batteries are included.
 

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I messaged him and it's at this price because the boxes are out of stock... so that noone buys them!
 

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Dont advertise them then,surely he pays for the advert if its on fleabay. (Too much stuff on ebay is sold when the seller has no stock when the price is good). Long delivery times are often a pointer when they order it from a supplier and act as a middle man.
 

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See my post above, a high search engine placement for an item is immensely important, the high price is purely to temporarily deter people from bidding, removing the item would destroy any search engine ranking already gained.
 

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