Another pointless thread


womble

Link Posted 16/01/2021 - 11:53
Ask it now prices maybe but the auctions are going through the usual post Christmas slump. I got a very nice flash for a fiver.
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pschlute

Link Posted 16/01/2021 - 19:22
Hardgravity wrote:
Is it me, or are EBay prices a lot higher than they were before Christmas and UK'Freedom'?

I know they fluctuate through the year but...

Can you give some examples ? I am not seeing any difference in completed-sale prices over the last month.
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 17/01/2021 - 01:33
I think some of the ASKING prices are absolutely insane, never mind raised but the purchase prices seem about what one might expect. The notice, "20% VAT payable on this item" is also scaring buyers off big time!
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/01/2021 - 07:50
I have a sump guard for a BMW motorcycle on watch, the pre Xmas price average was £51, now it's £65.

A pair of rear footrest adaptors have gone from £25 to £33.

As well as the above, prices that are usualy low at this time of year are higher than they were last summer, 35mm bulk film comes to mind.

It might be the items I'm watching come from China that's the problem, but aren't they supposed to be cheaper now we're a 'free trade country'?
Cheers, HG

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Last Edited by Hardgravity on 17/01/2021 - 07:50

pschlute

Link Posted 17/01/2021 - 10:36
Ah....BMW sump guards are not really my field ! I guess people are chancing their luck with higher offer prices. Don't pay the higher prices and they should come lower again.

We don't have a trade agreement with China, and there wasn't one when we were in the EU so there should be no change on that front. The EU did sign an Investment Agreement with China last month. Not a full trade deal, but could pave the way for one.

Transport logistics may be playing a part too. Coronavirus is causing problems with shipping items from all over the world, and combined with brexit bottlenecks at UK ports may persist for a number of months yet.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 17/01/2021 - 10:55
Cost of sending things by container has gone up a lot - containers are stacked up in the wrong places all round the world, if you've got a container going on a ship you can pretty well charge what you want to people who want to put stuff in it. Other parts of the logistics system are in a similar state. Even sending post to Lewisham has been a problem, too many posties off sick with Covid-19.

And of course, if Covid precautions mean that your costs have gone up and output gone down, you might just see whether you can sell at a higher price to compensate.

Steve

Hardgravity

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 07:50
Good points folks, I hadn't thought about the container side..

Just about to refuse a £10 offer on a £50 item I'm selling.
Cheers, HG

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 10:24
Anyone else going to do the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January?

Steve

Aitch53

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 10:29
Don't have a garden.
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takuman

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 10:43
Lubbyman wrote:
Anyone else going to do the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January?

Steve

Oh yes.
Just passing thru
Last Edited by takuman on 19/01/2021 - 10:44

Lubbyman

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 13:13
Aitch53 wrote:
Don't have a garden.

The RSPB says it can be done from a balcony or through a window looking onto a green space or courtyard.

Steve

RobL

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 16:51
This winter I have seen sod-all in the garden apart from a few sparrows, a couple of magpies, a robin, blackbird and pigeons. And a heron after my fish. Hardly worth the bother of a survey.
Last Edited by RobL on 19/01/2021 - 16:54

bforbes

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 17:08
Two Blackbirds and a Dunnock....all year. So no survey here.
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PRYorkshire

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 18:47
Lubbyman wrote:
Anyone else going to do the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January?

Steve

Yes definitely. I actually have been doing this through the year as during the lockdown in March I signed up for the British Trust for Ornithology Garden Birdwatch, being retired, aside from our daily walk and photography, there wasn't a lot we could do. The BTO Garden Birdwatch is the same as the RSPB's but you record the maximum numbers of each bird variety seen in your garden each week. It does make you look more regularly each day and I then photograph anything new that I see.
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RobL

Link Posted 19/01/2021 - 19:59
PRYorkshire wrote:
Lubbyman wrote:
Anyone else going to do the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January?

Steve

Yes definitely. I actually have been doing this through the year as during the lockdown in March I signed up for the British Trust for Ornithology Garden Birdwatch, being retired, aside from our daily walk and photography, there wasn't a lot we could do. The BTO Garden Birdwatch is the same as the RSPB's but you record the maximum numbers of each bird variety seen in your garden each week. It does make you look more regularly each day and I then photograph anything new that I see.

How do you know you aren’t counting the same birds more than once?
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