An Atra Anomaly

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An Atra Anomaly

Post by Pauldog » Mon May 21, 2018 12:25 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/222974914425

Why did this used one sell for so much, more than 5 times what used one usually sell for at best? The seller doesn't mention anything unusual about it, and new ones of the same vintage, in original packaging, go for much less.

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Re: An Atra Anomaly

Post by brothers » Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 pm

It had to be one of those folks Mr. P.T. Barnham spoke about.
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Post by Pauldog » Tue May 22, 2018 2:24 am

I found out what happened. I was so curious that I wrote to the seller. He had arranged with a buyer to sell it, and to keep anyone else from buying it, he set the price very high. The actual buying price was somewhere in the normal range.

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Re: An Atra Anomaly

Post by fallingwickets » Tue May 22, 2018 4:38 am

strange story...thanks for sharing
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Re: An Atra Anomaly

Post by Gene » Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 am

I get what he did. He sets it high, then the buyer who wants it makes an offer and the seller can accept and do the deal.

I sold a batch of tools once - had offers coming in all the time.Some I accepted, some I counter-offered.

One company offered a fair price for the balance I had left over.

Good way to do it, I guess, but why bother? Just send the guy money via PP and get it shipped over.
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Re: An Atra Anomaly

Post by Pauldog » Tue May 22, 2018 10:44 am

Gene wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 am
Good way to do it, I guess, but why bother? Just send the guy money via PP and get it shipped over.

It was through eBay, so they didn't have direct contact information.

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