Do the auction sites offer products at cheap rates than the stores ?

India
November 26, 2006 10:58am CST
DO the auction sites offer cheaper rates than the retail stores ?
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@angel011 (1343)
28 Nov 06
Ebay offers cheap products but when you add the cost of postage it can work out more than you would have paid in a store
• India
1 Jan 07
Do you think the shipping charges are reasonable ? I don't think so .
@scottology (1213)
26 Nov 06
this depends, certain sites such as ebay often have prices more expensive than stores, when you compare postage prices and the final value. most people think they are getting a bargain which means they pay more than they would if they looked at shops. but you do also find some cheaper items which can save you several pounds
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• India
26 Nov 06
But once I campared the price of Digicams of different brands as offered at ebay and the local stores in my city . I found ebay price much less . However I could not buy due to high price even on ebay.
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
26 Nov 06
I think that you pay more for hot items that are really hard to get. I think that if you look hard enough, you can find a better deal shopping.. but if you don't have time to do that.. auctions could be the way to go.
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@scottology (1213)
26 Nov 06
the key is to check out online stores and retail stores first and then remember those prices and check on the auction sites to try and get the item for less
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@373tidd (26)
• United States
26 Nov 06
ow yeah , i use disputers to sell clothes and to pay .....pennys on the doolor really
• India
26 Nov 06
What is a disputer ?
@scorpius (1793)
• India
26 Nov 06
i guess it all depends on the product and how popular that product is.i mean say you have a 1000$ diamond ring with the opening bid at 1$ and now everyione would try and get that ring dirt cheap.as everyone bids and the price goes up,there are times when the price may even go upas high as the original value[here 1000$] or even higher. like the piccaso,monet and stuff like that. so auctions can be cheaper but they can also turn costly.
• India
28 Nov 06
scorpius , u seem to keep interest in art pieces of masters , do u really ?
@scorpius (1793)
• India
26 Nov 06
i guess it all depends on the product and how popular that product is.i mean say you have a 1000$ diamond ring with the opening bid at 1$ and now everyione would try and get that ring dirt cheap.as everyone bids and the price goes up,there are times when the price may even go upas high as the original value[here 1000$] or even higher. like the piccaso,monet and stuff like that. so auctions can be cheaper but they can also turn costly.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
26 Nov 06
yes sometimes