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Offline jacethesaltsculptor

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IBM Model M SSK for midling price:
« on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 14:25:33 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1991-IBM-Model-M-1397681-ps-2-DIN-SpaceSaver-Clicky-Mechanical-Keyboard/114161796911?hash=item1a9492c72f:g:DAAAAOSw9QVef6Fq

SSK for 236.55 which is an oddly specific price.

shipped.

Not too bad, comes with SDL cord to PS2 and adapter.

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Re: IBM Model M SSK for midling price:
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 16:53:07 »

which is an oddly specific price.


I have done that sort of thing. Decide what real amount you want to walk away with and add shipping, ebay fees, Paypal fees, and sales tax to produce a specific sales price.

That said, most people would round up to an even dollar, or 5, or 10.
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After 49 days, awakening came upon him. In one of the great moments in world history, he saw that all things are impermanent and ever changing. He saw how we suffer because we wish the world were otherwise. And through these insights he saw his suffering itself wander away. From that point forward he was the Buddha, which, like the term “Christ” is a title rather than a proper name.
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Re: IBM Model M SSK for midling price:
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 17:40:29 »
I was thinking it was probably with shipping included, since it is free for the buyer.

Very short auction, the guy seems to want to be red of it today.

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Re: IBM Model M SSK for midling price:
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 19:52:53 »
It is quite discouraging when you put ion paper. A large flat rate game board box goes for about $18 domestic, $80 international. Ebay charges 10% plus a few more points (each) if you opt for things like "featured" listings, reserve prices, etc. Paypal gets 3%, and there may or may not be sales tax, depending on .... reasons.

So that $236 that you pay will really be something like $180 in the seller's pocket when the dust settles.

Several years ago I wrote a near dissertation-length post on my thoughts on selling on ebay.

“At the age of 35, after 6 years as a renunciant, he sat under a tree in Bodhgaya in North India and vowed not to get up until he had found the secret of our everlasting wandering from rebirth to rebirth. Sensing trouble, Mara, the demon of sense pleasures, sent a series of distractions his way, but the Buddha-to-be would not be stirred by such trivialities.
After 49 days, awakening came upon him. In one of the great moments in world history, he saw that all things are impermanent and ever changing. He saw how we suffer because we wish the world were otherwise. And through these insights he saw his suffering itself wander away. From that point forward he was the Buddha, which, like the term “Christ” is a title rather than a proper name.
For the next 45 years, the Buddha wandered the Indian subcontinent, turning the wheel of dharma and gathering monks and nuns into a crew of wandering beggars. Together they bore witness to what has been described as “History’s Most Dangerous Idea” – that  human beings can solve human problems on our own, without recourse to God or divine revelation.”
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Re: IBM Model M SSK for midling price:
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 06:55:36 »
Several years ago I wrote a near dissertation-length post on my thoughts on selling on ebay.

Was a good read.    https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=51443.0

And this listing is actually $249, a nice "round" number, but there's an eBay 5% off thing going on which gets the weird price.
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Re: IBM Model M SSK for midling price:
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 09:13:25 »
I thought that sounded familiar, I read it before I joined. It was very interested, especially as I buy on ebay alot, and it explains a lot of things.

the price has also gone down again: 229 now and he's reset his auction timer yet again.

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