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Old 15 August 2010, 17:12   #145
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Originally Posted by alexh View Post
Rubbish. Give a person a choice between something which works well, has no components which can break easily and is 25 vs one which is new but is 60 and they will choose the first.
You might not pay more for something new, (I certainly wouldn't), but people that would are out there and in greater numbers than you might think. A new trapdoor RAM board wouldn't fly off the shelves instantly, but it would sell. Look at Elbox's board - that one was the last one that was available new and it eventually sold out. That one was a good deal pricier than most used cards were going for at the time.

If the vendor does not ship worldwide. You contact them, ask them if they will allow you to arrange your own courier to collect it. 9/10 times they say yes as it means they do not have to make a trip to the post office. Using an international courier who collects can be almost as cheap as if the vendor had offered international shipping themselves. If you target people who are offering "local collection only" you can bag absolute bargains!
Like I said, you'd be suprised at the number of people who'd rather just pay more than go to the trouble of picking through UK eBay and trying to arrange a deal with someone who says he only ships locally.
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