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Old 02-16-2007, 10:53 PM   #11
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They call it the "Winner's Curse" in finance classes. You get so into winning that you end up spending more than it's worth.

Yes, depending on what it is, at least for me. If it is something that I can't get anywhere else, like certain ice fishing equipment that is no longer made, than yes, I'll pay more for them than I should. But if it is a fairly common item, then I can be more able to restrain myself.........
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:37 AM   #12
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I think possibly the Phil Mill II has been discontinued? Not very many places seem to sell it. My sense of the value of the price was based on what some popular competitors cost--the barleycrusher and crankandsteins are both available complete w/ hopper and drill attachment form thier manufacturers for about $140.
William's has them in stock.
If what you say is true those other mills are a much better value.
It pays to shop around.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:49 AM   #13
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eBay is something that is easy and convenient for so many people, as well as having the ease of using PayPal or Western Union to pay for the auctions instantly. And I think that this translates into some lazy people. I have sold used motorcycle part for the cost of new or more. I cant really figure out why people do it, but they are willing to spend money on eBay, that they could have spent elsewhere, and paying less for the same items new at an online retailer.

I cruise eBay daily for items, and bookmark so many autions. Of course there are a few that are cheap, as the seller doesnt know the value, but there are some that are just so darned bizarre. Is it laziness? stupidity? way too much time and money? I have no flocking clue... all I know is people will pay.

PT Barnum said it best..."There's a customer born every minute."




(The phrase "There's a sucker born every minute..." was not said by PT Barnum. The actual phrase was "There's a sucker born every minute...but none of them ever die". A New York police inspector named Alexander Williams attributed the phrase being uttered by "Paper Collar" Joe Bessimer, a con man of the 1880's.)

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:57 AM   #14
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William's has them in stock.
If what you say is true those other mills are a much better value.
It pays to shop around.
With the exception of their oxegynation kit, Williams does not strike me as a very low-cost provider. I'd be checking prices at NB and morebeer and austin before buying anything from Williams.
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