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Old 05-23-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default I am tempted!

I really don't need this but it just seems too good to pass up. Maybe a new mash tun for small patches? I would jump on it except for the shipping costs...

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Old 05-23-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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Yeah! The Holy Water label on top woult be a classic addition to any brewery. That is awesome. I wish I could afford to drop the shipping costs on it right now! I would buy it, too.

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Old 05-23-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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looks like they used some sort of caustic holy water in that thing....

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Old 05-23-2006, 06:22 PM   #4
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looks like they used some sort of caustic holy water in that thing....
Is there any other kind?
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:39 PM   #5
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Maybe it would make more sense to have the sign duplicated. I've seen a number of things on ebay where the shipping charges kill the deal. Same thing on amazon. I can't see paying three bucks shipping on a four dollar book, when I can drive to Powell's and back for ten. What I find amazing are the people that jack up the shipping charges to make the item's price more attractive. When I was looking a LCD monitors some people were charging $150 shipping. I ended up buying it from Dell and paying $13 shipping.

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Old 05-23-2006, 07:59 PM   #6
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Another lesser known reason for jacking up the shipping and lowering the minimum bid is that eBay and PayPal don't get a cut of the shipping/handling charge. They only get a percentage of the winning bid. Lots of the "business" sellers on eBay have figured out that's a great way to improve the bottom line.

I usually pass on those auctions. It's the principle. I'll be damned if I'm going to give someone an extra $10-20 (or more) to "handle" putting something in a box and taking it to UPS, unless it weighs 100 pounds. Especially if it's just a way to skirt fees for a service they benefit from.

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Wow! That thing is $715 on line!

http://www.religious-supplies.com/br...k---Stand.html

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