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Whats the best bargain you have had off The Bay ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Loki, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. Loki

    Asus Rep

    Joined: 17 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,827

    Location: The Republic

    Must admit I have been using a well known auction site for a number of years. I think long gone are the days when you can pick up a real bargain with the number of crooks and Nigerian Royalty wanting to share their princely fortunes with you.

    So whats the best or most unusual bargain you have had off The Bay ?

    For me I think it must have been the first two seasons of The Sopranos I picked up for £5.00 on DVD. All original as well :eek:

    *Note to Dons. This thread is for general chat and in no way is it to promote any competition of OcUK.
  2. gam3r


    Joined: 20 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,789

    Location: London..

    Hmmphh probably Crazy taxi for £5 quid ages ago when it was cool 8) . Picked up Socom 2 brand new for the PS2, shrink wrapped and all for a nice £15 when it was like £35.99 in the shops. Haven't used it much lately...Last time i used it was back in July!
  3. MarkST

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,280

    Location: Shoeburyness

    Got a brand new filter for my sigma 70-200 lens for 99p, cost £35 retail.
  4. RevBillyG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,507

    Location: Neths

    Parcel shelf - 99p

    I'll never visit the BMW dealer again!
  5. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,267

    I got all my (brand new) Canon L lenses from e-bay.
    Approx saving compared to UK prices : £1,200
  6. Street


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,932

    Location: Liverpool

    Got my decks off of Ebay, paid £300 for 2 good condition Technics 1210s (only missing the covers) and a mixer! :D Went to meet the bloke and paid him cash... was a dodgy deal from the boot of his car, think the decks might have been slightly dodgy! Eventually sold the mixer I got with these for £75 and got... a DJM500 for just under £300 not bad considering they retail for about £450ish!
    Last edited: 27 Feb 2006
  7. LordSplodge


    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

    Posts: 16,028

    Location: 9th Inner Circle

    Collectable talking William T Riker figure... £1 with free postage.

    Got J B Arban's Cornet Method (c.1907) for £8!
  8. AdWright

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,495

    In a twist on the theme, a few years ago I managed to sell my (genuine) Oakley Eyejackets for £65, having bought them new from a shop for £60 and worn them for 2 years
  9. gib786


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,799

    Location: Leeds

    got a e700 for £150, sold it a week later for £250, 600 blank dvds for £40 delivered, random brand but work fine for me on all my players as well as mates players. Bro got a rover 216 off ebay for £200, v good condition, low mileage as well
  10. Will


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,432

    Location: Halesowen

    Trichord 500 mains filter - usable with hifi/AV kit, improves the sound and picture quality of whatever you plug into it. Looks like a black metal shoe-box with two sockets on to the unitiated.

    Anyway, RRP is £300, I've never seen one sell second hand for less than £150 before, most go for £200 or so. I got a second hand one in great condition for £90 including postage \o/
  11. Mark A


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 18,015

    Location: Lancashire

    i got a Tamiya TB-01 long arm suspension set for £11 inc delivery NIB, i think there about £60 in model shops :D . Ive got loads of other rc related items cheap as well. I got rainbow six ravenshield gold edition inc athena sword NIB for £6 free delivery a few days ago which i thought was good.

  12. nutcase


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,625

    Location: SX, unfortunately

    Probably single best bargain was a water pump for the Saab. They've been unavailable for years, and I got one for £16. Shame it cost £20 to post.

    Other bargains, a brand new turbo for a ton. £600 normally. A "chillcast" gearbox - the strongest made for my car, and very hard to find. A fiver :D Needs rebuilding, so that's £300, but easily worth £600 when done.
  13. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 15 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Liverpool

    A £750 amp for £110. :D

    Two Bang and Olufsen floor standing speakers for £40
  14. ElvisFan


    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,102

    Location: Sheffield, England

    Best I've had was a brand-spanking NJD Spectre Colour Mixing Stage Floodlight.

    RRP is £250. Got it for £62.
  15. LordSplodge


    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

    Posts: 16,028

    Location: 9th Inner Circle

    I got a Yamaha Cornet of ebay for £120 quid and then sold it back on the 'bay for £170 notes a year later.

    Didn't soften the £1000 sting it cost me for the new one... :( :D
  16. polomint


    Joined: 1 Jun 2005

    Posts: 282

    Sony CPD-520gs 21" monitor for £29
  17. LeperousDust


    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,733

    Location: Edinburgh

    Where these recent? Could you mail me who sold you these cause i have a funny feeling it was my mate :D :p. Well if you bought them recent...
  18. Dr House


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,223

    Location: London / Prague

    about 3 months ago i won a NEC 42" plasma with stand and DVDO IScan HD for £800. I sold the IScan for £400.

    The funny thing is I have the same plasma in my flat in prague bit it cost me £1400 and i was about to order the stand at a cost of £200!

    So for £400 i got a second plasma for my parents and a table top stand for my self.
  19. Fubsy


    Joined: 12 Dec 2003

    Posts: 9,491

    Location: Berkshire

    Got a sony HD mp3 player last summer new for 120 quid, cheapest i could find it online was 190 quid inc del.
  20. jegz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,563

    Location: Edmonton

    Predator 1&2 collectors edition box set! £8 :D