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This bothers me... Selling an item's empty box on ebay.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CharlesAFerg, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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  2. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Hey, someone may actually need it! :)
     
  3. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I'd be more upset if I got that after paying for the knife.

    I have to admit it's unusual to sell only the trimmings, but I suppose it's more ethical than auctioning off one's virginity (or some of the other things that have popped up on ebay from time to time).
     
  4. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    true.

    You know I've heard of people getting ripped off when they bid on the whole thing as described and only got the box....
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Beaverton Or Member

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    I remember when the Original XBOX came out seeing a chinese take out box with X written on it, and it sold for $500. It had pics showing exactly what it was, and even said "this is not a microsoft xbox."...but if someones stupid enough to bid on somthing without reading the description or looking at the pics, I have very little sympathy.
     
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  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Caveat emptor
     
  7. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    minimum bid 6 bucks and 9.95 shipping must be quiet a box.
     
  8. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    If someone got a knife for christmas in thier stocking with no box, and didnt like it, they could not sell it as NIB. This would solve that problem. A friend of mine bought some parts from a 4wd shop took them out of the box and threw the box away. Turned out not to be the right ones, and the store would not exchange them without the box. He had to buy a box from the manufacturer and pay to have it shipped to him.
     
  9. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    You may very well have hit on the reason WHY someone would want to buy an empty box. :thumbup:
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Also collectors are a different bunch, especially knife collectors; a knife without a box is considered by some to be an incomplete item for a collection.

    I have all the boxes my knives came in, though I've never bought just a box, I sort of understand it.
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Beaverton Or Member

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    I highly doubt this is why this guy is selling this though, seeing as how it comes complete with a WWE t-shirt......
     
  12. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    The shirt's the hook so that when you carry the box home no one will ask if you REALLY have the knife or not. :laugh:
     
  13. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know what WWE is! That's great!

    Anyway Microtech is a common empty-box item for non-WWE people...:eek:
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Beaverton Or Member

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    I bet people would know it better as WWF, but they changed to WWE a few years back. World Wrestling Entertainment. Like the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin and the like.
     
  15. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    OK I am up to speed now, yeah I dunno how many WWE people care about expensive knives. Tried to find a MT box-only auction but it's not happening right now.