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MM for only $1, shipped on Ebay?

Post in 'The Gear' started by StihlHead, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. StihlHead

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Looks like the one I already have. I just ordered a back up. Hard to beat $1.00
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  3. ethanhudson

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    Sells for $55 on amazon and $17 on Meritline. Probably some sort of reproduction copy, but for $1, if it works, you can't go wrong...
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  4. StihlHead

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    Hell, for a dollar I figure its a deal even if it doesn't work. I expect the same quality as at Harbor (Chicom) Freight..

    I should order 10 more. Then maybe a few of them will actually work?
  5. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Well I never found a need for one but geesh - I could not resist at $1. Test reviews coming - or a message that explains why it never arrived. I don't know if you can send a letter to China for a buck???
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  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    My HF moisture meter has been working like a champ for seven years.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The battery is worth more than a buck.
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  8. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Can't go wong for that price!:) Unless it only works on bamboo.==c!...or whatever chopsticks are made of these days!!
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  9. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Moisture meter- $1.00. - Reading the add calling it a "Wood timber damp detector tester" - Priceless.
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  10. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    What the heck - bought one too - got to be worth a bag of chips......

    Almost decided to buy a whole bunch and re-sell , but.......probably made out of cardboard.......

    Cheers!
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  11. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Bought one just because I could lol.. I have the led type from HF and have wanted one with a numerical display..

    Ray
  12. ArsenalDon

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    Would have bought one...looks like 20 went at that price and now 11 bucks....good pickup yall
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  13. JustWood

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    Like my auctioneer friend always sez ! "Those first ones that sold for a buck are junk ,,,,,,, this $11 one is the chit !!!"
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  14. StihlHead

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    See what a great guy I am for letting y'all in on this deal? I mean, its great amusement for a buck.

    The smog must have cleared long enough in China for them to realize their mistake.

    china smog.jpg
  15. And wait for it...






    Order canceled. :(
  16. Here is the message sent:

    dear warm-hearted best-ever gentleman/Ladies,

    Thanks for shopping "Digital Moisture Meter Tester 3201-DB" with us, but I am sorry to let you know that I just made a biggest mistake in my life, I'm the new on eBay and new staff start to work, I just put the wrong price (1 dollar) in this listing for sale, which made us suffer an unbelievable loss. I really love my job and don't wanna lose it, hope you warm-hearted best ever can accpet my deeply apologize for this mistake and full refund on this case before my boss fire me.
    For this huge mistake I made, I will give all of you 10% discount on your next shopping from us. Hope this can make you a bit fair. I beg you don't leave any negative feedback for us, because we are new on eBay and it will kill us. Your understanding and help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Really hope you can get back to me if anything esle I can do for you to remedy my mistake.

    God bless you!

    Best regards,

    From a pathetic girl,

    Mei

    - digi-bay
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  17. NH_Wood

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    Yep - I received the same response from ebay as mikefromaine. So....I'm pretty new to ebay - do I just respond to the message and tell them to refund my money and not worry about it, or do I have to contact ebay directly for a refund? Cheers!

    EDIT - just checked my e-mail - they already refunded my money - so, that's it!

    Cheers!
  18. ArsenalDon

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    And what was it my Grandpa always told me?? Oh yeah...."If it sounds too good to be true, it is!"
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  19. My grandpa always said 'reputation is easier kept than recovered'.

    Pretty sure he would have honored the price quoted. And not come up with a poor me/pathetic girl/don't make me lose my job story to protect his reputation.
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  20. StihlHead

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    Agreed. I am posting negative Ebay feedback on them for this (for the lame excuse, not for making the mistake).
  21. raybonz

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    Yup got the same message here!

    Ray
  22. MasterMech

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    Huh,

    Ebay says a bid is a contract to buy the item from the seller. Guess it doesn't work the other way around? :confused:
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  23. Michael Golden

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    I got the same message today! I figured he would at least pay up for his screw up! O well we tried......
  24. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Let's do the math...they are selling them now for 11 bucks...they sold 20 at the 1 dollar price which means they would have screwed themselves out of a whopping $200.....wow $200....an UNBELIEVABLE loss.
  25. ArsenalDon

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    I think, in reading this again, that this was just a scam to get you to buy something from them, they now give you 10% off, if you buy from them they make a sale on items they make a bigger profit on is my guess.

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