|[AMRadio] MCM Electronics digital multimeter for $2.99|
ne1s at securespeed.us
Fri Sep 25 08:05:36 EDT 2009
sbjohnston at aol.com wrote:
> I believe someone said they could buy some meters at $3 plus shipping,
> then bring them to a hamfest and sell them for $7 to $8. That's 133 to
> 166 percent mark up I'd pay a 4 to 5 buck premium to save the trouble
> of ordering and paying the shipping, bringing it to me, etc. And you
> still getting the meter below its normal catalog price. How is this
> And of course, at a hamfest, you can look at a guy's price for
> something and shake your head and walk on if you don't like it. Or
> offer him less.
Agreed! That's one (of many) of the great things about free trade and
capitalism - if each party involved doesn't believe they are gaining,
then no deal transpires. If each does, of course, it does. Nothing is
I've gotten a lot of hamfest fodder for free over the years, from
various sources. I give some away (0% profit); sometimes I sell some of
it for a small sum (which makes the % profit infinite!). In each case
where I have charged the buyer was very happy with the outcome.
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