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[*] posted on 3-9-2016 at 08:55
Ridiculously Priced Product on Amazon


This popped up in the my browser ads after searching for platinized electrodes on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BBC1PO/ref=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_xx_P...

It amused me by the preposterous pricing for such a cheap, slap-dash "product": essentially $300 for two cheap storage containers, a wall-wart and two platinized titanium electrodes, which list on Amazon for $36-$40 each. Being generous this is $90 worth of parts.

Maybe you too could enter this game and offer ridiculously overpriced junk on-line.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2016 at 10:00


Great suggestion.

I'll get right on it.




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[*] posted on 3-9-2016 at 10:04


or 10kg of copper sulphate for £10,000

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Copper-sulphate-sulfate-50g-100g-2...

and 800g of alum for £1,000

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/800g-Potassium-aluminium-sulphate-...

[Edited on 3-9-2016 by wg48]

There are bargains too, anyone got a really big hot tub
or really big in to bromine 25Kg sodium bromide LOL
£120 only £15 delivery

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-kgs-Sodium-Bromide-technical-gr...


[Edited on 3-9-2016 by wg48]
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[*] posted on 3-9-2016 at 11:30


I wonder if some ridiculous priced products on eBay are money laundering schemes.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2016 at 01:54


Quote: Originally posted by careysub  
I wonder if some ridiculous priced products on eBay are money laundering schemes.
Some are for sure, but others are simply when the guy runs out and instead of removing the listing you plonk a price on that prevents people from buying.

Ebay seems to have gone right down hill lately, i havnt seen decent bargains for ages.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2016 at 15:54


Indeed. Some of the overpriced products probably are money laundering schemes.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2016 at 16:07


Some are bot errors:

Amazon seller lists book at $23,698,655.93 -- plus shipping
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[*] posted on 4-9-2016 at 23:47


Quote: Originally posted by wg48  
or 10kg of copper sulphate for £10,000

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Copper-sulphate-sulfate-50g-100g-2...

and 800g of alum for £1,000

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/800g-Potassium-aluminium-sulphate-...

These are software errors. I once had a similar issue with a UK-seller. The price was multiplied by 100. After contacting the seller the issue was resolved andI could buy the material for a normal price.




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[*] posted on 7-9-2016 at 11:10


Reading through the comments, I got a good laugh/cry out of these: (emphasis mine)

"Here are the benefits of this ionizer.
1) Cost. NOTHING I have found, save adding baking soda to water, is anywhere near this inexpensive. For safety reasons, I do not want to add baking soda to water."

"Here are, however, the cons.
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3) If the two plates touch one another when connected to an electrical outlet you will have sparks. I don't know whether this is dangerous."
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[*] posted on 7-9-2016 at 11:49


Quote: Originally posted by careysub  
This popped up in the my browser ads after searching for platinized electrodes on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BBC1PO/ref=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_xx_P...

It amused me by the preposterous pricing for such a cheap, slap-dash "product": essentially $300 for two cheap storage containers, a wall-wart and two platinized titanium electrodes, which list on Amazon for $36-$40 each. Being generous this is $90 worth of parts.

Maybe you too could enter this game and offer ridiculously overpriced junk on-line.


It's for making feckin alkaline water, any idiot who thinks it's beneficial deserves to be ripped off.
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[*] posted on 7-9-2016 at 12:48


Quote: Originally posted by MrHomeScientist  
Reading through the comments, I got a good laugh/cry out of these: (emphasis mine)

"Here are the benefits of this ionizer.
1) Cost. NOTHING I have found, save adding baking soda to water, is anywhere near this inexpensive. For safety reasons, I do not want to add baking soda to water."

"Here are, however, the cons.
...
3) If the two plates touch one another when connected to an electrical outlet you will have sparks. I don't know whether this is dangerous."


This seriously saddens me, I cannot belive how uneducated people can be so gullible.
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[*] posted on 7-9-2016 at 13:54


Quote: Originally posted by RocksInHead  
Quote: Originally posted by MrHomeScientist  
Reading through the comments, I got a good laugh/cry out of these: (emphasis mine)

"Here are the benefits of this ionizer.
1) Cost. NOTHING I have found, save adding baking soda to water, is anywhere near this inexpensive. For safety reasons, I do not want to add baking soda to water."

"Here are, however, the cons.
...
3) If the two plates touch one another when connected to an electrical outlet you will have sparks. I don't know whether this is dangerous."


This seriously saddens me, I cannot belive how uneducated people can be so gullible.


You can find much worse than this....
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