From: John on
Just bought a TENS machine from an Ebay seller. Starting bid of almost �26
(plus postage of almost �4) on a manufacturer refurbished unit and my max
bid was �30. It actually finished at �51 inc. postage, yet just a few
listings further down the page was the same guy, selling the same machine
(but this time a brand new one) at a BIN price of just under �38 inc.
postage - which is the one I got :o)

Why do people do that?


From: Fran on

"John" <go(a)way.com> wrote in message
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> Just bought a TENS machine from an Ebay seller. Starting bid of almost �26
> (plus postage of almost �4) on a manufacturer refurbished unit and my max
> bid was �30. It actually finished at �51 inc. postage, yet just a few
> listings further down the page was the same guy, selling the same machine
> (but this time a brand new one) at a BIN price of just under �38 inc.
> postage - which is the one I got :o)
>

You could have bought one new in Lloyds for �14.99.


From: John on
Fran wrote:
> "John" <go(a)way.com> wrote in message
> news:NJydnTn8prX6nv3RnZ2dnUVZ8hidnZ2d(a)bt.com...
>> Just bought a TENS machine from an Ebay seller. Starting bid of
>> almost �26 (plus postage of almost �4) on a manufacturer refurbished
>> unit and my max bid was �30. It actually finished at �51 inc.
>> postage, yet just a few listings further down the page was the same
>> guy, selling the same machine (but this time a brand new one) at a
>> BIN price of just under �38 inc. postage - which is the one I got :o)
>
> You could have bought one new in Lloyds for �14.99.

True, but they don't have 130mA output - all TENS machines are not created
equal. The brand new one I've just got from ebay is far more powerful than
the old one I used to have so I'm hoping the benefits of it will also be
better.


From: Fran on

"John" <go(a)way.com> wrote in message
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> Fran wrote:
>> "John" <go(a)way.com> wrote in message
>> news:NJydnTn8prX6nv3RnZ2dnUVZ8hidnZ2d(a)bt.com...
>>> Just bought a TENS machine from an Ebay seller. Starting bid of
>>> almost �26 (plus postage of almost �4) on a manufacturer refurbished
>>> unit and my max bid was �30. It actually finished at �51 inc.
>>> postage, yet just a few listings further down the page was the same
>>> guy, selling the same machine (but this time a brand new one) at a
>>> BIN price of just under �38 inc. postage - which is the one I got :o)
>>
>> You could have bought one new in Lloyds for �14.99.
>
> True, but they don't have 130mA output - all TENS machines are not created
> equal. The brand new one I've just got from ebay is far more powerful than
> the old one I used to have so I'm hoping the benefits of it will also be
> better.

Fair enough. I use one of the little Lloyds ones, and they're not bad. You
might try Amazon as well.