Mate told me about this the other day. You put the distance you want to travel and if you want put in a keyword. Plus how much you want to spend. If you live rural and you put in 10 miles you are going to get only a small list. IE you will not spend all day looking through it. Bad news is you will find things you did not know you needed!!!!! That aside the saving on postage can be considerable. Oh and again if its rural there will be tons of farmer Giles stuff from hay to tractors. JB
Problem is collection would always involve a ferry for me
Trying to enjoy life as it is
Oh dear oh dear oh dear - just spent far too long adding things to my watch list!!!
Not quite as good as I thought often miss out things that are available for local pick up. That of course could be an advantage ie do I really want to spend to long on the internet? Purchase so far
1 Vax carpet cleaner £21, new £170. As with most of these things little used. Let friends know they can borrow.
2 A large box of brass ornaments £5. Kept 8 candle holders (electric can be off for 18 hours) large brass door stop, 3 tripods for in front and on top of the wood burner (forgot proper name) stops kettle and casserole dish over heating. And 3 hand bells with no clangers which I Took to the pub after labelling them "Last order bell". Landlord keeps wondering who is doing it! Sold the rest for a £10
3 2 aluminium ends for a outside bench or chair £3.
BUT SOME SCUM BAG REFUSED TO SELL ME AN ITEM I WON. I don't drive it was a full set of sea fishing gear (beach) WITH a trailer specially made up to attach to cycle. I don't drive therefore exactly what I needed £52. 2 rods reels tripod etc. There are some right scum bags about.
As it happens everything I bought was either delivered for nothing or got a lift from someone going that way. Can't be bad?
JB, there's always that possibility that when a seller doesn't get what he/she hoped for - instead of taking it off the 'for sale' they become, as you say, right scumbags.
OH won a pair of headlamps for the car last month - only £10. Bargain, we thought. Seller then e-mailled to say he'd 'dropped' one of them, did we still want the other one. 'Yes' said OH. When it arrived it was smashed inside the box which had no damage to it.
Went through e-bay and got our money back and still have one smashed headlamp!
Just had a look at this, about 700 items within 10 miles of me. Bid placed on an undercounter freezer- OH gets twitchy if I want to put stuff in her chest freezer- tells me it takes up to much room, except it is 99% full of stuff she put in there! Soif successful, will put in garage, which I have been decluttering over this summer.
Are we having fun yet? I am!
I have used the ending now section more than the local sellers section as it is full of people selling used car parts in the main, and other stuff I would not want anyway. This does incur some postage though, however, the item cost overall is cheaper than buying new- and so far everything I have bought has been as new condition.
Are we having fun yet? I am!
"Just had a look at this, about 700 items within 10 miles of me. Bid placed on an undercounter freezer- OH gets twitchy if I want to put stuff in her chest freezer- tells me it takes up to much room, except it is 99% full of stuff she put in there! Soif successful, will put in garage, which I have been decluttering over this summer."
Ever tried sniper bidding? I am not talking about sitting there waiting till the last moment. This involves using another site to bid for you. I use bidnip , you only pay if you win. I think it is $9.99 for 20 snipes. I set a price for the item I want to bid on and set the bid at 10 seconds before end of auction. Don't get involved in a bidding war, don't have to remember to bid and there site is more reliable. Try it they give you some free snipes at first or least they used to. JB
Doing very well this week, on e-bay (well, OH is, I don't do it!!).
We have won a lovely-looking 'fire' - looks like a wood-burner, with twin glass doors, etc, but is an electric fan-heater. Our study in France has a huge fireplace, and in winter is a bit chilly, so this just fits the bill - 2 yrs old, and £10.50, collected this morning.
Also a table football - we already have a small one, but this is a kitchen table-size - hope we can get it in the car! Collecting that tonight. Another £10.
Lastly - we've just won an air-hockey table this afternoon - all of these items are for France, the table football and the air-hockey will go in the skittle alley barn, as it is our 'games area'! (£11.)
Very pleased with our purchases this week!
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