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Thread: Abena prices on the internet

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    Angry Abena prices on the internet

    During my search on the net for Abena I found people selling M4's at a disgusting 50% above retail price of specialised shops.

    I not against earning a buck or an euro but this I find simply mis use of confidence.

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    Scammers are all over the internet. I never buy from someone that:

    I can't meet with in real life, or isn't a reputable business,
    is selling something I can't get a price check on, and
    has an e-mail address consisting of alternating numbers and letters.

    These people are probably preying on a captive market or lazy shoppers. Lame!

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    Caveat emptor or "Let the buyer beware". To sorta quote P.T.Barnum from my old stomping grounds Bridgeport, "There's a sucker born every minute". (He perfered customers to suckers.) If you don't shop around you will likley over pay so do not blame the seller.

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    The only person who would buy such overpriced products would be someone who hasn't shopped around. Clearly time is important to them (or they would have spent more time looking) and the expense is something that they're happy to pay (as they agreed to pay it voluntarily).

    So they're paying a premium to the vendor for being so easy to find (presumably it was one of the first vendors the buyer found). People with more time and less money might prefer to shop around and negotiate discounts, or look for cashback referrals and "special offer" codes.

    I think it would be a nightmare if the government stepped in and set fixed (or maximum) prices for goods. Administering that would be a nightmare, and wouldn't take into account varying production costs depending on sales location -- e.g. selling a pack of nappies in a city with good transport infrastructure is probably a lot cheaper than selling that same pack on an island with no airport and access only via one passenger ferry a day.

    The "free market" (when a competitive market exists and when not dealing with necessities or controversial products) is usually best for everyone because it promotes competition and drives down prices, whilst allowing retailers to adjust their prices at will to reflect rapidly changing market conditions.

    Yeah, it's awful to think of some little old lady buying medical products from a spotty oik on eBay charging her double the going rate... but if she needed such products, presumably her doctor or hospital would advise her where to buy them, and they wouldn't recommend the most expensive place (unless they were really corrupt).

    "Caveat emptor" in legal terms usually refers to after-sales guarantees -- i.e. if the principle of caveat emptor applies to a product you bought 10 minutes ago, and it suddenly breaks, you have no comeback. Consumer legislation generally means that caveat emptor doesn't apply (except perhaps to things like private non-commercial sale of secondhand goods where the quality/durability/condition of the item hasn't been deliberately misrepresented)... But the buyer should still beware!

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    Who do you think has the best price on a regular basis? I agree some of these promotions are entirely out of line and their prices ridiculous.

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