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Am I missing something here?

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Am I missing something here?

While on one of my many travels across ebay today I stumbled over this:

Now tell me, when I can get 4 or 5 of these for less than £15, is there something ultra special about this one particular battery that would make anyone pay that price?
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postage seems good value at £1.39, all the way from Hong Kong....
Wonder how they describe the package contents, though  Cheesy
alanf
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Apparently the same thing on eBay for $1 +$23.03 p&p to the USA. Also from Hong Kong.
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Didn't think rechargeable batteries we're allowed to be posted Huh
shalom2010
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Makes me wonder what's inside the battery? Smiley
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Re: Am I missing something here?

I think this is down to ebay rules about auction placement in the listings. Something along the lines of if it's a new run of items it might not be placed so well.
So it seems to be a fairly common practice instead to price, what is really an out of stock item, ridiculously high so it doesn't sell. Rather than start with a completely new auction.
If you watch this item the price will go back to what passes as normal when new stock arrives.
In this case though the seller doesn't appear to have sold any rechargeable batteries before as most of his rechargeables are similarly priced. I suppose he's setting up shop in preparation for stock arrival.
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Wow!... just look at the postage on that.... and internal UK postage too... compare that to the international postage from HK.....
and people wonder why we buy from abroad ! ! ! .. Cheesy
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Maybe it's one of these batteries ... http://periodictable.com/Elements/094/
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Quote from: billnotben
I think this is down to ebay rules about auction placement in the listings. Something along the lines of if it's a new run of items it might not be placed so well.
So it seems to be a fairly common practice instead to price, what is really an out of stock item, ridiculously high so it doesn't sell. Rather than start with a completely new auction.
If you watch this item the price will go back to what passes as normal when new stock arrives.

Ah that would explain it. Thanks for that bnb - you've just solved one of lifes little mysteries!
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