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NOW I'm pissed

There are several people on eBay selling patches for this mission at very high rates. One person is selling them for $99.99 plus shipping, and people are scarfing them up. I wish he had let the bidders names be shown, because I could have pointed them to a web site that sells them regularly for $4.99 and free shipping.

As it is, other people are selling patches on auction, and the prices are upwards of $15-20 plus shipping already. I've been using the forwarding feature on eBay to sent them info on the other site, and people have been very highly receptive.

It just pisses me off that there are shisters out there who will exploit any tradegy to make a buck, and I'm not going to let it happen if I can prevent it.

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thegreateze
Feb. 1st, 2003 08:55 pm (UTC)
Hopefully This should make you feel better. I doubt it will but at least it shows that you're not the only one.
rialtus
Feb. 2nd, 2003 07:02 pm (UTC)
'member how I was using eBay's message feature to tell people they were being exploited? One of the guys I messaged replied back stating that he was glad that someone else was as pissed as him. He was using a throwaway eBay account to outbid everyone else, with no intent on paying the gold-diggers. While I think this is still technically fruad, and know it is a violation of contract, I still have to respect him for doing it -- it made my day!
tomalhe
Feb. 2nd, 2003 09:17 am (UTC)
thanks for that, I just ordered the $4.95 patch for my jacket..
rialtus
Feb. 2nd, 2003 07:04 pm (UTC)
No prob. I stopped collecting shuttle patches in 1986. Just never got back into it again after Challenger... I might buy this patch to go with the Apollo 1 and STS-51L patches. I hope I never have to buy another to complete that series...
sport6449
Feb. 2nd, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
I grabbed up an STS-107 thanks to that link too. I also grabbed the first Post-Challenger launch of Discovery.

It's nice to have, and I'm glad I'm not sending my money to some exploitative loser.
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