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Author
BD half dome helmet (orange) for sale
marilynec
17/01/2011
11:28:49 AM
I have an orange Black diamond Half dome for sale. The helmet is still in the box and hasn't been used. I bought it as a gift for a friend and it turns out she's already got one. Mountain Designs have a policy not to take any climbing gear back so here it is for sale!

How much? $75 (retail $90-100 in Australia)

easy pick up from Brunswick/ Melbourne CBD or just contact me. I can mail at additional cost

climbertron
17/01/2011
12:37:02 PM
Climbing anchors has it for $75 also..........
widewetandslippery
17/01/2011
1:10:23 PM
Come on. This person wants to get rid of an inappropriate buy. I apprieciate the internet shoppaholics poping in their 2 cents. I hate shoping and some heads up info is great. Rather that than search myself. In this case the original poster now knows she didn't get the best deal, which at the time may not have been important, you buy a present not dump a budget to friends and now knows online off loading the price she wants is probably going to be less.

climbertron
17/01/2011
2:40:02 PM
For $75 you can get one in whatever colour you like. So the seller here is narrowing his/her market by selling at the same price. Drop $5-10 and people might suddenly decide they like orange. Also most people would check this stuff out before buying privately.

That's why I posted.

Also what's with all the wagon jumping?

Climbau
17/01/2011
9:07:43 PM
On 17/01/2011 climbertron wrote:
>For $75 you can get one in whatever colour you like. So the seller here
>is narrowing his/her market by selling at the same price. Drop $5-10 and
>people might suddenly decide they like orange. Also most people would check
>this stuff out before buying privately.
>
>That's why I posted.
If most buyers already know the research, then why not send the vendor a friendly advisory pm if you feel the need to speak up? At the end of the day though, if your not interested in buying and nobody has asked the question, then it is none of your business.
grangrump
18/01/2011
10:23:18 AM
On 17/01/2011 Climbau wrote:
>If most buyers already know the research, then why not send the vendor
>a friendly advisory pm ...
how boring would that be?

trolling sellers is half the fun here

climbertron
18/01/2011
10:29:57 AM
Ok will take this approach in the future

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/01/2011
9:04:38 PM
>then it is none of your business.

... but it is advertised on the internet.
Heh, heh, heh.

I don't mind the colour orange, and could probably use a lighter more modern helmet, but am not prepared to buy something I can't try on to make sure it fits first.
One Day Hero
25/01/2011
1:56:36 AM
On 18/01/2011 climbertron wrote:
>Ok will take this approach in the future

Nah, keep on spilling the beans mate! I dunno what is with tools who are advocating a "hush, hush" approach. People get all sorts of advice on here about crags and routes and such, why not buying stuff too?

If you can get the helmet for $75 new in oz ($50 o/s), trying to sell one 2nd hand for $75 is a scam. Good on the folk who are exposing scams!

Climbau
25/01/2011
9:12:54 AM
Not necessarily advocating a hush hush approach. Just think giving someone the benefit of the doubt first, if you really feel the need to speak up, by sending a quick PM is the fair, reasonable, and civilised thing to do. If seller then decides to give the finger all the way to the third knuckle, then alternative action may then be justified.
Quite happy to be a tool fixing the ills of society, but ODH, if your looking for a spanner to tighten your nuts then i'll have to vigourously reject that accusation. ;) heh heh heh.
One Day Hero
25/01/2011
9:48:40 AM
Whatdayamean "give someone the benefit of the doubt"?

They are trying to sell something 2nd hand at retail price, whether or not they know that its retail price is unimportant. The other bloke pointed out the facts in a polite way, where's the problem?..........unless you are into davidn's bullshit idea of the marketplace; where the seller is entitled to gouge, the ripped-off buyer gets no sympathy because 'it was their responsibility to do the research', and the bystanders are expected to shut up and watch the rip-off without batting an eyelid.
One Day Hero
25/01/2011
10:28:04 AM
Ah, its not something I really care about, just a mild irritation..........you know, douchbags who find some sweet deal on gear but then don't share the info. Not because it'll make things any worse for them, they just like the feeling of superiority it gives them when someone else pays more.

I also don't rate the folk who come back from overseas with a bunch of new gear to sell off to 'recoupe some of the costs of the trip'...............as if the $150 you make reselling climbing gear is going to make a dint in the cost of flying round the world.......and then they act like some bigtime wheeler-dealer types "yeah man, buy cheap, sell dear. I'm really workin the system with my international cam trading gig"

Climbau
25/01/2011
7:22:27 PM
Who's found the sweet deal on gear and not sharing? I just prefer to give a person benefit of the doubt. I 'd rather be a a soft and gooey always look on the upside kinda guy than be a glass is half empty type. Douchebags give me the shitz too, but more the kind that foam and lather like a rabid dog on heat whenever they take a mind to.
One Day Hero
26/01/2011
12:11:18 AM
On 17/01/2011 Climbau wrote:
> At the end of
>the day though, if your not interested in buying and nobody has asked the
>question, then it is none of your business.

So, as far as I can tell, Climbertron offered some friendly advice that folk could get a new lid at the same price being offered by the o.p.

You then piped up with the above, which I can only read as "everyone shut up and let people get ripped off without offering the useful information which you happen to posess"

Therefore, to answer your last post, Climbertron found a sweet deal and you encouraged him not to share the information..........pretty obvious isn't it?

So how exactly does that make you a 'cup half full person' who just wants to look on the bright side of everything?

Oh, and maybe keep practicing with your insults....."frothing like a rabid dog on heat"....................yeah, cause its rabid so it wants to bite you, but its also on heat so it wants to hump you at the same time........not the best analogy ever seen on chocky

Climbau
26/01/2011
5:32:54 PM
Cup half full because, i don't believe the seller was trying to rip anyone off. As your posts suggest.
If you don't like my analogy, that's fine. I wasn't seeking your blessing. And if climbertron wants to jump up with a look at me I'm gonna show you up style post, thats fine. Just like you prefer to jump up and down spraying about how awesome you are and everyone else is useless and ....blah, blah , blah. If that's how you roll, then that's how you roll. That's why i like to read chocky, the laughs never stop coming when you are online.

climbertron
26/01/2011
7:23:34 PM
I just figured the seller wouldn't be able to sell the helmet for the retail price, so I mentioned it to him.

Climbau
26/01/2011
7:35:03 PM
On 26/01/2011 climbertron wrote:
>I just figured the seller wouldn't be able to sell the helmet for the retail
>price, so I mentioned it to him.
Cool, and I can accept that i read more into your post (and incorrectly) than was intended. For that I apologise.
marilynec
30/01/2011
7:31:48 PM
thanks for pointing that out climbertron.
I really bought it for a friend who has already got a helmet and should have done more research on what it retails for right now. I bought mine for more than $75, but that's nobody's problem, is it?...

so am happy to offer it for $65 instead if it means it reaches a happy home and is more useful than in a box in my living room.
marilynec
5/02/2011
11:37:06 AM
bump

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