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Old July 24th 03, 03:35 PM
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Background: Companies delivers lots of things, one of which is some alarm
cable. Company send wrong cable. Company still hasn't realised two months
on. Company have been utter *******s about other issues - me selling alarm
cable. This company has messed me round so much, that I've no moral
problems selling it. (so spare any lectures folks!)

I *had* ordered 100 metres of 4 core alarm cable

What arrived was 8 core, and in a drum. I'm told by the alarm installer that
it's between 1km and a mile in length.

I just weighed the drum and cable, and it's 17kg. There are no labels on the
drum. The drum is plastic

I can find new prices for this cable from the company's (see above) website.
what i need to know is
- based on weight, how much cable is there likely to be?
- how much is the resale value, if anything?




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Old July 24th 03, 07:52 PM
Andrew Gabriel
 
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In article ,
"NorwichLad" writes:
Background: Companies delivers lots of things, one of which is some alarm
cable. Company send wrong cable. Company still hasn't realised two months
on. Company have been utter *******s about other issues - me selling alarm
cable. This company has messed me round so much, that I've no moral
problems selling it. (so spare any lectures folks!)

I *had* ordered 100 metres of 4 core alarm cable

What arrived was 8 core, and in a drum. I'm told by the alarm installer that
it's between 1km and a mile in length.

I just weighed the drum and cable, and it's 17kg. There are no labels on the
drum. The drum is plastic

I can find new prices for this cable from the company's (see above) website.


Well, they've either gone bust, or they forgot to pay for their
hostname domain renewal ;-)

what i need to know is
- based on weight, how much cable is there likely to be?


500m is a common size, and I suspect that's most likely length
for that weight.

- how much is the resale value, if anything?


New price is going to be 40-50 probably, unless it's
something special like LSF. I think you'd be lucky to get more
than half that, including P&P (since anyone who buys it on an
account doesn't pay P&P anyway), after which you might be left
with 10.

I have 100m real of 20 pair phone cable, minus 20 or so metres
I used. Much as I hate the thought, I suspect it's going into
the dustbin as the amount I would be likely to make isn't worth
the effort.

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Old July 24th 03, 10:03 PM
Toby
 
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"Andrew Gabriel" wrote in message
...
In article ,
"NorwichLad" writes:
Background: Companies delivers lots of things, one of which is some

alarm
cable. Company send wrong cable. Company still hasn't realised two

months
on. Company have been utter *******s about other issues - me selling

alarm
cable. This company has messed me round so much, that I've no moral
problems selling it. (so spare any lectures folks!)

I *had* ordered 100 metres of 4 core alarm cable

What arrived was 8 core, and in a drum. I'm told by the alarm installer

that
it's between 1km and a mile in length.

I just weighed the drum and cable, and it's 17kg. There are no labels on

the
drum. The drum is plastic

I can find new prices for this cable from the company's (see above)

website.

Well, they've either gone bust, or they forgot to pay for their
hostname domain renewal ;-)

what i need to know is
- based on weight, how much cable is there likely to be?


500m is a common size, and I suspect that's most likely length
for that weight.

- how much is the resale value, if anything?


New price is going to be 40-50 probably, unless it's
something special like LSF. I think you'd be lucky to get more
than half that, including P&P (since anyone who buys it on an
account doesn't pay P&P anyway), after which you might be left
with 10.

I have 100m real of 20 pair phone cable, minus 20 or so metres
I used. Much as I hate the thought, I suspect it's going into
the dustbin as the amount I would be likely to make isn't worth
the effort.


Bang it eBay with buyer to pay carriage or arrange collection.
You'd be suprised.
Don't put a reserve on, get a mate to place a bid of your minimum on the
penultimate day.

--
Toby.

NTL. Bringing you yesterday's news today, and a bit of last week's. Maybe.


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Old July 25th 03, 01:59 PM
Danny Monaghan
 
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"Toby" wrote in news:nXWTa.592
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Bang it eBay with buyer to pay carriage or arrange collection.
You'd be suprised.
Don't put a reserve on, get a mate to place a bid of your minimum on the
penultimate day.


Which is, of course, completely against the trading rules you will have
agreed to abide by. It's also completely pointless, because if your mate
ends up winning, you don't get a sale. If you set a reserve, or a minimum
starting figure, and it's not met, you end up in exactly the same position
but you won't have to pay ebay for the con sale to your mate. So you
actually lose less.

Why try to look for a con?

--
Danny Monaghan

To email me, put the LIGHT out!


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