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Old October 31st, 2003, 10:56 PM
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Default What's the deal with eBay offers?

I am curious about the deal with offers I have seen on eBay. I know most don't include the port taxes but I was hoping someone would know a few tips to watch for when looking at any eBay offer. For example, an offer of a free vacation at a condo usually comes with an obligation to attend a "tour" of the facility. I know no tours are required (I assume) but is there any other "gotcha" to most of the things advertised on eBay?
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Old November 1st, 2003, 06:26 AM
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Tommy: I've never bought a cruise at auction. I've always felt there were too many variables that I am not willing to deal with. My biggest piece of advice would be to read all of the fine print before bidding.

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Old November 1st, 2003, 03:26 PM
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And email the seller with lots of questions. As for those "free" vacations with the tour, YES you have to take the tour and spend the 90 minutes or YOU WILL PAY for your stay. Absolutely! Nothing is free and when the 90 minutes is up, leave. You did your part. We have taken several of these types of trips and they are worth it as long as you don't buy into it and walk away after the obligated 90 minutes.
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Old November 1st, 2003, 04:46 PM
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I have bought things on ebay but would never make a major purchase there.

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Old November 3rd, 2003, 02:28 PM
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The 2 for 1 coupons are worthless. You can do better by using a good TA
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