3473Re: [vacpot] Kory Dru
- Apr 15, 2012Christine,
Ebay is like everywhere else, you can find an item grossly overpriced and you can often find a more common one very reasonable. One thing about ebay these days I consider is gasoline cost. If I have to drive around for three months looking for something I want have I really saved anything by paying 6.99 for it and $6.00 shipping? In fact I just purchased a lamp that I paid about 5.00 more than I purchased one for in a shop some while back. However that shop is an hour from my home and the cost to drive up and get the lamp, (if they had one at the old price) was probably about twice what the seller wanted to ship it to me. Plus the time it would take to make the trip.
As to the cost of a cory filter. Again if I found a pot for 2.00 (which in thrift shops I have as well), then finding a filter for a few dollars as does happen and spending 5.00 to ship it wouldn't seem unreasonable.
As a seller as well on Ebay from time to time I can tell you first hand that at times sellers end up paying more for shipping than they charged. I know I have any number of times. The post office has raised basic prices over the years especially priority can be very costly compared to parcel post or first class if its light enough to go that way. Often if I see an item and it appears its over priced on shipping I will send a note through the "ask seller a question" link and inquire if they can ship the item for a bit less than the listed price. Often the price is a close guess of what the packed item will weigh and when you get to the post office it can be a bit lower than one thinks. In that case if its off by more than a dollar or so I refund the difference to the buyer.
Bottom line I guess it depends on how badly you want a bargain that works. At least in the near term. You might wait an run across the very filter rod you need for a dollar at a sale but to me if I wanted to use the pot then having purchased a reasonable cost filter would be worth it.
From: Christine Hartmann <opinicize@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:12 AM
Subject: [vacpot] Kory Dru
I was at a thrift yesterday and saw a Kory Dru for $2.00, at least I think it was. It was definitely a Kory, but I'm not sure about the rest; I didn't write it down. I was going to get it, but remembered what I had read on this site about filters. This one had no filter, just the two glass components. Is there any way to use some kind of substitute for the filter? If there has been previous discussion on this topic, I can't find it. I can't locate the search bar on this site. (If I'm using incorrect terminology, just roll your eyes and feel sorry for me. My cousin tells me I need a remedial course in computer terminology. I call what I think is actually the cursor "the arrow").
Christine - Mpls
P.S.: I'm sure there's something, or will be something, for sale on e-bay, but I don't want to go that route. It rankles me that people are picking up things they can't identify at garage sales, then taking a picture and charging an astronomical amount for the item. On top of that, I have seen a lot of $10.00 shipping charges for items that weigh a few ounces. For example, I collect vintage Tupperware, just for fun. The pieces I find for $.79 are selling for $30.00 - $40.00 plus $10.00 shipping. The Kory Dru is not a coveted last piece to a collection I'm obsessed with completing, so I don't want to go to extraordinary lengths to buy a filter. I'm not interested in a $2.00 coffee maker with a $15.00 filter. Just sayin'. But if there is another way to do this, I wouldn't mind giving it a try.
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