A Sucker Born (Or Bagged) Every Minute
I was wondering about your thoughts and opinions on this above ad. It shows what looks like a Ikea Dimpa bag (I bought mine for under 5 dollars in the US at my local Ikea) and offers it as a "BROMPTON Bicycle Storage Bag" for 20 US dollars. Do you find this as a not only a huge rip-off of unsuspecting buyers, but as perhaps a way of turning them off from their Bromptons too? I am relieved to report that this listing is now closed and no one else will be harmed. Although, according to the listing's History, 2 bags were sold. Unfortunately, it means that this seller-or rather inflating middleman-was still able to make around 30 or so dollars pure profit off the unsuspecting. People like this make me real mad! :mad::mad::mad: I know, I know this is legal, but does it still make it ethical?
From The Ebay Listing:
BROMPTON Bicycle Storage Bag
Item condition: New
Ended: Dec 08, 201008:42:41 PST
Price: US $19.99
".....NEW LOWER PRICE!! Hello Ebayers. Today I've got a storage bag for a Brompton folding bicycle that I'm ready to part with. It's constructed of sturdy poly tarpaulin, webbing, and anti-rust polyester coated zippers. The dimensions are 25" X 25" X 9". It will fit a Brompton folding bicycle equiped with either a standard or extended seat post quite handily. If you have a telescopic seat post you may need to remove your seat. Your Bromptonaut will love this neat, fitted storage bag. Get it in plenty of time for the holidays, including FREE Priority Shipping in the U.S.!! I ship same day or next day so you can have this beautiful storage bag for your Brompton in your home generally within 3 DAYS of payment!! Free standard shipping to Canada, only $15 everywhere else on the planet!! Paypal accepted. All questions welcomed and promptly answered. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!..."
From Ikea (USA version):
$3.99 (US Dollars)
Length: 25 ½ "
Depth: 8 ¾ "
Height: 25 ½ "
Length: 65 cm
Depth: 22 cm
Height: 65 cm
- Protects contents against moisture and dirt.
Photo From Listing Shown Below: