Video Fitness Forum  

Go Back   Video Fitness Forum > Video Fitness Reader Forum > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-27-20, 09:37 AM  
fanofladyvols
VF Supporter
 
fanofladyvols's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Modify City, State of Fierce
What is the deal with fitness DVDs priced for hundreds of dollars on eBay?

Does anyone know? I saw it once, and thought it was just a typo. I hit upon it so often, I'm sure there's a reason ?

These aren't hard to find, or out of print, or international shipping..just odd.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's an eBay ID # 264456969452
__________________
Don't just work hard, work smart....Pat Head Summitt

Never give up on your body!-- Miranda Esmonde-White

Word for 2022: Balance

Last edited by fanofladyvols; 08-27-20 at 09:39 AM. Reason: Yipes clarity
fanofladyvols is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-20, 10:35 AM  
bubbles76
VF Supporter
 
bubbles76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
I don't know how to search on eBay by eBay ID, sorry. But I have heard that this can happen sometimes as a result of an algorithm. The prices are automatic based on some factor or other. Has happened on Amazon too.
__________________
"You humans have the potential to be the most wonderful beings there are - if you can get past all these enormous stupid spots you seem to have in your hearts. It's not your fault. You just don't know how to work your hearts right yet. That's why there are dogs." - Jim Butcher, Zoo Day
bubbles76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-20, 11:09 AM  
fanofladyvols
VF Supporter
 
fanofladyvols's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Modify City, State of Fierce
Hey bubbles, if you copy/paste that ID number in the search bar once you're in eBay, it should pull up.

But that's interesting..never realized that was in play... thanks!
__________________
Don't just work hard, work smart....Pat Head Summitt

Never give up on your body!-- Miranda Esmonde-White

Word for 2022: Balance
fanofladyvols is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-20, 11:18 AM  
KateTT
VF Supporter
 
KateTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spicer, MN
If you ask me it's just greed and people over pricing OOP or hard to find workouts.
I have searched for Les Mills workouts often and they can go for $100+!!! Same with any discontinued products - people really jack up the prices and it's not very nice.

I sell on eBay occasionally and I set my own prices.
__________________
Do your BEST and Forget the Rrrrest! Tony Horton

When your body screams, tell it to shut up! Body Pump

"Where I am today is where my mind put me. Where I'll be tomorrow is where my mind put me." - Billy Blanks

I'm a SHOCKING GRADUATE of STS!!!! Feb - May '09!
I did it again! I'm a SHOCKING GRADUATE of STS!!!! Feb - May 2018!
Beachbody On Demand 80 Day Obsession - Full Rotation June - September 2018
Third time's a charm! I'm a SHOCKING GRADUATE of STS!!!! July-Oct 2020!
KateTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-20, 12:24 PM  
bubbles76
VF Supporter
 
bubbles76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Thanks Linda, never knew that Off to check that one out hee hee.

ETA: oh Linda, that has to be an algorithm thing lol! You can get this dvd used for much, much less.

Yes KateTT you are probably right about that too. I've seen the Zuzka kettlebell dvds selling for (to me) outright silly prices. There are TONS of kettlebell dvds now. I'm not about to pay that much.
__________________
"You humans have the potential to be the most wonderful beings there are - if you can get past all these enormous stupid spots you seem to have in your hearts. It's not your fault. You just don't know how to work your hearts right yet. That's why there are dogs." - Jim Butcher, Zoo Day
bubbles76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-20, 01:14 PM  
cataddict
VF Supporter
 
cataddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Eastern VA
KateTTI agree it's most often greed. Seller isn't in any hurry to sell, apparently, and hopes that somewhere out there someone will pay $100+ for a single DVD or VHS recording that can be purchased elsewhere for much less. I did find an old one I was looking for at a very reasonable price, and the transaction went smoothly and I was very happy about it.

Incidentally, when I was watching one of the first CIA videos and Greg was promoting other CIA titles, they were priced at $49.95 each! Wow, those early days! I can't remember what I paid for some of the early titles, but I don't believe it was that much!
__________________
How fierce will you be today? VFer KateTT

Watula, Cheeto, Charli, Lux, Merlin, Rudy, Finley, Hobbes and Winston Fan Girl!
cataddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dvds, ebay, price gouging

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2009 Video Fitness