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    GL has a government sponsored monopoly.
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    If people quit buying, and GL profits drop, expect $1,500 min bids on everything...

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    I'm surprised we don't have $1,500 min bids now.

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    This is all making sense now. I'm betting that they have to offer stuff up for bid before they can retail it. By raising the min bid on shelter halves and the like, they reduce the chance of them selling and subsequently put them in their retai store. These are some crafty SOBs.
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    Where are their retail stores?
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    Right on their web site
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recovry4x4 View Post
    GL =Crack Dealer
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    GL has a government sponsored monopoly.

    But I have cut back a lot, really I have. I am down to just one item every couple of sales.

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    I expect they make the 10% as their gross and then have to deduct expenses. A $150 lot gives them $15 and they have to take pictures, supervise inspection, load out and collect money and do paperwork. Its easy to combine unsold lots into bigger groups for resale. Makes perfect sense to me.
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    Group,

    I used to buy about $2000 a month from DRMO. Then GL took over, and I had an arguement with them and di not bid on anouther thing until last month.

    There are things that I do not like about GL, but they are not that bad in reality. Where else can you buy a Deuce for $1000 - $1800. I have also seen lots that I would consider buying at lower cost, but not at $150. How many other people here have tried to run a business? There are lots of cost that most people do not understand, untill you run a business with employees.

    Personally I do not see how GL can process a Deuce for $150 and make a proffit. Are you willing to work for free? I know the GL employees expect to get paid. $150 equates to about 2 hrs of an employees time (wages + additional cost). Now if you keep enough things coming in to keep the employee buisy that is fine, but there will be times when the employee is idle and still has to be paid. For every person you see, there is probably three people behind the scens supporting them (payroll, IT, benifits, ect). Then you have the cost of telephones, buildings, equipment, ect.

    Bottom line, if you think you can do it cheaper, contact the governmet and try for the contract! But be carefull what you ask for, you mite not like it when you get it!

    Then you would have to listen to people like us tearing you a new one, without all the facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m38inmaine View Post
    I think the $150 minimum bid is for EUC items which require additional man hours to process thus the extra cost.

    Some people will pay the stupid price, too. I saw a LOT of obsolete Palm Pilots go for up to $175 each when they were selling on ebay for $30.

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