First post, by Kahenraz
I'm refurbishing laptop that has a broken latch on the LCD. The only seller on eBay has 6 of them and wants $30 each ($20+ $10 FedEx). That's insane for a tiny piece of plastic. The seller also had several other parts from the same laptop, so I put together a large order of multiple parts to justify the cost. The seller rejected my offer and countered with something north of $250.
Yeah. No. I like this laptop, but it's not worth that much. Especially when I can just get another used one for parts under $50. I had emailed the seller to explain the prices that I had offered, that they would be getting the value of my entire order, and save on shipping. In their response, one of the things they mentioned was that it "wasn't worth selling an item for $5" (my offer on the plastic hinge); meanwhile my entire order of parts was about $100.
I declined their counter offer for the entire order and won't be buying the individual hinge for $30 either. So now they get nothing, and I'll just use the laptop without the hinge.