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Suffolkboy

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While killing a bit of time earlier I was looking at Bamboo timber, specifically plywood. Just out of interest more than anything...

I found a website selling it and entered in the dimensions of an 8x4 sheet to get a price...
 

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That's what happens when a company has run out of stock, and want to hold the advertisement there ready for re-stocking. Apparently it is easier to do that than to pull the add and then stick it back in later when they have stock again. Some books on Amazon can be £900 one week, then £7.50 the following.
 

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Ah I see.

Could they not just put an "out of stock" message on it?

I had a Del boy type plan to glue loads of bamboo chopping boards together to sell as sheets of ply at that markup.

Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
 

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Wouldn't suprise if this is their in-stock price. Maybe about £250 for a full sheet of 16-18mm Bamboo...?
 

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Also a common practice to hold the advert on ebay

Its made me do a double take on several occasions
 
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MikeG.":h1ffnk55 said:
That's what happens when a company has run out of stock, and want to hold the advertisement there ready for re-stocking. Apparently it is easier to do that than to pull the add and then stick it back in later when they have stock again. Some books on Amazon can be £900 one week, then £7.50 the following.
I can understand why they might do that on ebay or Amazon. But it's a terrible idea for a website as that customer is unlikely to come back
 

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