Photo Swiping or Item Snipe-ing?
I was surfing through the Used Gear on the GC website today, and came across a Price Dropped Gibson Midtown for $719, with case. Not knowing if that was a good price, I went to Google and did a "Shopping" search, and came up with another used one for $799. At first, I thought, "well, that's a price drop I guess"... but I looked more closely at the picture... and it was the GC photo being used on another site.
Except it wasn't just the photo. The description matched, etc., down to the "w/c".
So my question is--Was this other site planning to obtain the bass from GC and ship it out--or have it drop shipped from GC, pocketing the $80 for the work of reposting the ad?
Have I been living under a rock, and this happens all the time? Or is it just this one site (or a few)?
Edit: I mean, they've somehow figured out that an instrument search on Google doesn't return GC Used Gear ads (at least not for me, not on the first page of results). Am I missing a business opportunity?
Waiting to be reimbursed for paying my dues.
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Last edited by frebassist : 02-12-2014 at 09:08 AM.
Reason: Had a further thought/question.