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23:30 12
2017
11-18

Don't buy stuff through Facebook Ads

I have a sad little hobby: Tracking down various bits and pieces promoted via Facebook ads and finding out just how much they sell for on eBay. Normally I'd just leave a cheaper price link in the seller's comments but these ripoff ads are so prevailent nowadays that I figured it might make a mildly interesting cautioary tale for anyone in the habit of clicking the damned things. What can I say? I'm easily entertained sometimes.

So here are a few of the more brazen ones I've found. Remember:

In both cases the items come from overseas - usually the US for Facebook and China for eBay.


Laser Projection Keyboard

Laser Projection Keyboard
Facebook:
£49.99

eBay:
£14.79

Smartphone Zoom Lens kit

Smartphone Zoom Lens kit
Facebook:
£48.00

eBay:
£5.75

Anti-Smoke Magnetic Patch

Anti-Smoke Magnetic Patch
Facebook:
£8.00

eBay:
£0.99

Clean Sense Pore Tool

Clean Sense Pore Tool
Facebook:
£24.90

eBay:
£2.35

Print Guard Roller

Print Guard Roller
Facebook:
£4.00

eBay:
£0.99

Foot Arch Shock Absorber

Foot Arch Shock Absorber
Facebook:
£11.52

eBay:
£1.19

Easy Angle Ruler

Easy Angle Ruler
Facebook:
£15.42

eBay:
£2.10

Wax Vac Earwax Remover

Wax Vac Earwax Remover
Facebook:
£8.00

eBay:
£2.24

High Pressure Shower Head

High Pressure Shower Head
Facebook:
£16.00

eBay:
£4.49

Bicycle Brake Light

Bicycle Brake Light
Facebook:
£11.99

eBay:
£0.99

RFID-proof Pop-up Wallet

RFID-proof Pop-up Wallet
Facebook:
£8.00

eBay:
£0.99

All-in-One Laser Level

All-in-One Laser Level
Facebook:
£11.00

eBay:
£3.68

Stainless Steel Butterfly Comb

Stainless Steel Butterfly Comb
Facebook:
£8.00

eBay:
£1.04

Flying Magic Trick Disc

Flying Magic Trick Disc
Facebook:
£8.00

eBay:
£0.99

Self-Stirring Mug

Self-Stirring Mug
Facebook:
£15.00

eBay:
£3.98

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