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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby mahoganydog » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:50 pm

Quite frankly he's nuts. Some of the wagons he has I've bought from other sellers for sub £10 each.

Openly admit he has some that'd I'd like but I'm NOT buying something at a high price that could be remade. There is a Ltd Edition Stevens of Oxford wagon which one seller wants £25 for yet another seller has the same one for £9.50. I could also buy a Hornby version (more than one inc current model) or the Dapol one that is a current model!

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Postby End2end » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:55 pm

I think that's called "chancing your arm"

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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:03 pm

Why don't this idiots buy of meeeeeeeeeeee! I never seem to sell anything when I put stuff on ebay for sillllllly money.

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Postby GWR_fan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:55 am

D605Eagle wrote:Why don't this idiots buy of meeeeeeeeeeee! I never seem to sell anything when I put stuff on ebay for sillllllly money.


I learned long ago that items sell on eBay if they are either as cheap as chips or not available elsewhere. Generally the item will need to be a bargain before the punters lay down their money. A friend and I have spoken for years about carrying out a PhD on the psyche of a typical eBayer. Mostly there seems no commonsense in many of their purchases.

Some years ago I saw an LGB oil tanker sell on auction on eBay for $129.00 with spirited bidding. Before the end of the listing I listed "Buy it Now" two of the same mint condition items for $125.00 inclusive for both ($62.50 each). Even though spirited bidding on the auction listing for a single item I could not even get a watcher for my two items which were less than half the price of the auction end price. Plenty of people viewed my item listing so there was exposure.

Many see these ridiculous prices and when selling they think that their item is worth the same, grossly inflating the market price in peoples' minds. Yesterday, I saw a single packet of ten new Hornby 14.1 mm metal wheels listed on eBay for nearly $70.00 (converted from British pounds) plus $25.00 postage from the UK. That is almost $100.00 for ten wheels ($10.00 an axle). A couple of years ago I was buying these from Hattons for $9.50 a packet including airmail postage.

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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby GWR_fan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:02 am

whufcfan wrote:You laugh at him, but he's selling them, look at his feedback!


Yes, he is selling them but most are best price offer accepted. Like a major model railway retailer with an eBay outlet, the listing price is inflated expecting the buyer to make an offer.

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Postby mjb1961 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:46 am

I've just come across the first Dynamometer Car for sale on eBay ,,@£200 inc post ,for those who don't know about these ,they were made by Rapido for Rails of Sheffied ( exclusive model ) and cost £125 ,,I didn't think it would take long before they appear ,,,mjb

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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:43 am

A bit of nonsense on my part. I have a couple of "OO" items listed on flea bay and even though the items have been listed three times previously and attracted up to twenty watchers each time listed, no one is willing to press the "Buy it Now" button. As the items only have a few days to run I decided to up the selling price to $100,000.00 each for a laugh.

Edit: well I got one bite. I received the following message on flea bay (perhaps one of the twenty or so watchers each time I listed the item) Quote: " Do you really consider $100,000:00 to be a realist(sic) asking price!!?" If he wanted the item for the selling price listed ($68.95) the last three months then he had ample opportunity.

Immediately after I responded to the fleabay question, surprisingly the number of watchers on the item dropped by one. A coincidence or did I actually upset a watcher (tyrekicker)? An old flea bay saying, a buyer in the hand is worth more than twenty watchers in the bush.

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Postby mjb1961 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:57 am

I browse eBay a lot and come across all sorts including this ,,,,if you search hornby R2886m I'm sure you'll find it ,,the seller describes the engine as excellent condition and well looked after and well maintained,although he states slight damage to the front buffer he mentions nothing about the cab damage ,either he knows nothing or he thinks everyone else knows nothing,,,God only knows what the coaches look like ....mjb

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Postby GWR_fan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:07 am

I still continue to be amazed at the number of "unscrupulous" experienced eBay sellers who pass off the Hachette Mk1 coaches as a Bachmann product making no reference to the fact that they were cheap magazine knockoffs. One Aussie seller even displays the Hachette coaches with Bachmann boxes in the images. Pure deception.

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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby Chops » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:17 am

Well, I got burned the other day. Purchased an Athearn locomotive listed as new, for a trade in the UK, unpowered. I was a bit busy and after glancing at it sent to its new UK home. When it arrived, it was promptly found to be as empty as a pocket, inside. I asked the seller to refund me for his error, but he insisted that shipping weight was spot on for a powered unit and told me to go pound sand.
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby D605Eagle » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:29 pm

GWR_fan wrote:I still continue to be amazed at the number of "unscrupulous" experienced eBay sellers who pass off the Hachette Mk1 coaches as a Bachmann product making no reference to the fact that they were cheap magazine knockoffs. One Aussie seller even displays the Hachette coaches with Bachmann boxes in the images. Pure deception.

That surprises me because ebay always takes the side of the buyer.

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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:46 pm

D605Eagle wrote:
GWR_fan wrote:I still continue to be amazed at the number of "unscrupulous" experienced eBay sellers who pass off the Hachette Mk1 coaches as a Bachmann product making no reference to the fact that they were cheap magazine knockoffs. One Aussie seller even displays the Hachette coaches with Bachmann boxes in the images. Pure deception.

That surprises me because ebay always takes the side of the buyer.


EBay sellers have exploited these coaches since they were released, misrepresenting them. One very experienced seller who really should know better has three listed describing them as "3 DAPOL or similar BR Mk 1 CORRIDOR COACHES in BR Maroon Livery OO Gauge". Another well known eBay seller linked to a retail outlet will generally not divulge that they are cheap Hachette coaches. I have seen the cars listed for more than a genuine Bachmann coach.

Given the degree of misrepresentation I dare say that the general public is ignorant of the car's heritage.

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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby Mountain » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:48 pm

It is deceptfully wrong to list something claiming that it is something that its not. Those "Cheap" coaches are certainly pretty impressive with flush glaze windows and metal 14mm wheels. I have two left for sale. The only real negative side to me is that they have the close coupling with nem pockets. Some of you love these but I cant say that I am a fan.
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