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

Postby windcutter9f » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:52 pm

In fairness to Rails-Vault,I`ve had a few bargains.I tend to look at Hornby Dublo or 12vDCTrix,items that i know i can repair or refinshed .I keep clear of obsolete items like Airfix or Mainline etc which are unrepairable owing to lack of spares.

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

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:11 pm

It just had to be him again!
our old friend Mr.G
it can't be as rare as he says, 'cos he's got another one for £59.50 that looks in just as good nick.
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby PanzerJohn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:13 pm

Another bargain from Gostude…. they've really exelled themselves with this..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AIRFIX-54251 ... Sw7cxZpZSU

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

Postby Ewood » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 pm

I personally wouldn't touch eBay. None model railway related but let down. I don't trust it.

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

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:56 pm

What annoys me is that we never find out what is eventually paid for these items. Some of them turn up weeks later at a lower price but in the meantime it gives encouragement to the chancers to ask similar prices for tat. He has great trouble in describing modified or repainted stuff usually calling it kit built, I steer well clear!
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:37 pm

Ewood wrote:I personally wouldn't touch eBay. None model railway related but let down. I don't trust it.

Don't tarnish us all with the same brush my good man. I have a 958 deals, a purple star and 100% excellent feedback.
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby Ewood » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 pm

Not tarnishing all with the same brush. I wouldn't use it as they messed me around with a refund for an item and had some dodgy bloke from Nigeria trying to buy an item I was selling offering me double the price!! Yeah right no thanks

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

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:46 pm

Ah the old 419 scam. Some Nigerian tried that nonsense on me, offering £5000 for a £500 pc. :lol: Do they think we are that gullible. :lol:
Not on ebay though.
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 pm

There used to be a great thread on "scambaiters" where they scammed the scammer (from Nigeria) into meeting someone in Amsterdam outside a particular shop which just happened to have a webcam pointing out of its window. They also copied the local fraud squad in on the postings so he was busted live on the web.
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby Phat Controller » Wed May 13, 2020 4:21 am

found this the other day just by chance but gives and incite into what us poor "Southerners" are dealing with re postage from the UK ............

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SELECTION-OF-3-TREES-OO-GAUGE-TRAIN-SCENERY/373047268613?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

AUD$87.45 postage!!! "you gotta be having a larf"
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby DonB » Wed May 27, 2020 2:31 pm

Not model railway-related:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283670772123

Worth £2-£3 at most.
Why do people think that Dinky = mega bucks? Laughable.

(There is a MIB version elsewhere on eB*y for £25, which is what I paid for mine a few years ago.)
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Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Postby Meister » Fri May 29, 2020 5:42 pm

The listing for that Dinky is hilarious. How about 'Would suit enthusiast with own glue' or 'Ideal addition to an O gauge scrapyard'? Most of these relatively plentiful/less sought-after later Dinkys are worth probably £20-£40 MIB, so the asking price is ridiculous. The same mentality that gave us Wrenn = mega bucks.


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