Secondhand trains on Facebook?

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Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby muggins » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:26 pm

I'm a reluctant newbie to Facebook and I'm wondering where I ought to be looking for any 00 stuff that's for sale in the UK. Anybody got any suggestions please?

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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby Buelligan » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:42 pm

I run this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197472987091163
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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby muggins » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:53 pm

Thanks for that. You have PM :)

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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby Bigmet » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:44 am

Just so long as you don't have to tell everyone else how many milliamps each purchased loco draws on a daily basis... :lol:

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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:51 pm

For years Facebook wouldn't let me have an account, they kept on insisting I already had one and couldn't open another even when I changed my name. Then suddenly they let me open one, then every time I tried to use it they would suspend access for "a few days" Now they just bombard me with "friend" suggestions" which have no link that I can trace to me. I would never bother searching on there for items for sale.
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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby 4472 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:08 pm

I would stick to eBay or a dealer as you get more choice
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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby Bigmet » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:37 pm

Probably true, but then again unlikely things can turn up practically anywhere.

Now I am not on FB, but my wife is, and two years past she happened into something very much of interest, at a very very reasonable price. You just never know.

Same has been found to apply to charity shops, country auctions, antiquey/junk shops: and frankly I am not making an effort, just randomly wandering in while out and about when there is time to spare. (The wife's family are all very sociable and organise meets, quite often in the back end of beyond, on some arcane pretext.)

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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby Buelligan » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:18 pm

4472 wrote:I would stick to eBay or a dealer as you get more choice


Each to their own but I'm not sure why people have something against facebook. You can get some good deals, and some unusual items. I got an old-fish Hornby set with engine, coaches, track and controller for £25, still in it's box, and a couple of similar bargains. Dealers are dearer, and eBay can still be a bad experience.

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Re: Secondhand trains on Facebook?

Postby joshing_man » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:59 pm

I've managed to shift a fair amount of my friend's hoard via FB and no issues. Sold at relatively low prices which helps.

Muggins - see my For Sale post and see if there is anything you fancy. There are stills some BNIB/as new sets plus many foreign stock if that is your preference and some older stuff too.

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