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Re: Ebay madness

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:10 am

michaelasc wrote:Hi folks, first of all a happy new year to everyone

Over here in the US, UK Minitrix don't tend to fetch as high prices as in the UK. I say tend to becuase this one has gone through the roof:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINITRIX-N-SCALE-BR-2-10-0-EVENING-STAR-PASSENGER-SET-OB-/330662779247?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item4cfd09996f

Its a standard Minitrix Evening Star boxed set in good condition currently going for $416

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That boxed set in good condition in fact any condition is extremely hard to find.
I have only ever seen one other on a sellers stall at an exhibition was priced at 295GBP. When we went back a few hours later the set was gone

The Minitrix Evening Star loco is quite sought after in its own right as it is used as its used as a donor for several kits
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby b308 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:32 am

It certainly can...

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Though that one was an ex 009 secondhand stall one rather than ebay!!

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby michaelasc » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:05 pm

Would agree if I was in the UK but over here in the US they tend to sell for the same in dollars as they fetch for pounds. I saw both combined boxed sets of the Evening Star and Britannia go for just over $200 a month ago. I myself sold a boxed Minitrix Evening Star, engine only, on EBay in December and it only brought $41 equivalent to around 25 pounds. So you can see why I'm a little surprised at the current price with still over 9 days to go.

On a different note has anyone noticed that final prices on EBay have risen during the past couple of weeks? I'm seeing items selling for an average of 20% more than they were going for only 2 months ago. Perhaps its because of Christmas or maybe markets are catching up on losses. Thoughts?

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby b308 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:29 pm

That's just the same as any train that is sold outside its normal area though. If its rare and people want it then the price will be hiked, if its not wanted then you get the opposite... I recently paid under 30 quid for a Zueke HOm tank, in Germany I'd have paid double that... Supply and demand... And sometimes luck of the draw...

Which is the reason I just can't get so wound up as some people can on the prices on ebay... It's an auction for Pete's sake, so anything can happen... For every one that's posted on here that looks OTT there are at least a dozen that are bargains... :roll:

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby michaelasc » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:38 pm

Couldn't agree more about supply and demand. I've picked up bargains myself recently and generally passed by the ones that sky rocket - unless - unless it is something that I really want and then I've been known to go high too.

I tend to post on here just for fun when something just goes really high and way above what it has been fetching recently. Probably a collector like me who really needs that item or perhaps one of those rare instances when 2 collectors go for the same thing.

It happened to me a year or so ago. I really wanted something and because I would be out of town I placed a really high maximum bid of 300 pounds on something that I expected to sell for less than 100. To my surprise it would appear another buyer did the same thing and he ended up paying 301 pounds, 1 more than my maximum. We were the only 2 bidders too. I felt bad for him but that's how it goes in auctions sometimes.
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby Karhedron » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:09 pm

michaelasc wrote:On a different note has anyone noticed that final prices on EBay have risen during the past couple of weeks?

The winter months are prime modelling season. Long dark evenings, not much worth watching on the telly. Cue lots of modelling. The summer time is the time to get bargains of modelling materials on eBay.
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:13 pm

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:22 pm

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE SECURELY SEATED BEFORE CLICKING THIS LINK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-HO-Scale-JR ... 5d319d74ed
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby poliss » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:22 pm

1:80th scale. Never heard of that one before. Is there a Japanese HO scale?

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby b308 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:04 pm

Yes, sort of... look at the Japanese section:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ra ... _standards

Their standard gauge was originally 3' 6"!

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby whynot » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:44 pm

Why, why....pair of used Peco points....bid to £18 plus £1.90 P&P. New at Hattons, £16 plus £2 P&P! Not exactly a rarity bonus!
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby alan_r » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:48 pm

blimey! I bought mine in November 2008, new for £85

Class 60 006 British Steel 'Scunthorpe Ironmaster' livery...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140677882467? ... 500wt_1361 :shock:

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Re: Ebay madness

Postby michaelasc » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Those specials have been getting higher amnd higher prices recently.

How about this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-Signal-Box-Graham-Farish-9004-/150738334458?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item2318b472fa

He wants 3 pounds for UK shipping but 100 pounds to ship to the US where I am and it is just a Farish signal box. I'm thinking it has to be a mistake.
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby RFS » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:54 pm

Probably not a mistake - just a crude way of ensuring "UK bidders only please". I've seen this tactic several times recently.
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Re: Ebay madness

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:56 am

I tried this once with a loco I had for sale on ebay. I had specified EU only for postage and the guy was in Argentina. So I quoted him UPS next day at 232 euros to try and put him off
His reply thats fine and paid 100euros for the loco and 232 for the postage :shock:

Guess he really wanted that loco lol
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