mjb1961 wrote:D605Eagle wrote:Really...Honestly...has the world gone mad????
Yes it is going mad ,,,,,highly desired loco I know but surely not that highly desired ,,,just in the last 7 days a HORNBY live steam ,,Papyrus,,,sold on ebay for £2600,,,,yes ,,two thousand six hundred pounds ,,
Gosh. I'm sure they went down to £175 or £125 when the last few were sold in the shops? Can't remember but the sets came right down to £250. Mine was £400 and I thought I'd done well. Sold it a few months later to a friend for £250 about six months after the £250 sets had sold.
I have to be honest and say that if one loco cost £100, and the same loco in another livery sells for £200, then those who are paying the higher prices puzzle me a bit as all it is is a different paint job and different numbers and a different name. Pennies as far as the manufacturer is concerned in making the things. And second hand? Well. Prices can climb but they can plummit into nothingness as well. It only takes one new item to superceed it and the price drops just as quick as a dog waters a tree.