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Did you also notice Bigmet,that the description -Item specifics,was incorrect/misleading. The MPN had changed to R3395TTS from R2784X (at the top of the ad) & also says it has sound function. It also says its Era 3,when it is actually Era 5 & limited edition! Don't these people read what they are selling.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184310101418
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This is a perfect example of what is encouraged by the likes of a certain Mr G. and others who advertise at outrageously inflated prices on the skimpiest of reasons "RARE" seeming to mean "none on the first page of my search", "Scratch or Kit built" for minor mod or slight livery change. Sellers who may have little idea of the value see those adds and think they can command the same prices too.
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Skaledale canal boat ,starting price of £49.99 and has one bid on it ,, :o
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Quite obviously the estate has sold all Model railway stock to a dealer, who is of the opinion that theses items are worth a fortune!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/German-ww2-r ... OSwL7tfFAe~
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TimberSurf wrote:Quite obviously the estate has sold all Model railway stock to a dealer, who is of the opinion that theses items are worth a fortune!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/German-ww2-r ... OSwL7tfFAe~
Agree - The postage is probably more than the model is worth - £28.99. He is looking for £185.00 for the little wagon with the plane on it that can be seen behind in one of the photos. On closer inspection it looks to me like a scratch-built model of no fixed prototype, bits of various wagons stuck together to give a reasonably convincing model, but I think I'll pass.

edit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hobbyboss-Germ ... B001A5JLLI - £34 off Amazon

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Seen it all now! I track these on Ebay. They were down to £300 new at one point, now no longer made, second hand regularly go for £600-800, thought they may get to £1,000, but this takes the biscuit at €2,000!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZL009-HELJAN ... SwjmpevV42
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TimberSurf wrote:Seen it all now! I track these on Ebay. They were down to £300 new at one point, now no longer made, second hand regularly go for £600-800, thought they may get to £1,000, but this takes the biscuit at €2,000!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZL009-HELJAN ... SwjmpevV42
Especially as the description translates as "Very good condition but incomplete (the base is missing)". :D
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luckymucklebackit wrote: Especially as the description translates as "Very good condition but incomplete (the base is missing)". :D
OMG! I didn't even notice that! Yes complete rip off then!
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TimberSurf wrote:So the brass plug pins are coated with a precious metal, utterly pointless unless you buy a socket with similarly coated receptacles. Or do they sell those too? P.S. Plating on both will do nothing except improve the space available for money in your wallet! :lol:
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Well I am flabbergasted, you can buy this for about £24.99 - £ 29.99, just look at this price.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Hornby- ... Swk09eJ3kX
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Thought if they changed the price I would do a screenshot.

Stunned, if you look at this other sellers items they all start at a £1,000
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IAN1955 wrote:Well I am flabbergasted, you can buy this for about £24.99 - £ 29.99, just look at this price.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Hornby- ... Swk09eJ3kX
I suspect most of these £1000 items are just placeholders - he doesn't actually have the items. If he gets to have the item for sale, he'll alter the price accordingly. Or if he has something different to sell he'll just amend one of these items. Not sure what the benefits are of this method but there must be something ....
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IAN1955 wrote:Thought if they changed the price I would do a screenshot.

Stunned, if you look at this other sellers items they all start at a £1,000
I found that seller a couple of months ago, came up as similar items to something else I was looking at. I was tempted to send them a message, but didn’t. No surprise to find it’s all still for sale.
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I'm honestly agog this morning.
I purchase a piece of Peco flexi-track off of ebay and the seller has decided to pack it by bending the track into an almost circle breaking off many sleepers in the process!! :evil:
The stupidity of some people!!

The sellers name is alwayshobbies
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