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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:33 pm

Am I missing something here?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/121707431244
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Post by Alan P » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:49 pm

ebay prices are just very strange at the moment, have you seen this,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pearce-Prince ... 1721627653

A very nice loco but........
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Post by Alan P » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Then there is this which was pointed out to me by a fellow modeller, made from a £55 I.P.Engineering kit,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361160493448? ... 9&ssPageNa
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Post by maxi-model » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:22 am

Supply and demand........Usually determines a price one is willing to pay. That and holes burnt in pockets and a dollop of wishful thinking. Max.

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Post by cncmodeller » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:25 pm

I think its just the thrill of the chase, If you offered the exact same item to the bidder who was just beaten at the last minute at the price of his last bid he probably wouldn't be interested.
The other odd thing with reference to the IP Engineering carriage ebay offering is that the seller has some 24745 individual sales from the year 2000! that is about 4.5 items a day,every day!
They all seem to be odd and random bits of model railway and toy soldier stuff, I cant work out how you would be able to collect this amount of stuff and sell it and live off the proceeds as most of it is under £50 quid and its obviously not all profit.

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Post by maxi-model » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:13 am

cncmodeller:112281 wrote: The other odd thing with reference to the IP Engineering carriage ebay offering is that the seller has some 24745 individual sales from the year 2000! that is about 4.5 items a day,every day!
They all seem to be odd and random bits of model railway and toy soldier stuff, I cant work out how you would be able to collect this amount of stuff and sell it and live off the proceeds as most of it is under £50 quid and its obviously not all profit.
Probably not a collector more a general toy/collectibles dealer with more than one user name depending on product area. Most likely does the toy fairs and saleroom auctions to pick up leads on used items. Plenty of (part)collections coming up as "legacy" and distressed sales out there. May well be keeping some selected choice items for themselves. That's the way some collectors operate to pay for their hobby.

I know a seller on Ebay who goes to car boot sales all over the place with his wife to find "bargains". Keeps to a fairly narrow field of "collectors" type items that they understand and makes a tidy living from it by exploiting the price differences between the two sales arenas . And keeps the bits they really want for themselves.

I have paid for my garden railway stuff by selling off a proportion of my static model car/slot car collection over the past 10 years. The numbers that you are quoting is not the total number of their trades but of feedbacks received from customers. Nor any totals attributable to other user names they may be trading under. Mine shows around 500, although I must have done nearer 800 individual sales. Still a little way to go so I might be able to get a few more bits for my line yet. Max.

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Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:06 pm

Another crazy one was this Mamod loco:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mamod-steam-e ... true&rt=nc

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Post by TonyW » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:09 pm

Two optimistic ebay sales to add to the list:

£1000 for a Millie : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262114463951

£3750 for a RH Vale of Rheidol : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262111560163
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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:44 pm

TonyW:114016 wrote: £3750 for a RH Vale of Rheidol : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262111560163
What does 'virtually mint' mean? ;)

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Post by Big Jim » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:08 pm

Well virtual reality is something that looks right but isn't....
So virtually mint would look mint but isn't.

Perhaps you could pay with virtual pound notes?

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Post by philipy » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:35 pm

tom_tom_go:114018 wrote: What does 'virtually mint' mean? ;)
Errr... "Tasty with a hole in the middle"?

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Post by bazzer42 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:26 pm

The guy with Millie has an earl at £1,000. It is accucraft but not earlly enough for me. There is also a Merlin something for sale as well but no idea if that is a fair price.

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Post by TonyW » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:16 pm

bazzer42:114023 wrote:The guy with Millie has an earl at £1,000. It is accucraft but not earlly enough for me. There is also a Merlin something for sale as well but no idea if that is a fair price.
The one with 822 and The Earl plates looks like a Caradoc to me, and the Merlin is a Mayflower I believe.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:05 pm

Should of gone to Trackshack:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/221977479156

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Post by pskipper » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:59 pm

More ebay madness, someone's trying to sell Cambrian Models stuff at vastly inflated prices, £12 for two signal ladders when they are £1.90 each +p&p direct!

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