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Re: eBay madness

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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:55 am

The seller has made a profit on this already:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3442269516

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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:55 am
The seller has made a profit on this already:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3442269516
Mental price!

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:50 am

This person had this up on the 6th Aug, then re-listed until the 20th, the cheeky person had put it up £50……..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Part-Built-P ... 7675.l2557
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 am

Seen this also today at £95.70 plus postage of £14.97 = £110.67 which isn’t that bad, nice looking bridge though

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRIDGE-LGB-A ... 0752.m1982

But at 600mm long it makes mine at just under 1200mm the bargain of the year for me at £20………….And I maybe basis…..I think mine is better………. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by Big Jim » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:31 am

FWLR wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 am


But at 600mm long it makes mine at just under 1200mm the bargain of the year for me at £20………….And I maybe basis…..I think mine is better………. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by Big Jim » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:40 am

On the other hand. Some bargains do turn up.
I have just acquired a normally expensive item that was listed incorrectly for a very modest sum.
The sellers were most annoyed but at least they did dispatch it without too much arguing.

I won a myford 7 lathe a few years ago that was complete with an awful lot of accessories. It had been listed as "My Ford Lath" and the starting bid was £100, no one else bidded on it (I only found it by accident as I was looking for an anglepoise lamp and it had one attached and mentioned in the description).
The seller was most put out by the low bid and when I pressed them the reply I got went along the lines of " well we might not be home when you come and get it...."
So I didn't bother.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:48 am

I would have waited outside their house….£100 for a myford……wow.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by Big Jim » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:13 pm

I was tempted, but it was a few hundred miles away and a would not have put it past them to give it a good belt or stuff a load of swarf in the workings.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:54 am

They didn’t seem very nice people then Jim….
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Re: eBay madness

Post by Big Jim » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:41 am

If I was to be charitable I would say they were Ill informed and unrealistic about the nature of auctions and disappointed at the outcome. Possibly there was a serious need for a large cash injection, hence the reluctance to go through with the sale.

On the other hand they may have just been a Wally.
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Re: eBay madness

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:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:03 am

Amazing how some paint makes it cost significantly more than a new one!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4150172509

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Re: eBay madness

Post by philipy » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:10 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:03 am
Amazing how some paint makes it cost significantly more than a new one!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4150172509
I'd guess he is trying to recoup at least some of the money he laid out to have it weathered. Not criticising the paint job, it looks very good, but how anyone can describe the loco as being immaculate when it looks like that, is also beyond me

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Re: eBay madness

Post by MRail » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:46 am

Perhaps he's hoping to cash in on the waiting time.
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