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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:25 pm

Still wouldn’t buy them for less than £25. The original wheels are perfectly acceptable for me. If you need to put extra weight and run them empty, a small lead weight will suffice. Most people run them loaded anyway...
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Re: eBay madness

Post by cncmodeller » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:38 pm

I've found that a lot of people prefer to pay more if it's on Ebay and somehow have a reticence to go direct to the websites that sell it.
Nuts I know and doubly irritating as I find myself packing and sending off products that could have been just bought direct from my website so I now add the ebay commision charge on top.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:50 am

Interestingly, I get a link to Peter Binnie's listing for the same (new) item beneath that listing. I'd hope anyone with any sense would follow it.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:53 am

So do I Rik. That must mean I have some sense then, :roll: because after seeing it this on eBay. I am ordering three for almost the same money as the person selling one used.... :thumbright:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:07 am

Think this person as any chance of selling this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154014524224?ul_noapp=true


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Think they may have put the decimal point in the wrong place... :roll:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by TheChestnutLine » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:49 pm

FWLR wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:07 am
Think this person as any chance of selling this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154014524224?ul_noapp=true



E9CE7505-DEDE-4AC1-8DFE-F4C37ACBD011.jpeg


Think they may have put the decimal point in the wrong place... :roll:

This wagon has been on Ebay for years, literally. I think at one point it used to be £50!
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:01 am

TheChestnutLine wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:49 pm
FWLR wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:07 am
Think this person as any chance of selling this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154014524224?ul_noapp=true



E9CE7505-DEDE-4AC1-8DFE-F4C37ACBD011.jpeg


Think they may have put the decimal point in the wrong place... :roll:

This wagon has been on Ebay for years, literally. I think at one point it used to be £50!
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Re: eBay madness

Post by TheChestnutLine » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:00 pm

I ALMOST want to buy it just so that I don't have to see it every time I have a look on Ebay...

...and by 'almost', I mean 'Not at all'. :lol:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 am

It's the same person who is selling that Binnie tipper at £25 + p&p...
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Re: eBay madness

Post by cncmodeller » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:44 pm

I've come to realise with 16mm on ebay that unless you're virtually giving it away for a bit of fun and to do a total stranger a financial favour you're wasting your time, other scales like 009 and 7mm command and get reasonable prices. Then at the other end of the scale is that Archangel wagon which I've been watching has been up for about a year, hasn't a hope he may as well chuck it on the fire. Some people get the idea that because it's 'special' it's worth a lot of money there's that guy who always has his gauge 1 [ I think] locos photographed on his front garden wall at too high prices and some of them have literally been on for about 5 years.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:43 am

You are correct John about the prices being too high. I have said before about prices anywhere you buy them, apart from the major manufactures who make the locos and I mean only the locos, the rest expect us to buy their wares at prices the majority can't afford. It then our hobby goes the way of being elitist and far too much for new people who have seen a garden railway line hoping to try and do something themselves. Yes there is the smaller guys out there who make very good MDF and other material locos and rolling stock, I have bought them myself and still do.

But for those people on eBay who think that we will pay those silly prices they are asking well, they are in dream land....
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