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Re: eBay madness

Post by pandsrowe » Tue May 11, 2021 11:14 am

Well there is a little box underneath the picture that says "report incorrect product information".
Maybe we should all do that?
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Re: eBay madness

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue May 11, 2021 1:09 pm

Is it just to discourage people from ordering? The items appear to be in the USA.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by ge_rik » Tue Aug 29, 2023 11:58 am

This is a new one to me .......

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/276020240326

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Re: eBay madness

Post by drewzero1 » Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:53 pm

ge_rik wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 11:58 am This is a new one to me .......

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/276020240326

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Never seen that one before, though I have sometimes heard of setting the price at a million dollars and only accepting an offer of the actual price from Gerhard.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Wed Aug 30, 2023 6:31 am

That guys not right in the head, way the heck does he do it. :dontknow:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by SKGLB » Wed Aug 30, 2023 3:45 pm

mad or not, I would like to have this Wrightscale, I think the price is reasonable, unfortunately all my trains run on 45mm.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/276019712317 ... Sws91k7O4A

I've always admired this WD Baldwin, very detailed, but I'm also happy with my Accucraft version.


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Re: eBay madness

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:48 am

For many years, I have been using motor blocks from the LGB ToyTrain Otto loco (and its derivatives - OHO and Rusty) as the basis for some of my loco builds. For example, I used one for my Hughie Hunslet build ...
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...and previously as the basis for my Black Hawthorn bash

http://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2017/09 ... rt-of.html

The last secondhand Otto I bought in 2018 cost me £30 but I've noticed that now they are no longer manufactured, their secondhand price has risen quite dramatically. For example:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/364729015561


So, last week I was pleased to buy one on eBay for £59 (Inc postage) - sometimes it pays to shop around .....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/395156146634

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Re: eBay madness

Post by Phil.P » Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:02 pm

There seemed to be a marked rise in prices for s/h LGB towards the end of last year..

Where as I was seeing items go for perhaps £80-90 they are now going for circa £120.00.

This does mean a better 'return on investment' for those I am presently holding, but finding replacements is becoming harder.

That is a very good price. Hope it runs well?

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Re: eBay madness

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:16 pm

Phil.P wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:02 pm That is a very good price. Hope it runs well?
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Looks like it's hardly been used. Only a tiny bit of wear on one skate and the wheels look pristine

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