$16 Tyco Cars?

What's up with this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/8-UNUSED-HO-RED-BOX-TYCO-MANTUA-FRT-CARS_W0QQitemZ5989083452QQcategoryZ19140QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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On 7/29/05 8:10 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@mindspring.com, "MacIndoe"

One one them even has a sticker showing 2.50 marked down to 1.98!!!!
There's either a bunch of suckers in that bidder list, or it's a Tyco collector feeding frenzy over something rare!
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P.T. Barnum
Brian Paul Ehni wrote:

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MacIndoe wrote:
> What's up with this? > It's obviously a collector thing - note the reference to the condition of the boxes, and then the contents are mentioned as an afterthought.
As I always say, eBay is where the greedy meet the gullible.
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P.T.Barnum strikes again!
Those cars are about as rare as teeth in a dogs mouth, and some combination of them was used in almost every Tyco set ever produced. And as Brian noted, one of them even has a sticker showing an original price of $2.50 marked down to $1.98.
Being a Tyco collector myself (it's not that hard to convert them to Kadee trucks & couplers), I'll just say there aren't many Tyco cars out there I'd give more than $3.00 each for. And that's only if I'm in a really good mood.
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I think there's more there than you see.
There were four separate bidders who bid $60 or more on this lot. And there are lots of other Tyco red box auctions on ebay -- many with the same four bidders-- which don't come anywhere close to this level. I'm not a Tyco collector myself, but I think a couple of people identified something very collectible in that lot and decided to go after it.
I certainly wouldn't use the price tag on one to be an indication of the entire set.
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Mark,
As I said, I'm a Tyco collector myself and I've got at least one of every car that was listed for this auction. None of them were all that hard to come by, most being acquired at TCA meets. And I didn't pay more than $3.00 for any single car.
Len
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Hah hah hah -- you should put the eight-pack on eBay, since there were multiple bidders on that set.
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Final bid $131.00 for 8 cars. The going rate around here for these is a buck each. In fairness to the seller, his opening bid was a good price, it's the idiots who drove it up.
Don
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