Currently GBP 8.26 from ebay

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"simon" wrote
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£12.59 now - but don't expect everyone to know the RRP, or even who the manufacturer is.
John.
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John Turner
Fools and their money...
That's no excuse. Anyone who can bid on Ebay has the facility to Google "Comet Models LS16". It's not as if the manufacturer has no web presence.
No doubt :::Jerry::: will be along soon to telll us it's a scam to bid high and launder the money through Crimebay :-)
MBQ
Reply to
manatbandq
This has to be auction wrecking, surely? £16.76 against a price from Comet of a fiver. But then, there are two idiots for whom winning the auction seems to be more important than applying common sense :-)
Don't, just don't!!!!!
Reply to
Paul Boyd
At one time would have said let me bid on them then watch em fly, but since XMAS have bought a few kit locos at good prices.
Cheers, Simon
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simon
" Fools and their money... "
I still think to some people =93If it=92s on eBay (or (similar) it must be cheap !=94
I now =91- ebay=92 in my searches as some of the prices people have bid have been very silly or suspicious.
A fool and his money .....
Have you noticed you don=92t get good post Christmas sales now. I recall one visit to Debenhams when they sold toys they had loads of Hornby kit at about half price.
Chris
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Dragon Heart
"Dragon Heart" wrote
But it often is, which is why I only sell stuff on there which I could never sell in the shop, or which is particularly collection and needs a wide audience.
I generally only buy stuff on eBay which I cannot buy at sensible prices elsewhere. Try looking at the price of pre-recorded DVDs for instance.
John.
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John Turner
"Dragon Heart" wrote
Yes, I remember that, but I think it was when Debenhams were pulling out of selling toys in general & Hornby in particular. They were just clearing their stocks, not an annual event for sure.
John.
Reply to
John Turner
Last minute buyer jumped in with only a few seconds to go - well done that man shrewd bidding he won it - for GBP19.99 !
So who, if they were the seller, would give him the opportunity to pull out ?
Cheers, Simon
Reply to
simon
I would have put a "buy it now" at about 25% less than the current RRP so the situation would not arise.
I once had the opposite where a buyer got a real bargain from me but then insisted on paying an extra =A35, so there are some honourable people around.
MBQ
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manatbandq
"Dragon Heart" wrote
Yes, I know - I bought loads of stuff from them at the time. Went back the following week & they'd been completely cleaned out.
John.
Reply to
John Turner
I remember a similar example a few years back, although I would've been the buyer. A chap had listed a number of items, and on one of them he'd obviously made a mistake when putting up the listing.
I'd found it under a search for Silver Fox (a friend was after an A4 of that name). One of the items which came up was a very nice Class 40 (IIRC), with a starting price of £1.99, but the description was for something by Silver Fox the kit manufacturer. I watched that 40 all the way to it ending unsold.
I would've been fully within my rights to bid 'tree fiddy' on it, but it would've honestly felt like steeling if I had gone through with it and won it for two pound.
As it happened, I ended up bidding for the item that was actually by Silver Fox (an 0-6-0 diesel shunter of a class I cannot remember) and didn't win that either.
Some you win, some you lose. Sometimes, winning isn't everything.
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Graham Thurlwell

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