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
No doubt :::Jerry::: will be along soon to telll us it's a scam to bid
high and launder the money through Crimebay :-)
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!!!!!
" Fools and their money... "
I still think to some people =93If it=92s on eBay (or (similar) it must be
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.
"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
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.
"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.
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
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
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.