Ebay empty box sold for £63.61

I kid you not, an empty box for a Wrenn OO/HO Grenadier Guardsman Loco
has sold for an unbelievable £63.61
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has the world gone completely gaga!
Dave Sallery
Homepage: wwwpenmorfacom
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Dave Sallery
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Presumably if you have the loco to go inside, having a box will increase it's re-sell value. Whether that increase will be 64 quid plus . . . .
But, yes, the world does indeed appear to have gone mad.
Cheers, Martyn
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M Roberts
My guess is the buyer had a customer for the boxed-loco lined-up already so knew exactkly how much he could bid and still make a decent profit.
(kim)
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kim
Just a question.... were either of you bidders or otherwise involved in this item? Because if not, I don't see that on the auction there is any kind of invitation for people to make comments on the transaction,
Presumably the buyer and seller have their reasons, and they *don't* have to account to you, do they? Not everyone is motivated by getting their money back in an increased commodity value. If you don't want to pay £63.61, then don't. No-one is twisting your arm, are they?
The curse of the modern age is that every man and his dog think they have something to say about everyone else's business.
Cheers, Steve
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Steve W
is'nt the the point of a newsgroup to discuss "everyone else's business" or do you have a list of subjects that should not be discussed?
I did think it was a legitimate subject of interest to readers of this group. For all I know the readers of this group may be checking their empty boxes even now :-)
Dave Sallery
Homepage: wwwpenmorfacom
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Dave Sallery
I've been digging through the loft room at my parents ove rthe weekend, turned up plenty of old Kitmaster boxes for a start. Any value there? Cheers, Bill.
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Bill Davies
Fair points, Dave, and of course we may discuss life on eBay, prices of empty boxes, and anything else of public concern.
But I do feel uncomfortable pointing at a *specific* transaction and characterising it as "gaga" or "gone mad". Unless the buyer is a reader here and is going to explain his motivations. Then I'd be as curious as the next man!
Cheers, Steve
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Steve W
So the fact a Bachmann 66 in Shanks' bin-liner livery was recently sold for £225 on eBay is of no concern to anyone here?
(kim)
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kim
So the fact a Bachmann 66 in Shanks' bin-liner livery was recently sold for £225 on eBay is of no concern to anyone here?
(kim)
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kim
Err you guys need to get down to earth.
If someone has something to sell and someone wants to buy then that is between them.
Everyone else gets to see what is happening.
Keep it to yourselves 'cos the people that did the transaction are the REAL guys.
Everyone else is tittle tattle.
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Yado
I wasn't complaining. I wished I'd bought one of the bin liners so I could sell it for that price.
(kim)
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kim
Bill
they're worth money - just how much is debateable, but I have seen them go on eBay for varying prices. From memory there is actually a Kitmaster Forum, so I would start gathering info there and then list them on eBay - you will at least know for certain as I know there are plenty of complete kits that do sell
oh, and if you have a Garrett - boxed or unboxed, let me know
:)
Steve
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mindesign
I have no idea if there's value there, but there are certainly people attempting to sell empty Kitmaster boxes on Ebay.
Tim
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Tim Illingworth
Only the empty box I'm afraid, though there may be a few unidentifiable bits of the old kit lurking in my spares boxes. Cheers, Bill.
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Bill Davies
The message from "mindesign" contains these words:
Talking to the blokes on the Kitmaster Club (?) stand at Warley, I asked how much my unmade TT Mk.1 Restaurant Car might be worth. "Couple of quid" was the response. I'll keep it for the bits.
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David Jackson
"Steve W" wrote
I agree absolutely Steve. What people choose to pay for their purchases is their business and no-one else's. It's just unfortunate (or fortunate depending upon your point of view) that eBay sales are open for all to see.
John.
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John Turner
"David Jackson" wrote
Any item is worth precisely what someone is prepared to pay for it, no more, no less. I'm pretty sure eBay could find a buyer for that TT Restaurant Car at a higher price than suggested, but at the end of the day the proof of the pudding is in the what's left on the plate when the bidders have gone home.
John.
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John Turner
But unless you have some specific examples to prove your point, it's utter nonsense to say something is gaga or gone mad.
MBQ
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manatbandq
"Peter Swindon" wrote
Since when has the taxman been interested in 'purchases'?Taxation on sales (both VAT and income tax) is the responsibility of the seller not the buyer.
I trade on eBay and pay VAT on all my trading receipts, and declare all such sales in my trading accounts, so don't understand your point?
John.
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John Turner

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