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.
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.
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
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 :-)
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
Err you guys need to get down to earth.
If someone has something to sell and someone wants to buy then that is
Everyone else gets to see what is happening.
Keep it to yourselves 'cos the people that did the transaction are the REAL
Everyone else is tittle tattle.
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
oh, and if you have a Garrett - boxed or unboxed, let me know
from "mindesign" contains
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.
"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.
"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.
"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?