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eBay crazies

Postby NEMMRRC » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:15 am

I could not resist. I had to peek at the Jimmy D. special posted the evening of 12/23/09:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... _500wt_948

This character has 0 prior feedback. This means a new eBay ID. There is only one photo and it is not a good photo. The starting bid is $10,000. The seller accepts no returns. The bozo has a lousy command of the English language (perhaps the intent is to snare a simple-minded buyer). There is little to no description of the item. I'm surprised Jimmy found it. The seller ought to give Jimmy a finder's fee.

Anyway, what goes through these people's minds when they list this stuff?

That listing for the whole collection of South River kits is back.
http://cgi.ebay.com/SOUTH-RIVER-MODELWO ... 3ca8a31823
The listing did not change. There is still no detailed account of all the kits. The seller still wants $21,000. Perhaps he can trade half his collection to the bozo with the "line L" trains. What on earth is an "line L" train?

It's like a bad episode of the Twilight Zone.

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Re: eBay crazies

Postby NEMMRRC » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:23 am

After I hit the submit button it hit me. "line L" = Lionel.

This is scary. I am starting to understand these crazies.

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Re: eBay crazies

Postby Zephyrus52246 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:42 am

I have one of those blue switchers somewhere--I don't think it's a Lionel, though. Maybe I can pick up a grand or two! :)

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Re: eBay crazies

Postby JimmyD » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:08 am

This may be silly, but I'd use "Lionel" in place of "line L"
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Re: eBay crazies

Postby ACL1504 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:32 am

As I've said in the past and quoting a good friend of mine, Mark Twain, "The difference between the right word and the almost right word, is like the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning" 8-} 8-} 8-} .

Maybe I should list all my broken dreams for a few grand. No return on those either!

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Re: eBay crazies

Postby rebel » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:59 am

Hey, he was figuring on inflation but with all things electronic, unless it is extremely rare or someone just needs it to finish a collection, the value goes down over time. With the advent of e-bay, a lot of rare items all of a sudden went down in value. An example is FSM kits of an older vintage, I remember when to get a kit for under $200.00 was a real find. Now I will not spend over $100.00 and have turned away from ones I already have even though they are selling for less than $80.00. And if you really want to look at price drops look at brass (barring again the realy rare pieces). I have also found that value added items can go for a premium, have seen Jordan kits go for over $50.00 built up by a real pro.
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Re: eBay crazies

Postby NEMMRRC » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:03 am

Value added items. I used to know a fellow that did beautiful work on the Tichy tank cars. I bought several for $15 - $25 each.

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Re: eBay crazies

Postby timbob60 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:00 pm

Hi all,
Gee, I have an old...er.....I mean, vintage, yeah! vintage, that's it, Commodore 64 that I wuz gonna put on eBay for $10,000. Thinking of offering it here first tho......Naaaaaaaaah.
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Re: eBay crazies

Postby rebel » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:29 pm

timbob60 wrote:Hi all,
Gee, I have an old...er.....I mean, vintage, yeah! vintage, that's it, Commodore 64 that I wuz gonna put on eBay for $10,000. Thinking of offering it here first tho......Naaaaaaaaah.
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Those are a dime a dozen, if you want rarer try Atari 5200.
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Re: eBay crazies

Postby DaKra » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:30 pm

A fool and his money are soon parted. In this case, the fool is the seller who parted with a listing fee, pocketed by eBay in exchange for making ass of self on the internet. L-)

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