Ebay

Discussion in 'Talk' started by eastsidepilot, 15 May 2017.

  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I couldn't agree more, that's why I leave it until the last few seconds, I get one shot and no chance to be tempted to increase my bid if I am outbid.
     
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  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I thought I'd won it at £70.. :))

    JB.
     
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  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

  4. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I noticed the listing earlier but didn't open it because a grampus is of no interest to me. I agree it's a bit of a laugh and I hope that the poor soul who won it had a good look before committing to them.:)):)):))
     
  5. Temeraire

    Temeraire Western Thunderer

  6. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    My Mrs bid, won & paid, for a Glass handbag for £2.50 with £7.50 postage (I wouldn't pay above £5 for basic postage). She waited 3 weeks then contacted seller. He said he been away & forgot !!. Then he contacted her saying it would cost £15 to send & she would have to pay the difference !!. I told her to contact him & tell him it was a binding contract, at which time he refunded her the £10 & said it was broken !!. So negative feedback was left. I told her to ask for a picture of the broken handbag, never saw a pic.

    Steve :cool:
     
  7. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    They're at it again... £15 saved on new price rather than supporting the hobby..

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    JB.
     
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  8. markjj

    markjj Western Thunderer

    I'm not sure if this kit is currently available from Dave. I know he was having trouble getting the boilers made. I got a kit wheels and ABC motor for less than that all the way from Australia a couple of years ago it also came with all the Peter Roles extra bits for auto train working and extra detail.
     
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  9. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

  10. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Dave,
    I reckon more greed than optimistic:(:rolleyes:...which is often the way on Ebay:(
    I have often wondered if the mental capacity of some buyers is all there when you see the prices paid for items still available from the original manufacturer.....remember the G.W. puller, I think mentioned on WT. that went for about £40.00:))

    Col.
     
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  11. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

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  12. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    For items like that, perhaps selling to regions less catered to by him. Isnt much use to those overseas when you cant contact any way but call. Yet ebay very often will make international selling possible for some.
     
  13. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer

    Very true, being 600km away from the UK, I cannot visit any shows to browse through the dealers products, but from time to time there are nice items sold at Ebay. I bought a MMP Class08 some time ago for a decent price. Long gone kit, but so much more fun than RTR.
    Don't forget that Paypal is a simple way to transfer money to the UK. There are not many others.

    Michael
     
  14. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    And yet certain people in the industry adamantly refuse to use paypal for undisclosed reasons. Well then, dont be surprised when I dont do business with you!
     
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  15. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Michael, not sure if you are a guild member. Are you aware of the Guild's product directory?

    JB.
     
  16. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer

    I am and I am... (guild member No. Schumacher23457)

    Michael
     
  17. demu1037

    demu1037 Western Thunderer

    At least the generous little philanthropist has knocked 30 quid off his first attempt!
    MODERN MOTIVE POWER O Gauge 7mm Scale Brass BR 3.5 Ton GLW Tank Wagon Kit | eBay
    I must remember to ask David Andrews about the DA kits DAVID ANDREWS Railway O Gauge Brass Kit CATFISH BALLAST HOPPER Loco Part Built | eBay
    Available at £20 less as a new kit from m&m!
     
    Last edited: 15 February 2019
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  18. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

  19. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Neither - get a bid in - it's a bargain!!!
    As they say "The Loco & Tender sit on a NON Motorized adapted Triang Chassis (poorly done in my view)" because the rest of it is spot on. :)):)):))
     
  20. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

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