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I say good luck to the vendor, if he can offload that POS to some schmuck with far too much disposable income then more power to him.

I saw some old bits of mirrored wardrobe in a skip earlier and it's given me an idea...

 

Anyone want to buy a monolith?

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At £50k as of 8pm today.  Same two bidders pushing the figures up.  Looks like disappointment looms ahead for the seller.

 

Perhaps he has a set of Bachmann LU S Stock he can put up for auction...

 

Cheers

 

Darius

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2 hours ago, Darius43 said:

At £50k as of 8pm today.  Same two bidders pushing the figures up.  Looks like disappointment looms ahead for the seller.

 

Perhaps he has a set of Bachmann LU S Stock he can put up for auction...

 

Cheers

 

Darius

 

If he's wandering round the island collecting abandoned relics he might well have a the real thing up for grabs.

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Not an item as such, more a curiosity of ebay itself.

 

A search for "class 47 sound" yields a number of results, one of which is for 47050 in Railfreight livery at £250. Ebay have marked it as "great price" and if you hover over it, it says "Great price compared to similar brand new items".

 

Sadly, two items down is the same loco 25 quid cheaper!

 

Maybe they need an "even greater price" logo.

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I have seen the so called 'Great Price' labels and much like their automatically plucked out of thin air average so called trending prices, its completely nonsensical tosh. 

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On 16/12/2020 at 20:05, cessna152towser said:

At £6,200 as of 8pm today, with 7 bids cancelled and another 7 bids retracted.

Now down to £770 . Got to feel for the seller at the muppets who got it up to stupid levels. Odd too how some of the bidders and retracted were new or newish ebayers 

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2 hours ago, Blandford1969 said:

Now down to £770 . Got to feel for the seller at the muppets who got it up to stupid levels. Odd too how some of the bidders and retracted were new or newish ebayers 

Assuming this is the IOW monolith: looking at the bidding history suggests that there are people bidding on eBay who are taking the 'P'? Would this put the credibility of eBay as a selling platform at risk?

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Have messaged a certain infamous eBay seller (coughtrude) about him listing something by Lima as "kit built"...

 

I know it is a way of getting more hits during a search, but I thought it would be interesting to politely point out that all Lima produced items were RTR and how some eBay buyers would kick up a fuss over "incorrect listing descriptions" in order to demand refunds, and see what response I might get.

 

I have a side hobby called "politely informing sellers of mistakes in their listings", as the majority I come across are genuine errors (the number of online shops repeating the same info for a different item is staggering!) rather than dodgy listings. I normally get a polite response, which is another way to surrepticiously check out the trustworthiness of a seller!

 

No response equals a Del Boy trader, IMHO!

 

HOURS OF BROWSING!!

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38 minutes ago, Paul H Vigor said:

Assuming this is the IOW monolith: looking at the bidding history suggests that there are people bidding on eBay who are taking the 'P'? Would this put the credibility of eBay as a selling platform at risk?

I would have my doubts about anything such as this being the property of the vendor.

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1 hour ago, PhilJ W said:

I would have my doubts about anything such as this being the property of the vendor.

 

I remember someone pointing that out years back when railwayana started to be sold like stocks and shares. It was made for or by the railways, certainly paid for by them. It then becomes nationalised, property of the state. I've never seen anything for sale which includes an official record of release to the current possessor from the owners.

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4 hours ago, MrWolf said:

 

I remember someone pointing that out years back when railwayana started to be sold like stocks and shares. It was made for or by the railways, certainly paid for by them. It then becomes nationalised, property of the state. I've never seen anything for sale which includes an official record of release to the current possessor from the owners.

Just think how much railwayana was, to all intents and purposes, 'found' and taken home?

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1 hour ago, Paul H Vigor said:

Just think how much railwayana was, to all intents and purposes, 'found' and taken home?

 

When we were kids in the early 80s we preferred to call it 'liberated'. 

The subject came up whilst cleaning an enamel sign which stated quite clearly "This sign remains the property of the Anglo American Oil Co." 

I collected all sorts of old junk 30 years ago, when people thought that you were a bit mad and before greedy "investors" ruined dozens of hobbies for those who started it all.

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48 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

When we were kids in the early 80s we preferred to call it 'liberated'. 

The subject came up whilst cleaning an enamel sign which stated quite clearly "This sign remains the property of the Anglo American Oil Co." 

I collected all sorts of old junk 30 years ago, when people thought that you were a bit mad and before greedy "investors" ruined dozens of hobbies for those who started it all.

You and me both! I still have some of mine from all those years ago! ;)

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50 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

When we were kids in the early 80s we preferred to call it 'liberated'. 

The subject came up whilst cleaning an enamel sign which stated quite clearly "This sign remains the property of the Anglo American Oil Co." 

I collected all sorts of old junk 30 years ago, when people thought that you were a bit mad and before greedy "investors" ruined dozens of hobbies for those who started it all.

I had to get my trophies into the house, past Mum! Strange how mothers just don't see the value in a muddy, rusty lump of iron!? "And where do you think you're taking that!?"

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