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58 minutes ago, Metr0Land said:

 

44 minutes ago, Paul H Vigor said:

:O £200.00!?

 

 

Well, I looked it up, I know he lists all the track in the details section and a couple of items are NOT Hornby, but I just made a visual estimate of what was being offered from the photos (part of the description nowadays, right?) and came to the following estimate...

 

A well known retailer is offering the following track items:

 

R8075 RH Curved points                                                                     15.00
R8090 Semi flexible track                                                                     4.00

Can't make out what the curved track radii are, but

A full circle of 2nd Radius double curve track                                20.00
A full circle of 3rd Radius double curve track                                 20.00

6 std rad points @ 9.50                                                                      57.00
5 express rad points @ 15.00                                                           90.00
40 R600 straights @ 1.80                                                                   72.00
2 601 straights @ 2.20                                                                          4.40

(I won't bother tabulating further)

Total new, retail inc 4.00 delivery                                                   286.40

 

It looks like the vendor tried to value his elderly track against the cost of new track and came to a price he thought was suitable. The question is, would you rather have new, unused track for near on £290, or would you prefer to save £85 and have some old, rather ratty looking track from a random ebay seller?

 

Not that I'd be buying that sort of track, anyway!

 

 

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4 hours ago, Darius43 said:

I know Peco track products are in short supply at the moment but wow!!!

 

Cheers

 

Darius

 

Just means it's out of stock and they are lazy - instead of removing the listing they price it so high nobody will buy it (or if they are daft enough to, the seller has plenty of budget to find some with!).

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27 minutes ago, Paul H Vigor said:

 

Condition is "new" ....

 

I know that there's some carp coming out of China, but I suspect that the missing bit of rail in picture two wouldn't have passed inspection!

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13 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

Condition is "new" ....

 

I know that there's some carp coming out of China, but I suspect that the missing bit of rail in picture two wouldn't have passed inspection!

Funny that the rail was present in photo 1, but had been 'mislaid' by photo 2!?

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1 hour ago, MrWolf said:

 

Condition is "new" ....

 

I know that there's some carp coming out of China, but I suspect that the missing bit of rail in picture two wouldn't have passed inspection!

"Condition:

New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions"

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16 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

Tempting to send the seller a three word message:

 

"Are you high?"

 

Doesn't even bother to tell you what it is for sale.

Could it, possibly, be that the seller has seen this thread and is a bit of a "wind-up merchant"?

 

 

Conspiracy theory launched.....   :butcher:

 

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And eight quid postage too.... :swoon:

 

Also from the same seller, a single bit of straight R600 settrack for twelve quid plus postage...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bachmann-36-600-Straight-Track/153915335632?hash=item23d611a3d0:g:0v8AAOSw339ekdWK

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53 minutes ago, jcredfer said:

Could it, possibly, be that the seller has seen this thread and is a bit of a "wind-up merchant"?

 

 

Conspiracy theory launched.....   :butcher:

 

Indeed! He/she could be one of us!! :O Who might be a credible suspect??

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20 minutes ago, Paul H Vigor said:

Indeed! He/she could be one of us!! :O Who might be a credible suspect??

.............    Don't tell 'im Pike............!!

 

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5 minutes ago, Tim Dubya said:

For which I have offered £1 

 

But the description states "You will need to buy a new one for a cheap price" 

 

And that kids,...

 

Is why you shouldn't do drugs....

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