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1 hour ago, Rowsley17D said:

The worth of something is only what somebody will pay for it.

Not quite; the worth of something is what TWO people AGREE to exchange for it.

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8 hours ago, SteveyDee68 said:

Proper eBay madness (to me) again, courtesy of our old friend Go$tude …

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIMA-305637-WEATHERED-RE-PAINTED-RAKE-of-2-YEOMAN-PROCOR-HOPPER-PCA-WAGON-1nz-/333933848043?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

 

Thing is, I can get a brand new super detailed (and I mean super, super detailed) Cavalex Models PGA hopper wagon for £32.50 BIN, so Go$tude’s Lima wagons (“professionally repainted”) work out at £32.25 each …

 

For an extra £0.25, I know which model I would be buying!!

 

Steve S

 

PS

In double checking, I discovered that he has not one but two auctions of a pair of Lima PGA hopper wagons!

 

Elsewhere, Lima PGA hoppers sell for (approx max) £15 a pop!

 

Do we admire Go$tude’s temerity?

It can't be Gostude; it doesn't say kit built.

Or is repainted the new kit built for him.

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An enterprising re use of the self adhesive labels that come with blank tapes. ;)

 

The E-120 probably comes from the spine labels. 
 

The Q and P come from the letter and number labels intended for adding an index number to the tape.

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1 hour ago, Ruffnut Thorston said:

An enterprising re use of the self adhesive labels that come with blank tapes. ;)

 

The E-120 probably comes from the spine labels. 
 

The Q and P come from the letter and number labels intended for adding an index number to the tape.

Yes and I expect they just peel off and reveal 08830 and the BR double arrows beneath them. 58 is still fractionally over valued as it’s the toy version rather than the finescale  version. 

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2 hours ago, ianmacc said:

Yes and I expect they just peel off and reveal 08830 and the BR double arrows beneath them. 58 is still fractionally over valued as it’s the toy version rather than the finescale  version. 

Surely it would reduce the value if you peeled off the weathering?

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On 20/07/2021 at 17:15, MartynJPearson said:

This caught my eye...

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144119575546?hash=item218e3233fa:g:vHEAAOSwi2lg9fcd

 

Not sure which prototype it is based on, but presumably one used to shunt around 2 hour long video cassettes.

 

He forgot to mention the bloke who added random star wars reference stickers o nthe sides to an "attempt" to create his own version of BR blue after a night out and consuming over 50 units / litres of alcohol

 

NL

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OO-Gauge-Bachmann-46026-branchline-31075-class-46-Locomotive-in-BR-Blue-livery-/294266620458?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

 

I thought about sending him a message asking if he had been drinking........then I looked at the rest of the listings and realised he's clearly been drinking non-stop for months........

 

Regards

 

Guy

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2 minutes ago, balders said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OO-Gauge-Bachmann-46026-branchline-31075-class-46-Locomotive-in-BR-Blue-livery-/294266620458?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

 

I thought about sending him a message asking if he had been drinking........then I looked at the rest of the listings and realised he's clearly been drinking non-stop for months........

 

Regards

 

Guy

"Untested" - really fills one with confidence??

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Looking at the grotty wheels, I'd say that if it does run, it doesn't run very well.

 

Looking at the price, the Glaswegian term "pess heed" springs to mind. (Apologies to our cousins north of Hadrian's wall, but the profanity filter won't permit it in English!)

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The cover all "as pictures" description school of Ebaying strikes again.

 

And I don't buy the clearing my uncles cupboard out claim either. Looks more like a chancer junk dealer to me.

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Looking at the type and variation of items that he is selling, I would say that it's a house clearance dealer.

 

Gosh, I'm sounding polite today.

I probably have sunstroke....

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15 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

Looking at the type and variation of items that he is selling, I would say that it's a house clearance dealer.

 

Gosh, I'm sounding polite today.

I probably have sunstroke....

'Port out, starboard home'? :D

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Normally I'm quite dismissive of tat dealers. I know a few, they only ever call when they want something valuing though and are generally disappointed.

Recently I had one bring round a supposedly 1920s bicycle with hub brakes. I managed to let him down lightly, it was rod braked, but a lot of bits were missing, the hub brake was in fact a dynamo with nothing attached, about 6 inches had rotted off both mudguards and it had recently been painted with black Dulux using what I assume was a toilet brush.

As for identity, it was a Robin Hood from the mid 1950s, Raleigh's cheap entry level bike. A bit like buying one from Halfords nowadays for £80.

I did feel kind of sorry for him, (Not that sorry, he's always got a roll of twenty's in his pocket that would choke a mule.) so I gave him the £20 he said he paid for it, because it did have an army pattern saddle on it I wanted.

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54 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

Normally I'm quite dismissive of tat dealers. I know a few, they only ever call when they want something valuing though and are generally disappointed.

Recently I had one bring round a supposedly 1920s bicycle with hub brakes. I managed to let him down lightly, it was rod braked, but a lot of bits were missing, the hub brake was in fact a dynamo with nothing attached, about 6 inches had rotted off both mudguards and it had recently been painted with black Dulux using what I assume was a toilet brush.

As for identity, it was a Robin Hood from the mid 1950s, Raleigh's cheap entry level bike. A bit like buying one from Halfords nowadays for £80.

I did feel kind of sorry for him, (Not that sorry, he's always got a roll of twenty's in his pocket that would choke a mule.) so I gave him the £20 he said he paid for it, because it did have an army pattern saddle on it I wanted.

A good saddle impresses Mr Wolf, eh!?:jester:

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On 17/07/2021 at 12:36, G-DIMB said:

I note the photo has been updated already with a photo shopped word popped over the top!

I was wondering what everyone was going on about

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6 hours ago, PhilJ W said:

Went through his listings, no sign of the rest of it.

Not sure what one would do with the front third of a Garrett? I guess one could remove the tank to provide a 2-6-0 chassis for something?

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This one has made me laugh. I cannot understand how they have priced this. I think they just stuck the first number that came into there heads on the listing. Easily £200 over priced. 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alan-Gibson-Fairburn-Tank-2-6-4T-BR-Southern-unmade-MINT-kit-/224127888788?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

 

The other that gets me is that Gostude or Gosturd as I have come to call him. Various 00 locos at 5 to 600 pounds, an em gibson j15 at 200 plus pounds that's a none runner. I have been told by a reliable source that he is a complete idiot & buys from auctions & will outbid anyone without properly knowing the value. 

 

I have had some brilliant buys off ebay, I still do. Its about the only place that some items can be sourced from. I got a lanky attock coach kit by microrail for 36 pounds with wheels which was a bargain.

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