OC Engineer JD
Jan 16, 2009
Since I have a box full of those maybe I ought to undercut him by a dollar and make some $$.
But these are used by the queen and the royal household during high tea.
Not sure what MSRP might be, but "their" price is easily triple what a person can quickly find elsewhere. Place of seller's origin: Suckerbaitland.
I can buy a 250 or 300 pack for not over $3.
You DID see where it included free shipping, right?
I could see at least $10.00 - $20.00+ for a lot on these https://www.ebay.com/itm/N-Scale-Mt...235797?hash=item3f9d6efb15:g:FW4AAOSw4aZbAItR I think this person is desperate! Check the $... just my opinion.
I would not pay seventy bananas for that. I might pay ten; on a GOOD day, for the seller. .......................an' I jus' gotta' tell ya', t'day JUS' AIN'T the seller's day............an' t'morry ain't lookin' none too good, neither.....................
It's an OLD Arnold locomotive that was never offered in SP black widow paint (so I'm assuming it has been decaled) and is missing the handrails, yet it "never has been run or used" (maybe to protect the seller from having to say it doesn't run?). Fortunately, the "cover has some wear but is strong and secure" (I always make sure the cover is strong and secure on anything I buy).
So many good reasons why I quit eBay!
I don't know how eBay is adding verbiage to the item line... some of these additions look pretty random.
But this one had me wondering: "HUSBANDS TRAINS NO LONGER NEEDED." Does that refer to the trains or to the husband?
Based on the way she spelled out the how to pay if winning more than one auction, I'd guess it's the husband...….
A general observation on that Internet Auction Community... from which I've been away for quite a while.
It appears that at least with respect to N Scale, eBay's intended transition from auctions to fixed prices is almost complete.
Total number of items in the N Scale category as of 13 June at 12 Noon or so: 127,879
Number of these which are true auctions: 7,602, or less than six percent.
And of those auctions, I see a few seller names over and over again, including several that would be on my block list if I could get it working again.
I also see plenty of instances in which the shipping costs are, let us say, still unrealistic.
I had no idea of this. I wonder why eBay is encouraging Buy It Now listings? I'm guessing higher fees and/or quicker sale transactions and accelerated cash flow?
I noticed a few years ago that while bids were also invited on Buy It Now items, reasonable bids I placed on these for automotive parts were never ever successful. This made me highly suspect about what was going on behind the scenes at eBay and with its higher volume Sellers.
eBay should rename the "Buy It Now" feature as the "Instant Gratification" option.
Ha ha. A very interesting thought...!
I recall from years ago that eBay's business plan-- for whatever reason-- was to discourage auctions and encourage fixed price listings. Why, I have no idea. Maybe they thought they could compete with Amazon if they were just a fixed price venue.
From a seller perspective, I guess that Buy It Now lasts forever, so until someone is willing to pay your (insert favorite term for overpriced) asking price you don't have to do anything but let the listing sit out there.
Considering that eBay recently raised rates for eBay Stores by what I thought was a non-trivial amount, I don't see how sellers of that type would be happy either.
These sellers appear to be very impressed with themselves! Check the description...
The thoroughness and accuracy of their listing is just...awesome!
From that same seller, would a Walthers "Paella" Depot kit better suit your taste, so to speak?
Does this kit come with a recipe instead of assembly instructions?
This is actually a very nice finished layout and at $999.00 is not a bad deal considering all of the structures on it and what appears to be Kato Unitrack (to me, anyway). The carnival rides alone might fetch the asking price if listed separately.
I believe that the lister is going to find out that the value of finished layouts don't approach anything near the sum of the component parts.