More eBay Humor - HO Scale

GP30 Jan 3, 2013

  1. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    Here is another weird one. The price isn't that bad, especially from what we usually see on the eBay humor thread, but the title is what gets me on this one. Every item this seller has listed has the price in the title like it is some defining feature of the product.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BROWN-ROUN...223152?hash=item1aad55adf0:g:WH0AAOSwwoRfptDM

    Who needs the price written out when I can see it a quarter of an inch below in the next line? The big blue button that says 'Buy It Now $12' wasn't enough? Are people searching by price as a keyword? What happened to the 'filter by price' feature eBay has in the toolbar? The seller is 'Top Rated Plus', but the listings read like someone who is putting 'vintage' or 'unique' in the titles just to scalp unsuspecting buyers.
     
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  2. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    What really gets me are the shipping charges. :eek:
     
  3. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    I can't complain about those either. That's probably why the seller is top rated too. It seems like most sellers on eBay overcharge for shipping. I think we have become too used to $10 'expedited' shipping on a $20 freight car, so everyone just does it now.
     
  4. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    Gotta love the title on this one. I guess the 100 years of trains before 1947 didn't happen? Apparently the BL2 was one of the first locomotives.
     
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  5. gjslsffan

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  6. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    The payment plan shown is almost as much monthly as I'm paying for my new ride...:eek:

    At least mine gets me to work so I can get a paycheck to buy more trains... :)
     
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  7. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/265451081296?hash=item3dce1e0e50:g:adMAAOSwXOphrUCp

    This makes me so angry for some reason. Thank you to his holy graciousness to have the generosity to offer up this 'Christmas Rarity' to the masses. And then he has the audacity to say the 'one little problem' of a missing ladder can be solved by buying a donor Auto Max to steal one from. Yeah, like I just have those laying around. He even says it's 'his loss and your gain' if you buy this car because it's so rare. The whole sob story for this car while charging twice as much as the most recent Athearn run is so pretentious and out-of-touch. $130 dollars for an Athearn RTR car is insane, especially when the car is damaged. It's so obvious that this listing is a cash grab.
     
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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Yikes! Tell us what you really think Mr T!
    But yea I agree its kind of out of hand. Not buying his loss thing.
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That seller has way too many negatives and neutrals to even consider dealing with them!
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    The Seller must have hit the bottom of his/her inventory barrel. One of the few items remining is an old tube of glue for $2.99 plus Shipping. It should be included with the rare auto rack to affix the even rarer ladder. :whistle:

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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, I sure blew it! Last week I tossed out an old tube of super glue which had gone bad. Probably worth twenty or thirty bucks on eBay!!! Ha ha ha ha...
     
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  12. RGW1

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    I was just looking up HO 4-4-2s on Ebay and it is funny how many Mantua 4-6-0s are listed as 4-4-2s and for big money.
    People must be mistaking the back driver set with a gap as the trailing truck. Some of these listing are under a seller with trains in there name.
     
  13. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    A "ho nice old caboose 1940s 50s jersey central lines brass wheels" at $39.99. "Nice" is in the eye of the Seller. :eek:

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  14. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    My little one must be worth more. It only has two axles.
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  15. RGW1

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    I always like the dummy locomotive that runs good.
     

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