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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

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    My guess is the divorce contract probably states he has to sell all his trains. Those are the "I don't want to sell my stuff" prices and since I'm being forced, I'll show the ex I just can't seem to sell this stuff. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    From what I've learned he's actually just a reseller. He buys estates or lots on the cheap from people needing to sell, etc. In the past he sold for prices that were closer to market (some items still are) but he's sold some items for high prices on ebay so now he does a lot of fishing with double or triple pricing. He's working out of his family home so he's not in yacht territory!

    That's quite the funny collection of links Jeff!
     
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    I've been here a long time, so I guess I'll answer this.

    Out of all my auctions, it's interesting that this one got flagged. It sold at full price in about five hours. Are you the one who offered $2.00? Also, I see that you are not in the US. I state in all my auctions I don't ship out of the US anymore because of the problems I've had.

    I set the autodecline at 50% of the listing price. I'm happy to deal with people. Ask any of my buyers, most come back - not for much longer, I've been selling my trains because I can't use them anymore. I'm getting close to the end.

    I finally started to set an auto decline because I get buried under 2 and 3 dollar offers demanding free shipping. Unlike many, I spend the time to counter instead of just letting them time out. If you're a buyer and don't like a counter, decline it, don't just let it time out.

    I could start another thread on the things that buyers do and say to sellers, but that would just start a war.

    Don
     
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    If that was me, I wouldn't be coming around to gripe about it, although I appreciate the accusation.

    Maybe I had an alternative to the Canadian shipping, but I guess that point is moot, now.

    Suffice it to say getting auto-declined repetitively on serious offers feels just a little offensive.
     
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    Hi Don, Having looked at your auction, I really didn't understand why the OP posted an issue with this auction. I completely understand the problems involved with shipping outside the USA. I have a good friend who lives in the UK, just to send him a Christmas card cost $1.15 and it was still late arriving, I couldn't imagine shipping a hobby item. As for offers being refused, well that sometimes is just how things go. I've had offers refused, I just view it as the seller and I have different views on the worth of a product and no I didn't offer $2. It's not personal, just a difference of opinion. The way I look at it, this is a hobby, I need food, water and sleep to stay alive. A hobby is for enjoyment, I don't need hobby item x, I may like to have item x, but I really don't need it. I'm sorry to hear about your health issues, I don't want to pry it's none of my business, but I wish you peace.
     
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    There's a person "on another network" who brags openly about how he scored items from other people at train shows and will make a killing on eBay with them. Same person also complains that "dumpers" shouldn't be allowed to sell at the same train shows at which he vends because they are too much competition.

    Poor baby.

    I will note that the last time I saw the SP Bicentennial unit go on eBay, I was quite tempted to sell my copy.
     
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    Well, technically, the Aurora postage stamp models were imported Minitrix's. So, yes, they will be stamped as Trix even if it is being sold as an Aurora, that's just how they imported them. Aurora didn't make them. But, still, a coal hopper that's 40 years old at the least is not worth 35 bucks!
     
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    My experience with PMI is that they are good paperweights.... but not at $26. I remember paying about $12 by mail order in the 1980s.

    Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
     
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    True! I wanted one of those sooo badly when I was young, but even in those pre-Internet days I was somehow aware that they were junk and reluctantly stayed away.
     
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    I thought it would be.. especially when the seller stated New In Box.

    Tom
     
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    The collectible Kadee cars are back:

    Starting bid US $439.95 for a single Kadee #22180 Milwaukee Road with Wide Rib Doors 40' Box Car Released May 1973

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-2...=item5d87e06142:g:RAsAAOSw2gxYoMS2:rk:25:pf:0

    Apparently Narrow Rib Doors aren't as desirable with a start bid of US $129.95

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-2...=item5d87e060a7:g:YXgAAOSwzaJX3wi1:rk:26:pf:0

    I guess age really does matter with the January 1975 release only starting at US $269.95
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-2...=item521886dc16:g:NZIAAOSwhQhYxc8w:rk:27:pf:0

    Nothing compared to US $995.00 for the Kadee #31020 Railbox 50' Box Car Released April 1977

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-3...d:g:bzwAAOSwGWJcS7e~:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true
     
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    Wow. Meth really is one hell of a drug.
     
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