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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    The museum in Rosenberg has boxes and stacks of old train magazines that they give away. They have no room to keep any more and turn down new donations all the time.
     
  2. viperjim1

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    Amen! I still sell on feebay but , even though when I get my bill from them and PayPal and the first 13-14% is theirs. Hurts because usually lose money! But they have the biggest venue, so it makes sense at times.
    Now what gets me upset is feebay changes your listing if it's up for a week with no sale , to best offers accepted and that is just wrong because you have to go in and change what they change!!!
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What are the lengths of auction you can choose these days? We used to be able to do one, three, five, seven and longer. Now?
     
  4. MK

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    I've see up to 9 days now for auctions.
     
  5. SVRailroader

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  6. JMaurer1

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    Send your old magazines my way (especially some of the smaller magazines). I have a shelving unit out in the garage that I keep them on for the train club. Some day I plan on scanning them all (I even offered to help Train Life with missing issues but they are kind of all messed up now) and maybe I'll get rid of them then but for now I LIKE having hard copies.
     
  7. JMaurer1

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  8. jtomstarr

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  9. jtomstarr

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    AHM Lima Minitrains N scale 4441L Flexi-Flow Hopper Stauffer Center Flow | eBay< and another! I Have the same car and the paper insert says AHM. I say Dear God don't confuse the one who is bidding on this car if the bidder is a Long time model railroader, if the label is yellow and stating either AHM , ATLAS it should be posted as such . Two I presume that AHM / LIMA CARS had a blue and yellow cardboard box and PMI had a Blue Paper insert . Ithought this car was produced by ROCO for AHM and ATLAS at one point and not for AHM LIMA as the seller states.

    Tom
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  11. SP-Wolf

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  12. bman

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  13. Bendtracker1

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    Hmmmm? Mine shipping is showing up at $60.70
     
  14. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I think eBay tries to automatically display shipping charges depending on where it thinks you are located.
     
  15. Bendtracker1

    Bendtracker1 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, it's based off your Zip Codes.
     
  16. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Mine says $10+ which is quite reasonable for all that shipped. o_O
     
  17. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very interesting....

    I'm in So. Cal. - The seller is in New York.

    What I see:

    Shipping:
    $88.35 Expedited Shipping | See details
    Item location:
    Mahopac, New York, United States
    Ships to:
    United States and many other countries | See details

    Crazy,
    Wolf
     
  18. Maletrain

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    There may be some sort of penalty due to California's tax collection requirements. Possibly it was computed on the maximum value items, or all of the items value, taken together. Or, maybe the guy just doesn't like California or Californians.
     
  19. MP333

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    Same $88 shows in Arizona.
     
  20. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Mahopac is in Westchester County above NYC. I'm in NJ right across the river. I wonder what Expedited Shipping is in this instance and whether the prices are geometric instead of linear to distance from Mahopac.

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