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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. Hardcoaler

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    The Seller has a fascinating and diverse selection of Tupperware, empty ammo boxes, a $60 plastic Halloween pumpkin, backpack, $95 Christmas candles and a whole lot more. We live in interesting times.
     
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  2. Shortround

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    Yes! He/She is for real. Anywhere.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Cool. More than ten times the actual value. What a bargain!
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    I sometimes catch a segment of Pawn Stars on TV and often see the same sort of pricing psychosis there, where a Seller asks a crazy high and baseless price for something because it's "old" or 'rare", even in the face of expert opinion otherwise. A number of items go back out the door with the Seller still clinging to their conviction that they can get their extravagant price elsewhere.
     
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  6. Inkaneer

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    Okay, I claim no expertise in valuing O scale Lionel items but this one seems excessive, I would think. Read the seller's narrative at the bottom of the listing.

    Lionel White 672 | eBay
     
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  7. Shortround

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    The scenes on Pawn Stars have been prearranged. The same for every similar show. That's why I find them dull.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    The price is beyond excessive, it is nutcase. If as described, it is possibly one-of-a-kind. But that does not justify the extra zeroes. Good grief.
     
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  9. JMaurer1

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    It MIGHT be a one-of-a-kind, but other than saying it might be, I have no proof or provenance. It has really think paint that is chipped and scratched, but that's like the milk cars. It was done on a mis-stamped shell that you can't really (or at least I can't) tell is mis-stamped. But it IS in excellent condition, if you overlook the paint chips, bent handrails that are painted on one side and not on the other (replaced), and is that a repair to the read exhaust stack? The decals 'look' period (and was played with by a little old lady that only played with trains on Sunday after church), but 'Well it is what it is and I will leave it at that'...and ask $40,000 even though he can't prove a thing. Coming next week, he'll be selling the prototype Readers Digest N scale for prototype prices...shesh!
     
  10. jtomstarr

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    I'll second that motion!

    Tom
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    There's a lot of suppositions in that description, including "no one can say for sure if it was made at the factory". I do give the Seller high marks for laying out the facts so that Bidders can make their own call on it. Who knows what someone might bid in this whacky world, but $400 rather than $40,000 would be a reach.
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    I find it amusing that they seem to have a dozen experts on call for instant appearances. A friend once commented that they must have a large room nearby with folding chairs where the experts all sit at the ready. :LOL:
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    I agree.
     
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  16. Pfunk

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    PFFFFFFTTTTT! Even if half of that were factual, it still reads like a free timeshare in Boca pamphlet.

    I added it to my watchlist so in 2031 I can see that it still is up with has zero bids. What the actual.
     
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    In a related story, the House Hunters (Tiny and otherwise) have already purchased their residence and the entire show is filmed after the fact. As a friend's relative found out when he called HGTV and asked if he could go on the show to help them find a house...
     
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  18. jtomstarr

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    On this one I Think the Decimal point should be Three places to the Left.

    Tom

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  19. JMaurer1

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    Having a bro-in-law that was on and later worked with a 'reality' TV show, he explained that if it COULD have happened, or if it happened at some point in the past, then it was okay to use in the show. Most 'reality' TV is not real...
     
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  20. Shortround

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    Oh no! This example is worth more than you think.
     

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