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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. Hardcoaler

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    Approaching two years unsold without a price adjustment is this uninspired and forgotten collection of 1970s/early 1980s body shells .....

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  2. jtomstarr

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    Well, here's another one ... the seller says N-SCALE looks like HO-SCALE etc.

    Tom


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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Ha ha ha. Eleven model RR items, plus two free paperweights! Ha ha ha.
     
  4. Hardcoaler

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    Shipping those power packs will add to the cost in a big way -- $15.00 to the east coast. :eek:
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    Here's an Atlas FA body shell from the late '70s/early'80s with a staggering price of $61.75 plus shipping. Seller reports that "This is a rare piece, hard to find!" and describes it as "Vtg" because it takes too much time to type out the other four letters to spell "Vintage". The selling hyperbole omits mention of its two missing air horns. Just another item with a misplaced decimal point.

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  6. Allen H

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    Welcome to eBay!
    Where wonder never ends...
     
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  7. jtomstarr

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    Looks like Con-Cor's SD-40-2 from 1984, made by Roco. C&NW was Item 0001-002607. I have one I painted in CR, a piece of junk.
     
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  10. umtrr-author

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    I know the housing market has gone crazy but still...

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  13. Pfunk

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    yeah the prices are bad enough, factor that in and it's pretty much a no-brainer!
     
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  14. umtrr-author

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    Speaking of prices...

    I'm not going to spend the time with a print screen/convert to JPG/post, why afford the seller any publicity...

    But: Charging double MSRP for a package of Atlas Track and then offering free shipping is NOT a good deal, particularly if you want more than one. The incremental cost of shipping that second pack is "not much" so there is a lot of "gross margin" to be had for the seller.

    The lesson learned (preaching to the choir) is Pay Attention...

    (Although this is still topped, or should I say bottomed, by the seller of individual pieces of track...)
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

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  19. BoxcabE50

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    Not bad for a twenty dollar set... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Is this one their old three pole motor fryers?
     
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