OC Engineer JD
Jan 16, 2009
Truth in listing department? Hint: A ruler is helpful.
Another outstanding selection of items from a zero feedback seller (who probably spends a little too much time watching "Antiques Roadshow"). Only the first and last are N Scale but why stop there...
LOL , It does say "Choking hazard".
Not eBay, but outrageous just the same is Walther's ask of $51.99 for a rustic coal mine kit that has been offered by Pola (#245), Model Power (#1552), AHM (#5806), Faller (#222205) and others since the early to mid 1970s at prices averaging $5.00. I had one of these on my layout back then and I'll bet others here also know this kit well. Using an inflation calculator, a current price of $30.00 would be reasonable, but still seems ridiculous for production molds that have been paid for 100 times over. Oh, and being Walthers, it's out of stock anyway.
Just saw that kit with an opening bid of $20.
Meanwhile... I might consider IF it came with the truck on which this Estate Find is laid out... and the truck works.
Hey, at least it's Kato Unitrack.....err, umm...nevermind...
Bachmann track. Ummm.... And it's used.
In case anyone missed it, last month USPS just raised their shipping rates (again) too. So the price for having some of these gems sent to us inflicts even more pain.
On the eBay pages, in addition to the "Buy It Now" button, they should have a "Laugh At It Now" button in the same style.
Now [THERE] is an idea. Seriously though, it might help to contain some of the craziness we see.
I love it! This would be great.
How about a "Dream On" button (with apologies to Aerosmith)...
I mean, at least remove the price sticker if you think the item is worth more than 7 times that...
I would be tempted to guess this is yet another of those fantastic "estate" finds?
Yes, it would be! There were even "better" deals a few rows down, but why pile on...
I don't pretend to understand it, but I see that PayPal (a component within eBay's new "payment experience") debuted its new cryptocurrency "Stablecoin" yesterday. If it's accepted by users, accounts will then fill with faked-up Stablecoin "currency" instead of real dollars. PayPal then increasingly runs its business without real money. Easy-peasy.
Ran across some new ones today so I felt compelled to post them:
If you model the SP from LA to SF, you MIGHT need two complete morning daylights (since one started from each city every morning), but even still, the price seems a tad high for me:
While this sellers prices are all over the board...
Even the cat doesn't like this one (yes, there's a cat in the photo):
Another 'pro' seller thinking they have found gold but it's only just old plastic (I know that the steel mills are 'rare', but are they THIS rare?):
Must have been a missing decimal point:
These old junk engines and cars are not just rare, they are "mega rare":