I think I'm a Millionaire!

I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby areibel » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:32 pm

Or at least stinkin' rich!!
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0538993919
A "motivated buyer" spent about $39 for two Maisto hoppers- with the original (junk) trucks? I thnk it's a rip off when someone is trying for $5 a piece on our Ebay, they originally sold for less than $2 at Wallyworld.
And he also bought a couple HP kits for $35 each? I just wonder where these guys are when I sell stuff?
Sheesh!
areibel
 
Posts: 1778
Images: 7
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:12 am
Location: Cambridge Springs PA

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby Marquette » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:10 pm

Not bidding on their own Haggis.
#include <std/disclaimer.h>
User avatar
Marquette
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:16 pm

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby jmass » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:13 pm

jeeze man! their was a whole lot of maisto including three locos and seven or eight freight cars for ten bucks on tt trains e bay.must be nice to have money to throw away.
User avatar
jmass
 
Posts: 817
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:39 pm

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby Marquette » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:29 pm

I'm of the opinion that when things go for stupidly high prices like that, it's likely that it's the seller bidding on his own stuff (or a friend doing it for him) to try and slowly drive perceived value up, or just not wanting to sell it as cheaply as the highest real bidder bid...
#include <std/disclaimer.h>
User avatar
Marquette
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:16 pm

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby areibel » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:45 pm

I don't think this is a shill job, I recognize the seller and he's respectable. I think it's someone new getting into TT, and
they all think they have to do the same thing- Jump in with your checkbook blazing and pay any price for everything in sight!
I watch Ebay and have kept records for the last 5-6 years, I'll bet I've seen it eight or ten times. That's how you wind up spending $20 for a $2 car that might sorta work as TT.
If only they'd lurk here for a while, they'd learn a lot more fast, and maybe save a few bucks (or Euros).
areibel
 
Posts: 1778
Images: 7
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:12 am
Location: Cambridge Springs PA

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:43 am

I wish my items would sell like that..........
My website: https://www.ttnut.com
It's the website you're already on. But if you want to be even more on it, click the link.
User avatar
ConducTTor
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8687
Images: 13
Joined: Sat May 23, 2009 4:52 pm
Location: Atlanta GA USA

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby Marquette » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:02 am

now this thread dammit prompted me to spend money... $11-something for a brass RS shell...

...I don't need this thing, why did I buy it? Well. Long-long-term project I guess. Fix it up into Piedmont & Northern or something. Or just not ever do anything with it...
#include <std/disclaimer.h>
User avatar
Marquette
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:16 pm

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby Taxari » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:57 am

Hello friends, I am the seller. The problem is that these things like h.p. maisto and cars in Germany were not available. So if you want one, they have to buy on ebay - result = high price.
Same game: old BTTB Zeuke ore stuff is very cheap in Germany and much more expensive on your ocean side.
Greetings
Jörg
Taxari
 
Posts: 165
Images: 25
Joined: Mon May 17, 2010 5:03 am
Location: Halle (Saale), Germany

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby Marquette » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:21 am

Okay, see... that makes a lot of sense...
#include <std/disclaimer.h>
User avatar
Marquette
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:16 pm

Re: I think I'm a Millionaire!

Postby Richard-B » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:07 pm

Taxari wrote:The problem is that these things like h.p. maisto and cars in Germany were not available. So if you want one, they have to buy on ebay - result = high price.


Agree...
My brother-in-law did a great business in the Lionel die-cast engines that I sent over to Hungary...
They weren't exactly common in Budapest... and his TT-modeler friends think they look great just sitting on the track.

Richard B.
Richard Brennan - http://www.tt-west.com
Somewhere between San Francisco and Budapest...
User avatar
Richard-B
 
Posts: 961
Images: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:29 pm
Location: San Leandro, CA

Next

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests