4 locos and 11 coaches £350 !!!!!!!!!

ebay mike

ebay mike

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What a bargain. Any fancy anything - it's cash on collection only. Wish I was nearer.
 
PhilP

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I have sent a text, Mike..

Only about 5 miles away from me..
 
voodoopenguin

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I have sent a text, Mike..

Only about 5 miles away from me..
Please feel free to grab the lot for the price quoted (or cheaper if possible!) and I will pay what's needed. I will be helping out at the Train Collectors Society show in Leicester march 7th so if Mike wants anything it can be transferred there and I can bring it back this way.

Paul
 
dunnyrail

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I think I counted 3 Pullmans, possibly more. You could pay over £600 for 3 of those Pullmans second hand these days.
 
ebay mike

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I have sent a text, Mike..
Only about 5 miles away from me..
I see the listing was ended at 12.03 - I wonder who the lucky boy was?
 
voodoopenguin

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I see the listing was ended at 12.03 - I wonder who the lucky boy was?
They were very lucky. I cannot complain as over the years I have had some very good fortune on eBay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace and real auctions. Good luck to them.

Paul
 
PhilP

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Well, as I did not get a reply to my text, I must assume it was not me?

Look's like it was being run as a blind auction? - Can they put "Do not press buy it now" in a listing? :think:
 
ebay mike

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Well, as I did not get a reply to my text, I must assume it was not me?

Look's like it was being run as a blind auction? - Can they put "Do not press buy it now" in a listing? :think:
It's against eBay rules Phil, but happens all the time. It means they pay no sellers fee. The inclusoion of a photo of a phone number is a breach also.
 
PhilP

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I think despite the low initial listing, the person selling knew what they were doing..

My guess, would be that a number of people sent a bid by text, and when the got a figure they were comfortable with, they responded?
 
idlemarvel

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It's against eBay rules Phil, but happens all the time. It means they pay no sellers fee. The inclusoion of a photo of a phone number is a breach also.
All a bit fishy. What if someone did press buy it now? It's all very well being clever to avoid seller fees thinking ebay is rich enough but it's a bit like false insurance claims, it's the honest punters who foot the bill in the end.
 
ebay mike

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All a bit fishy. What if someone did press buy it now? It's all very well being clever to avoid seller fees thinking ebay is rich enough but it's a bit like false insurance claims, it's the honest punters who foot the bill in the end.
I agree Dave, but there's always someone who thinks the rules don't apply to them. eBay have developed a successful system to monitor messages between members and detect things like phone numbers and email addresses to prevent off site sales. There's always a way round things.
 
maxi-model

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Comes up on the completed sales listings at £350, in green. So a spoof or legit sale at that price ? As they say, "if a deal is too good to be true then.......". Max
 
funandtrains

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I think eBay pulled the listing.
 
ebay mike

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I think eBay pulled the listing.
That would make a change - whenever I've reported a listing for breach it's always run to the end unchanged.
 
funandtrains

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That would make a change - whenever I've reported a listing for breach it's always run to the end unchanged.
They seem to have got more aggressive over the past year. They seem to investigate any items ended early by the seller now as well.
 
funandtrains

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They seem to have got more aggressive over the past year. They seem to investigate any items ended early by the seller now as well.
They seem to have some smart software now that can scan messages and listings.
 
maxi-model

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As I mentioned in post #12 it appears in the completed listings as sold with the asking BIN price of £350 marked in green. I have always assumed this to indicates an achieved (auction) price or completed (BIN) sale has been made. Incomplete or unsold items that did not meet their reserve are shown with prices shown in plain black price text or highlighted in red. Or am I making a big mistake here ? Max
 
PhilP

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I got a text message from the Seller, saying that someone got in before me, and was going to view that evening.. I would be contacted if the items did not sell. - Obviously, I did not get a text.

So close! :rolleyes:
 
ebay mike

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They seem to have got more aggressive over the past year. They seem to investigate any items ended early by the seller now as well.
Steve. The ending of items early is to some extent eBay's own doing. The buy it now function with a maximum duration of 28 days has been replaced with an automatic revolving relist if not sold. There is no opt out of this so the only way to stop it if you want to try elsewhere (or go away on holiday as I did when you couldn't respond to a sale while abroad) is to end the item early. I sought eBay's advice before doing so and was told that's fine.
 
Rhinochugger

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Steve. The ending of items early is to some extent eBay's own doing. The buy it now function with a maximum duration of 28 days has been replaced with an automatic revolving relist if not sold. There is no opt out of this so the only way to stop it if you want to try elsewhere (or go away on holiday as I did when you couldn't respond to a sale while abroad) is to end the item early. I sought eBay's advice before doing so and was told that's fine.
You can end a listing quite easily - particularly if it's listed BIN and on the automatic re-listing.

One of the options is - 'The item is no longer available'.

I have a small stock of camera desk lamps that I have listed both on eBay and Etsy but which I don't take to shows. If one sells on Etsy, then I end the listing on eBay no sweat.

I don't see any moral dilemma in ending a BIN early, it's no different to something being on the shelf in a shop - someone else could buy it, or the shopkeeper could take it off the shelf, it doesn't matter how many times you've been in the shop to look at it. On the other hand, I don't end auctions early; I have often declined to convert to a BIN mid-auction when requested.