Blimey!!!

ebay mike

ebay mike

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palstig

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Cor Blimey Guv'nor.

Perhaps you should click the "Make an Offer" button.........
 
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It has a bilingual chuff it apparently chooofs in French as well as chuff in English :D
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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So is it good value or not, I have no idea,
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,180
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
Cor Blimey Guv'nor.

Perhaps you should click the "Make an Offer" button.........
Best I don't Paul - I have three already but SWMBO thinks I've got (and has only ever seen) one, but not necessarily the same one every time!
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,180
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
So is it good value or not, I have no idea,
I know they are getting scarce Jon, but that's a bit steep. I paid a little more than that for my three. Penylanpip got one not long ago for a fair price - less than half that I believe.
 
penylanpip

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Yes, well over twice the price I paid for the one you kindly let me have, Mike, :giggle: although my 1k tag didn't include sound.
Fortunately, I am not tempted to double-head!
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,180
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
Yes, well over twice the price I paid for the one you kindly let me have, Mike, :giggle: although my 1k tag didn't include sound.
Fortunately, I am not tempted to double-head!
Oh, go on. You know you want to. Would look really impressive on your huge bridge.
 
palstig

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Oh, go on. You know you want to. Would look really impressive on your huge bridge.
Smiles. The test I always apply is:

1. Do I need it?
2. Do I want it?

If the answer is YES to at least one of the questions, then I buy it.......... :)
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,180
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
Just received an offer from the seller as this item is on my watch list. €150 off, so I can have it for €2350. If he'd taken €1500 off I might have considered it (could double-head twice then).
 
penylanpip

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How generous! I think (read, sincerely hope) that he is in for a big disappointment at that money.

I also see that an 'matching' Orient Express saloon has appeared on our eBay with a starting price of what I would consider a good finishing price and a ludicrous BIN.

If both of these items had sensible price tags attached, I would have snatched them up - purely to niggle ebay mike... >:)
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,180
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
How generous! I think (read, sincerely hope) that he is in for a big disappointment at that money.

I also see that an 'matching' Orient Express saloon has appeared on our eBay with a starting price of what I would consider a good finishing price and a ludicrous BIN.

If both of these items had sensible price tags attached, I would have snatched them up - purely to niggle ebay mike... >:)
I don't think it would have niggled me Phillip. I had my jiggle of the month on Tuesday evening and still haven't got over it. Had been watching something on eBay for a while (a replacement for something from my youth) which was due to end at 20:39. Had done my research, spoken to the seller about arranging transportation and decided on my absolute maximum bid. Took me a few days to garner approval from SWMBO, but as she'd just parted with the best part of £7k for a car her argument didn't really hold water. 4 seconds to go so I slapped in my offer at several hundred above the current price. One second before the close another bidder stepped in and the desired object went for £100 more than my maximum. Of course his maximum bid might have been significantly higher but I will never know now. Nothing similar available (eBay or elsewhere) ATM so I will have to wait. I have, however, decided to double my budget next time. Haven't told the boss yet though. All she could say was 'i expect you're bit disappointed'. I told her exactly what I was, which wasn't a good move. I just keep thinking what if? what if? - doesn't really help, but I suppose I'll get over it EVENTUALLY.
 
Rhinochugger

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I keep trying to find something from my youth, but I can't remember what it was :oops::oops:
 
dunnyrail

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25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
I don't think it would have niggled me Phillip. I had my jiggle of the month on Tuesday evening and still haven't got over it. Had been watching something on eBay for a while (a replacement for something from my youth) which was due to end at 20:39. Had done my research, spoken to the seller about arranging transportation and decided on my absolute maximum bid. Took me a few days to garner approval from SWMBO, but as she'd just parted with the best part of £7k for a car her argument didn't really hold water. 4 seconds to go so I slapped in my offer at several hundred above the current price. One second before the close another bidder stepped in and the desired object went for £100 more than my maximum. Of course his maximum bid might have been significantly higher but I will never know now. Nothing similar available (eBay or elsewhere) ATM so I will have to wait. I have, however, decided to double my budget next time. Haven't told the boss yet though. All she could say was 'i expect you're bit disappointed'. I told her exactly what I was, which wasn't a good move. I just keep thinking what if? what if? - doesn't really help, but I suppose I'll get over it EVENTUALLY.
I would not worry about it, you did the right thing another will always come along. Possibly cheeper as Mr. Big bid has now got his!