How much?

dutchelm

dutchelm

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Not bad for a 99p starting price.
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

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Not bad for a 99p starting price.
I agree. I've bought items from this seller and always found his deals are fair. Must be a couple of serious bidders at work. I think I've got a two of those locos in the garage. Time to get them out and dust off perhaps?
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
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North West Norfolk
26 bids so far :devil::devil:
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

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I just need to identify the under-bidder. 'Second chance offer' could prove lucrative. Shame there isn't another interested party - I could get rid of the other one too!
 
ARIA31

ARIA31

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I never had bid on ebay.
I do not understand the 2 bidders : a) O***O and b) q****1
They raised the price by themselves step by step from 25 up to 96 £ for O***O
Is there a known explanation ?
 
dutchelm

dutchelm

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I never had bid on ebay.
I do not understand the 2 bidders : a) O***O and b) q****1
They raised the price by themselves step by step from 25 up to 96 £ for O***O
Is there a known explanation ?
Stupidity
 
maxi-model

maxi-model

UK/US/ROW steam narrow gauge railways 1:1
27 Oct 2009
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Bucks/Oxon/Northants area
I never had bid on ebay.
I do not understand the 2 bidders : a) O***O and b) q****1
They raised the price by themselves step by step from 25 up to 96 £ for O***O
Is there a known explanation ?
When you make an initial bid Ebay asks what your maximum bid limit is. Your initial bid, if the first, will match the seller's opening offer. As more bidders arrive and increase the value of the bids Ebay's automated system will raise your bid to outbid them till your limit is eventually met (or not).

It seems here one bidder starts out testing what another bidders registered maximum bid is - each time they enter a bid Ebay tells them they have been outbid until they exceed that bidder's registered maximum. They then seem to have decided to increase their own maximum bid as an insurance for when others bid higher than their own indicated highest bid. All the bids show up when another bidder goes above this last maximum registered bid from another bidder. Hope that makes sense o_O:D:) Max
 
ARIA31

ARIA31

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Thank you maxi-model !! :)
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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Paul M

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Wot, with professionally (??) installed battery leads draped over the back :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Decimal point is in the wrong place - £29.50
It does say the engine was professionally built, but he fitted the battery. With wiring like that, what's hidden under the tarp?
 
dutchelm

dutchelm

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It does say the engine was professionally built, but he fitted the battery. With wiring like that, what's hidden under the tarp?
But was the builder a professional model builder or professional builder?
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
23,999
116
North West Norfolk
It does say the engine was professionally built, but he fitted the battery. With wiring like that, what's hidden under the tarp?
I was being a tad sarky about the battery wiring, but if the loco was professionally built, who would want to spoil it with wiring like that o_Oo_O

OK - £30
 
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Paradise

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I find it annoying when sellers take pictures of a model from the top only and none at virtual eye level.
Like taking a picture of a little dog from above. Clueless!

The LGB 'Rusty' got a high price for what it is. Made in Korea. The plastic is not quite as good (don't over tighten the cover plate). The plated details are metal instead of plastic. 'Casey' which looks the same is a better quality model made in Germany.
 
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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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I find it annoying when sellers take pictures of a model from the top only and none at virtual eye level.
Like taking a picture of a little dog from above. Clueless!

The LGB 'Rusty' got a high price for what it is. Made in Korea. The plastic is not quite as good (don't over tighten the cover plate). The plated details are metal instead of plastic. 'Casey' which looks the same is a better quality model made in Germany.
It did look like poor value for what it went at. But you never know. A Battery Vehicle is never going to be as good as a Loco that has all the gubbins on board, trickier to do but possible with a little care on most G Scale Locomotives. However if you just want to watch Trains Running round you line then a Battery Vehicle is ok, horses for courses I guess.
 
maxi-model

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When I traded out my static/slot car collection to provide funds for this hobby the bulk of it was listed, over time, on Ebay. Initially I spent a while looking at listings on that site to get a feel for what buyers were looking for and what made the best prices - i.e. what seemed to give people, from many countries, the confidence to bid/buy from a UK seller. It soon became apparent that the old adage, "A good picture is worth a thousand words" was the line to follow. With a slot car it was - Front 3/4, rear 3/4, from a highish angle, underside and box + end label. All decently composed, focused, lit and with as high a resolution as practical so that that they would display well. That usually would act as a sufficient "proof statement" and contain pretty much all the information that a potential buyer would need to instill a confidence to bid.....and keep bidding.

I also learnt quickly the phrases that some non-English speaking buyers favoured and used "Google Translate" friendly English equivalents dropped in, where true, to bolster further buyer confidence. Apparently the Germans were hot on - "Alles original verpackt" and the Spanish, "Todos originales". It's the little things that matter.

It never ceased to amaze me then and now how many listings ineptly, or downright misleadingly, are worded and essentially miss the above points. Invariably with multiple images of the subject of what are principally near identical irrelevant or badly chosen views, generally poorly composed, framed and focused and of too smaller resolution to display in detail.

Although I am still, and was a private seller at the time, I got wind that some of the "trade" sellers had dubbed me "Maxi-Price" (I use the same handle here as on Ebay). Interestingly nearly all my lots were listed in an auction format with a 99p opening bid. I wonder how that happened ? Do your research. Max