Oooh err missus! Time for equity release?

Zerogee

Zerogee

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What does it mean "stolen"?
I think it is a very poor (automated?) translation from the German, and I've been trying to figure out what he actually means by "forget to stolen"..... my best guess is that he's telling any "members of the criminal fraternity" who may look at the listing not to think about trying to break in to his premises to steal the expensive loco, because it is kept in a secure safe...... I know that sounds odd, but maybe he's had trouble with break-ins in the past.
Of course I could be totally wrong! ;)

Jon.
 
idlemarvel

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#5
Sounds a likely explanation Jon. Do people really pay that kind of money for a toy train? At least he (assumption) takes PayPal. That would ring a few bells at PayPal HQ!
 
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gnm109

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You could build a lovely model train layout for the kind of money he's asking for his one locomotive. High prices are not unusual with collectors, however. There is a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle for sale over here in the U.S. for one million USD! It's like new and has on'y 23 miles on it, but really, it sold new for $1.995 plus tax and license. LOL.
 
ebay mike

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So, if I offered £1k to include postage, you don't think he'd go for it, then? :think::shake::shake::shake:
:giggle::giggle::giggle:
It's worth a punt. You never know, he might just have set up the auto accept on the make offer option incorrectly. He'd then be legally committed to sell. Only one thing though - you can't make a 'best offer' to include postage.
 
PhilP

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#12
Only one thing though - you can't make a 'best offer' to include postage.
I make an 'offer' of my-top-price minus postage, and then send a message to say '£1000 to include carriage'.. (or whatever).
Sometimes they bite, sometimes they make a counter-offer..
 
stockers

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#13
Postage is included! woopie.
 
ebay mike

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stockers

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err! No.
 
PhilP

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#16
Problem is (apart from the 1k) doesn't Marklin gauge 1 run on AC? - Somehow?? :think::think:
 
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For that price, I'd expect it to be live steam, with driver & fireman thrown in!o_O
 
Firemangrumpy

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#18
Postage is 'Economy'.
I'd expect it hand delivered by Angela Merkal riding a unicorn for £139k!
 
PhilP

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#20
As long as she is not wearing a tutu, and carrying a big hammer! :eek::tmi::tmi: