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RAM

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« on: November 29, 2009, 06:31:47 PM »

I sometimes wonder what people are thinking when it comes to ebay.  They had two different Rivarossi HO Indiana Harbor 0-8-0s One starting out at $7.99 with no bids, the other had 6 bids at $8.00.  But here is what gets me.  I H 0-8-0 tender 1 bid for $19.99.  Then there is a Boiler with 8 bids going for $11.00.  I looks like it is better to sell the parts rather than the whole locomotive.
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rich1998

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 06:58:44 PM »

ok. different strokes for different folks. that is why we all all look different. much ado about nothing
lex
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 08:02:31 PM »

I've Noticed the same thing, seems silly to me.


NM
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ALCOS4EVER


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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 11:09:41 AM »

I've seen this happen many, many times over the years. Doesn't matter if it's an auction, flea market, yard sale or E Bay. Someone will pay more for a part than they could buy a complete unit and save or throw out what they don't use. Makes you wonder.
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rich1998

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 03:57:16 PM »

look at the below link.
http://toys.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=mrc+command+2000&_sacat=19128&_trksid=m270&_sop=1&LH_PrefLoc=1&_dmpt=Model_RR_Trains&_odkw=&_osacat=19128

this dcc controller is new but very old in capability. then do a completed auction and see what clueless are paying for this controller. some are paying more than a used ez command which has many more features. I watch and use ebay a lot but knowwhat I want and prices. ebay is like the wild wild west.
I just picked up a custom painted for private railroad ho spectrum 70 ton with dcc onboard for $19.00 and a few dollars shipping. Great running loco. It is going to have sound
lex
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 11:21:27 PM »

The one that jumps out at me is buying separate trucks or replacement wheels, I just buy old rolling stock to get these items, then practice my painting and weathering and bashing on the old bodies.

NM
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Jim Banner

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 12:34:42 AM »

this dcc controller is new but very old in capability. then do a completed auction and see what clueless are paying for this controller. some are paying more than a used ez command which has many more features.

MRC's Command 2000 had the weirdest way of counting to ten - groups, sets, etc., nothing like the straight forward "push a button, run that loco" of the E-Z Command.  But it did do one trick that would make it a useful addition to an E-Z Command.  When you set the address, you could also set acceleration rate, deceleration rate and start voltage.  Like the EZC, the C2K could also program the normal forward direction to allow back to backl diesel consists.

I did notice that one C2K went recently for $13.51, including an unused decoder.

Jim
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 11:26:36 AM »

You guys are absolutely right...some eBay customers have much more money than common sense. Case in point: About 3 years ago I sold three RIX magnetic uncoupling tools for $9 each (that didn't include shipping) on eBay. A quick look at the (MSRP based) Walthers catalog shows the same item selling today for $3.99 (+ shipping). Seeing a possible market, we purchased 10 RIX tools, from another (cheaper) source, and had no trouble selling them at shows for $6 each. Makes you wonder.

Ray
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ChrisS

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 12:08:43 PM »

i was bidding on a drgw50 brass in ON30... i got up to $85, gave up and bought it new from an online vendor for $139... the bidding closed above my new price... geez. what are people thinking? do the NOT research what they are wanting first?
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CNE Runner


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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 04:35:55 PM »

Apparently not, Chris...apparently not.

Ray
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doug c

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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 06:16:07 PM »

THEY certainly keep the economy going don't they !!?     They're the ones (or similiar) who walk into storefronts and buy whatever for whatever the asking price without doing any preliminary comparison via phone/ internet/ or weekly fliers.   

And then (quite a few) complain they can't afford to live on their exisiting wages or fixed incomes.   duuuuh  !

doug c
 
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