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Check this out

 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Scalextric-GT40-rar...1QQcmdZViewItem

 

I love the comments -"I haven't seen any others on eBay so that tells you how rare it is" - LOL the car has only just been released in the last week or so

 

I don't know what his guaranteed Buy it Now price was but I hope no one bids more than the 29.99 as "slotcity" are selling the car on there store site for 30 pounds post inc.

 

the only thing that takes the cake was one auction I was tracking where the 2 bidders got into a price war and ended up paying $20 more than the Buy it Now price for the same car available at the same eBay store.

 

any one else got any amusing eBay stories?

 

cheers

DM

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Check this out

 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Scalextric-GT40-rar...1QQcmdZViewItem

 

I love the comments -"I haven't seen any others on eBay so that tells you how rare it is" - LOL the car has only just been released in the last week or so

 

I don't know what his guaranteed Buy it Now price was but I hope no one bids more than the 29.99 as "slotcity" are selling the car on there store site for 30 pounds post inc.

 

the only thing that takes the cake was one auction I was tracking where the 2 bidders got into a price war and ended up paying $20 more than the Buy it Now price for the same car available at the same eBay store.

 

any one else got any amusing eBay stories?

 

cheers

DM

 

 

I once saw a Rally book by Reinhard Klein offered on efarce for $500.00..

 

Mine cost about $80 new and has since been signed by Walter Rohl....

 

Exactly the same book.... :lol:

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DM

 

The best one I can remember was the first Bob jane camaro c2413 .They where still in the shops here for $55 and selling on ebay in the US for $100us which equaled $200 au at the time. No guessing they didnt last long on the shelves here.

 

There's even one on ebay at moment,check slotcar57 (sorry couldn't help myself :huh2: )

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I just managed to get the gold GT40 (not LE alas) for $65AUD, pretty pleased with the price, considering what I paid for the LE #6 and #9 last year

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I just managed to get the gold GT40 (not LE alas) for $65AUD, pretty pleased with the price, considering what I paid for the LE #6 and #9 last year

 

good price -that is about the benchmark I try to pay for them as well - hard to justify paying too much more for them

 

there seems to be a few more of the #5 around at the moment than other models - they area a really good looking car....

 

I am chasing the #1 - bit scarce - I would love to get a #8 yellow one but they are too rare and cost too many $$ could probably buy 2 cars for the same money.

 

can't wait for the #7 to be released later this year - the #7 Fly car looks pretty sweet so I am looking forwarded to adding a scaley one to my collection

 

DM

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the only people who get ripped of are the stupid ones who dont have a clue or dont do their homework first.

im sick and tired of these people who list their items as "rare" when they clearly are not.

i love ebay, but i only bid what im prepaired to pay. never go over that. if you miss out, another one will come along in a few days.

some people bag ebay, but it has made collecting heaps easier and made the world a lot smaller place.

i buy all over the world for the cars i want. found some real bargains too.

i know for a fact that i can buy carrera cars cheaper in USA inc post than any supplier in oz. so whos making to much profit. the importer???

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the only people who get ripped of are the stupid ones who dont have a clue or dont do their homework first.

im sick and tired of these people who list their items as "rare" when they clearly are not.

i love ebay, but i only bid what im prepaired to pay. never go over that. if you miss out, another one will come along in a few days.

some people bag ebay, but it has made collecting heaps easier and made the world a lot smaller place.

i buy all over the world for the cars i want. found some real bargains too.

i know for a fact that i can buy carrera cars cheaper in USA inc post than any supplier in oz. so whos making to much profit. the importer???

 

yeah I love it to - (my wife says probably too much) - it is a bit of fun and you can always pick up a bargain or 2 - my best buy was a Ferrari 'Sara' car I got outbid on heaps of them and then manage to win one for 15 quid less than I was being outbid...go figure

 

you are so right in you have to research and you have to set a goal price

the only thing that bugs me is being out bid in the last 10 secs

don't have any sour grapes about as you bid max you are prepared to pay... it is just frustrating because you are in the lead and you think you might win only to be outbid with 3 sec to go of course that doesn't happen if you bid enough in the first place :unsure: just means you miss out on a great a bargain LOL

 

my brother tells me on yahoo auctions in Japan - if you outbid someone in last few minutes the auction stays open until someone gives up bidding...:unsure: great for the seller - he watched something he was selling climb from 10000 yen to 40000 yen in 5 mins

 

where do you get the carrera cars from? - I have found US postage becoming to expensive now to justify the savings

 

cheers

DM

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good price -that is about the benchmark I try to pay for them as well - hard to justify paying too much more for them

 

there seems to be a few more of the #5 around at the moment than other models - they area a really good looking car....

 

I am chasing the #1 - bit scarce - I would love to get a #8 yellow one but they are too rare and cost too many $$ could probably buy 2 cars for the same money.

 

can't wait for the #7 to be released later this year - the #7 Fly car looks pretty sweet so I am looking forwarded to adding a scaley one to my collection

 

DM

 

I was surprised I got it at this price.

I got the two LE German cars, the yellow and cream coloured. Cost too much to justify racing them (I have test ran, and they look good around the track)

I want to get the new release Scaley one this year, have the blue (number 20?) on order.

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the only people who get ripped of are the stupid ones who dont have a clue or dont do their homework first.

im sick and tired of these people who list their items as "rare" when they clearly are not.

i love ebay, but i only bid what im prepaired to pay. never go over that. if you miss out, another one will come along in a few days.

some people bag ebay, but it has made collecting heaps easier and made the world a lot smaller place.

i buy all over the world for the cars i want. found some real bargains too.

i know for a fact that i can buy carrera cars cheaper in USA inc post than any supplier in oz. so whos making to much profit. the importer???

 

We ride motorcycles. ALL of the leather gear we have bought recently has come from USA. I bought a pair of boots from Perth for $300AUD, saw exactly the same pair in USA for $109US. I saw a jacket here for $500, I have one coming for $200.

I don't see how the price hike is justified.

Same with clothing. We are both kinda goth, and we bring the clothes over from USA. Local stores charge almost 2x what we get them from overseas.

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Has anyone been watching this Steven richards ,Perkins Commodore that I have on ebay. I had no idea it would reach this sort of money and it hasnt finished yet.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...E:IT&ih=009

 

AWWWWWWWWWWW Cleveland you took all the fun out of it. You made the bidder names private, so we can't see who from forum is bidding . . .:clap:

Edited by SlotsNZ

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Has anyone been watching this Steven richards ,Perkins Commodore that I have on ebay. I had no idea it would reach this sort of money and it hasnt finished yet.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...E:IT&ih=009

 

AWWWWWWWWWWW Cleveland you took all the fun out of it. You made the bidder names private, so we can't see who from forum is bidding . . . :clap:

 

 

no no :clap:

 

that is apparently new for E-bay, they do it all the auctions i can see :clap:

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Has anyone been watching this Steven richards ,Perkins Commodore that I have on ebay. I had no idea it would reach this sort of money and it hasnt finished yet.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...E:IT&ih=009

 

AWWWWWWWWWWW Cleveland you took all the fun out of it. You made the bidder names private, so we can't see who from forum is bidding . . . :)

 

 

no no :)

 

that is apparently new for E-bay, they do it all the auctions i can see :huh:

 

Im guessing its a new policy for ebay. I would prefer to see who else your bidding against also. Im guessing it wasn't bought by another auslot member as its off to spain with one of the other V8's.

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Must say I haven't done much on EBay lately and didn't know about this private bidding change. Private bidding worries me. I have in the past seen patterns where the same people always bid on certain same other persons auctions . . . and as I learned from a bit of researching - on each others. ie they were "bidding up" auctions for each other with no intention of winning. Private bidding HAS a place, but only on very special items, really valuable collector material; sort of what would otherwise perhaps end up at Sotherby's if the circumstances and ability to "reach" the collectors was different. But for garden-mill auctions . . . it's nuts IMO.

 

Add to this, that from May you won't be able to place feedback on people who shaft you . . .well, I'll be gone from EBAY for good. - and I HAVE used it a fair bit, and appreciated it's place, but they're steadily turning it into a wild west, between failing to deal with fraudsters, "blind" auctions now, then finally removing feedback posting in May. . . . . I have to wonder . . . . . . why . . . . . why mess up such a successful formula, that seems to now encourage bad sellers, remove protections, and discourage good people on both sides of the auction . . . . it's surely not just to protect them over the management cost and bad PR of dealing with bad deals . . . . they must surely realise their auction numbers and commisions will take a hit . . . are they so arrogant as to think they can ride it out, and the business will come home to momma in time . . . . that doesn't make sense either. Any fella who has done marketing 101 [ and passed] can tell you that. . .

 

I just CANNOT figure out what is happening at the CEOs desk . . . .

Edited by SlotsNZ

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Funny - I have wondered about people pushing the bids up as I see the same people bidding for cars all the time, if you have evidence you should report it to eBay so that they won't do anything about it. :)

 

I thought keeping bidder ID private was an option open to all sellers but was automatic for items over a certain amount. My brother and I had a discussion about the ethics of looking at the bidders list during and after an auction and sending them a message saying you had a similar item for sale. (eBay does it themselves on the bidding ended screen) I actually picked up a car I was chasing this way after the auction closed and I didn't win.

 

It is an interesting concept allowing you a 'look' at your buying competition - we were discussing whether that was right or not - ie you can check what they have bid on other cars etc when we found someone who likes slot cars and fancy lingerie :) - so buyer beware :huh:

 

DM

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There is another couple of Bob Jane Camaro's going for the bargain price of $300 if you buy it now. Apparently these cars are impossible to get now and are very rare. Unless you look at ebay and see them pop up at least once or twice a month !

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Not Car related but I picked up a Ryobi cordless screwdriver the other day for $2 :lol:

 

Bargain!!

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Not Car related but I picked up a Ryobi cordless screwdriver the other day for $2 :)

 

Bargain!!

 

You got ripped off, didn't you? :clap:

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Ok here is a case in point - why some sellers must love eBay.... and I have nothing against the seller of either cars - just pointing out some of the anomalies you see when searching for slot cars on eBay. :)

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SCALEXTRIC-C2940-FOR...1QQcmdZViewItem

:clap:

 

when the same car can be bought here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scalextric-Slot-Car-...1713.m153.l1262

 

BIN no need to sweat on the auction just pay 6 quid less and the car is yours...

 

 

ok here is an addition - apparently the lower the # on the car the more it is worth - how does that work? I am not a collector - I feel that slot cars have a motor therefore they are meant to be driven....if you want to look at them buy diecast....however I am sure that there are others who collect and know more about that side of the hobby than I do. But I can't fathom why in a new release car - that is still available to buy #3 is worth more than double say #856 oh well :clap:

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scalextric-Limited-E...1713.m153.l1262

 

cheers

DM

 

ps if any one wants one of these cars - your best bet would probably be to go to the Slotcity website as they will sell it to you ex VAT (if they have any left) which is even cheaper and their postage is pretty fair as well.

Edited by dangermouse

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Add to this, that from May you won't be able to place feedback on people who shaft you . . .well, I'll be gone from EBAY for good. - and I HAVE used it a fair bit, and appreciated it's place, but they're steadily turning it into a wild west, between failing to deal with fraudsters, "blind" auctions now, then finally removing feedback posting in May. . . . . I have to wonder . . . . . . why . . . . . why mess up such a successful formula, that seems to now encourage bad sellers, remove protections, and discourage good people on both sides of the auction . . . . it's surely not just to protect them over the management cost and bad PR of dealing with bad deals . . . . they must surely realise their auction numbers and commisions will take a hit . . . are they so arrogant as to think they can ride it out, and the business will come home to momma in time . . . . that doesn't make sense either. Any fella who has done marketing 101 [ and passed] can tell you that. . .

 

I just CANNOT figure out what is happening at the CEOs desk . . . .

 

Just to correct this, the changes that Ebay is introducing to the feedback system don't seem to be that bad actually. From May, SELLERS will not be able to leave negative Feedback for BUYERS. I think this is because some bad sellers leave bad feedback for buyers just to get back at them when they recieve bad feedback. Buyers will still be able to leave bad feedback but you will have to do it after 3 days and before 60 days. (Used to be after 1 day up to 90 days). There are a few other small changes also that will help feedback numbers grow bigger more easily if you have repeat customers, which I think is good.

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Well, I will now take back my previous support of the changes Ebay is doing.

They are going to introduce some more changes in May and June which are absolutely rubbish and designed purely to make themselves more money. You will no longer be able to pay for items with bank deposit or money orders, so everything will have to go through their Paypal business.

It shows that just like the banks these big businesses are never happy with the amounts of money they are making. They just keep on pushing the envelope and the small people have to pay more.

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That will make things interesting - I notice a lot of European based eBay stores (I have been searching for German Ed GT40s) don't offer Paypal as an option. I also noticed that many US based sellers now charge double the postage to cover Paypal terms and conditions

 

Generally I don't buy from eBay to get a better deal - though I have picked up some bargains, :)

rather I am looking for collectable cars which are no longer on the shelf at the local slot dealer - if policies keep adding costs to the price you pay then I guess I will become one less customer in the marketplace.

 

DM

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Gee the person who paid over $150 for a Bob Jane Camaro on eBay should have stopped by one of our site sponsors first - they have it listed for $99 B)

 

gotta love eBay

 

the bargains are out there...........

 

but do your research :P

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