The comedy of eBay in the HO section. Part 2

 
  JTCs2 Deputy Commissioner

dont know of this one has popped up here or not yet

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lima-GM-42-Class-Loco-/320803417047?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item4ab15fabd7

hmmm, not quite sure what to make of it,

it has a shed mate anyway

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lima-GM-Series-Loco-/320803364350?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item4ab15eddfe

well at least they look lima`ish from the sills down.
JT

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  White04321 Train Controller

Location: Sydney
GRRRRRRRR

I hate it when i see my image on a E-BAY LISTING...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Austrains-NR85-Southern-Spirit-Locomotive-brand-new-box-test-run-only-/220903900332?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item336ee604ac#ht_500wt_1287

I at no point gave the person permission to use it... but then again H

HEY ITS THE INTERNET!  Evil or Very Mad

The first image is my one. I took it when i listed my NR85 in the "FOR SALE" section on Railpage.

Anyway... Nothing i can do about it Sad
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
GRRRRRRRR

I hate it when i see my image on a E-BAY LISTING...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Austrains-NR85-Southern-Spirit-Locomotive-brand-new-box-test-run-only-/220903900332?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item336ee604ac#ht_500wt_1287

I at no point gave the person permission to use it... but then again H

HEY ITS THE INTERNET!  Evil or Very Mad

The first image is my one. I took it when i listed my NR85 in the "FOR SALE" section on Railpage Australia™.

Anyway... Nothing i can do about it Sad
"White04321"


You can try reporting it to eBay, though. If you didn't upload it to eBay (and if you did, but had opted-out of the image sharing), then they might listen.
  class400railcar Junior Train Controller

Location: On The Overland
G'day all

Another SAR Bluebird is up

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/South-Australian-Railways-Blue-Bird-280-class-Baggage-car-280-/110789195510?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item19cb8cf6f6

If it were RTR this price might be acceptable. Even then it's likely to sell up to $400.

Considering BGB is offering a price of $220 if their production run goes ahead.
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

GRRRRRRRR

I hate it when i see my image on a E-BAY LISTING...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Austrains-NR85-Southern-Spirit-Locomotive-brand-new-box-test-run-only-/220903900332?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item336ee604ac#ht_500wt_1287

I at no point gave the person permission to use it... but then again H

HEY ITS THE INTERNET!  Evil or Very Mad

The first image is my one. I took it when i listed my NR85 in the "FOR SALE" section on Railpage Australia™™.

Anyway... Nothing i can do about it Sad
"White04321"


You can try reporting it to eBay, though. If you didn't upload it to eBay (and if you did, but had opted-out of the image sharing), then they might listen.
"TheMeddlingMonk"


I would report the user . Not meant to use other people's photo's on Ebay .

I have reported someone on Ebay for that reason . He used my photo's to resell the item  that he bought from me to try and make a profit . To lazy to take his own photo's .
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

G'day all

Another SAR Bluebird is up

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/South-Australian-Railways-Blue-Bird-280-class-Baggage-car-280-/110789195510?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item19cb8cf6f6

If it were RTR this price might be acceptable. Even then it's likely to sell up to $400.

Considering BGB is offering a price of $220 if their production run goes ahead.
"class400railcar"


I think that you find that it is RTR .
  Mickael Chief Train Controller

Location: .
GRRRRRRRR

I hate it when i see my image on a E-BAY LISTING...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Austrains-NR85-Southern-Spirit-Locomotive-brand-new-box-test-run-only-/220903900332?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item336ee604ac#ht_500wt_1287

I at no point gave the person permission to use it... but then again H

HEY ITS THE INTERNET!  Evil or Very Mad

The first image is my one. I took it when i listed my NR85 in the "FOR SALE" section on Railpage Australia™™™.

Anyway... Nothing i can do about it Sad
"White04321"


You can try reporting it to eBay, though. If you didn't upload it to eBay (and if you did, but had opted-out of the image sharing), then they might listen.
"TheMeddlingMonk"


I would report the user . Not meant to use other people's photo's on Ebay .

I have reported someone on Ebay for that reason . He used my photo's to resell the item  that he bought from me to try and make a profit . To lazy to take his own photo's .
"BIG-BEAR"


The photo used is not the only thing that's fishy, check out the two bidders going at it who manage to get the price up to $390.

Something a bit suspicious going on there Neutral
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

I dont know if the austrains  NR southern spirit loco's are sold out interstate .

But the last time I went  to the two hobby shops in Adelaide  that sell Austrain's products . They are still for sale  and that was  under a month ago .

People just get carried away on ebay .  Twice in recent weeks well over shop price only if people did there homework .

$ 490 and $ 390 for a NR that is in some shops still .  The seller is the only winner .
  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne

People just get carried away on ebay .  Twice in recent weeks well over shop price only if people did there homework .

$ 490 and $ 390 for a NR that is in some shops still .  The seller is the only winner .
"BIG-BEAR"



Why? The winner may well be happy with the price they paid. Sometimes people might have PayPal money to use up. The trader with new items may not take PayPal.
Or else they may have seen the eBay product in the flesh because he lives locally to the seller?
Could work out cheaper than a new one, once registered postage is taken into account.

No one forces any one to pay over the odds and they may have any number of reasons for doing so. Let them get on with it, I reckon.

Kevin Martin
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
The photo used is not the only thing that's fishy, check out the two bidders going at it who manage to get the price up to $390.

Something a bit suspicious going on there Neutral
"Mickael"


That's not suspicious, it's just two bidders (one in particular) that don't know what they are doing...
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller


People just get carried away on ebay .  Twice in recent weeks well over shop price only if people did there homework .

$ 490 and $ 390 for a NR that is in some shops still .  The seller is the only winner .
"BIG-BEAR"



Why? The winner may well be happy with the price they paid. Sometimes people might have PayPal money to use up. The trader with new items may not take PayPal.
Or else they may have seen the eBay product in the flesh because he lives locally to the seller?
Could work out cheaper than a new one, once registered postage is taken into account.

No one forces any one to pay over the odds and they may have any number of reasons for doing so. Let them get on with it, I reckon.

Kevin Martin
"Kevin Martin"


You can always transfer money out of paypal

Cost of a brand new Austrains NR in the shops $ 275 . Postage maybe $ 15 .

To pay $ 490 & $ 390 for second hand NR that is still available in some shops . Sorry can not see any savings

I always check the Brand name business or hobby shops first that includes interstate before heading to ebay . Emails cost nothing to ask questions .

But if people have money to burn thats up to them .
  class400railcar Junior Train Controller

Location: On The Overland
G'day all

Another SAR Bluebird is up

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/South-Australian-Railways-Blue-Bird-280-class-Baggage-car-280-/110789195510?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item19cb8cf6f6

If it were RTR this price might be acceptable. Even then it's likely to sell up to $400.

Considering BGB is offering a price of $220 if their production run goes ahead.
"class400railcar"


I think that you find that it is RTR .
"BIG-BEAR"


Oh.I apologise then. I must of just been confused by the description.
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

Like I have said before you can get this Loco in Adelaide still and some people are making money from Adelaide as the last few  NR 's Southern spirits that have been up on EBAY has been from Adelaide .

I love photo's of number NR 85 but selling NR 84 .

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/220909839848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Appears like its time to take some mug shots - lots of beer tickets in these here prices  Drunk
  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Off topic, but I expect someone here will want it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Concorde-Rolls-Royce-Olympus-593-610-Turbojet-Engine-Reheat-/110783047958?pt=UK_Collectables_Aeronautica_MJ&hash=item19cb2f2916

Too bad you can't use it.

Hopefully you will have 35,000 pounds ready in your PayPal account?

Kevin Martin
  ACZ260 Station Staff
  Hitachi_1M Locomotive Driver

Holy crap  Shocked
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/POWERLINE-LINK-LINE-AUSTRALIAN-NATIONAL-F3A-DIESEL-LOCO-MINT-BOXED-mq-/110761262663?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item19c9e2be47

you can but that in Train world for $40
i might have a gold mine here mwahahaha Rolling Eyes

Cheers Hitachi Wink
  1210_5910 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Over the Hills & far away...
Hi all

Besides model trains what raises my eyebrows are the prices the books go for these days.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/270862642051?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

No offense to either the seller or the winning bidder should they read this, but you've gotta admit - that's a pretty big outlay even if the books out of print for a while......  Confused

K  8)
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
If you think that is bad try this one for size, Womma is a suburban station up at Elizabeth and was best described as non de-script, how any one could write a book on a station that was an Island platform with a tin shed on it almost is beyond me though. It is not illegal or something but buyer definitely be aware of this one, especially you people interstate. They were asking $87 for a 104 page book with most of it coming from Wikipedia a very reliable source in the first place.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Womma-Railwa ... 3cbf602dd9

Well it seems that Ebay finally caught up with this one thankfully the item is no longer listed. Rolling EyesLaughing
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
If you think that is bad try this one for size, Womma is a suburban station up at Elizabeth and was best described as non de-script, how any one could write a book on a station that was an Island platform with a tin shed on it almost is beyond me though. It is not illegal or something but buyer definitely be aware of this one, especially you people interstate. They were asking $87 for a 104 page book with most of it coming from Wikipedia a very reliable source in the first place.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Womma-Railwa ... 3cbf602dd9

Well it seems that Ebay finally caught up with this one thankfully the item is no longer listed. Rolling EyesLaughing
"David Peters"

I've noticed recently seems to be a money making scheme where people generate books from Wikipedia articles then selling them on eBay - their software automatically grabs random content out of Wikipedia then lists it up on eBay, so all they need to do if collect the money from the gullible.

More here;
- http://blog.barrypearson.co.uk/?p=1857
- http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056457588
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:PrimeHunter/Alphascript_Publishing_sells_free_articles_as_expensive_books
- http://terrarosa.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/beware-books-from-alphascript-and-betascript/
  mitch01 Train Controller

Location: Sebastopol, Vic
Yeah that seller is a pain.
Has almost jammed up one of my searches on eBay as they list a heap all at once.  Mad
There is also very few that have a picture so you get all confused, i actually refuse to use that particular search i had because of them.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
You could write the history of that particular station on the back of a postage stamp almost and still have room left over for additional info if needed. All it ever was was an island platform put in to the existing line at Elizabeth with a basic building shoved on it. All the Elizabeth stations were virtually the same design. Cheap and nasty. So be warned about about this anyone from oversea's or interstate even it would be a rip off is about the only words you could use to describe it.

Thanks for relisting that link Allan I clicked on it last night to test your old one out and I got a page that said it had been removed.

There really wants to be laws or rules even on Ebay about scams like these, it is borderline dishonesty really. I don't even think that the NRM Archives would contain enough info to print a book of that size and price about a little tinpot suburban station. Shocked
  hanovale Deputy Commissioner

The seller is a reputable trader, I've purchased from them several times and got exactly what I expected and a little cheaper than I could buy it for here in Brisbane. Where is the evidence that he's involved in any sort of scam? The seller's description states "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!". How much more disclosure would you like? There's enough there to scare me off, and I'm sure it would discourage most others as well. If someone still buys after reading that then there's no one to blame but themself.

While I don't like the publisher's business model I see nothing illegal, or even unethical, about it, particularly if the source of the information is disclosed.

The seller, on the other hand, is simply a retailer and like all retailers he's entitled to sell whatever he thinks will make him a legal dollar. If you look at the way the seller works you'll find that for the specialist books he only orders a copy once someone has ordered from him. He's providing a service at minimal risk to himself - nothing wrong with that.

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