The comedy of eBay in the HO section. Part 2

 
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

42202 in candy is for sale in the for sale thread

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  5711 Assistant Commissioner

42202 in candy is for sale in the for sale thread
"anzac1959"



Thanks - noticed that but really after either 42213 or 42215....
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
I must admit, I've been looking for that Candy 422. Did the maths, saw the mark up and postage and thought that another $175 over original retail price and thats not even a buy it now price is just not worth it.
5711
As the sellers name implies "allforthelady", obviously nothing is in it for the modeller!
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

shame cos I really wanted that loco....
I'll have to wait for the re-run....if and when!
  Captain Underpants Train Controller

I got a Tuscan but missed out on a Candy. Now I'm thinking about just buying another one in any colour scheme and then respray it in Candy colours. Who knows when we will see a rerun. Could be years away.
  kingcrystal Station Master

Colonial Model Railways 0-4-0 Fowler steam loco kit for $295?     Even with the mechanism included this seems pretty steep.

The same kit (no mech) is available out of the UK for less than $50.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner
  motorex Junior Train Controller

That's funny
Last week at Epping I got the same locos for $425 lol
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

I can't understand something.

Why are you giving more advertising to these sellers by providing the links?

Edit: Can't be that sure, but I think that a person on Railpage Australia & possibly on of the simulator forums that is also a seller on Ebay, also has in his/her title "(Suits X, Y & Z brands)"

Ebay should have the title set up, so that you can only put one brand in, similar to say an online form.
  BladeHunter Station Master

Location: Sydney
I can't understand something.

Why are you giving more advertising to these sellers by providing the links?

Edit: Can't be that sure, but I think that a person on Railpage Australia & possibly on of the simulator forums that is also a seller on Ebay, also has in his/her title "(Suits X, Y & Z brands)"

Ebay should have the title set up, so that you can only put one brand in, similar to say an online form.
Newcastle Express
Because it's funny.
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
I can't understand something.

Why are you giving more advertising to these sellers by providing the links?

Edit: Can't be that sure, but I think that a person on Railpage Australia & possibly on of the simulator forums that is also a seller on Ebay, also has in his/her title "(Suits X, Y & Z brands)"

Ebay should have the title set up, so that you can only put one brand in, similar to say an online form.
Newcastle Express
I don't think it would be classed as more advertising, it is bringing attention to some of the absurd happenings, if anyone from the site goes and buys the stuff mentioned, more fool them, every forum etc I am on brings attention to these sort of things.

It's an unfortunate aspect of life that people take advantage of other people, but when it's established companies or identity's, then some adverse comments are not misdirected.

If the bidder's are willing to go overboard on pricing, then it really can only be classed as fortunate for the seller, but not necessarily good for the hobby.
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

I can't stand how those bozzo's put on ebay " suits austrains, auscision etc " When you want a specific brand - like an Auscision N class whatever, you end up with everything under the sun and there is no way to cull it down!!
Anyway - there are more important things to complain about these days.....
  Chipps Chief Train Controller

Location: NSW
"Never been out of the box"

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/nswgr-austrains-kp651-lho1614-fs2084-indian-red-/290932282438?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item43bcea5446




Have a closer look at the FS car ..... Missing wheels. Shocked

Also, are the couplers 'as sold' from Austrains or are they different from the ones above?
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Condition: Used
"Never been out of box"

Also, would the paper "naturally" be hiding the other bogies on the other two carriages like that, or was that deliberate?

IF they have never been out of the box, as he/she claims, then due to a missing wheels, then that means that Austrains had a faulty item, and the person should have got a replacement, repair or refund from where ever he/she brought the set from.

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Edit: "No returns accepted"
But he or she is falsely describing the item.

Top rated seller??
  PeltonPinch Locomotive Fireman

Condition: Used
"Never been out of box"

Also, would the paper "naturally" be hiding the other bogies on the other two carriages like that, or was that deliberate?

IF they have never been out of the box, as he/she claims, then due to a missing wheels, then that means that Austrains had a faulty item, and the person should have got a replacement, repair or refund from where ever he/she brought the set from.

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Edit: "No returns accepted"
But he or she is falsely describing the item.

Top rated seller??
Newcastle Express
Actually, if you look closely, you will see that there are actually wheels on all of the bogies. The wrapping plastic is concealing a number of them, making them hard to discern, but if you use the zoom in function, you can see them.

The extra couplers are the long shank type, as supplied with the model as well. They are for those modellers that have tight turns on their layouts.
  Chipps Chief Train Controller

Location: NSW
Actually, if you look closely, you will see that there are actually wheels on all of the bogies. The wrapping plastic is concealing a number of them, making them hard to discern, but if you use the zoom in function, you can see them.

The extra couplers are the long shank type, as supplied with the model as well. They are for those modellers that have tight turns on their layouts.
PeltonPinch

Well there you go, took a bit of looking, but yes I can see them now.


Offering an  apology to the seller if they visit this site.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
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Edit: "No returns accepted"
But he or she is falsely describing the item.

Top rated seller??
Newcastle Express
Hopefully you've now accepted the item is indeed in "as new" condition with no missing wheels or devious attempts at hiding non-existent faults.

Regarding the users returns policy I would suggest you acquaint yourself with (a) ebay policies and (b) Australian law before getting too carried away. Under Australian law non-business sellers are not required to offer a returns policy, businesses are. The Ebay "understanding returns" FAQ/policy is easily found via a link on every ebay listing, for your edification it is located at http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/buy/contextual/return-policy.html
If still unsure what all this means one could go to the ebay customer support section and ask "Can I return an item?" to which you'd get the following FAQ/policy:
"Your ability to return an item depends on the seller's return policy, which you should be able to find in the listing or by asking the seller.

While we encourage sellers to be clear and specific about their return policy, it's up to them whether they accept returns.

If your item doesn't match the listing description, you should contact the seller first. If that doesn't work out, you can open a case in our Resolution Centre."
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ho-v-line-rt-rail-tractor-/231004466458?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item35c8f06d1a


14 bids ????
BladeHunter

I have one of them somewhere, and I thought paying $160 was too much for it like 10 years ago. I believe they were built by Grosover or something similar. Considering the SEM one can be had for under $200 (Yes I know a kit) and probably runs better, I don't see why it would get to $400, but then as the saying goes it will sell for what someone is prepared to pay

Steve
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ho-v-line-rt-rail-tractor-/231004466458?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item35c8f06d1a


14 bids ????
"BladeHunter"

I am unfamiliar with that model, I only know the SEM one, and I wouldn't build one and sell it for any less! Nice kit, nice model, but if I were selling mine it'd have a reserve at least that high.
  BladeHunter Station Master

Location: Sydney
I am unfamiliar with that model, I only know the SEM one, and I wouldn't build one and sell it for any less! Nice kit, nice model, but if I were selling mine it'd have a reserve at least that high.
Aaron
For a second hand item ?

No bloody wonder it's difficult to attract new hobbyists even more so to local prototypes.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
No bloody wonder it's difficult to attract new hobbyists even more so to local prototypes.
BladeHunter

Thus why I model the US prototypes: More bang for buck.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Not sure how ebay prices reflect Aussie vs overseas modelling prices and choice.   As many have said much  Aussie stuff is well cheaper from shops and the manufactureres themselves. Ebay is not a reason to model Aussie or any other prototype.

Regards,
David Head
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
For a second hand item ?

No bloody wonder it's difficult to attract new hobbyists even more so to local prototypes.
"BladeHunter"

I am talking about the SEM kit which is $195, and I ain't going to invest the time in building one for free you know. Such kits are not produced to be made by beginners and if I am building and/or selling it's to benefit me and my finances, not to advantage a newbie.
  FlatTopT413 Locomotive Fireman

Hi BladeHunter;
so if I buy a SEM RT kit and supply you with it. You will build and paint if for me at what cost????

I know some great model builders that will build SEM steam engine kits that ask for the same kit for them. Then add labour on top of the build which more than doubles the cost of the original kit.

Maybe you could go into building the kits and sell them RTR cheap as. I'll be your first customer.   Mmmmm a RTR RT in orange V/Line thanks.

Let me know where to send the kit.........................

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