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Robin Colbourne28/05/2017 17:59:40
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I rather fancied this Catalina. However the low 'buy it now', with free postage from China, and a decidedly non-oriental looking background gave the whole thing a distinct aroma of rodent.

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John Privett28/05/2017 19:12:54
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A zero feedback seller whose 'name' is 3 letters followed by 8 digits hardly reduces the rodent aroma either!

Keith Sharples28/05/2017 19:16:04
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Hi Robin. Looking at the ebay post, a few things don't ring right, it ended on 26th May! the seller has no feedback rating at all! the picture looks UK to me. All in all leave well alone, don't forget that Ebay now protects the purchaser with a full refund if any problem with the seller cant be solved amicably.

I ordered a battery bank for portable phone charging etc on Ebay. Like the Catalina it was a stupid price (to good to be true £5.95 same model with others was £15.00) but ordered it anyway from China. A few hours later I had an email from Ebay them selves saying that they had removed the item from sale as the account holders account had been hacked! I was advised to contact the seller and ask for a refund. It then came to light that the account holder was in France and it was hacked by someone in China. Anyway I contacted the listed seller/account holder in france and they responded to Ebay. I then got a full refund from Ebay, that happened over the course of approximately 12hrs so a good outcome It can take longer though!

With the Catalina I would leave well alone.

All the best Keith

Andrew Ray28/05/2017 20:13:46
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Yup, thats a typical Chinese garden no doubt.

Robin Colbourne28/05/2017 23:59:52
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I just searched with a few key words from the Catalina advert, and look what comes up! Note the 'Chinese' flag hanging fom the ceiling in the third & fourth photos...
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Peter Miller01/06/2017 07:41:30
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Would you pay £22.31 for a couple of black plastic 12X6 props?

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They are shipped from Manchester and I will admit post free.

Stevo01/06/2017 07:47:57
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Well in short - no..!
However I ordered a 3RPM motor on ebay for ?8. That came from Sourcingmap, via Amazon. Ordered Sunday moring and it arrived Bank Holiday monday at 08:00 from manchester.
Stevo01/06/2017 07:48:41
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... sorry.. that was free delivery as well
ken anderson.01/06/2017 07:51:44
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stevo-a (3rpm) motor-is that a typo or just the name of the motor brand...? if not its not going to be very efficient ..

ken Anderson...ne..1.... motor dept.

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Peter Miller01/06/2017 08:08:27
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No Ken, He really does mean 3 rpm. They seem to be geared units

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Stevo01/06/2017 08:24:34
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Well its going to drive a 100' x 10" prop 😁

Its for an upright fan, which powers the oscillation
Nigel Dell01/06/2017 10:03:08
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Posted by Keith Sharples on 28/05/2017 19:16:04:

Hi Robin. Looking at the ebay post, a few things don't ring right, it ended on 26th May! the seller has no feedback rating at all! the picture looks UK to me. All in all leave well alone, don't forget that Ebay now protects the purchaser with a full refund if any problem with the seller cant be solved amicably.

I ordered a battery bank for portable phone charging etc on Ebay. Like the Catalina it was a stupid price (to good to be true £5.95 same model with others was £15.00) but ordered it anyway from China. A few hours later I had an email from Ebay them selves saying that they had removed the item from sale as the account holders account had been hacked! I was advised to contact the seller and ask for a refund. It then came to light that the account holder was in France and it was hacked by someone in China. Anyway I contacted the listed seller/account holder in france and they responded to Ebay. I then got a full refund from Ebay, that happened over the course of approximately 12hrs so a good outcome It can take longer though!

With the Catalina I would leave well alone.

All the best Keith

It seems that our friend in China is going through old listings and posting them, Yesterday I saw the Graupner Cumulus I bought a month or so ago listed and reported it as fraudulent, before I was able to copy the listing EBay took it down, so beware on everything that looks too good to be true.

And EBay are quick to respond so it is worth reporting these things.

David P Williams02/06/2017 09:00:18
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I think this chap's nine key got stuck on repeat..

Andrew Ray02/06/2017 09:13:34
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With a name like mylescash I'm not surprised.

Devcon102/06/2017 09:44:09
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If you look at the £499.00 vintage model he's listing I suspect it's no mistake...

It's a COC bargain apparently.

Edited By Devcon1 on 02/06/2017 09:46:04

Peter Miller02/06/2017 10:37:36
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Ah well, IT does have an expensive Futaba Skysport radiolaugh

Peter Miller02/06/2017 10:39:11
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Where do you use Furaba on a control line plane??

Peter Miller08/06/2017 08:45:49
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Now here is an optomist.

A Sig Kadet Senior kit and he only wants £225 for it.

Pegasus Models are selling it for £115.

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I have told him just to see what he says

Dwain Dibley.08/06/2017 11:40:03
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Same for his Mercury matador Peter, double the new price from Pegasus.

Good luck with that then.......

D.D.

Peter Miller08/06/2017 12:28:14
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That looks like an original |Matador kit by the label so probly worth even more. I saw an original Galahad kit sell fro £200

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