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Geoff Sleath20/11/2017 11:01:30
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That would be the bargain of the year at £67! The current top bidder's maximum was just shy of the £460 because that's how high the bidding had to go to beat him.

Geoff

Paul Marsh07/12/2017 19:06:05
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You gotta be joking. This probably would go for £40 at a Swap meet,if it sold at all, but £400 plus posting, yeah right!

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Andy4807/12/2017 20:02:56
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£16 postage!!!

Simon P07/12/2017 20:18:31
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Maybe I am missing some sarcasm but that is a Top Flite Taurus kit in what he claims is mint condition. It isn't worth £400 but they sell for over £200 in the USA. Add postage and taxes if you were to buy one from there and you are easily pushing £300. Also why is the fella above shouting about £16 postage for what is going to be quite a large and valuable parcel. If you haven't noticed almost all kits on eBay ask for £15 postage or thereabouts because that is what it costs.

This thread has its place and I too have shared a few silly examples I found but very occasionally I wonder what the deal is with you folks. I don't see why the Taurus seller is getting slammed so hard. His buy it now is mispriced slightly but he also allows bidding starting at just £75.

No, I am not the seller and no I am not going to bid on it.

 

Edited By Simon P on 07/12/2017 20:19:14

Geoff Sleath07/12/2017 20:29:25
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I think the main fault in the advert is the lack of information about the kit. A lot of people (me included) would have no idea what sort of model it is; how big, what engine, it's history. If a buyer has to Google what you're selling to get information then you, as a seller and advertiser, have failed. There is no limit on the number of words you use in an advert so tell the full story.

Geoff

Peter Miller08/12/2017 08:28:03
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Considering the insane prices asked and received for some vintage kits it is probably not quite as wild as some people think.

Having posted a camera, telephoto lens and book a few weeks ago and paid over £20 for next day insured parcel force I can say that the postage is very reasonable

Alan Hilton08/12/2017 09:36:22
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It’s not just modelling stuff that’s overpriced I have been looking at classical guitars of late .Many buy it now prices are more than the new UK price ,as are opening bid levels on auction items . It doesn’t make sense to me

Alan

trebor08/12/2017 10:16:20
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Could someone tell me what would be an average price for a Sig Liberty Sport 57" kit. I've seen a couple for sale but don't really want to get my fingers burnt.

Peter Miller08/12/2017 10:51:08
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A Sig Liberty Sport kit sold in the UK for £137 and one sold in the USA for £76.

Lookon Ebay advance search completed listings. A very valuable feature for pricing

Bob Cotsford08/12/2017 11:52:11
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Posted by trebor on 08/12/2017 10:16:20:

Could someone tell me what would be an average price for a Sig Liberty Sport 57" kit. I've seen a couple for sale but don't really want to get my fingers burnt.

I think I sold mine for £80 or 90 last year.

trebor08/12/2017 12:11:50
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Thankyou gentlemen yes there is one on eBay but it's pickup only.

Jon Harper - Laser Engines08/12/2017 12:26:50
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There are some Lasers on ebay at the moment with sufficiently dubious descriptions to make me suspicious of their condition.

One is labelled as a 100 and was apparently tested on a 15x6. The fact that its a 150 means that it should have thrashed the 15x6 almost to death and revealed itself to not be a 100. Makes me wonder if it was tested at all :/

Peter Miller08/12/2017 12:28:28
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I can never understand people who list items that can be posted as "Collection ONly" They are losing at least 50% of prospective buyers.

I have a friend who has been prepared to drive long distances to buy helicopters. He gets them for bargain prices.

Now he has decided to sell a lot of them off but he will post them. He gets far higher prices.

A kit in't hard to post. I just posted one off a while ago. cost me £11

David Davis08/12/2017 12:38:36
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Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 08/12/2017 12:26:50:

There are some Lasers on ebay at the moment with sufficiently dubious descriptions to make me suspicious of their condition.

One is labelled as a 100 and was apparently tested on a 15x6. The fact that its a 150 means that it should have thrashed the 15x6 almost to death and revealed itself to not be a 100. Makes me wonder if it was tested at all :/

There are some people who advertise aeromodelling stuff on eBay who are not aeromodellers, therefore they bring a wealth of ignorance to the products they are trying to sell, demand totally unrealistic prices and provide incorrect descriptions.

Don Fry08/12/2017 16:16:10
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Bloke does say he is stripping engine, changing bearings. Some familiarity claimed.

Edited By Don Fry on 08/12/2017 16:16:33

Tom Major11/12/2017 01:17:15
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Now this is how the sale should look like laugh

Tom Thomas11/12/2017 04:02:22
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Link it tom 😀

Tom Major11/12/2017 14:18:33
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**LINK**

His other listings are similar laugh

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