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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 - 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

Simon P13/12/2017 05:11:26
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No criticism of this sale but it has become a bit of a spectacle. It seems to up by another £100 each time I check on it. It's an Ok Model Pilot brand 3 channel trainer kit currently at I've £500. I would never have thought that it'd fetch that kind of money and if you view the bidding history you'll notice it is not just the usual coming together of two buyers who put large amounts down it is at least 3 or 4 driving it up. I would be quite pleased if I were the seller! Here's the link **LINK**

Peter Miller13/12/2017 08:13:15
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I don't care what anyone says, that is an insane price for a kit. Especially a simple trainer

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