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Thread: Ebay sellers...
12/09/2013 00:43:53

Looks like this might have been an A.M. diesel, once............**LINK**

12/09/2013 00:36:11

Well hidden valves on this one. **LINK**

11/09/2013 09:43:32

What's a 'quinton'.

I am an ebay user. One of the main points in its favour is that nowhere else do you get such a wide exposure to the items you are selling. Everybody knows the name.

If you list an item, whether you want to post it abroad or not, it potentially can be examined by potential buyers from all over the World.

I buy items from my local car boot sale, within walking distance. on a casual basis. About half an hour wander most weeks, it is good excercise, costs me nothing in petrol or parking. Normally I never spend very much, twice I have spent £5, usually 25p. or 50p. After 18 months I am more than £250 up. One book went to Norway for £41. A plastic model motorcycle kit bought for £2.50 sold on ebay the same day I bought it for £22.50.

A camera accessory that I just picked up and the seller offered to me for £0.50 sold for £50, if I had waited I probably could have got more for it.

I don't buy antiques such as pottery or jewellery because I don't know anything about it.

Ebay make money out of it, that is what they are there for. Their charges are listed.

Thread: Clouds
10/09/2013 18:41:07

cloud with tail 2 photo 93acf555-1266-4803-96ce-c716b46f98d4_zps01b765d0.jpg

 

A cloud with a 'tail' today.

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 10/09/2013 19:00:25

Thread: Ebay sellers...
10/09/2013 17:02:14

No problem with ebay except for the occasional untrustworthy person who wants to mess with the system.

I have never been able to place a reserve price of less than £50, does it vary by type of item?

Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
10/09/2013 11:22:15

I thought I would be clever and start using Mozilla Firefox. So, I have had to look up all my old user names and passwords and enter them, thought I had it right, the icons on this panel have arrived again. The scrolling seems to be slower but smoother. But, when I click on the link stuff on Photobucket on the right, nothing happens at all.

I have tried to update the Photobucket options, now fed up with it.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
08/09/2013 11:55:30

As recently as the 26th August, even.

08/09/2013 11:55:29

As recently as the 26th August, even.

Thread: Chromebook help needed
08/09/2013 10:35:52

Peter, I am not surprised. I find that home computers (and the internet) are designed by academics and scientists to be used by the people who have grown up with them.

Trying to use common sense just does not work.

Ergonomics from the 1950's.

The main problem is the language used. Often completely misleading and assuming expertise on the part of the user.

Assumptions that the user knows ALL of the abbreviations, acronyms, and procedures.

Thread: The worst has happened for rc.
06/09/2013 13:27:10

I think that the title 'the worst has happened for rc' could be toned down or changed.

This was a very, very tragic and unfortunate incident, but it didn't happen at a public show or near buildings and only the operator was directly involved.

Without judging before all the facts are known, the manoeuvres seen in the video obviously put a lot of stress on all of the airframe and many movements are close to the operator......... And the device is often coming towards him at head height before suddenly changing direction. Take all those things together and it looks like it was a high risk operation.

Thread: Do you ever get nervous when flying?
03/09/2013 15:39:20

I was told, many years ago, to check on a flyer's mental state, nervousness, lack of experience or confidence, 'watch the feet'.

A good flyer will have his/her feet planted. When they turn to follow the model, one smooth turn, no fiddling about, stamping, pacing sideways. No twitchy movements.

Try watching a good flyer, they don't lose balance, stand on tiptoe, bend the knees on final approach, or show any of the above bad habits.

CPB

Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
02/09/2013 16:37:58

Another 2 from the watersports festival.

 

Edited By Chris P. Bacon on 02/09/2013 16:40:05

Thread: is it possible for a parcel to be delivered intact
02/09/2013 14:57:27

Parcel arrived at 1430 today. Correct address, all in order. Driver didn't know that it had been 'delivered' last Friday!

She couldn't take a signature for it as her machine wasn't working...So much for tracked delivery.

Thread: Thunder Tiger F-130S
02/09/2013 12:07:10

I have always thought that oil in a model four stroke of the sort we normally use just found its way along the crankshaft and up the push rod tubes by pressure.

I did buy a new Thunder Tiger 54 four stroke and after a few seconds light running it started squeaking. I found that the camshaft area was completely dry and there were scuff marks on the cams. Later on I bought a new TT 91 Fs and took the camshaft side cover off, as a precaution to check before I ran it. That cavity too was completely dry.

Which gave me no confidence at all in the total assembly process of this brand.

Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
31/08/2013 10:36:34

31/08/2013 10:34:30

Sorry, since the change to the new website I have lost most of the Icons above 'this panel'.

Anything new causes me great confusion. I have tried to get rid of the duplicate posts................................

 

retires to horizontal position in dark room zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited By Chris P. Bacon on 31/08/2013 10:39:31

31/08/2013 10:34:29

Try again.

**LINK**

31/08/2013 10:31:22

Watersports Festival yesterday.

 

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/ric871/084ac5f6-f1d1-4747-83d7-2e1d7b436e78_zps655a7a59.jpg

Edited By Chris P. Bacon on 31/08/2013 10:33:54

Thread: is it possible for a parcel to be delivered intact
30/08/2013 17:16:48

re The above, I have opened a case with ebay, item not delivered. I have just had an email from the seller telling me that the item was delivered at 11.57 today.

Oh no it wasn't.

I was at home looking out for that delivery and another, a book from 'Amazin' I didn't go out until 2 pm.

I know that the Post Office is expensive now, but I have used them for ebay items coming in and out for 9 years and over 400 items and cannot remember any problems other than perhaps a delivery or two a few days delayed, but of the four or five courier delivery service items I have had two annoying problems, for what exact reason I do not really know. For seven of those years I lived in a fairly remote address.

1744 hrs. Edit, contacted Delivery service, they have a signature for it so who knows where it is, it could be anywhere!

Edited By Chris P. Bacon on 30/08/2013 17:46:37

30/08/2013 13:28:35

I am waiting for a small ebay purchase of a secondhand item made from a London (70 miles away) seller. As soon as I saw he was using a courier service my heart sank, I just knew there would be a problem.

The package is tracked, this is what I have found out so far.

It was bought and paid for by me on the 21st August, received at the shop where it was to be collected on the 22nd. (Thursday) Collected on the 27th! I know that there is a Bank Holiday in between, but that is ridiculous.

It was sent to my local office (10 miles away) on Wednesday. It is now Friday afternoon. Now fearing the worst.

I am told by the website that I have to wait 5 days before contacting them. (Collect+).

!Collect plus what!? - an eight day wait!

 

Edited By Chris P. Bacon on 30/08/2013 13:28:55

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