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SIMON CRAGG12/05/2019 19:52:23
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E.bay was good back in the day, but now flooded with overpriced tat and crippling on costs.

I have now switched all my model buying / selling activities to Facebook marketplace.

No problem sellling kits, airframes and engines.

Purchased a couple of excellent ic models.

On costs? Virtually nil so far apart from a bit of petrol. Either collect or deliver locally.

No brainer really.

Peter Miller30/06/2019 10:50:35
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Well, we have all seen some junk on Ebay but this lot is the ultimate.

Bidong has reach £3.20...not worth it!!

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paul coleman 130/06/2019 12:36:04
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lol,ive thrown better in the bin peter,terrible that sale hahaha.

Nigel Dell30/06/2019 13:57:57
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I would too embarrassed to even put it in the bin!🤣🤪

Wilco Wingco30/06/2019 14:05:24
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I binned better yesterday. Should have put it on e-bay. I could do with the cash?.idea

Wilco Wingco30/06/2019 14:05:29
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I binned better yesterday. Should have put it on e-bay. I could do with the cash?.idea

Doc Marten30/06/2019 16:18:19
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At least it's an honest description, no mention of "Rare, collectable or vintage" to big it up.

John Lee11/07/2019 18:53:37
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Here's a nice little 'plane, but I can't help but think the pricing is a trifle optimistic.....

Peter Miller11/07/2019 19:06:45
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Posted by John Lee on 11/07/2019 18:53:37:

Here's a nice little 'plane, but I can't help but think the pricing is a trifle optimistic.....

That is the understatement of the year

Don Fry12/07/2019 09:47:59
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Other half of the coin, I bought this from Germany, a OS 91

Described as little used etc , photo shows a very clean engine.

Reality is a brand new, unrun, engine, which MAY have been mounted.

95 Euro.

Now I know these things are not fashionable. But sell the strong points on stuff.

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Nigel R12/07/2019 09:55:13
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I don't think ebay is any more or less full of bad stuff compared to a number of years ago.

There are always some good bargains on there.

Doc Marten12/07/2019 12:21:18
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Posted by Don Fry on 12/07/2019 09:47:59:

Other half of the coin, I bought this from Germany, a OS 91

Described as little used etc , photo shows a very clean engine.

Reality is a brand new, unrun, engine, which MAY have been mounted.

95 Euro.

Now I know these things are not fashionable. But sell the strong points on stuff.

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Precisely......I've had some absolute corking bargains on ebay, some through a lack of description, some through a misdescription and others lack of knowledge.

Peter Miller17/10/2019 11:20:33
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I haven't seen any really good examples latey but this one takes the cake.

Note, it is described as "used" and the definition if "useed" is given just above the listing description

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Daithi O Buitigh17/10/2019 15:24:49
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Posted by Peter Miller on 17/10/2019 11:20:33:

I haven't seen any really good examples latey but this one takes the cake.

Note, it is described as "used" and the definition if "useed" is given just above the listing description

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I think they omitted the first two letters - ABused

dave parnham19/10/2019 12:43:21
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No idea how to post the link but I just found a built Flair Puppeteer with no engine and damaged rudder for...……..wait for it...…£850 laugh

dave parnham19/10/2019 12:45:20
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incidentally there is also a new in box Fokker D7 I'm watching for the next 7 hrs to see if anybody is daft enough to pay 235 quid...…….in know I loved my one but really!!!

leccyflyer19/10/2019 13:26:04
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£200+ for a Flair Scout kit NIB isn't unusual at all - not just on eBay either. they are very sought after.

Here's a different kettle of fish altogether.

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Flat finish Oracover covering with accurate and scale colour scheme?

16 Channel Futaba radio set ( looks more like 6 channel to me)

Peter Miller19/10/2019 13:45:21
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Flair Puppeteer!!

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The seller is living on cloud cuckoo land!!

leccyflyer19/10/2019 13:53:04
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The seller is an antique dealer, judging by the description and ebay name. The Puppeteer looks as much like an Albatros DIII as that Spitfire in the link I posted looks like a Mustang.

Peter Miller19/10/2019 15:14:33
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And painted as a Fokker DVII. I know but you have to allow for the ignorant. Actually suprising that he had heard of the Albatross.

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