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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2011, 05:17:19 pm »
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 05:26:46 pm »
Another ridiculous priced kit

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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2011, 05:40:21 pm »
True I suppose - still a lot of money for a kit.

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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2011, 09:21:13 pm »
They want 550 Pounds?   OK, admittedly its Frog and its 1/24 scale but 550 Pounds?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Frog-Bloodhound-Missile-1-24th-Scale-Built-/120735726389?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D748128220102478337

I wasn't aware BTW that this kit even existed.  Was anybody else here?
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2011, 01:37:49 am »
Ah yes, the Frog Bloodhound is almost legendary. They were darned expensive even when they were available, well out of 'Schoolboy Pocket Money' range, but many model shops had a built one standing on top of the large box in their windows, presumably as a sales aid.

But 550 for one that's already built? He'll be lucky!
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2011, 01:45:03 am »
I'm aware that there as a 1/72 one by Frog and of course you have the venerable one by Airfix as well.  I was just rather surprised by a 1/24 one as well!
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2011, 02:46:40 pm »
FIVE HUNDRED pounds for an Aeroclub Vulcan?  :banghead:

He's got to be crazy, as well as uber-greedy! No wonder there were no bids.....
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2011, 02:50:36 pm »
How about this? Didn't sell but ....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-48-Aero-Club-AVRO-VULCAN-B2-Multi-Media-Kit-RARE-OOP-/390320146243?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item5ae0e4c743

Got shelf space?

It's been re-listed 499.00  :rolleyes: http://cgi.ebay.com/1-48-Aero-Club-AVRO-VULCAN-B2-Multi-Media-Kit-RARE-OOP-/390324392269?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%26pmod%3D390320146243%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D788171701346086566 and if that is not bad enough he wants 120.00 Parcelforce delivery. Maximum weight for Royal Mail is 20Kg and the maximum price for priority international deliver for a 20Kg package is a fraction under 56. That's a lot of (expensive) packing.
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2011, 02:58:22 pm »
"Price reflects rarity and collectability"....... and his incredible greed!
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2011, 03:05:32 pm »
Oh, I assumed that for the 120.00 shipping charge, the seller would appear at my door with the kit in hand.  :wacko:
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2011, 03:52:10 pm »
Oh, I assumed that for the 120.00 shipping charge, the seller would appear at my door with the kit in hand.  :wacko:

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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2011, 03:15:37 pm »
Bit of a tangent here, but they are the sort of thing you can use as modelling tools....

Have a look at these dental pick sets on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0015V3050/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1308953431&sr=8-1&condition=new

Pretty cheap huh? 15p......

Now have a look at the price the trader at the bottom of the list is asking for the same thing....... :blink:

Wonder if he's sold many.... ;D
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Re: They paid what?
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2011, 03:04:09 pm »
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