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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #675 on: February 15, 2018, 12:57:14 am »
An ebay find. Nice diorama, but I am not certain if anybody is willing to pay this for the thing?

https://www.ebay.de/itm/PRO-BUILT-1-72-RAF-Airfield-Diorama-The-Few-1940/122734411743?hash=item1c938a7fdf:g:mV8AAOSwXztZ0TMz



It's yours for US $8.000,00 only, and I wonder in which shape it would arrive after being sent for free. Or does the price primarily cover logistics...?  ;)


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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #676 on: February 15, 2018, 03:11:33 am »
HOW much?????   :o :banghead:

Some people..........
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #677 on: February 15, 2018, 04:24:36 am »
Usually on the bay of evil, "PR0 P41N73D L@@K" means that it looks like it was made by a colourblind orangutang (except that would be an insult to the ape), but for once, a model with this tag actually looks the part.

Still, no sane person is going to pay that kind of money.

There is a reason why professional modelmakers are few and far between and why it's foremost a hobby: modelling is so time-consuming that if you tried to charge the fair value of the working hours, you would end up with a price tag like above, seriously limiting the market.

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #678 on: February 16, 2018, 02:17:19 am »
He's probably been told "where are are you going to put that? We've got no room.  From now on you have to sell them when you finish them".

This way he can claim he tried but no-one wanted it.
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #680 on: February 16, 2018, 04:51:25 am »
How about this one.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glencoe-Models-Bristol-Sycamore-HR-14-04001-1-72/202103722786?epid=1642280583&hash=item2f0e521322:g:GQYAAOSwc2FZ~e12

What illicit recreational pharmaceutical are they smoking, thinking they can get that price...

I ought to offer $2.30 :wacko:
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #681 on: February 16, 2018, 04:53:19 am »

How about this one.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glencoe-Models-Bristol-Sycamore-HR-14-04001-1-72/202103722786?epid=1642280583&hash=item2f0e521322:g:GQYAAOSwc2FZ~e12


WHAAAAAAT?

The guy's nuts, I've got one right now and the price ticket on the box is something like 7.50. And IIRC it's larger than 1/72 anyway.
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #682 on: February 16, 2018, 05:21:09 am »


WHAAAAAAT?

The guy's nuts, I've got one right now and the price ticket on the box is something like 7.50. And IIRC it's larger than 1/72 anyway.

It's an odd 1/59th scale or something like that I think.

It always makes me wonder if something nefarious is going on with pricings like this on E-Bay.

The only person who would pay that is some-one who knows the value of what's in the box .... and it isn't a plastic kit!?  :angry:
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #683 on: February 16, 2018, 09:08:25 am »


WHAAAAAAT?

The guy's nuts, I've got one right now and the price ticket on the box is something like 7.50. And IIRC it's larger than 1/72 anyway.

It's an odd 1/59th scale or something like that I think.

It always makes me wonder if something nefarious is going on with pricings like this on E-Bay.

The only person who would pay that is some-one who knows the value of what's in the box .... and it isn't a plastic kit!?  :angry:

Well I asked the question of the seller - the reply was "Sorry 22.99 $ First model kit was gold"

So a pricing mistake ....but a Golden Model Kit ??  :o
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #684 on: February 16, 2018, 04:40:24 pm »
Apparently massive overpricing is a way of selling illicit goods on E-Bay using pay pal.
The seller and the buyer both know it's actually a kilo of drugs in the box and no-one else will pay the stupidly inflated price.

However, go to E-Bay, set it to Models and then sort by Highest Price.  It's a real eye opener.
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #685 on: February 18, 2018, 05:13:15 am »
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #686 on: February 19, 2018, 02:47:58 am »

How about this one.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glencoe-Models-Bristol-Sycamore-HR-14-04001-1-72/202103722786?epid=1642280583&hash=item2f0e521322:g:GQYAAOSwc2FZ~e12


WHAAAAAAT?

The guy's nuts, I've got one right now and the price ticket on the box is something like 7.50. And IIRC it's larger than 1/72 anyway.

I do believe I sold it to you for 5 a few years ago. If It'd known it was worth so much more....  :wacko:

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #687 on: February 19, 2018, 03:25:32 am »
I know Trumpeter Wellingtons are a bit pricey, but this gadgy is 'avin a giraffe

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wellington-Mk-1C-British-Bomber-1-72-Trumpeter-by-Trumpeter/362238378851?epid=13014751390&hash=item5457170363:g:HPAAAOSwM91af9Kj

Doing a search of his shop his cheapest modelling item is "Humbrol 14ml No. 1 Tinlet Enamel Paint 127 US Ghost Grey Satin" at 3.29 - it is free P&P though!  ;D

His most modelling expensive item is the "Trumpeter 05758 HMS Zulu Tribal Destroyer 1:700 Plastic Kit"

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trumpeter-05758-HMS-Zulu-Tribal-Destroyer-1-700-Plastic-Kit-by-Trumpeter/401491704368?hash=item5d7ac53a30:g:occAAOSwgGFagFmB

for 713.39....it's on Hannants (out of stock mind) at 14.99  :o
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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #688 on: February 19, 2018, 03:40:07 am »
Yeah, but look at the scale.  It's 700 which is, like bigger.  So it stands to reason it costs more.
Duh.

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Re: They want what for it?
« Reply #689 on: February 21, 2018, 04:32:19 am »
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MMK2001-3

260 is a bit excessive for a 1/144 injection moulded kit, considering the Orion shuttle is only 24.99. They can't even say its a full interior as that's extra from a third party and done in resin.
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