Thanks. That is why I snagged it. I really couldn't afford it right now. But I also couldn't afford to not get it at that price. My max bid would have put the total with shipping at $50. Anything more than that I was happy to let it go.
I figure, there is no reason for any reissue to cost more than the Atlantis kit. Especially since the Atlantis is the superior re-issue. Between having the glow parts, and being easier to store.
Post by scooke123 on Sept 25, 2012 17:33:23 GMT -5
Sounds like by his feedback he either doesn't follow thru with shipping or is very slow in shipping with lousy communication as well. Hopefully you will still get it Trev. One auction showed he took a month and a half to ship. terrible service for sure! Steve
I really hate ebay sometimes, for crap like that, but I'm inclined to believe your worst case scenario or they probably would have argued for you to wait longer.
I'm selling some collectible games right now to raise money for another fundraiser, and some dude placed a bid that bumped the price all the way up to $255 from $110, and then 2 days later he retracted the bid and said that he meant to bid $200, not $300. Of course everyone watching the auction now looks suspiciously at it, since the price dropped down to $110 again, and they also know that there's no point in bidding $20 or $30 more since the existing bidder has all the way up to $250 covered, so I probably won't get another bid - he manipulated the system, by finding the range of the current bidder, and completely screwed up my auction. Obviously the real reason he retracted his bid is because he found a cheaper copy. Really annoying.
Sealed RG Trike for just under $20 after shipping costs. Thought about waiting but ended up hitting the BIN. I was waiting as the same seller also listed a complete set of the 2007 Revell kits. But someone else hit that $60 BIN. Starting price was $20 and I was going to wait and see if I could hit that one cheap, then grab the trike as well. But after the lot went, I figured I would snag the trike. A bit more than I would have liked. But you really can't find the RG kits all the cheap, and never could. Which is why I don't have many of them yet.
That's a great little pick up. I love the RG kits -they're definitely the best reissues - that's the cheapest I've seen one go.
After your ebay experience with a bad seller, I've had my eyes opened a bit more on the problems of that site. I've been an obvious victim of shill bidding a few times, but was fine with the final price so it was only mildly annoying, and had sellers try to dish off products that were obviously inaccurately described. This week, having completed my first transactions as a seller, I had a buyer just unilaterally decide to not complete the transaction, which I gather is quite common (10% of auctions, I read somewhere). Another bidder managed to "retract" a high bid entirely by saying it was an "accident, which a friend did for him."
You definitely realize pretty quickly that while most people are honest and reasonably reliable, there's a lot of selfish, broken people in the world, completely lacking in honor who will happily lie and cheat for frankly really trivial gain. It just seems so small and petty and disgusting that someone would debase themselves so easily and cheaply.
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Yeah, ebay can be a real mixed bag. Over the years, I have had some great experiences, and some not so great one.
Especially as a seller. I hardly ever sell there anymore 1 - there are just way too many hoops to jump through anymore 2 - I don't really have anything to sell.
I'm probably in a good enough position again, that I could start buying and reselling again, but now it just isn't worth the effort. Back when I had more time, it was worth it for me to spend two to three hundred on a large lot of stuff, then piece it out. I'd probably end up making about $50 and keep a few things for my collection. But it was time consuming. Taking pics, listing on my site. Answering emails, actually pulling the stuff out and shipping it, etc. I just don't have the time I used to. Maybe if the profit margin were higher. But then it would take longer for stuff to move. Maybe when I move up to the next level and start acquiring sealed kits. Then I will sell the old ones when I upgrade.
Wish I'd seen either, although I wouldn't bid against ya. I've been using "quick snap dinos" as my search words so I missed out, plus being on holiday didn't help. I'm only after the mini Rex but I'd buy the set and sell the rest on if that's what it takes. If anyone can give me a tip off on a mini Rex, I'd be forever indebted.