My first ebay transaction

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by csxnscale, May 25, 2003.

  1. csxnscale

    csxnscale Member

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    Hi,

    I was the winning bidder on these houses on ebay last week.
    I think they would look great after a little upgrading and weathering.
    Oh the money I payed was 28 U.S.D. shipping included.

    Paul

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  2. SD90

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    $28 is pretty good for all of those!
  3. shaygetz

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    Looks like a deal to me. :D Model Railroader magazine did a writeup on Ebay a while back. They essentially said that you really don't save much over a mail order house. I say bunk. I've found that, thru patience and setting a ceiling you won't spend over, you get some pretty dandy deals. Not to mention I can off load my pike's excess inventory and usually at a small profit. Just remember to include the postage in the final price you're willing to pay. Again, great job on your first deal. ;)
  4. BorgCubeAT

    BorgCubeAT New Member

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    eBay has a lot of deals if you shop carefully. Also they have a larger selections because you are dealing with the whole world. Even if you cannot find a "cheap" item you may find a rare one for sale that you no longer can get at the store. It's then up to you how much premium you really want to pay.
  5. leghome

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    Paul The hotel that is on the left in your photo is the same kit that I bashed into a luxury hotel on the hill top on my layout. Yours looks really great. I could not remember what mine looked like orginally.
  6. scoobyloven

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    i know i got some very good deals from ebay i got three big lots of switches their was 10 - 40 in each lot i paid 45.00 for one lot and around 15.00 for the other two i also got 3 boxes of flex track for 80.00 and i also got two huge lots of rolling stock and locos for 75.00 each and then just last week i got a brand new compressor made from silentaire it is the scorpion 2 it runs279.00 from walther's i paid 35.00 with shipping for it and the guy put in a brand neww air brush from eclipse the hp-b with in walther's it would have set me back 210.00 so if you look and bye your time you can gett good deals from ebay so now i can give my brother my old airbrush and compressior.
  7. engineshop

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    MR doesn't want to upset an industry that places ads in their magazine. I bought a lot of items that were well under the best price advertised on-line. A Lot? Actually 80% of my engines and cars are from e-bay.
  8. csxnscale

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    Larry,
    I think a few U.S. style decals and a little weathering will be great with this hotel.
    PS: I was the winner on 4 other buildings last week, just wait for them to arrive. Same seller as before, now I payed only 9$ for the buildings and shipment.

    Paul
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    Nice job!

    Mark
  10. csxnscale

    csxnscale Member

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    second transaction

    Need US style decals, but it should be easy I think.
    9 U.S.D. shipping included.

    Paul



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