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    I suppose you could? There's plenty of room under the Sushi load.
    Hmmmm, wonder what kind of sound decoder would you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    I suppose you could? There's plenty of room under the Sushi load.
    Hmmmm, wonder what kind of sound decoder would you use?
    Perhaps a Tsunami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    I suppose you could? There's plenty of room under the Sushi load.
    Hmmmm, wonder what kind of sound decoder would you use?
    I was thinking loading up the sound file from McDonald's Fillet-o-Fish commercial. "Gimme that fish..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I wonder if the shipping price is negotiable?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Plarail-C57...oAAOSw21pfuiWM
    Maybe they are delivering it themselves? By way of round the world tour via trains, planes and cruise ships?

    Ed: A bargain compared to some of the other items: https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item...-japan&_sop=16

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    what they are doing is causing the "trending" price to go up. By listing a bunch of stuff with ridiculous prices, when the put the item at 20 (still over priced) is shows as so far below the "trending" price that some folks who don't know the actual value, jump on it thinking they got a steal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coranger View Post
    what they are doing is causing the "trending" price to go up.
    "trending" includes shipping?
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    At what point would you/we/I intervene...?

    Many of the posts in this thread are lost causes. Nothing we say would help and often are rebuked in anger.

    Out of respect to some sellers that are clearly in over their heads and particularly when they are selling trains for a recently lost family member or friend, I tend to offer my unsolicited help. (yeah, not a great habit...)
    A recent post marked an HO narrow gauge loco as Nn3. The listing caught my eye but realized quickly that it was not N scale. (wish it was) The seller was grateful and appreciated my "butting" in. He is selling his father's trains and says he knows very little about them.

    The same seller has listed some Lionel diecast as N scale, They are actually 1:120 scale floor toys called Lionel Trains Big Rugged. Unpowered. They came out in late 90's. Think my son had one. This seller seems to think they are rare and has priced them as such. They sell for around $20 in original packaging.

    - Would you reach out again to offer help, knowing that it is helpful but bubble bursting info?
    - Let things alone. He'll figure it out eventually?
    - Other?

    listings: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-lionel...IAAOSwrhFgA2qn
    another, $100: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-lionel...wAAOSwTx5gA25y


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtown Modeler View Post
    - Would you reach out again to offer help, knowing that it is helpful but bubble bursting info?
    - Let things alone. He'll figure it out eventually?
    - Other?
    Occasionally I've done this if the listing has some outrageously egregious error, but "Caveat emptor" is a better policy, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtown Modeler View Post
    You can often tell it's a "high quality" item because they are asking a lot for the item. https://www.ebay.com/itm/N-scale-bui...oAAOSwocxf-gaF - $58.90 with free shipping!!
    At first glance, you might not appreciate the modeling skills and artistry that went into this kit. The seller clearly does and has put a high value on it.
    I'm on my 27th glance and not quite seeing it. (Yet!) I took some art courses and I am determined to find the same artistic value that this price represents!!

    Help me. Is it the "lots of wood" or "Various imperfections"? Maybe the copious glue and glue cobwebs...?

    Edit: A prolific "artist". This seller has over 700 similarly created and highly valued pieces in their collection for sale. Worth a 6 second perusal.
    I love this post! Almost every piece looks like an entire tube of Testors was used for assembly. Gotta love all the gloss paint as well. Oh to be a fly on the wall.
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    After 23 years it looks like eBay has finally scared me off as a seller. I mean, come on, they want my SSN now?? No freakin' way! I can already see their feeble apologies when their site gets infiltrated by a-hole North Korean hackers and my SSN gets sold to identity thieves on the dark web

    Thank goodness for this site - now my best sales venue!

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    Really, Mark? SSAN? Is that even legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    After 23 years it looks like eBay has finally scared me off as a seller.
    I hear ya. I "heard" that many sites are being required to track more due to government tightening restrictions, etc. I have not confirmed that.
    Plus Ebay's new money holding thing is a bit disconcerting... I liked the $ales going directly to PayPal so I could spend it on other goodies. Now it goes to my bank which is why they need social.
    I am giving it a try to see if there are any real advantages.
    In all likelihood, our socials are all over the internet. They just need my birthdate and my nsn password to take it all.

    Edit: Not to mention Ebay fees are up to 12.35% plus insertion(?)
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    I have to agree. I stopped selling trains on Ebay a few years ago as I did not like the way they treated small sellers. They want to be like Amazon. I still sell a few hings, books etc so I had to go with the bank thing. What I hate is the label that I print through Ebay still comes out of paypal. So it means that I need to "feed" my paypal account to print shipping labels. The "float " they get frm our money must be huge as they keep it for 3-5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve from PA View Post
    What I hate is the label that I print through Ebay still comes out of paypal. So it means that I need to "feed" my paypal account to print shipping labels.
    -Yeah, I was not sure where that money would come from when creating the label. That was a surprise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve from PA View Post
    The "float " they get frm our money must be huge as they keep it for 3-5 days.
    I got my money in 1.5 days. Better than I expected.
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    So, I just watched this happen:


    It was under $30 when I started watching it. In the last 5 minutes it jumped up from $85 to the price you see. I think I'd rather by a locomotive and save some money.
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    Name junk for a Hollywood movie in 3..2..1..
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-N-Sc...kAAOSwCatfqfJH

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