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    For $500.00, he should put much more in to his marketing presentation of this single box car. He only has one picture. May be a certificate of authenticity would help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    We thought they were cute
    We? Come on TD, fess up. It was YOU who thought they were cute, huh? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred View Post
    We? Come on TD, fess up. It was YOU who thought they were cute, huh? LOL
    Yeah. I'm man enough to admit it. I like them. I have two on my desk a work, plus a Scuba Tot from Sonic. And a couple of LEGO Star Wars sets. Mrs. TD likes them too.
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    For the most part nscalers are in the hobby to have a layout that doesn't require a warehouse. We tend to run our trains.
    There are a few that "collect" stuff. I've been in nscale for 30 years. Every rare or old item out there I know someone with at least one. When I say someone generally we all have one. I have a friend that has about a dozen of those Kadee Railbox boxcars. I remember when he bought them. What happens when some one like that nods off and their stuff ends up at auction.
    I had a similar Beanie-baby experience. I basically told someone that since I let a 4 year old play with it and remove the tag their would be worth more now. They still didn't get it.
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    It's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-310...item51c54b5a5b

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColTrain View Post
    It's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-310...item51c54b5a5b
    That's really strange to me. Scrolling through the first page of his other items on sale, the prices all seem quite reasonable... including a special run RJ Corman caboose for $25 that is somewhat tempting...

    I have no idea what he's thinking $1250 for a boxcar, even an old Kadee... unless it's the only one with some kind of misprint (like the "Inverted Jenny" stamp)...
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    If you look closely at his other auctions he does have the odd "collector" pricing on a few other 1974 and 1975 kadee cars. Although more reasonably priced in the $400-$500 range. He also has a lot of NASA rolling stock as well in th $90 range.
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    Someone is still seeing value in some of these....

    Ebay / Sold / MTL / Kadee:

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...e&_sacat=19126

    hmmm, maybe I should put a couple of these up.....
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    I know this car is fairly rare, and sought after, but come on? $1250.00 and $14.00 Priority shipping!!!!

    The shipping alone is a rip-off!
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    Hey shipping isn't free, he might not make any profit at all if he gave away free shipping.

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    Geeze, I could pay that kind of money, and would never know the difference IF I gave to my grandson to play with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    That's really strange to me. Scrolling through the first page of his other items on sale, the prices all seem quite reasonable... including a special run RJ Corman caboose for $25 that is somewhat tempting...

    I have no idea what he's thinking $1250 for a boxcar, even an old Kadee... unless it's the only one with some kind of misprint (like the "Inverted Jenny" stamp)...
    Sometimes I sort by price.. and the look at the expensive stuff and that gets you into what the seller is flogging... it worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColTrain View Post
    It's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-MT-310...item51c54b5a5b
    I'm surprised at that from this seller, because I have bought several NSE sets from him, and he usually gives you the member price on NSE cars (well as long as you win with a single bid). I also recently got an early release Kadee car for only $9.95 that other sellers have tried to ask $75.00 for in the past . I guess no one else noticed it.

    This one is like the listing for a Milwaukee Road Kadee car that never sells.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-M-MTL-...item2ecca74abe

    They only want fifty-eight bucks for it, but it never sells. The odd thing is, not too long ago, I won an auction for sixteen of them for less than $200. Now if only I could turn around and sell each one for $58.00, or even the high auction value of $117.00 this car has reached in the past.
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Moose think it rip-off ... last part of description says: "...Requires glue, paint, and advanced craftsmen skills to assemble...NOT included."
    Seriously? They want that much, and advanced craftsmen skills are NOT included?!
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    I agree with Moose, it is a rip-off! For that price, not only should they send you the "glue, paint, and advanced craftsmen skills to assemble", but maybe the advanced craftsman's first and second born to haul the lumber & other materials needed? Geeze...

    One good thing has come out of this! I know I am NOT a collector. IF I to come across any old car, and it rolled freely, it would be rolling down the rais of my layout! LOL If you can't use, what's the use in owning it?

    You go ahead and buy those ridiculously overpriced pieces of plastic. I'll just have fun with mine.

    And somewhere in the back of my little head, I hear someone saying, "It's only worth what someone will pay for it." Not me buddy, not me.
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    Although the 650 buy it now price is way to high , kits that are out of production do go for hundreds of dollars. Just google FSM or check ebay for FSM and you'll see many kits ( HO scale ) well into the 300 -500 price range. I have several of these in my HO collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Although the 650 buy it now price is way to high , kits that are out of production do go for hundreds of dollars. Just google FSM or check ebay for FSM and you'll see many kits ( HO scale ) well into the 300 -500 price range. I have several of these in my HO collection.

    Interesting Jan.
    I have a buddy who is into 1/8 scale military models and some car models. He's told me about some pretty scary prices for kits that we paid under $15 dollars for when we were kids.

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    About 14 years ago I bought 6 Pocher Car kits from a toy store that was getting rid of them at 100 euro's each, which would seem like a lot of money for a car kit , all be it 1:8 th scale and some with over 1500 parts.

    I built 4 of them and then when I was about to build the nicest ones I found out they were going on Ebay Germany for 800 - 1200 euro's depending on which one . It turned out to be a good investment , the 2 together were sold for 1700 euro's plus 2 ATSF Kato engines , that's how I got back into our hobby. Maybe if I hadn't sold those kits I would have never been back in to trains.


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