Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby E7 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:28 pm

v8vega wrote:As I understand sniping it's bidding a little more than the high bid at the last second so no one has time to up the bid. I believe it's baloney, I put in my highest bid and eBay automatically and instantly raises my bid the second someone else ups the bid up to my max amount. You ain't going to beat eBay.


You need to get yourself a tutorial on Ebay bidding. First, there is NO way of someone knowing what your high bid is (unless they have hacked Ebay, which I seriously doubt, but anything is possible).

For example if you are the under bidder and your max bid is $500 for an item and I put in a snipe for $2000, my winning bid will be one bid increment above your$500 bid. The bid increments are preset by Ebay and increase as the bidding amounts rise. There's a table of them somewhere on the Ebay site. Let's say for the sake of this example the bid increment at the $500 level is $10. My winning bid will be $510, but may max bid was 2K, so you didn't have a snowball's chance in Hades of winning the auction. You think you lost the auction by $10, but you actually lost by $1500.

You are correct about Ebay.....they will get their percentage.
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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:52 am

E7 wrote:
v8vega wrote:As I understand sniping it's bidding a little more than the high bid at the last second so no one has time to up the bid. I believe it's baloney, I put in my highest bid and eBay automatically and instantly raises my bid the second someone else ups the bid up to my max amount. You ain't going to beat eBay.


You need to get yourself a tutorial on Ebay bidding. First, there is NO way of someone knowing what your high bid is (unless they have hacked Ebay, which I seriously doubt, but anything is possible).

For example if you are the under bidder and your max bid is $500 for an item and I put in a snipe for $2000, my winning bid will be one bid increment above your$500 bid. The bid increments are preset by Ebay and increase as the bidding amounts rise. There's a table of them somewhere on the Ebay site. Let's say for the sake of this example the bid increment at the $500 level is $10. My winning bid will be $510, but may max bid was 2K, so you didn't have a snowball's chance in Hades of winning the auction. You think you lost the auction by $10, but you actually lost by $1500.

You are correct about Ebay.....they will get their percentage.


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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby v8vega » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:14 am

Yes I have lost many a auction by a dollar or two but I say to myself "I don't know what his high bid was, it may be way up there."

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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby ScaleCraft » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:44 pm

ScaleCraft wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Prewar-Lionel-225-Steam-Engine-Only/254713595389

Loco only, still bidding at $46. Two days left. Looks nice.

Did you get that one out of Florida for $80 plus shipping?

Here's a $125 and a "make offer" option:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/LIONEL-PREWAR- ... 3124859020
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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby healey36 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:59 pm

No, I put a $75 bid on it and left it. As usual two guys sniped it with nanoseconds remaining. Whatever, there'll be others. I kinda went off it for now, instead deciding to chase down a couple of MTH tinplate sets which I can't find decent originals for. Ran down an LC Flying Yankee in red with traditional motor and e-unit. Most of the red originals I find are either priced like gold or look like dad backed the family wagon over them. A Blue Streak would be nice, too, but I doubt I'll find one of those (in traditional).

Here's an original 616 set in not too bad of shape. A few scuffs, but it's not running. I'll be interested to see where this one ends up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel-Prewar-Red-Top-Flying-Yankee-Streamliner-Train-Set-616-617-618-DAKOTApaul/143758729544?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby healey36 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:42 am

Original red non-running Flying Yankee set went for $320.30 (including shipping), only slightly less than I paid for the LC repro set.

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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby ScaleCraft » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:08 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel-Prewar- ... 3801984214
Six days and change left, four bids up to $20.50 now.
Wrong pilot truck, rusted rods and tires.
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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:15 pm

ScaleCraft wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel-Prewar-O-Gauge-Late-225-Steam-Loco-2235W-Tender-PA/293801984214
Six days and change left, four bids up to $20.50 now.
Wrong pilot truck, rusted rods and tires.


$21.39, 5 bids, 5 days and counting.....
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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby ScaleCraft » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:23 pm

Another one, engine only (increase profits!) from Trainz.
Serviced, no less.

Boiler looks too nice to be 80 years old. From what I can see, looks like a nice repaint.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel-225-Vin ... 3769200744
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Re: Fair price for a prewar Lionel 225E

Postby healey36 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:27 am

Yeah, that looks like a really nice refurb. Tempting, tough to pass on, but I’m going to wait until Q1 2021; blew the Q4 train budget on the MTH Flying Yankee.

Got an email from Trainz today offering free shipping on orders over $50 on 10/31/2020. The promo code is BOOSHIPPING.


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