I know better, I guess I was lazy

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I know better, I guess I was lazy

Postby v8vega » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:03 pm

Dumb me I just won on ebay a 8455 Rio Grande GP-7. I already have one and wanted another power one because I like to double head these Fundimensions plastic gear ones. Somehow I assumed this was power, it’s not its a dummy. So I paid way too much $34 + excessive shipping of $31.90 total $65.90. At least it’s NIB.

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Postby robert. » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:10 pm

I don't see it listed as a dummy unit. Seller says. " tested for forward and backward motion.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:07 am

robert. wrote:I don't see it listed as a dummy unit. Seller says. " tested for forward and backward motion.


Look at the pictures - trucks are unpowered and the box states it's a dummy unit - testing for forward and backward motion doesn't necessarily mean powered motions
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Postby robert. » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:22 am

I can no longer view photos in completed listing. Only thing I see is the seller’s main photo and description.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:47 pm

robert. wrote:I can no longer view photos in completed listing. Only thing I see is the seller’s main photo and description.


Weird. I had zero problem looking at them and the entire listing.
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Postby rogruth » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:26 pm

v8vega wrote:Dumb me I just won on ebay a 8455 Rio Grande GP-7. I already have one and wanted another power one because I like to double head these Fundimensions plastic gear ones. Somehow I assumed this was power, it’s not its a dummy. So I paid way too much $34 + excessive shipping of $31.90 total $65.90. At least it’s NIB.

If you paid too much, what do you think it is worth?
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Postby J. S. Bach » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:39 am

Not posting a link makes it difficult to czech it out.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:09 pm

J. S. Bach wrote:Not posting a link makes it difficult to czech it out.


Difficult, maybe. Try advanced search on item - "8455 Rio Grande GP-7" - sold items and then cross ref with price paid as noted by OP
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Postby Chris Webster » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:17 pm

J. S. Bach wrote:Not posting a link makes it difficult to czech it out.


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Re: I know better, I guess I was lazy

Postby CWBurfle » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:35 am

I can no longer view photos in completed listing. Only thing I see is the seller’s main photo and description.

Recently I noticed a new EBay "feature", look for a completed item, and instead of showing it, EBay gives you a similar item that is still available.
If you click on "listing" in the blue banner box, it takes you to the listing that you really wanted to see.

How long before EBay stops letting us see completed listings?

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Re: I know better, I guess I was lazy

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:19 pm

CWBurfle wrote:How long before EBay stops letting us see completed listings?


Who knows.....eventually they will probably close off completed listings except from the seller and buyer.

Put stuff on watch and if interested, save the pictures and print the listing to a pdf file.
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