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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #150 on: December 31, 2017, 05:35:49 PM »


While having a sneaky liking for bikes, I gave up on them after getting a four wheel license.  Bikes tend to be cold and draughty and it hurts when you come off.


you have to be built like me Malcolm..........fat and bouncy................then it don't hurt too much..................and if anyone says you shouldn't come off.................They've NEVER  ridden a bike lol. {-) {-) :((
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #151 on: March 05, 2018, 05:20:06 PM »

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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #152 on: March 05, 2018, 08:20:03 PM »

I want some of what this chap has been smoking  %% %% https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/model-boat/253469355846?hash=item3b03f36f46:g:2DwAAOSwK7panVf2

Seller has now adjusted the price from the initial 5,500
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #153 on: March 05, 2018, 08:34:31 PM »

While having a sneaky liking for bikes, I gave up on them after getting a four wheel license.  Bikes tend to be cold and draughty and it hurts when you come off.
I got my domestic music device about 1973 from Laskeys in Preston.  Garrard must have built well - its on its third pickup and its second drive belt.  Apart from the tangential arm, nothing flash - it simply works well.

Hey Malcolm,  i used to work for Laskeys 'back in the day', in the repair workshop in Burnt Oak, Edgware.
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #154 on: March 05, 2018, 08:40:44 PM »



Hey Malcolm,  i used to work for Laskeys 'back in the day', in the repair workshop in Burnt Oak, Edgware.



I used to work for Granada Rentals,  Sure they owned Laskys in the late 80's/

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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #155 on: April 15, 2018, 11:03:51 AM »

 
Fairey Huntsman 31 RC Remote Controlled Model Boat - Buy-it-now = 595.00

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fairey-Huntsman-31-RC-Remote-Controlled-Model-Boat/282925056893?hash=item41dfa5c37d:g:VoIAAOSwnc1a0i7s






Must have been owned by the queen!
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #156 on: May 06, 2018, 12:02:06 AM »


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rare-metcalfe-mouldings-scout-rnlb-waveney-class-lifeboat-rc-model-kit-44/323234507744?hash=item4b42472be0:g:VGkAAOSw745a6CED




don't know whats rare about it, unless its the price, as it is produced by Tony Green Steam for 435 quid posted, lol....................but anyone can dream I suppose.
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« Reply #157 on: May 10, 2018, 01:21:04 PM »

Hi all, have alook at this, but not sure if it will come up as it is now withdrawn

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radio-Controlled-Kit-Scratch-built-Model-Boats-Model-Railway-Die-Cast-Dinky-/112974808704?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=j%252FFmNIr6jxo9TUFTV7BlcTlSk8Y%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

There was a bid on this and after looking at it I asked the seller what I might be bidding on, there's about a dozen model boats on view.  i got a response rather more than expected saying there was an auction elsewhere.

2 days later I got a part threatening warning from ebay  about my trading on ebay!

After contacting ebay they apologised to me, but the other guy is being naughty!
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #158 on: May 10, 2018, 05:40:15 PM »


Hi all, have alook at this, but not sure if it will come up as it is now withdrawn

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radio-Controlled-Kit-Scratch-built-Model-Boats-Model-Railway-Die-Cast-Dinky-/112974808704?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=j%252FFmNIr6jxo9TUFTV7BlcTlSk8Y%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

There was a bid on this and after looking at it I asked the seller what I might be bidding on, there's about a dozen model boats on view.  i got a response rather more than expected saying there was an auction elsewhere.

2 days later I got a part threatening warning from ebay  about my trading on ebay!

After contacting ebay they apologised to me, but the other guy is being naughty!
regards Roy
I think from reading the original add, a few days ago  the 3 quid start price was for registration to become a bidder at the auction and also  for a catalogue..........although I have never seen one advertised on eBay before it is quite common for auction houses to charge for registration and catalogue, in that way, should you bid and win, they sneakily keep your card details and charge you for the goods won whether you pick them up or not.


also eBay are not joking..........I offered to pay a cash price for something if I picked up personally.........only in st annes.........and got banned for 2 weeks for trying to deal off site..................so not only mayhem I get banned from lol.
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #159 on: May 10, 2018, 06:39:57 PM »



Never heard of them and they are only up the Road !!


And it looks like you can view on the site anyway..


www.warringtonauctions.co.uk/

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« Reply #160 on: May 10, 2018, 09:38:45 PM »

Hi all, subsequently I received a satisfaction survey from ebay.  At the end I was asked did I get my problem resolved, there was an option of I am not sure.  When asked I said what happens next time when I ask a question and you, ebay, do not like the answer.  Do I get another threat/ warning email?
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #162 on: May 12, 2018, 09:28:15 AM »



Fairey Huntsman 31 RC Remote Controlled Model Boat - Buy-it-now = 595.00

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fairey-Huntsman-31-RC-Remote-Controlled-Model-Boat/282925056893?hash=item41dfa5c37d:g:VoIAAOSwnc1a0i7s






Must have been owned by the queen!



Now only 575.00  !!

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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #163 on: May 12, 2018, 04:56:02 PM »



Now only 575.00  !!


so how would you price up one of your builds tlb...........he's probably very proud of his.
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #164 on: May 12, 2018, 05:25:48 PM »



so how would you price up one of your builds tlb...........he's probably very proud of his.


Realistically..As have seen far better, and better setup  for less, but good luck to the seller. I have no issues with what people want to charge..

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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #165 on: May 13, 2018, 06:31:46 AM »

i get tired of people phoning me saying they want to sell their deceased partners boats, i arrive, ask them what they want me to do with them. sell them is the most obvious answer. then they they start on about that they have been on ebay checking the prices out and telling me how much they want for each boat they have. one recently had a micro magic. early version where the white hull had gone yellow, grotty dirty sails no radio gear, mast and boom both bent. was told she saw one on fleabay for 400 so they thought 300 was a fair price. when i pointed out and showed them i could pick up a brand new one for 150 they were not happy.  then I was asked to do it up and put a radio in it at my expense then sell it! ludicrous.
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« Reply #166 on: May 13, 2018, 06:16:12 PM »



Realistically..As have seen far better, and better setup  for less, but good luck to the seller. I have no issues with what people want to charge..


he'll probably never get that amount, but who are we to criticise him for asking top dollar.....I do the same with my lifeboats............someone sometimes bites.............and if not I have them to look at and sail when I can get off my fat backside and take to the lake.........which isn't that often these days.
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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #167 on: May 13, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »



he'll probably never get that amount, but who are we to criticise him for asking top dollar.....I do the same with my lifeboats............someone sometimes bites.............and if not I have them to look at and sail when I can get off my fat backside and take to the lake.........which isn't that often these days.


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« Reply #168 on: June 13, 2018, 12:46:16 PM »

Don't see Deans  ''Blue Leopard' very often


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323298848881?ul_noapp=true
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« Reply #169 on: June 13, 2018, 12:57:26 PM »

Don't see Deans  ''Blue Leopard' very often


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323298848881?ul_noapp=true


Ooooooooh, if EVER there was a model yacht I lusted after it was a 'Blue Leopard'!

Unfortunately there's some legal reason why the kit can't be produced now, but I can still dream I guess.
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« Reply #170 on: June 13, 2018, 01:22:41 PM »

Hi I remember talking to Mr. Dean when the kit first came out.  I think the design is by Camper and Nicholson and he said that he was allowed only to produce the hull as per their drawings.  I think the same was true for Dufresne and Melita. Mostly model yacht hulls have their displacement adjusted to compensate for the scale.  Apparently C & N would not allow this.
Several years before Deans were involved I contacted C & N and asked if I could buy / have drawings to build one Blue leopard model boat.  I had come across the boat as featured in Yachting Monthly magazine. The cost was more than I earned in a week and that allowed me to build only one model, so I did not follow it through.
Although full size yachting magazines sometimes show hull lines these are rarely the finished product, just an idea of the layout etc.
The problem was to get a greater displacement into the model hull and Deans have done this by making a very fat keel fin.
Maybe it would have been kitted differently now but there was a very large transparent panel that screwed down to seal the insides almost like a submarine
This kit is not a very easy kit to build, I looked and decided against it and there are not many completed ones.  I spoke to one builder at Pangbourne model boat weekend and he said "never again".  However Mr. Dean was there and I asked if I could sail the Blue Leopard he had on his stand and he gave me the Tx and I sailed her, she went very well and of course is most impressive on the water.


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Re: Stuff on Ebay.... Perhaps not such a bargain...?
« Reply #171 on: June 13, 2018, 03:59:04 PM »

That explains a lot, thanks Roy.

Now you mention it I can see the clear plastic cover in some of the pics lower down in the link.

That Sprengbrook Precision Tx REALLY dates it too!  :o
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« Reply #172 on: June 13, 2018, 04:22:21 PM »

Hi again I first saw the Blue Leopard kit at the old Sandown Park exhibition, and Mr. Dean knew I was interested in doing a review for a magazine and so I was given free rein to look at it.  The editor at the time declined to review the model so it never happened.  I don't think Deans made another yacht kit? 
I know they bought in some Russian boats for a short time but these were not much good.
 I had tried selling them myself from another source in ready made condition but they were crude and troublesome.
I think I reviewed the Kyosho Fairwind yacht as a consolation, mostly you get to keep the models reviewed but in the case of the Fairwind it was wanted by a Director, so I had a quick sail which went well and then delivered it to Sandown Park.
The fastest yacht I reviewed was the Libera Ocean with the right wind conditions it gets up and planes with nearly half the boat out of the water, you have to see it to believe it but it was traded a while back.
I have kept the Amati Endeavour (1:35 scale) kit this was a static to RC conversion, not for the feint hearted!  This is the only reviewed kit I have retained.
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