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andygh

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 11:38:27 pm »

$200? blimey good luck to him
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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 04:51:38 am »

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   $200? blimey good luck to him   

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 07:20:39 am »

$200? blimey good luck to him

So what would you pay for a scratch built Springer? hmmmmmm?.  {:-{
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andygh

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 03:55:04 pm »

Personally? Nothing I'm afraid  :((, I've never bought a completed model & have no intention of ever doing so but that's because 90% of the enjoyment I get from the hobby is in the building  O0. I fully understand why some people may like to buy finished models though.

Still $200 seems a bit steep for what's on offer, if the guy sells it for that i might consider flogging mine .......................... if it ever gets finished  :o
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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 04:26:00 pm »


Still $200 seems a bit steep for what's on offer....

.. and some would spend $300 - $400 on an (almost) RTR so i think its quite reasonable at $200.

At least its wood and not plastic..
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amdaylight

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 04:33:06 pm »

He seemed to have done a very nice job on the fit an finish, so maybe it is not that far out of line.

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 06:58:18 pm »

Let's say there's $75 in materials.
And it took him a week to build the boat...

That would be a whopping 9 a day for labor.

Absolutely unreasonable... Can't imagine what he's thinking.

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andygh

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 07:31:14 pm »

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.. and some would spend $300 - $400 on an (almost) RTR so i think its quite reasonable at $200.

At least its wood and not plastic..

Sorry, the idea of spending 130 pounds on it and getting zero satisfaction from the build just doesn't appeal to me, as I said, good luck to the guy  :-))

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Let's say there's $75 in materials.

$75? Mine is made from an old wardrobe door  {-)

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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 08:50:54 pm »

14 a day for work is even more unreasonable..  ok2
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amdaylight

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 09:10:06 pm »

14 a day for work is even more unreasonable..  ok2

Umi, that is why I quit building models for other people they seem to think that I should do this for free.

Andre,

Over yonder in Portland Oregon,

PS When are we going to meet to go to the pond with Toesup?
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andygh

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008, 10:02:28 pm »

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14 a day for work is even more unreasonable..

True, if I charged a fair hourly rate for my models (not that I've ever sold one) they'd be worth millions (well I am a slow builder)  O0

Anyhow, if you think it's worth $200 why don't you bid?  ;)
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andygh

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2008, 10:50:41 pm »

Unsold, I wonder why  {:-{
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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2008, 11:08:22 pm »

PS When are we going to meet to go to the pond with Toesup?

When it warms up Andre!.. 22.2 degrees F here last night


Anyhow, if you think it's worth $200 why don't you bid?  ;)

Cos i have 7 (or is it 8  {:-{ ) Springers already..  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2008, 12:13:19 am »

I have two Springers on the building boards and one on the drawing board, a Mt. Washington, a Dumas Typhoon, one sailing yacht and a submarine already. If I brought one boat in to the house SWMBO  >:-o would have a complete and total fit  >>:-( <*< >>:-( <*< . By the way this is just the water craft we will not discuss the aircraft and trains (N, HO, S, On30, O two rail) that I have hanging around.  O0

Andre

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andygh

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2008, 12:55:56 am »

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Cos i have 7 (or is it 8   ) Springers already.. 


Ah, so it's not worth $200 to you either then   :kiss:
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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008, 02:17:20 am »

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Cos i have 7 (or is it 8   ) Springers already.. 


Ah, so it's not worth $200 to you either then   :kiss:

Nope

But it would be to someone who wants one...  ;)
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2008, 05:04:57 am »

I would say that the boat is worth $200, but
none of us would pay that much for a springer.

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andygh

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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2008, 12:50:30 pm »

 
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But it would be to someone who wants one...

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I would say that the boat is worth $200, but
none of us would pay that much for a springer.

 O0 I think that's exactly what I've been trying to say, also Worth & value are 2 distinctive things
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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2009, 12:04:08 am »

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Stavros

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2009, 12:09:47 am »

Whoever he or she is they aint half got a lot of velcro



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Bee

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2009, 07:34:08 pm »

Hobbyists of all kinds do often have a rather inflated view of the value of their time. Another thread on here points out that there are 40 million chinese with an incomeof $250. If only they could sell them I'm sure they would be happy to turn out springers at a tenner a throw.
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chingdevil

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Re: Springer on Ebay US
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 05:02:51 pm »

Looks nice,
I personaly do not like the really large access hole, what ever superstructure you build is going to be big, also the knees do not look right to me.

Brian
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