Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Some crazy bidding on MPC One Arm Bandit!


Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, gbdolfans said:

I believe the one at $245 is a member here. He is a good seller and I am looking to get some of his kits.

You can see more of his kits have a really good price.

That does sound reasonable.

Another unusual thing about the other (original) seller I was mentioning is that they aren't really a seller of plastic kits - the One Arm Bandit is the only kit they have listed - all their other items are unrelated things.

Edited by peteski
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Interesting turn of events.  The model relisted for 3rd time now sold for a more reasonable $295. Looking at the bidder list on the second relisting, he bid on it (only $149 that time).

Then the other kit (by that "good seller") in turn was sold for $515!!  Wow!  As expected bidders from the other listings were bidding on this kit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...
2 hours ago, deuces wild said:

I forgot to add... Some people have more money than brains...🙄🤑🙄

Understand something.. there are people who work hard and make a lot of money. That $400 is like $4 or $40 to you. It’s not worth their time to shop around because the $400 won’t be missed. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Or this particular kit might be someone's piece de resistance, to top off their collection.  Most of us will spend stupid money to get the last item they need.

And, like Tom says, what's big money for one person is small potatoes for another.  My mom and one of my aunts liked Hummel figurines.  They even took a trip to Germany to see where they were made.  My mom was happy to have one figurine in the size of her choosing.  My aunt, on the other hand, had to have nearly all of them, in more than one size.

My mom's were displayed in the cabinet in her living room, and each of her surviving children has one or two of them.  My aunt probably unpacked a lot of hers, looked them over, and put some of them back in the boxes.  When I bought a home in 1989, I remember getting a pile of QVC boxes from her.  My mom got her moneys' worth in enjoyment from the several pieces that she put the money together for.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have bought very little from e-bay and never sold anything. What is to prevent someone with a rare kit from buying it themselves  (or have an accomplice buy it) for stupid money in order to drive up the price for the next time they list it? Obviously it would have to be rare and would not work with a relatively common kit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, NOBLNG said:

I have bought very little from e-bay and never sold anything. What is to prevent someone with a rare kit from buying it themselves  (or have an accomplice buy it) for stupid money in order to drive up the price for the next time they list it? Obviously it would have to be rare and would not work with a relatively common kit.

Price fixing and price gouging are more than likely quite common in the upper price ranges of our hobby.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, NOBLNG said:

I have bought very little from e-bay and never sold anything. What is to prevent someone with a rare kit from buying it themselves  (or have an accomplice buy it) for stupid money in order to drive up the price for the next time they list it? Obviously it would have to be rare and would not work with a relatively common kit.

I doubt it - upon a sale the seller pays all sorts of fees. It would not make sense to do what you suggest, because they would be losing money. And auctions run hot and cold all the time - you really need at least 2 very committed bidders to bid the item up to high amounts.

The last listing I linked to appears to have been "buy it now" listing as there were no bids on it - just a sale.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, BlackSheep214 said:

And Round 2 will pull a re pop on this down the road...😆

I don't think that's possible. I believe the tooling was modified and the '70 Coronet(the body and interior anyway) that's been available over the last few years is derived from that kit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...