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Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Postby treefrog » Wed May 16, 2012 6:10 pm

I agree not good enough pictures or description as you cannot not easily tell what is in the boxes, but I recognise little and the castings are all Jubilee, Sega and Bally I believe.......too much of a risk to take a lucky dip and hope there are actually Mills or Jennings parts, certainly for that money anyway, might explain why they have not sold.......Now the boxes would have been worth having !!ESCAPE!!

Of course I guess the answer is one could always ask for more detail, but who is going to list a 1000 items, so take your chances.

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Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Postby andydotp » Thu May 17, 2012 4:44 am

Hilarious,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Will post when my ribs stop hurting! :lol: :lol:

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Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Postby spintop » Sun May 20, 2012 12:21 pm

This is what not to do when you have a light cream coloured sofa when you try and sell a dirty old machine on ebay. I hope this seller took some pictures of his machine while his wife was out shopping !!
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Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Postby coppinpr » Sun May 20, 2012 12:30 pm

No you have missed the point. I asked the seller: the machine has a permanent seat on the sofa. The wife used to sit there but she went down to the shops for 5 mins 3 years ago and never came back for some reason. !PUZZLED!

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Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Postby andydotp » Mon May 21, 2012 3:54 am

Hmmmm,, I know the feeling.. 'Dearest Beloved' of seven years popped back to China for a week - in '08. (BP emoticon for drumming fingers and looking at watch please) and me & the machines are starving & covered in dust!
Agree with spintop though about the pic.

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Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Postby badpenny » Mon May 21, 2012 10:57 am

Sometimes there really is no need to reinvent the wheel ......

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How not to sell on Ebay (part three)

Postby coppinpr » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:09 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

Following on with my series of "how not to sell on ebay", here is a real good example:

Here we have a nice Jennings in terrible condition, sell-able, I think but not the way it's offered here. I've been in selling all my life, and I'm good at it. This is not good - the seller tries to convince you that what you're looking at is not what he's selling. The line "offered is an exceptionally well-kept example" is classic, when in fact it's a totally rusty example with no back door, locks, rear hood, jackpot or escalator. He then goes on to imply that a little TLC will make this worth £1500, even shows you what it will look like when restored. Now I'd buy this machine at the right price and offered in an honest manner, but not like this. I don't trust the seller!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jennings-Sun- ... 1406977463
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Re: how not to sell on Ebay (part three)

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:30 pm

This is the second listing for this and when pulled last time, I made the seller an offer. Glad he did not respond to me as on closer inspection, apart from a rusty mech and shagged cabinet, the castings are knackered, deep corrosion at the front......also lacks escalator and other parts mentioned....

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Re: how not to sell on Ebay (part three)

Postby jingle » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:44 pm

The most important part
What I think is missing is the original lights
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Re: How not to sell on Ebay (part three)

Postby glittering-prize67 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:40 pm

It's a piece of shit but has bids. Ebay is full of crap, most of which I would put in the bin. Some people have silly ideas of what things are worth. I know what I want and I know what I will pay. Been there, done that, won't fall for the stories.


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