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

Postby cheeky » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:13 pm

In fairness the description is accurate until you get the bit which has clearly been copied and pasted from a US site. I wouldn't be too harsh on this seller and he/she does have 100% feedback. Maybe I'm being too kind for once. !PUZZLED!

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

Postby widget2k4 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:02 am

I had a bid on this last time. I am so pleased I never won it now. :)
Seller states "believed to be complete"?
I never noticed the escalator and jackpot were missing until Paul pointed that out on his post, but the back hood is there on one of the pictures.

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

Postby aristomatic » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:35 am

Yes, the rear hood/backbonnet is present as widget says. He had bids from people on the forum first time as previous posts elude too, at around the price the machine is at currently on ebay and, as he says, he has two almost identical, then if that's true, then the underbidder will probably get a second chance offer to buy the second (that's of course if it stays on ebay long enough...) Maybe when they get around to collect them they may buy the other machines he has too.....

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

Postby coppinpr » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:56 am

Cheeky wrote:In fairness the description is accurate until you get the bit which has clearly been copied and pasted from a US sit
Yes, you are being too kind. Copying info from another place and using it totally incorrectly in your ad is perhaps worse than just lying. Then there is his own line "believed to be complete". Believed by whom? Clearly not the seller because he's actually looked at it. Like I said, this machine IS sell-able, at the right price and honestly offered. At the price it is now I would have bid, in fact. Interesting also that there is no photo of the mech from the front, possibly just an accident but also, as I said, I don't trust people who sell like this. I've always been the "keep it fair and straight and they might come again" type of seller not the "grab the money once and run" type.

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Interesting machine...odd advert!

Postby coppinpr » Sun May 04, 2014 12:11 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

When you consider that buying and selling on ebay is pretty much dependant on photos this ad seems a little odd, especially when it's clear the seller has a nice collection of other machines. The machine looks to be quite an interesting one... but who knows, as you can't really see it? The real worry is the ad says "sold as per the photo". Would that mean there is only half a machine then?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALLWIN-ANTIQU ... 6016.l4276
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Re: Interesting machine...odd advert!

Postby slotalot » Sun May 04, 2014 12:23 pm

Maybe you get EVERYTHING that is in the photo???? :oops:

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Re: Interesting machine...odd advert!

Postby badpenny » Sun May 04, 2014 2:35 pm

... that makes sense, after all it's got to be worth your while driving that far.

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How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby coppinpr » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:08 am

Topic merged - Site Admin.

How could anyone possibly imagine he would get the best price for anything advertised in this manner? Six out of focus pics so dark as to be be impossible to see plus a one line description which includes "needs a bit of a wiggle to make it work" and, ludicrously, "see the photos as part of the description". Crazy :o

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ALLWI ... SwuLFZvry0
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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby larry_d » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:45 pm

I once bought a camera like that! :NBG:

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby geordy55 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:16 pm

Check out the spelling on this one, you just have to laugh.
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND COLECTABEL MACHINE MADE BYE BRECKNELL MUNRO AND ROGERS BRISTOL IN 1926 ENGINERS AND FIUNDRY MAKERS OF VENDING MACHINE FOR THE LONDON UNDER GROUND I THUNK THIS WAS A PROTER TYPE SO MAY BE THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN EGSISTAS ON OLD SIXPENS PER PLAY IN GOOD CONDISION CHEK OUT THER HISTORY ON THE WEB VERRY REAR CAN DILIVER ANY WHER IN UK CASH PREFERD THANKS
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRECKNELL-MU ... Sw32lYx8Sx


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