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#1 Dale B.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:14 PM

Slot Car 1/24 HOLY GRAIL! Prototype MUSTANG II Vintage

I offered $25 and seller refused; counteroffered $1,000. All I wanted was the Dynamic frame, the rest I would throw away!! I thought $25 was a generous offer!!

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#2 tonyp

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:29 PM

LOL.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

Yes, but this is the "Holy Grail" of slot cars! :laugh2:
 
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

He thinks the body is the valuable part.

AMT re-released that once they purchased IMC. Not that rare.

Keep looking for that motor bracket...
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#5 Bill from NH

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

Matt, you just weren't a big enough fish. :laugh2:
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:09 PM

I've got to say that is one ugly Holy Grail. Looks like a cross between a Mustang and maybe an American Motors AMX. :shok:
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

Buh... but... It... it's "Vintage"!!  :o     :sarcastic_hand:  :laugh2: 


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

Unrealistic eBay sellers are all nuts!

 

Especially lately though. They want way too much money for stuff that in twenty years will all be worthless...!

 

The following generation(s) will consider flexicars as their vintage.

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:25 PM

This must be my lucky day... I have that very body clear unpainted!!!


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

Dale...

If all you want is a Dynamic chassis I got ya covered on that.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

I'm good for Dynamic stuff, I was just joking about what the whole car is worth!


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:24 PM

I think he got a little but hurt with your offer. LOL
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:20 PM

I got a recent refusal, too! I offered $300 to an eBay Seller that wants $1200 for a new in the package Monogram Snake!
 
https://www.ebay.com...Z48Il:rk:2:pf:0
 
This seller immediately rejected me and said he has already sold three for that amount and that a different vendor sold one for $1,250!
 
If that is true then there are some collectors out there that have more money than God!
 
Unbelievable...!
 
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:22 AM

Is this a topic more appropriate for the eBay section of Slotblog ? :)  Just saying...

 

Matt, who is Dale B? I am easily confused :wacko2:  please explain.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:42 AM

My alarm clock goes off every time I see these exaggerated descriptions and use of colours and large fonts. :-(

Almost like trying to sell dog **** by painting it gold!!

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:08 AM

Guys, Dale B is my new handle. Greg asked me if I would change my display name as it was very similar to another guy's display name. Others were thinking my opinionated, distracting posts were his. I understand that, so I changed my blog name. Still the same ol' asshat on the other end!
 
Martin, I thought I had this in the eBay forum. I guess not.
 
David, the blue body is a Maurader and probably worth a few bucks on eBay. Heck, the guy with the junk Dynamic car mentioned above turned down $25, and your body should be worth as much as his car!
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:09 AM

Is this a topic more appropriate for the e-bay section of SB ? :)  Just saying

 

Matt, who is Dale B? I am easily confused :wacko2:  please explain.

 

Martin, in the Slotblog eBay forum, a thread disappears when the auction closes (6 days). If placed elsewhere, it's retained until...

 

You missed a thread a few days ago. It said that Matt Bishop was changing his Slotblog name from Matt B to Dale B because it was getting confused with Matt Bruce, another slot racer. My guess is Dale is Matt's middle name, or a name he is sometimes known as.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:12 AM

I also made an offer on a "rare" and "vintage" pit box and was turned down and I actually thought it was a fair offer. The item has since been relisted and the shipping reduced but it's still "rare and vintage." 

 

Also has anyone noticed the scum bag trying to sell the $20 3/32" bearings for $333.00? I have reported her twice but eBay never takes any action.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

Same story, "Buyer Beware." If you get into any kind of collectible hobby, you need to educate yourself. A lot of these sellers aren't trying to cheat anybody, they just don't know s*** about what they are selling and have seen a TV show where some fool pays a big price for something similiar. At least with groups like this, anybody can get a consensus on what something in our hobby is worth. Even a seller!


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:07 AM

The junk on eBay is hilarious! Used braid, beat up and busted vintage cars. The last car I bought over the counter at the hobby shop was a Cox BRM F1. That was such a horrible, painful, ridiculous and hapless on the track performer that it alone put me firmly on the road to learning how to build my own from piano wire and brass sheet. I gave all my junk away (zero regrets, Im not a collector of anything) The stuff they ask hundreds of $ for, I wouldnt give a wooden nickel.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:26 AM

Martin, I thought I had this in the eBay forum. I guess not.


Beause the eBay forum gets "flushed' when the listings end, Bill suggested I move this thread elsewhere so the discussion could continue. So I did.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:47 AM

Understood. Thanks, Bill and Gregory.
 
Now back to Dale B. I like "Matt Black" as your handle, Matt. OK, none of my business. Just a thought.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:06 PM

Right. Caveat emptor.

 

That goofy Mustang II body was crap when it was new. And there were plenty made. The Lotus 30/40 was the hot body when that chassis was in vogue. If that car sells, I have a couple of those chassis, and access to one of those bodies.

 

$1,000 feeds me for two months.  


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

Just two months, Dave?

 

Heck, I don't think I spend that much on food in six months! LOL...


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:22 PM

Dale is my middle name and most of the other names I am known by locally can't be posted here!    


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