Am I the only one bothered by this ?

Gilly@N&W posted:

The one that gets me are the listings where they sell the locomotive separately from the "coal-car" (Tender). 

Amen Brother.   Paradox !   Once you have one without the other you have to find that guy who has the OTHER.  I have bought collections where this was the case.  However, I can say I never sell one till I have the other.   I cannot tell you how many times a month I explain to someone on ebay that you cannot separate the loco from the tender because they have mated electronics. Sometimes they relist with both in one ad but usually not.           j

Lou1985 posted:

It can't be any worse than the insane "Buy it Now" prices for 90's Lionel & MTH PS1 locomotives on everyone's favorite auction site......

I'm convinced many of those sellers are ignorant or just unmotivated sellers. I'm planning to get into DCS and have started a little research. I have ZERO MTH/DCS experience but am smart enough to figure out a 1999 engine with Loco Sounds isn't worth original MSRP when there's a 2012-2019 new version with PS3 available and a warranty for the same price. My LHS still has some postwar engines neatly displayed under glass that I saw there on my first visit in 2002. More of a collector with a storefront than retailer I guess.

I sold a bunch of items here and on an auction site last week. Just about everything went, not surprised about two lower-end freight cars that didn't, but a bit surprised by a 2-pack of passenger cars. I'll push them out this week along with another semi-scale TMCC engine for 30-50% of original MSRP. If you actually WANT to sell, the OGR forum and other sites are great places.

Just sad how people treat trains and other items. Too many people see things today as just a disposable item and not something to be loved, treasured and hhanded down from generation to generation. Let's hope they fon't treat people the same way.

Miketg

raising4daughters posted:
Lou1985 posted:

It can't be any worse than the insane "Buy it Now" prices for 90's Lionel & MTH PS1 locomotives on everyone's favorite auction site......

I'm convinced many of those sellers are ignorant or just unmotivated sellers. I'm planning to get into DCS and have started a little research. I have ZERO MTH/DCS experience but am smart enough to figure out a 1999 engine with Loco Sounds isn't worth original MSRP when there's a 2012-2019 new version with PS3 available and a warranty for the same price. My LHS still has some postwar engines neatly displayed under glass that I saw there on my first visit in 2002. More of a collector with a storefront than retailer I guess.

I sold a bunch of items here and on an auction site last week. Just about everything went, not surprised about two lower-end freight cars that didn't, but a bit surprised by a 2-pack of passenger cars. I'll push them out this week along with another semi-scale TMCC engine for 30-50% of original MSRP. If you actually WANT to sell, the OGR forum and other sites are great places.

I see MTH Premier PS1 steam and diesel locomotives listed on "the auction site" listed for MSRP or maybe a hundred dollars off all the time. Some of the items have been for sale for over a year. Same thing with 90's TMCC Lionel locomotives based on Postwar era tooling. You would think that after something has sat for that long the price would drop, or sellers would look at completed sales and adjust their prices accordingly. But no.

Santa Fe, All the Way

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