I just got a quantity of Lionel Fast Track with some turnouts at a ridiculously low price, so low I wanted to tell the seller that it was too low. But his ad did show him dropping the price over a few weeks so perhaps no O gauger that might have wanted Fast Track saw it. I'm happy for the deal, but still think I stole them.
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Let your conscience be your guide.
@West Side Joe posted:
You didn't steal them, you bought them for the asking price. The seller might have been unaware of their true value, but that is the responsibility of the seller to research and determine. You were lucky.
Or it may simply be , that the seller didnt like it! , its great to set up on the floor but I would never build a layout with it
Setting a selling price for any particular item is always a guess. I had bought a bunch of MTH track and switches (at auction pre-pandemic) for a layout build for my grandson - which was later nixed under no uncertain terms. I wanted to get rid of the stuff so I priced it at half of the going rate on the bay. Most everything went quick and I was glad to have those items out of the house. I think someone on this forum bought the majority of the track and got a "steal".
Sellers have all sorts of reasons and motivations, so just because you think you got a steal, the seller is probably glad to have the items gone. BTW I still have 2 complete circles of MTH 031 realtrax - someone can have "at a ridiculously low price". Jeff
Like Jeff said, sometimes people set prices just to get it gone quickly. I've done it.
On the other hand, I bought a shotgun from a very sweet, elderly widow in Pennsylvania three years ago. She did not know what she had ... beautiful Belgium-made Browning that her husband bought new in 1956. Well used, but meticulously taken care of. I insisted that she take significantly more money from me than she had asked for.
Other than a situation like that, I would enjoy the deal you lucked into. Happy Railroading.