Re: [space-modelers] AMT Man in Space 5-set
- In message <dk6flf+ukvi@...>, aphyle2003 <ebpyle@...>
>I recently saw two AMT first editions (the one with the diorama re:M.That's eBay for you!
>Irvine's book) of the Man In Space five-model set on eBay. One went
>for $20, the other for >$120. Both appeared to be MISB, and had
>identical conditions. What speculation can be offered for the
>difference? I have one of these sets, and my wife would love for me
>to not open it!
I think it's all down to luck - and your view is going to be tempered
whether you are buying or selling...
MAT IRVINE <mat@...>
"Ten years in the making.." (let's not exaggerate, only nine..)
my space book - 'Creating Space' - is now OUT.
- In a message dated 11/1/2005 7:27:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> A lot of it boils down to luck. One could have been in the category thatgot
> the most notice. The other could have been buried in an auction categorythat
> didn't get as much notice. The way the title and descriptions are wordedcan
> have a lot to do with it as well and even typos can cause problems. So in atheory
> sense, one probably got all the notice when the other didn't. That's my
> anyway. There are other factors that can determine whether an item on eBaywords
> goes for a lot or not, but they are too numerous to list here.
> When I do my eBay searches, I typically don't hunt in a specific category
> since stuff can be listed all over the place. Keyword searches for common
> in the title can work also and even common misspellings. I've gotten somegood
> bargains as a result. At the same time too, when I sell something I try toin
> give a very thorough description with lots of potential keywords to bring
> buyers searching in a similar manner.Tell Me about it! I've just recently scored some fairly rare and definately
obscure kits by checking out misspellings. For instance, I scored a Greenbank
Castle Ryan Mailplane (okay, I know its not space-related) for under $30
because the seller sold it as a "Grenback" model. There were only about 5,000 of
these models made in the early 1970s before folding up and this is my second. A
couple of years ago, I saw one go on eBay for over $500.00.
Every once in a while I torture myself by looking under "Grail Plastic
Model". Stuff that shows up with those words is usually fairly rare and almost
always expensive (at least to me).
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