Re: [z_scale] Used Z Prices
- Agreed! I must chime in and warn of the guy that is selling "DIECAST"
military vehicle miniatures that "retail for $7.99 to $9,99". These
are actually old ISM 1/285 scale wargaming figures that can be had at
gaming stores for $5-$6 a package of 5. I keep seeing these things
presented as loads and scenics, and they are neither Z nor diecast.
Just as a referance, the Z scale person is nominally 6 mm tall, the
1/285 person iss 4.5 mm tall - big differance. Moreover, if these
things are to be used as loads, you can figure they each weigh around 15
grams or half an ounce: not good for long trains.
Done ranting now...
> Sadly, the "used outlets" are not only grossly overpricing things that
> are in
> current production and on store shelves, but tonight's set of posts on
> "certain" auction site was overloaded with misrepresentations and flat
> right lies.
> Nubies, be very careful not to be taken in by N scale items sold as Z
> or "High Speed" diesels as copies of a much sought after GP-38. The
> rule of
> "let the buyer beware" seems to apply more and more every day.
> If you can find these auction sites on the web, then you have the
> skills to find reputable dealers on the web as well. Avoid buying an
> overpriced "something" that you may wind up tossing in the trash can.
> A sad state of affairs (called greed) in response to a promising
> growth of Z
> A very irritated,
> Bill K.
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