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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

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    That is extremely weird. I only looked at two, and there's still no description or pictures. Or a better title than a number. And "No frills caboose" doesn't exactly tell me anything useful about it. Scale? Road name? Type of caboose? Manufacturer? Couplers? If I may borrow your phrase, just posting them seems like a T.O.E.T.L. waste. Have to watch and see if there's an update later.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Pictures are a must for selling. Why would someone create an ad, when they were clearly not ready to do so? :rolleyes:
     
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    Adding onto the insanity of that list...he actually has a larger listing of items just like that. ALL of them say the same thing in the description, "No frills caboose with light wear on wheels". HOWEVER, they don't all have the same price. Varies from 12.99 to 49.99. You'd think a "no frills caboose" would be consistently priced, but I guess not.
     
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    Maybe he is selling neon coming soon signs. LOL
     
  7. MK

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    I was about to say, maybe he's selling neon signs! :)
     
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    Not quite ebay may worth a mention here.

    N scale Model Train Layout

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      Used - Good N scale layout with Bachmann power pack. Comes with Bachmann Santa Fe engine and 5 passenger cars. Approximately 2.5 feet by 4 feet.
    I spy CC -CONCOR Cars ! and a at least a $ 6.00 - $10 .00 Bachmann Locomotive , I wouldn’t go that far with the $ .

    Tom

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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Might be a good deal at $99 for some starter to grab.
     
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    They have pictures now.

    I more dislike fake listings that have a picture of something that is completely different from the description, like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/N-scale-J-...NIB/294026563315?_trksid=p2504926.m5232.l9681
     
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    Hey, and actual descriptions, too! Nothing I want, though.

    They've also already set up a bunch of new listings with the same format (Number, basic description, "Coming Soon!" pic). Evidently it's working for them, but I'm curious as to why one would do buisiness this way.
     
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    I looked as of 24 February and all photos and descriptions were there. I believe I've bought from the seller before. I appreciate the build date being included right in the title. Tagged the last Walthers (Roco/former Atlas First Generation) composite gondola I don't have. Which of course guarantees a bidding war for it... well, you put it out there, George, as my wife would say...

    Agree that it is a bit unusual, let us say, to post listings without photos. I didn't think eBay allowed a listing without at least one photo... but I didn't see the original so not sure what it looked like.
     
  16. JMaurer1

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    First of all, isn't the right shoe bigger than the left? Second, what SIZE are the shoes? Finally, are they big enough to hold a layout in them (why else would they be listed in N Scale>Parts and Accs>Other)?
     
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    Ed Sullivan Shoe, I mean show. ROTFL!
     
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    Do they also come with a freebie pair of clean socks?
     
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