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IT"S WORTH WHAT? WOW!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:27 PM
What is selling on the web? ebay or any other place. Take a look at this ebay link. This link will only be good for about 90 days so hurry and look at what this model kit is worth or going for right now. WOW!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3147747330&category=1192


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Posted by shermanfreak on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:33 PM
Hmmmm ... let's see $25,000 for the guaranteed bid .... no takers yet ... but the seller does guarantee to ship it at cost, what a guy. LOL
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:34 PM
Man, I gotta say that some people have more money than sense.
Yeah, it might be nice to have, and even (maybe) to build and display, but a starting bid of $25,000? Gimme a break. I'd rather set my hair alight and put it out with an icepick.
I remember having and making quite a few of those old "Dungeon Series" Aurora kits when I was a kid........the Rack, the Pendulum, the Guillotine.........my Mum thought they were morbid (but bought them for me anyway) but I had fun with them - the innocence of childhood.
I'd like to have them now, if only to build them to look real.
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LeeTree

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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:37 PM
Ahhh.......I would rather buy a new SUV. I'd love to sell the guy who buys that, some land that I own that is purported to contain many barrels of oil beneath it. Bargain price.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:46 PM
Sweet greasy weasels!![:0] Better get insurance on that one!Wink [;)]

I had no idea Godzilla knew how to drive.

-fish
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:02 PM
This guy ins't sniffing his glue.... He's eating it!!!
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Posted by stinger on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:24 PM
Just imagine what it would be worth if it didn't have that "extremely tiny millimeter or two hole in the cellophane"?
So here, I think, is our dilemma: Should we email the guy and give him a clue, or should we just wait out the bid and see if there are any takers?
My vote goes for waiting it out.

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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:50 PM
US$25,000. Just about the same as my budget for the house I am building starting this month. Now I have an idea how rich America really is. My would be house is just a toy over there. LOL.

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Posted by Model Grandpa on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 11:13 PM
Wow....the same price as the 1/32th scale B-17. Smile [:)]
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 11:37 PM
I wonder if he would trade for the L60 tank...
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Posted by inpw1 on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:47 AM
is this guy for real?????? I wanna know what kinda drugs he's takin' cause hes gotta be high. Seriously......would anyone pay that much for that, no matter how rare????/
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Posted by J-Hulk on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 2:26 AM
Jinkies!
Ya reckon he's one zero too far? I have heard of G's Go-kart going for plenty of $, but nothing as ridiculous as that!
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 3:26 AM
an ex employee of aurora no doubt. i bet hes got a garage full of them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 5:06 AM
I read the book price for this kit " MINT" was $6,000.00

Dale
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Posted by styrene on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 6:27 AM
ALRIGHT!!
Let's tear off the plastic and build this puppy!
I'll donate the glue...
Gip Winecoff

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 7:35 AM
Comon Hulk, you know you want to bid Wink [;)]
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Posted by berny13 on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 8:14 AM
I see no one has placed a bid on it yet. There will be some idiot some where with more money than brains that will think it is a great deal and will jump on it.

Berny

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 8:57 AM
I hope the seller just open the freaking the box himself and give it to his 4 years old son as a practice kit.

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Posted by therriman on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 9:24 AM
According to his zip code he lives in Alexandria, VA.
Now we know where all the major drugs are being kept.

I agree with styrene, Lets build the thing!
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Posted by Hoser on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 1:01 PM
I'm with you, Stinger. I just HAD to put that one on my watch list. Ya think maybe the original molds go with it too? I would love to take a peek at this guy's inbox since he put it up ...

P.S. J-Hulk, I think you are right about the extra zero. Check out the other stuff he has listed. One item is a #2 Superman - it's over $800 right now and the starting bid was $1.
"Trust no one; even those people you know and trust." - Jack S. Margolis
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 3:01 PM
I'm sure some poor sap is thinking that this is the one to have of all the models in the world. Sellers be fair then let the buyers fight for the item. If this guy had this kit as a kid then we all know that he never played with his toys.

Thanks Dale
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Posted by lizardqing on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 3:15 PM
I think if I were to spend that kind of money on a kit , insurance would not be a problem as I would be going to pick it up first hand in my Gulfstream.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 8:55 PM
I guess this shouldn't surprise us this much if you look at all the wierd transactions that happen on Ebay: Some guy actually put "nothing" on ebay, seriously, nothing! Somebody bid fifteen bucks on it! Somebody sold a 7" french fry for a truckload of dough once.

I keep an eye on the antique lure section from time to time... a topwater bait ('around 6 inches long) sold for $75,000 with hundreds of bids. You thinks that's insane? It was relisted a few days later and sold for $85,000! 10 grand profit in a week! Not bad.

Goes to show, you gotta be rich to make money in this country.Tongue [:P]

-fish
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Posted by J-Hulk on Thursday, October 2, 2003 7:11 AM
Funny world we live in, eh?
~Brian
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Posted by qmiester on Saturday, October 4, 2003 10:24 PM
I got a theory - It ain't the subject of the model, its what the model costs is what is important to the buyer - two guys I know both bought different kits of the same model - one spent maybe 15 bucks on the kit and some styrene sheet - the other guy spent over a 100 bucks on his kit that had all kinds of whistles and bells - the first guy spent a lot of extra time modifying his kit while the second guy simply glued his together and painted it - guess what - you couldn't tell the finished products apart - but the second guy sure liked to brag about how much his kit cost.
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Posted by roadkill_275 on Monday, October 6, 2003 2:21 AM
Do you know what is truly sad about this? If he sells it for this much, how many idiots will decide that their $5 kit is worth $50 or $500? How many people will put kits in garage sales that they would normally ask $1 for , for $10? This is truly sick!!!!
Kevin M. Bodkins "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup" American By Birth, Southern By the Grace of God! www.milavia.com Christian Modelers For McCain
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 6, 2003 10:33 AM
Hmmm,
If this thing sells for that price, Im thinkin I have a room full of kits I should be able to retire from. Lets see.... 1/48 monogram B-29...5k. Snap tight Ghostbusters ECTO 1...1k maybe, no, better go 2k, its still in cellophane wrap (without the little hole I might add..)
Bermuda, here I come!!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 6, 2003 1:18 PM
Whenever a visitor eyes my collection of old toy soldiers or my vintage car the second or later comment is usually "what are they or it worth." I reply whatever you are willing to pay, easy to figure the cost of most anything.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 6, 2003 1:27 PM
My theory: If you can list a particular kit for several large bills, and somebody buys it, more power to you. That doesn't mean that I'm going to buy it, or that I'll sell anything for that amount. If somebody offers me that much, I'm not stupid.

The golden rule: There's a sucker born every second. There's a person born to take advantage of that sucker every half second.

demono69
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Posted by tigerman on Monday, October 6, 2003 5:51 PM
Demono is right, there is sucker born every second. Reminds me of Hotwheels on E-bay. I used to collect them. I watched in astonishment as bidders bid many times over value plus shipping, just so they'd be the first on their block to have a particular car. A month later they could have gotten it at retail. I'm assuming that kit will not get a buyer, but you never know.

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