Friday, 17 November 2017

NEVER MIND THE CENTURY - JUST WHAT WORLD IS THIS EBAY SELLER LIVING IN? (UPDATED)...



Look at the state of this issue of TV CENTURY 21 for which some seller is asking £75 on eBay.  The same seller was asking £229 for an even poorer condition (by far) copy of #1, which he eventually sold (he says) for £59.  His ads say that he's unsure of their true worth so is open to reasonable offers, but he must surely have seen what other sellers ask for issues of this particular title.  In my opinion, whether he has or not, he's simply chancing his arm to see what he can get away with.  What price would you be prepared to pay for a comic in this tattered, ragged condition, readers?  I'd rather do without the comic (though I don't have to, 'cos I've got great condition copy) than have this abomination.  What about the rest of you?

Update:  The seller has now increased the asking price to £195.  Can you believe it?



13 comments:

Philip Crawley said...

To use an expression from a well-loved Australian film (The Castle); "tell him he's dreamin'". It never ceases to amaze me what some people expect other people to pay for variously (alleged) 'rare' items or examples of the same rare item in conditions such as this. They say that something is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it but if anyone takes up this offer then all I can say is that they must have more dollars than sense!!

Lionel Hancock said...

Hes Dreamin !!!!

Kid said...

LH agrees with your assessment, PC - and that was without seeing your comment, as I published them at the same time. I suppose he asks for what he knows are ridiculous prices, so that a buyer will think he got a bargain if he gets it for, say, an offer of £20. Whereas, if the seller asked for £20 from the start, it would remain unpurchased.

Christopher Nevell said...

Certainly very rare in that condition 😂

Kid said...

The only reason I can see for buying it, CN, would be to use some of the 'better' (relatively-speaking) pages to replace missing ones from an issue you already had, but it'd be an expensive way to do it.

Lionel Hancock said...

I suspect a lot of dealers get the idea that anything from the 60s is a gold mine to be made thus selling any ripped piece of paper but in this case a silverfish eaten comic for a fortune.. He's dreaming... It aint going to happen.. Maybe I should list an old newspaper comic section which the Friday night fish n chips in it for a couple of hundred quid.. I'm in the money.

Kid said...

I suspect a lot of dealers are just chancers or con-men, LH, hoping that some gullible or desperate buyer will fork over the cash for a small part of their childhood. Hey, you've grown an avatar. Why not use it to become a member of my blog?

Lionel Hancock said...

I just became a follower

Kid said...

Nah, you're not a follower, LH - you're a discerning member. That makes you a leader. Ta much for joining.

-3- said...

I think that in his world they must have reversed the symbols for Pounds & Pence, eh?

Seriously, it's really hard to spot stupid vs. evil in these situations. Ebay needs a "Derisive Laughter" button.

Kid said...

You're right, 3. Trouble is, it only takes one buyer with more money than sense (as PC said) to make the seller totally unconcerned about ridicule from other people.

Phil S said...

That condition gives me nightmares

Kid said...

Imagine the nightmares you'd have if you actually bought it, PS. Doesn't bear thinking about.

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