Sunday, February 24, 2013

The bargains you (don't) find on eBay

I'm always amused by the weird things and downright junk I regularly find on eBay. Until recently it was the guy who sells half-used, cut up decal sheets at top dollar, but over the weekend I found this auction, for an Academy 1/72 PV-1 Ventura. As you can see from the picture of the model, almost all of the parts are off the sprues, and the interior, engine, and props have been (badly) painted. The Buy It Now price? How does $24 strike you, plus $9 shipping?

I might (might) be able to justify buying this kit if it were extremely rare, but it's not. There are at least nine other Venturas on eBay selling for less than $24.

I just hope one of my SMS friends here isn't the seller!

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