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Trading standards

1094 Views 13 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Swissracer
Maybe I'm old fashioned but I'm saddened to see members of this forum trying to sell Carrera cars etc. from the Argos offer at greatly inflated prices.

I accept that what they are doing is not illegal but I believe it is immoral.

The only people who are likely to go for these "offers" will be new to the forum if not the hobby and I thought that one of the main purposes of the forum is to promote slot racing. Personally, I don't think the moderators should allow such adverts.

Am I wrong?

Rant over.

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Well, yet another diff of opinion! I think it's fine to sell parts of the cheap Argos sets on - the prices asked aren't grossly inflated
hear me out please.

Anyone who comes to SlotForum, even if they are a newbie will have seen the various threads stating the prices that the LeMans sets were bought for i.e. £17.99 or even £29.99. If a newbie decides they want a Bentley or an Audi, then they should have already done a bit of research, either by looking at prices in their local shops for the cars or even accessing prices over the net which is a piece of piss these days. They will have noticed that the usual price for a Carrera car, new (ok it comes in a big plastic box with a pair of spare braids woohoo) is £25.00.
So no worries there then. I haven't bought any Carrera track myself so haven't bothered checking prices, but judging by comments made on here and actually talking to ppl then the track prices aren't inflated either.

Yes I admit, that seeing someone buying 40 sets at once, shocked me initially (in fact I agreed with a comment about vultures at the time), but as can be seen mmore is hardly ripping ppl off with the prices quoted.

So take this to it's extreme then: What about the Porsche 908/2 which Aaron so graciously sent me as a free gift? It cost me nothing to obtain it. Assuming that I'd never taken it out of it's box then what price should I ask?

NOTE: I HAVE taken it out of it's box, tweaked it (it's a FLY model!) and hooned it around a track thus snapping it's rear view mirror in the process of pushing the envelope. I will not be selling the car at any price, unless it becomes part of a job lot if I ever decide that slot racing is not for me.

Yours, putting the A-10 Thunderbolt among a brigade of tanks,
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