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Seiko7A38
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Speaking of deluded would-be eBay sellers trying to flog rather undesirable 7A36 Surf Timers for ridiculously inflated prices ....

(as we were on the previous page), very remiss of me not to have mentioned these two other equally gaudy examples of the calibre:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181016667403 now re-listed as: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181038193503



Needless to say, this albeit rarer 7A36-700A - minus strap, with a cracked plastic shroud previously went unsold at $1999.33 !! 


Then of course, there's our old favourite Italian seller, Goffre78, source of the yellow dialed 7A36-7000 on the previous page ....

who has been offering this NOS 7A36-7010 on eBay for a while, now reduced to the comparative 'giveaway' price of $600 $500. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190758986980

December 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at November 14, 2012 at 5:14 AM

Well that's it - he's blown it !! If this UK eBay seller EVER had the slightest ounce of credibility he just threw it all away ! 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221153299895

SEIKO 7A48-7000 Moonphase Chronograph 'A real Minter' Very Rare.




not rare by any stretch of the imagination used 7A48-7000 (which I've seen sell for £250 as NOS), he's asking a mere £599 !! 


Indeed, used examples can be found for a lot less. Here's one that sold on eBay Germany just over a week ago for only 52.55 Euros:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140875994156


Another grossly over-priced 'Very Rare / Hard to Find' (quite the opposite) 7A48-7000 to keep the previous one company on eBay. :roll:




This was listed overnight on eBay in the States - by another deluded would-be seller, for an equally fanciful asking price of $799 !! :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251207048138



If you're in any doubt as to the price range these commonest-of-all 7A48 variants normally sell for (usually <$200), check out this link:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Seiko+7A48&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_okw=&_oexkw=&_adv=1&LH_Complete=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&_fsct=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50

December 31, 2012 at 5:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at December 4, 2012 at 7:32 AM

I was wondering when someone (else) was going to comment on that recent listing. :lol: Thought it might be you, somehow, Daz. ;)




Given the apparent condition in the seller's photos, your post might have fitted better in the 'Optimistic' eBay prices thread ....

But then somebody would truly need to be 'Crazy' (or p!ssed out of their skull) to pay $200 for that very tired Bishop bracelet. 


I was (again) surprised nobody commented on the JDM (Speedmaster clasp) version of the same 7A28-6000 'Bishop' bracelet listed on eBay in the last week of December, but in far better condition, with an opening bid price of $199. More so that nobody bid for it. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321047512370



Nor will I ever understand the logic employed by some of these eBay sellers. It doesn't get any bids @ $199, so he re-lists it for $249:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321049999311


January 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mike Kelley
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7ARCool at February 5, 2012 at 7:09 PM

The Winning bidder could be amongst us :o

Wasn't me.

January 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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jair1970 at February 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I'd not noticed; I defer to those with greater individual coding knowledge!

I had figured that anything 'two-tone' would not be figuring too high on anyone's must have list... Certainly not £600 worth of two tone anyway!

But seriously, he's got all sorts of form. Think the account was all BINs at one point...

Got a lovely 7T59-6A00 up for the same price too...

Goffre's NOS 7T59-6A00 has recently re-appeared: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190780483618 - now with a $1500 price tag !! 

January 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

nova
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399€ is a high price for a non original 7A38 with a "Spare dial and hands" ;)

http://www.ebay.de/itm/SEIKO-SPORTS-100-7a38-black-/261150937930

January 7, 2013 at 5:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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nova at January 7, 2013 at 5:24 AM

399€ is a high price for a non original 7A38 with a "Spare dial and hands" ;)

http://www.ebay.de/itm/SEIKO-SPORTS-100-7a38-black-/261150937930

Indeed, Andre. Already posted (twice now) in the Heads Up on yet another 7A38 Franken(s) - Part 2 !! thread. ;)

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7172454 (on pages 1 and 2).

January 7, 2013 at 5:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Moustachio
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Ok I know not a 7A... but you have to laff, cry, sob violently (delete as applicable) when a watch used in Aliens gets a massive price hike... maybe ebay are charging huge amounts of money for putting the word "Aliens" into listings?

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SEIKO-S234-5000-JAPAN-PULSEMETER-ALIENS-TRACKING-RIPLEY-MAKE-OFFER-/170970972208?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item27ceaa0030

how about this one instead

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-SEIKO-PULSEMETER-S234-5010-JAPAN-LCD-CHRONOGRAPH-DISPLAY-WRISTWATCH-/370731053195?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item56514af08b

**rolls eyes**

January 7, 2013 at 7:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Hardly sets my pulse racing, Daz - unlike Sigourney Weaver in her smalls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swM6pLxxgWE


 - and wrong Alien(s) movie ! 

January 7, 2013 at 8:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at January 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

jair1970 at February 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I'd not noticed; I defer to those with greater individual coding knowledge!

I had figured that anything 'two-tone' would not be figuring too high on anyone's must have list... Certainly not £600 worth of two tone anyway!

But seriously, he's got all sorts of form. Think the account was all BINs at one point...

Got a lovely 7T59-6A00 up for the same price too...

Goffre's NOS 7T59-6A00 has recently re-appeared: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190780483618 - now with a $1500 price tag !! 


Goffre's now listed a NOS 7T59-F010 'Masterpiece': http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190781932278 for the risible asking price of $1600 !!

That's nearly £1000 !  You can't normally give away these grossly over-ornate 7T59's, so I guess that'll be around for a while. :roll:

Speaking of 7T59's (which I really I shouldn't be, because it's for the scope of this thread), I see another Italian eBay seller has listed a 'new with tags' stainless 7T59-6A00 SHS001J with a more realistic opening bid price of 380 Euros. I bet that one sells quickly.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160953098146


Belated Edit: Well, maybe not quite as quickly as I'd expected, but re-listed twice and subsequently reduced to 350 Euros, it did sell:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160959421123

January 10, 2013 at 6:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at July 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Italian eBay seller 'angeli_65' whose first four over-priced 7Axx offerings started off this thread, continues to churn out the odd gem:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271012051006

SEIKO SPORT 100 CHRONOGRAPH CAL. 7A38 - 6000 "VINTAGE"



Quite rare as 7A38's go, and NOS with tags. Yours for a mere $1500 (approx £956.75). 


Now follows a demonstration of the futility, greed (and sheer stupidity) of some of these 'crazy' speculative B-I-N asking prices - and particularly by this Italian husband and wife team of eBay sellers. In July last year they declined a more than generous offer of $800




Half a dozen (30 day) re-listings and more than 6 months later; a new set of photos and now offered by strega_68, rather than angeli_65, they must have been getting desperate for cash - and yesterday caved in to a lower offer of 'only' $600:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281041453243

January 16, 2013 at 12:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This JDM 7A28-7000 Ripley Aliens listed on eBay earlier today, by an Indonesian seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of $1399 certainly qualifilies for the 'crazy' tag, if not the 'craziest' we've seen. But somehow, I doubt he'll have much difficulty finding a willing buyer. :/

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221180765890


January 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Moustachio
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January 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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You'll probably appreciate the (bitsa) Bishop I posted in the 'Bottom of the Barrel' thread, even less then, Daz.   


http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7237266-the-lower-end-bottom-of-the-7axx-barrel-bargains-worse-?page=5

January 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Moustachio
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yeah saw that.... I've basically completely given up on them now. :(

January 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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You'll regularly see speculative would-be sellers asking crazy prices for Bishops and Aliens (and other Seiko 7Axx's) on Yahoo Japan.

This one made me chuckle, not only for the stupid price, but the seller's fanciful choice of user ID:


http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m109411185

ウルトラ超レア〓7A28クロノグラフスピードマスター〓ミリタリー

Ultra Ultra Rare Speedmaster Chronograph 7A28 〓 〓 Military 




Yup - a relatively common (non-Speedmaster) civilian 7A28-702A with an opening bid price of 118,000 Yen. 

That's equivalent to £832 / $1317.50 in real money. So, given his user ID, there's really only one smiley I can end this post with. 

January 24, 2013 at 5:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Moonphaze at November 14, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Hmmmmmmm I bet he would take a lot less for a direct sale 8)

I noticed that 7A48-7000 originally listed in November last year, with a risible asking price of £599, finally sold earlier today ....

after at least 11 declined offers, that I'd seen:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221153299895

And I bet it went for a LOT less than the £449 it had been reduced to by then, too. 

Unfortunately, due to the method of private listing used, it seems we'll never know what it actually sold for. 

February 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Arpie
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Starting bid is 500€ for this 7A28-7060:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rare-1983-SEIKO-7A28-7060-Sports-100-Titanium-1-Montre-Chronographe-dans-Monde-/190793595299


 

I really like it, but it's well overpriced for this condition! Just look at the bracelet and the case, the edge of the pusher looks slightly worn. Moreover it seems that someone bent the tension finger spring in the opposite direction. :/

Otherwise dial & tachy ring looks excellent to me, shame on the price. :(


February 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Surprised that nobody has mentioned this 7A38-702A listed yesterday by an Italian seller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140915987357




I suppose we should be grateful that the price is only 530 Euros:roll:

In comparison, the really crazy one on Yahoo Japan for 118,000 Yen,

ended today: http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m109411185

But that one is 'Military' whereas this one is only 'James Bond'. Who do these sellers think they are fooling besides themselves ? 

February 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another one for Daz (or probably not)  .... certainly one for the wealthier Guigiaro collector, with more money than sense. :roll:

Crazy-ish price for one of his crazy designs.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150999626023


Not sure where the seller got his GL8-65 model suffix from, but in my book that's a 7A28-5000 Guigiaro 'Steering Wheel'. 

More discussion about these, in an earlier thread in this section: http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/8026380


February 20, 2013 at 7:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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