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Seiko7A38 at November 16, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Sure enough, the following day, it was back again, re-listed for the Nth time, for another 7-days - same YJ item number, same ludicrous wishful 'pie-in-the-sky' pricing. :roll:

The would-be Yahoo Japan seller of that ludicrously over-priced 7A38-6040 tsuto_yuki stubbornly continues to re-list - ad nauseam. :roll: In his latest re-listing, he's rather pointlessly reduced his 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now 'Prompt Decision' price to 100,000 Yen. But if nobody's even prepared to bid 80,000 Yen, you've got to wonder at his logic. 

Earlier today, his 7A38-6040 listing was joined on YJ by another - a 5-day auction with an opening bid price half his - 40,000 Yen. No prizes for guessing which one will very likely sell first. It's actually a non-runner (possibly just in need of a new battery) and appears to be in decent used condition.

Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:

Thank you for seeing the item.

Please be sure to confirm the final in the image.

☆☆ Product Description ☆ ☆

Product Name: Men's Watch

Manufacturer: SEIKO


Model Number: 7A38-6040


Color: Black × Silver

Case Width: Approx 37 mm (excluding crown)

Arm around: Approx 17 cm )

accessories: None

Is currently immobile state.

Please use it for repair premises or parts removal.

The appearance including the windshield has no big blow marks, I think that the state is good.

However, there are small scratches and rubbing corresponding to second-hand goods.

(Please judge the degree in the image.) It is the current selling cut of junk treatment.

* I need your help by a no claim and a no return.

【Shipping fee】

1,000 yen nationwide

Hokkaido 1150 yen

Okinawa · Remote Island 1850 yen

※ The packing fee is included in the above fee.

※ Shipment is correspondence only of Yu Pack.

"When you receive the item, please contact us promptly to receive it"

November 28, 2018 at 7:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Earlier today, a used Seiko p/n YA29A bracelet for the 7A38-6040 was listed on Yahoo Japan as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 2000 Yen. The seller is once again our old friend motov10, a.k.a. Yujiro Kaneko. The bracelet appears to be in decent used condition, but is missing the all-important curved end pieces, which is where the YA29A stamping appears.

Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:

■ 80's SEIKO quartz chronograph Speed ​​master 7A38-6040. Original bracelet, YA29A secondhand goods.

■ The length of the bracelet is about 160 mm between the spring bars with the clasp closed. When wearing on the watch body it will be around the arm around 19 cm ~ 20 cm.

■ The lug width is 20 mm. There is no bow can and spring bar.

■ Overall it is shallow but there are scratches. Cleaning is done for exhibition.

I will send it by click post.

■ For reference, the catalog image of 7A38-6040 main body was posted. (The product is only genuine bracelet.)

Those who can use ■ Thank you very much.

Kaneko-San has made a couple of small mistakes in both his title and description. The lug width of the 7A38-6040 is actually 18mm. (The widest part of the YA29A bracelet end links measures 19.5mm).

December 1, 2018 at 10:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at October 27, 2018 at 10:16 AM

I wasn't sure whether he'd bother attempting to pull this stunt again, particularly after the last time he tried it, the YJ seller tsuto_yuki pulled his listing (see my post higher up the page, dated September 28th). He's either forgotten, or greed has got the better of his judgement. Earlier this afternoon, incompetent would-be profiteering Japanese 'proxy' re-seller utsun_2014 listed the same 7A38-6040 on eBay with a typically ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1557 !! (That's equivalent to 174,223 Yen). This pair of idiots deserve each other. :roll:

PS - I haven't bothered copying and pasting the description, because it looks exactly the same as the 'template' listing he used last time.

It looks like earlier today, would-be Yahoo Japan seller tsuto_yuki once more allowed his current re-listing for his ludicrously over-priced 7A38-6040 to come to end, as he'd done in mid-November. (Edit: It's since been re-listed yet again). :roll:

Needless to say, the incompetent would-be profiteering Japanese 'proxy' re-seller utsun_2014 has continued to re-list it, at the same even more ridiculously inflated price of $1557. :lol: His latest re-listing:

Earlier today, he was joined by another of this irksome ilk - japan-quality1.

The description tells you absolutely nothing about the watch. Their 'Buy-it-Now' price, for anyone gullible enough, by comparison is 'only' $1172.10. :roll:

December 3, 2018 at 9:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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In case you might be wondering what became of the other Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A38-6040 (the non-runner, with an opening bid price of 40,000 Yen), that 5-day auction ended at lunchtime today, without any bids being placed - unsold. Before I could take a screen print, it had automatically re-listed itself for another 4 days. The seller seems to have since reduced that to 24 hours. This afternoon, it was joined by another - and of course, tsuto_yuki's latest 7-day re-listing. :roll:

The newest listing (at the top) is a 6-day auction with an opening bid price of 5000 Yen. From the seller's description, it sounds like it's suffering from a sticky pusher button. But worse than that, the bracelet is woefully short, having had all but 3 adjustment links removed. :(

Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:

SEIKO SPEEDMASTER 7A38 - 6040 Quartz defective present condition delivery.

Thank you for looking.

I purchased it for a few years ago. It is only the main body.

Reasons with difficulty

① The start / stop button of the stopwatch function is slightly stuck in compared with other buttons , but you can use it if you press strongly.

② The belt is short (about 15 cm around the arm · please allow some errors for amateur measurement)

Also, the tip of the pin of the adjustment frame at 12 o'clock side comes out a little. (See the last image.) However, it does not fall out.

There are scratches for the main body · belt · draft shield suitable for the year.

Present condition delivery, no claim no return, please.

We will ship by Kuroneko Yamato Takkyubin (shipping fee is our expense)

Furthermore, new customer. Appraisal contents. Seeing. Trouble. Possibility. Exist ... judgment did person. Bid. We delete.

Moreover, please acknowledge will being canceled when you can not contact within 48 hours after a successful bid .

So thank you.

December 3, 2018 at 11:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The previous 24-hour re-listing @ 40,000 Yen by YJ seller gbso_jimu1 for the non-running 7A38-6040 (with the blue photo backgrounds) had similarly ended unsold, without any bids placed. He now had competition (for bidders) from the above non-runner (with an opening bid price of only 5,000 Yen). In what might possibly not have been the best strategic move, in response, he re-listed it again yesterday lunchtime, for another 24 hours, with his opening bid price reduced to only 10,000 Yen. I didn't get a chance to take a screen grab yesterday, but here's how the situation looked earlier this morning.

With 30 minutes of the auction left to run ....

10 minutes to go and not looking much better (one more bid - same price) ....

Which took us into 'Overtime', thanks to the saving grace of Yahoo Japan's automatic extension facility. Fortunately for the seller, he'd had the good common sense to make sure it was enabled.

The late placed bids kept coming, so the finishing time extended once again ....

and again ....

And so it went on ....

At which point I went for a ciggy ....

Into the final 5 minutes of overtime, hopefully everybody was done by now ....

Indeed, that's how the auction finally ended, a moment ago, after the finishing time had been extended by a total of 25 minutes, with the non-running 7A38-6040 eventually selling for ¥35,100 Yen after 30 bids. That's equivalent to approx. $310.60 USD / £243.15 GBP. So no bargain, but certainly one of the cheapest 7A38-6040's to sell on YJ recently. Also a good example of the YJ automatic extension facility in action. ;)

December 5, 2018 at 7:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day Yahoo Japan auction for a used YA29A bracelet (see my post higher up this page) ended a few moments ago, selling for ¥5250 Yen after 9 bids. That's equivalent to approx. $46.55 USD / £36.60 GBP.

December 8, 2018 at 8:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The most recent Yahoo Japan 6-day auction for a 7A38-6040 (the one with the very short bracelet) ended at lunchime today - on schedule. Automatic extension was enabled, but unlike the previous one, there were no late bids placed. It sold for ¥31,000 Yen after 24 bids, equivalent to approx. $275 USD / £216 GBP.

Which now just leaves this one (once again) still being re-listed ad nauseam ....

I note with mild bemusement that would-be YJ seller tsuto_yuki has since increased his Buy-it-Now price back to the previous ludicrous 150,000 Yen. :roll:

December 9, 2018 at 9:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-6040 in decent cosmetic condition was listed on Yahoo Japan earlier today as a 6-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Yen. Typically, it has a short bracelet, but the seller's description implies there are 3 more adjustment links, although these are not shown in the photos.

Google translates the Japanese seller's title and description as follows:

SEIKO Speedmaster 7A38 - 6040 OH Elegant ultimate beauty item

SEIKO Speedmaster 7A38-6040 Quartz

Case Diameter: About 36 mm (without crown)

Around Brass Arm around: About 16.5 centimeters

There are 3 pieces (corresponding to a maximum of about 19 centimeters)

Last August Overhaul, Battery, Packing Replacement

Return 0 We will operate normally, including.

There are no visible scratches on the glass draft shield.

Although there are some degree of scratches on the case and bracelet, I think that it is extremely beautiful on the whole.

Those who newly evaluate please bid on the top of the message from the question column beforehand.

Please acknowledge that the bid of the direction with no connection or the high bad evaluation may be deleted at our discretion in advance.

After bidding successfully, please disclose successful bidder information within 24 hours. In the absence of disclosure, we will judge it as a mischievous bid.

January 6, 2019 at 6:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 6-day Yahoo Japan auction for a JDM 7A38-6040 in decent cosmetic condition, ended this afternoon, selling for a very strong ¥86,000 Yen after 60 bids. That's equivalent to approx. $792.90 USD / £617.50 GBP. The auction finishing time was automatically extended by a total of 35 minutes, due to late placed bids.

January 12, 2019 at 5:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-worn 7A38-6040, fitted with a NATO strap, was listed earlier this morning by a Japanese eBay seller, with a frankly ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $799 US and currently no option to make an offer.

SEIKO 7A38-6040 SPEEDMASTER Day-Date Chronograph Quartz Wristwatch #3462

This item is one of a kind!! First come, first served.

It is free shipping.

However, when returned, we will subtract postage amount from payment amount and we will return. 

It will be shipped just as pictured.

No other accessories will be included in this auction, please look at the pictures above.

 ※The item in pictures is the actual item you will receive.

Please look at the photos carefully.

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.

These charges are the buyer's responsibility

Condition & Accessories

■Cosmetic condition

※We sell the Used item.Please check on the photos for detailed condition of the product.

Hands: There is no noticeable damage.

Case: There is a some scratches.

(C. rubbing and scratch. usual feeling of use.)

There are peeling of paint on the bezel.

Diameter: approx 37mm excluding crown.

Glass: There are some scratches.

Band: It is a band of outside goods.

Band Size:

Dial: There is no noticeable damage.

■Performance Condition

Calendar: It works as it should be.

Quick set works as it should be.

Day difference(Time Grapher)

Motions: In working condition.

The operation of the chronograph and the split button are normal.

Battery replaced 01/2019

■Accessories: None

If you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you find any issue with this transaction, please contact me BEFORE giving a negative or neutral feedback and opening case . I will try my best to resolve the issue.

I have examined the item(s) and included my observations as accurate as I could in the description above. Please note that some descriptions may be based on my own opinion. Please read it carefully and understand the condition of the item(s) before bidding.

Thank you for visiting.

February 10, 2019 at 6:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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