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Seiko7A38 at July 20, 2018 at 12:25 AM

This 7A38-701A in average worn condition, with typically faded chronograph hands, (now pale yellow instead of their original orange) and wabi'd bezel inlay, was listed yesterday morning by a Spanish eBay seller, with an over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of 420 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253761849947


The Spanish eBay seller had re-listed that 7A38-701A, four more times since July, gradually reducing the Buy-it-Now price, most recently down to 280 Euros. I hadn't been watching it closely, so I'd missed spotting that it had sold late on Friday night. But even then, it didn't sell for the much reduced Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253996889081

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a best offer of 247 Euros.



The eBay Purchase History shows there were a couple of other offers made: 

December 9, 2018 at 9:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at December 5, 2018 at 2:23 PM

If you'd added that (10-day) Italian eBay auction listing for a 7A38-701A to your eBay watching page, as I did, you'll probably have noticed that it's already been bid to over 500 Euros in less than 6 hours ! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113425370557



The crazy early bidding on that 7A38-701A continued for a couple of days. With a full 7 days of the auction still left to run, it eventually stalled @ 600 Euros. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113425370557



The 10-day auction ended 10 minutes ago, with bidding still at 600 Euros after 33 bids. The extra bid (the only one actually made in the last 7 days) was placed by the winning bidder, 2 minutes before the auction ended - presumably as a 'safety' bid, in case anybody decided to snipe it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113425370557

Was it shilled ? Of course it was. Let's face it, most Italian eBay auctions seem to be. The losing bidder certainly has 100% bidding activity with the seller. But how many other bidders were involved in jacking it up to that unrealistic selling price ?


December 15, 2018 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This well-worn, but unusually (for him) original 7A38-701A, with manky dial and hands lume, was listed in the early hours of this morning by arch Filipino watch botcher badingski, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $9.99.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352550865154



December 31, 2018 at 7:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day Filipino eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-701A ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $125.50 after 37 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352550865154


January 6, 2019 at 11:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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