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Seiko7A38 at November 21, 2019 at 5:47 AM

I'm in catch-up mode, after being away from my home PC for a few days, so I'm a bit behind in posting this. Another 7A38-7180, in typical well worn condition, was listed by a US eBay seller, late on Sunday evening, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of $99. The seller is unwittingly offering it through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme. Non-functional in the case of any Seiko. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264536626739


The above 5-day US eBay auction (carried over from the previous page) for a well worn 7A38-7180 ended late last night, selling for the opening bid price of $99.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264536626739


November 23, 2019 at 12:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 17, 2019 at 4:36 AM

Seiko7A38 at October 5, 2019 at 8:53 AM

This rather more well-worn example, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, was listed this morning, by a UK eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £275, or the option to make a much lower, more sensible offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223693686905


He re-listed it, nearly an hour later, now as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £58 (with a reserve set), or the option to Buy-it-Now for £165.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223753481529


The above 7-day UK eBay auction for a 7A38-7180, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, ended late on Saturday night, with bidding @ £78 after 6 bids - and the reserve price not met. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223753481529


At the time of writing, the seller hasn't re-listed it.


November 25, 2019 at 3:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 17, 2019 at 4:16 AM

Just a quick update on that one. Last week, having already re-listed it once, the Italian eBay seller ended the second re-listing as item allegedly no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153717630789


He re-listed it almost immediately, with the Buy-it-Now price reduced down from 299 to 220 Euros. Still far too high a price for an example in this condition, IMHO.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153717775958



Having twice reduced his Buy-it-Now price down to 'only' 185 Euros, plus the almost obligatory screwing around with his order of his photos, presumably in a last ditch effort to confuse punters, yesterday evening the Italian eBay seller once again ended his latest re-listing for that 7A38-7180 as item allegedly no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153717775958



Let's hope that's the last we've seen of it. :roll:


November 25, 2019 at 3:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Some watches remain unsold for literally years on end - usually because they're speculatively over-priced. The two such classic examples of 7A38-7180, which I've cited on previous pages of this thread being this one, which has been automatically re-listed by the Dutch eBay seller since August 2017 and of course US eBay seller vanman2usa's example which has been 'doing the rounds' for well over 10 years !!


So it's remarkable, by comparison, how quickly a 7A38-7180 can sell, when priced realistically. This example, in average worn condition was listed yesterday evening, by a UK eBay seller, with what I considered to be a very reasonable Buy-it-Now price of £139.99 or the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163971417483


In good used condition and fully functioning.second hand sets 2 seconds after 12 so needs adjusting.Apart from that a very nice vintage seiko chronograph.Mens Seiko Quartz Chronograph Black Metal pvd 7A38-7180.Vintage seiko chrono . Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.


The listing was live for just over 90 minutes, before it ended - sold.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163971417483

Sold not as one might have expected for the very reasonable £140 Buy-it-Now price, but as revealed by the alterative 'true selling price' link, for an offer of £120.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=163971417483


December 3, 2019 at 4:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another 7A38-7180, in rather more well-worn condition, that's likely to take a little longer to sell. :roll: Listed earlier this afternoon, by another UK eBay seller with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £200, or the option to make a much lower offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392570411212

 

Seiko Sports Chronopraph 1980’s Watch. 7A38-7180. 

Black and Gold, some parts worn off. 

Battery died years ago and never used since. 

Needs battery but cannot guarantee it works. 

Condition is Used. 

Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.


December 4, 2019 at 10:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Earlier this morning the UK eBay seller ended the above listing for his over-priced well-worn 7A38-7180 because of an error. Presumably the error was in the pricing.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392570411212



Less than 5 minutes later, it was back on eBay - now on 'Special Offer' (not). :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392573425512

December 6, 2019 at 6:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Give me strength (he writes, trying his best not to resort to the usual sarcasm).

Only two weeks ago, in 'closing' the lengthy saga of a well-worn 7A38-7180, which after multiple attempts by the Italian eBay sell sir.vintage.watch had failed to sell even for his much reduced Buy-it-Now price of 185 Euros (see below), I wrote:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153717775958



Let's hope that's the last we've seen of it. :roll:


Unfortunately, it wasn't. :roll: Here is the very same 7A38-7180, with case-back s/n 610309, listed earlier this afternoon, by would-be profiteering Italian eBay re-seller salvatorezz21resta, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 240 Euros, or the option to make a lower more realistic offer (hint: ideally one less than 185 Euros).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293366208142

 

SEIKO 7A38 7180 FUNZIONANTE AL 100% CHRONO MOLTO RARO ANNI 90 VINTAGE.

MODALITA' DI SPEDIZIONE: CORRIERE ESPRESSO 

MODALITA' DI PAGAMENTO:

PAYPAL (PREFERITO) O BONIFICO BANCARIO O RITIRO DI PERSONA. 

TERMINI DI VENDITA:

GLI OGGETTI IN VENDITA SUL MIO ACCOUNT SONO DI MIA PROPRIETA', NON HO RAPPORTI COMMERCIALI CON I MARCHI ESPOSTI, GARANTISCO IL FUNZIONAMENTO DI TUTTO CIO' CHE PROPONGO A MENO CHE' NON SIA ESPLICITAMENTE DICHIARATO NELL'INSERZIONE CHE L'OGGETTO IN ASTA E' DI FATTO NON FUNZIONANTE E VENDUTO PER RICAMBI O RIPARAZIONI, OLTRETUTTO ACCETTO RESTITUZIONI SOLO NEL CASO IN CUI VENISSE CONSEGNATO UN OGGETTO DIVERSO DA QUELLO DA ME VENDUTO O DA ME DESCRITTO.

SI TIENE CONTO DEL FATTO CHE LA VENDITA E' REGOLATA DALLE NORME DI COMPRAVENDITA TRA PRIVATI.


To save you flicking back over the page, here's a photo showing case-back serial # 610309, from the listing by the previous Italian eBay seller sir.vintage.watch.


December 7, 2019 at 10:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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