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Seiko7A38 at May 4, 2019 at 8:48 AM

The indecisive Yahoo Japan seller of that 7A38-6040 still appears to be having problems making his mind up. Since I made my previous post, early this morning, he's ended and re-listed it once again (retaining the same YJ item number). This time, he's promoted his listing to N°1, extended the duration to 2 days and applied a 30% discount, thereby reducing the opening bid price from 50,000 to 35,000 Yen.

The description remains the same as before with the addition of one line:

(Added 16:31, May 4, 2019) The chronograph is moving but needs adjustment.

Indecisive ?  Perhaps I should rephrase that. 
It looks rather more like we've got another comedian on our hands. 

Earlier today the Japanese seller ended his previous listing, in which he'd changed the price twice already, and has since created another 1-day listing, with a new YJ item number. Whereas his previous 2-day auction might have attracted a bid or two, this time he's increased the opening bid to a completely unrealistic 65,000 Yen and added the option of a 'Prompt Decision' Buy-it-Now price of 75,000 Yen. 

May 5, 2019 at 8:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 4, 2019 at 12:29 AM

This morning, I witnessed what surely must have been one of the shortest lived YJ auction listings ever. This JDM 7A38-6040, which may have some reset issues (see description), was initially listed very briefly on Yahoo Japan, as a 1-day auction, with an opening bid price of 5000 Yen. The listing lasted just 4 minutes, before the seller pulled it, presumably because of an error in his pricing strategy.

I dunno about 'indecisive' but this is getting VERY SILLY.  

The confused YJ seller has created yet another 'New' re-listing this morning.

So now we're back to where we were 3 days ago (albeit very briefly) - another 1 day auction listing with an opening bid price of 5000 Yen. :roll:

May 6, 2019 at 7:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above latest re-listed Yahoo Japan 1-day auction for a JDM 7A38-6040, by the indecisive seller, ended a couple of minutes ago, selling for ¥45,500 Yen after 22 bids, equivalent to approx. $412.10 USD / £315.75 GBP. The auction finishing time was automatically extended by 10 minutes due to late bids placed, meaning it ended just before midnight, local Japanese time. As I seem to be repeating a lot lately, once again, going by the 5-digit feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, it's fairly safe to assume was purchased by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.

May 7, 2019 at 10:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another JDM 7A38-6040, in well worn condition, was listed on Yahoo Japan earlier today, as a 7-day auction with an already over-optimistic opening bid price of 50,000 Yen, or the option of a 'Prompt Decision' Buy-it-Now price of 59,000 Yen.

Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:

Seiko Speedmaster 7A38-6040 It is a used article.

It is a working item. Time, date, day of the week Chronograph is working.

However, the button on the upper right has a tendency to feel sweet. It does not work if you do not press it all the way.

Appearance, there are small scratches overall.

There are also small scratches on the glass surface.

It is a letter of SPEEDMASTER in the bracelet buckle part.

The arm circumference is up to about 18.5 cm.

It has been a while since I replaced the battery.

Please send out letter pack plus ¥ 510 yen.

May 11, 2019 at 9:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hardly surprisingly, that JDM 7A38-6040 went unsold first time around. The YJ seller re-listed it last weekend, with the opening bid price reduced to 40,000 Yen (but still with the same 'Prompt Decision' Buy-it-Now price of 59,000 Yen). The re-listed 7-day auction ended a few moments ago, with it selling for the ¥40,000 Yen opening bid price after 2 bids. That's quivalent to approx. $366 USD / £288 GBP.

May 26, 2019 at 10:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 10, 2019 at 6:57 AM

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.

It seems that everything sells - eventually. :roll:

I hadn't previously bothered adding any updates about this particular 7A38-6040, fitted with a NATO strap, but the Japanese seller had re-listed it twice at the same ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $799, then reduced it slightly to 'only' $750. During their last re-listing (created on 20th March), that I'd added to my watching page they made further revisions, bringing the price down to $599.

That re-listing ended on Wednesday morning, with it supposedly selling for the $599 Buy-it-Now price.

As theoretically confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

But it was back on eBay again early yesterday morning, albeit very briefly:

Before being re-listed yet again ! 

That latest re-listing ended in the early hours of this morning, again sold for the $599 Buy-it-Now price:

The eBay Purchase History reveals it was purchased by the same buyer !! 

Lets hope he's happy with his purchase and that's the last we've seen of it !! :roll:

June 14, 2019 at 5:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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