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Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at October 23, 2019 at 4:37 AM

Seiko7A38 at August 13, 2019 at 3:24 AM

In deference to the foregoing accusation of wilful profiteering, the Japanese eBay re-seller has withdrawn that 7A38-7030 from sale. The Power of the Internet. :)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264426222778




After what he must have considered a decent interval, in the early hours of this morning, would-be profiteeering Japanese eBay re-seller nonkun0508 re-listed his ex-Yahoo Japan titanium 7A38-7030. His previous risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1480.36 is now reduced to 'only' $1197 (compared to the dollar equivalent of $694.25 that he paid for it at the beginning of August).


This time it did click straight away.
Here follows a partial copy and paste of my post from the previous page.

Originally posted by myself on August 4, 2019 at 2:32 PM:

The above 4-day Yahoo Japan auction for a titanium 7A38-7030 in average worn condition, ended a few moments ago, selling for ¥74,000 Yen after 35 bids, equivalent to approx. $694.25 USD / £570.92 GBP.


https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q304749023



I'd fallen a bit behind with posting over the last couple of days, but checking my eBay watching page, I noticed the titanium 7A38-7030, re-listed by profiteering Japanese eBay re-seller nonkun0508 appears to have sold on Sunday afternoon.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254397315696

Not as eBay would have you believe, for the full Buy-it-Now price of $1197, but as revealed by the alternative 'true selling price' link for an offer of $1000.


https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=254397315696


Still a considerable profit on the dollar equivalent price of $694.25, that it sold for on Yahoo Japan back in August. 


November 5, 2019 at 5:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at October 31, 2019 at 7:11 AM

While those other two would-be YJ sellers continue to vainly re-list their over-priced 7A38-7030's, ad nauseam, earlier today, theirs were joined by another example, listed by a 'Store' seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 2000 Yen. It's a job to tell from the seller's small (640x480) photos, but apart from a scuffed case-back, it appears to be in quite good condition. Note the unfaded bright red CHRONOGRAPH dial script (compared to the previous sold eBay NOS example). It is however fitted with an incorrect replacement Seiko titanium bracelet, which once again appears to be a  Seiko p/n YB21A normally found on the 7T42-7A10.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r358368343




The above quoted 7-day Yahoo Japan auction for the 7A38-7030, fitted with an incorrect replacement Seiko titanium bracelet, ended a few moments ago. The auction finishing time was automatically extended by a total of 15 minutes, due to several late placed bids. It finally sold after 65 bids, for a hefty ¥83,000 Yen plus 10% Japanese Sales Tax, making a total of ¥91,300 Yen, equivalent to approx. $836.45 USD / £652.95 GBP. Going by the high 5-digit feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, the auction was won by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


November 7, 2019 at 8:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This titanium 7A38-7030 was listed yesterday evening, by a Swedish eBay seller, with an over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1300 and currently no option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163941945030


Very rare watch, nice condition.


Not quite so rare as this thread has recently demonstrated. Readers may not immediately recognise it, from the current seller's lacklustre photos, but this particular 7A38-7030 has featured in this thread before, back on page 5. It was advertised for sale on SCWF Trading Post in January 2019, by Filipino collector ditoy_eagle, with a firm asking price of $1000 and sold a week later. I'm not sure whether the current seller actually paid Ditoy's asking price, but if he did, I'd opine it was too much then, given the watch's condition - and that better examples can still be picked up off Yahoo Japan for rather less.


November 13, 2019 at 10:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Speaking of over-optimistic pricing, a rather familiar-looking titanium 7A38-7030 in average worn condition, was listed late this morning, by another of those Japanese eBay 'proxy' sellers, with a risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1638.30 or the option to make a offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323983132002


I haven't bothered uploading the seller's 9 'borrowed' photos again, simply because they're already uploaded in the same 1200x900 size, in roughly the same order, on page 5 of this thread, in my post dated July 15, 2019.


Their description, if you can call it that, doesn't tell you much. :roll:



This is of course the very same 7A38-7030, which has been re-listed ad nauseam on Yahoo Japan, by deluded would-be seller oco0910, latterly on a daily basis, since mid-July !! :roll:


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c759419658



His original asking price was 130,000 Yen, which he's since reluctantly reduced to 125,000, then 120,000 Yen. The eBay 'proxy' seller's fanciful US Dollar price of $1638.30 equates to 178,158.50 Yen at today's exchange rate ($1 = ¥108.746).


November 17, 2019 at 10:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Not so much of an update - just more of the same. :roll: I was looking at Yahoo Japan earlier this afternoon and the two deluded would-be sellers are still re-listing their 7A38-7030's ad nauseam, sticking resolutely to the same prices. 



December 1, 2019 at 10:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Needless to say, both those titanium 7A38-7030's are still being re-listed ad nauseam, by their deluded would-be sellers, with nary a sign of price reduction. :roll:


Earlier today they were joined by another example, a non-runner, possibly needing just a new battery, listed as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of 32,000 Yen. Note the badly faded (once red) CHRONOGRAPH dial script and the makeshift repair to the bracelet (bent wire in place of a missing split pin).



http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n389801503



Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:


■ Product name

11T24 SEIKO Speedmaster Chronograph Quartz 7A38 7030 TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH rare rare luxury popular cheap bargain. 

■ Brand / Manufacturer

SEIKO 

■ Model number

7A38 7030 

■ Material

TITANIUM 

■ Color

Silver x black 

■ Size

Dial approximately 3.5 cm

Case approximately 4cm

Rug width approximately 2cm

Belt approximately 15cm 

■ Accessories

None 

■ Rank

■ condition

Immobility.

It may be due to aging or use,

There is a part where a small crack is seen in the face part.

There are also small scratches on the belt. 

★ Notes

・ Because it is cheap exhibition by a used article, it is a no claim no return,

If you have any questions, please contact us in advance.

・ Please note that the product may be slightly different from the actual product depending on the PC performance and screen settings.

- Since there is an individual opinion about the state of the product, please give me a bid after confirming the image.

If you have any questions, please be sure to ask questions before bidding.

- Please understand that it may be an oversight of a state about goods.

- Please understand beforehand that the bid of many people with very bad evaluation may be deleted by judgment. 

Thank you for watching.

I have read the following and are waiting for a bid.


December 18, 2019 at 6:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 3-day Yahoo Japan auction for a titanium 7A38-7030 ended yesterday afternoon, somewhat sursprisingly selling for the opening bid price of ¥32,000 Yen, equivalent to approx. $292.56 USD / £225.05 GBP - a comparative bargain for one of these. Going by the high 5-digit feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, it's safe to assume it was won by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n389801503




December 21, 2019 at 3:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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It probably goes without saying (and at the risk of repeating myself once again), but those two hapless deluded Yahoo Japan sellers continue to re-list their over-priced titanium 7A38-7030's ad nauseam. Amusingly, they've both re-listed them for the nth time within the last 24 hours, so they're both erroneusly tagged as allegedly being 'NEW'. :roll: Earlier today, they were joined by another example, in average worn condition, listed as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1000 Yen.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d410351841




Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:


Seiko Speedmaster 7A38-7030 Operation product (overhaul required) Titanium Day Date Chronograph Quartz Watch

 Details are as follows.

■ Model number: 7A38-7030

■ Accessories: and body only 

■ Materials: and case Titanium

 ・Back cover: Titanium

 ・ Band: Titanium

 ・ Windshield: Glass

■ State 

Appearance is slightly scratched with the case, back cover and band. There are several scratches around the bezel and buckle surface, but there were no visible scratches on the windshield glass.

Since the operation was delayed by more than one minute a day, the accuracy was measured according to the time of the radio clock five days before the exhibition, and the average daily difference for the five days was about -1 minute 55 seconds, 9 I was about 34 minutes late.

Pulling the crown at the lower left, it is possible to adjust the day, date, hour hand, minute hand, and pressing the upper left, upper right, lower right buttons to confirm that the chronograph function can be used, but as quartz Considering that there is a large gap, the accuracy of the chronograph function is unknown, and that there may be other problems with the previous watch, you can consider a bid on the premise of overhaul I think so.

The arm circumference is about 19cm and measures it by putting a measure around the inside of the case and the band.

I would like you to bid after being convinced of the state, so please ask a question if there is a point that you are worried about after checking the photograph and product description (However, it may not be possible to answer questions just before the end of the auction. , Please understand beforehand.). 

■ Features: A chronograph function is equipped with a Seiko Speedmaster quartz watch.

If you enter a model number on Google and search, you will see information about the product.

■ Delivery method -Takkyubin Compact (Fee: 610 yen-830 yen) * 2.3.

 ・ Click post (fee: 188 yen nationwide (up to A4 size / thickness 3cm / weight 1kg)) * 1.2.

 * 1. Please note that there is no compensation for lost or damaged luggage and no refund will be given for lost or damaged luggage.

 * 2. Bundled shipping is possible if it is within the size, thickness, weight of the click post or the size of the special BOX of Takkyubin Compact, but if it is out of the range, it is Yupack (within 60 sizes: 810 yen (Tokyo) ~ 1,350 yen) (Okinawa)).

 * 3. The rates by region are as follows.

This item is a no claim no return for cheap exhibition of used goods, the payment deadline is within 7 days after a successful bid like the payment deadline of Yahoo! simple settlement.

If you can not pay by the payment deadline, in principle, we will assume that there is no intention of dealing and will perform the cancellation procedure due to the highest bidder convenience (in the case of cancellation due to the highest bidder convenience, the highest bidder side will automatically Please note that the evaluation of "bad" is attached.).

For multiple successful bids and "collective transactions", if you make multiple successful bids and cancel after accepting "collective transactions", it will not be possible to delete the highest bidder, and it will take time and effort to respond, If multiple successful bids and "collective transaction" are canceled, please let me use "mischievous bidding trouble report system" depending on the content of the transaction after rating "very bad" and registering as a blacklist Let's eat.

Please note that there is a possibility of stopping the use of "Yahoo! JAPAN ID" of the successful bidder and deleting the registration by "mischievous bid trouble report system".

Moreover, please understand beforehand that the bid of those who have a remarkably large number of negative evaluations and those who are new may be canceled.

In addition, about what is not described in the product description, I will answer with the question.

Thank you.


December 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This titanium 7A38-7030 in apparently decent well-cared for condition was listed earlier this evening, by an Italian eBay seller, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. I suspect there may originally have been a Buy-it-Now option, but by the time I saw it, bidding was already well under way.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283726459633


 

Seiko Speedmaster JDM 7A38-7030 Chronograph TITANIUM

MOLTO RARE CONDIZIONI TOP (NOS)

Seriale 446601 

Orologio 100% originale

Orologio viene venduto con Bracciale acciaio originale Seiko

No box&card 

Orologio PERFETTAMENTE FUNZIONANTE ed in OTTIME CONDIZIONI 

Spedizione Veloce 

Accettiamo Pagamento PAYPAL e BONIFICO BANCARIO 

Possibile consegna a mano con pagamento in contanti 

FEEDBACK 100% POSITIVO 

NOTE: NUOVI UTENTI EBAY MENO DI 15 FEEDBACK POSITIVI SONO PREGATI DI CONTATTARE PRIMA DEL ACQUISTO ed POSSONO PAGARE SOLO CON BONIFICO BANCARIO!!ALTRIMENTI L’ACQUISTO ANDRÀ ANNULLATO!!


December 29, 2019 at 6:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Last time I'd looked at that Italian eBay auction for a titanium 7A38-7030, a couple of days ago, it had already been bid to over 400 Euros. I just noticed that it had dropped down to page 7 of my eBay watchlist. The Italian eBay seller ended the listing early this morning, as item no longer available, automatically cancelling all bids in the process. Checking the bidding history, reveals the highest cancelled bid was for 500 Euros. Presumably sold off eBay in response to a 'back door' offer. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283726459633



January 2, 2020 at 7:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The 5-day Yahoo Japan auction for a titanium 7A38-7030 did go the distance. It ended a few minutes ago (on schedule, without being extended, for a change), selling for ¥62,200 Yen after 22 bids - equivalent to approx. $572 USD / £434.60 GBP. Going by the high 5-digit feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, it was won by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d410351841



January 2, 2020 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 13, 2019 at 10:34 AM

This titanium 7A38-7030 was listed yesterday evening, by a Swedish eBay seller, with an over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1300 and currently no option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163941945030


Who says there's no money about after Christmas ? I must admit, I can't say I'd noticed before, but a couple of days ago, the Swedish eBay seller revised his listing, reducing the Buy-it-Now price of that titanium 7A38-7030 by $300.



It sold earlier this evening, for the reduced Buy-it-Now price of $1000.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163941945030


As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


January 2, 2020 at 12:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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It does annoy me when eBay sellers play games with their listings. Late yesterday evening, Italian eBay seller bravo.zone re-listed his titanium 7A38-7030 (which he'd ended as allegedly being no longer available, a week ago) as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. The 11 photos are the same set that he used in his previous listing, just shuffled into a different order. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283739177329


January 11, 2020 at 3:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

mahamithra
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Well the Italian Bravo seller is bit of what the English call a 'W I D E   B O Y'. I tried to buy it direct but got messed around, at the end he wanted me to come to Milan to pick it up and pay in cash and asked for more than agreed.  Not sure if the movement is correct at the end of the day. After all this is supposed to be fun!

January 11, 2020 at 10:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The re-listed 3-day Italian eBay auction for that titanium 7A38-7030 ended a few moments ago, selling for a strong 795 Euros after 37 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283739177329

Going by the feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder (1212), I'd hazard a guess that Mithra won it - and I don't think that would be too W I D E of the mark. ;)


January 13, 2020 at 5:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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