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This well-worn 7A38-705A, with typically faded bezel inlay numbering, dial printing and hands and also missing almost all the matt black paint from the small bracelet interconnecting links, was listed about 10 minutes ago by an Italian eBay re-seller, with a ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 600 Euros, without the option to make an offer. I'm just surprised that it's taken him nearly a year to list it. :roll:

You see, this is yet another, albeit somewhat delayed-action instance of Déjà Vu. ;)

The exact same well-worn 7A38-705A was first listed by another Italian eBay seller on 16th January 2020. My last two posts at the bottom of the previous page refer ....

January 12, 2021 at 6:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 25, 2020 at 9:56 AM

At the beginning of this week, the Italian eBay seller ended his original listing for the above 7A38-705A, because of an error in the listing. Presumably the error was in the speculative over-pricing. :P

He subsequently re-listed it, with the risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price reduced by 20 Euros to 'only' 439 Euros. Yesterday evening, he ended that re-listing as item allegedly no longer available.

Let's hope it stays that way. :roll:

Needless to say, the case-back s/n 439108 matches. ;)

January 12, 2021 at 6:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 10, 2018 at 5:43 AM

I make no apologies for sometimes using this forum as a soapbox, to express my disgust and displeasure at the activities of certain greedy and dishonest eBay sellers. Probably the most loathsome, to my mind are those I call out as 'would-be profiteering re-sellers'. They claim to be collectors, but clearly, as evidenced by their own activity, are buying 7A38's with one purpose in mind - to re-sell them for profit. Here is a perfect example of their ilk.

Back in April 2017, a Filipino eBay seller, time_wise, listed a very tired 7A38-705A with a frankly ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $850. The original eBay listing is documented at the bottom of page 3 of this thread. It took him EIGHTEEN MONTHS (automatically re-listed for the last 15) to finally sell it, for the much reduced figure of $390. IMHO, that was still far too much to pay, for an example in that poor condition. So one assumed it was some novice numpty that bought it - who didn't know any better. :roll:

Yesterday evening, another would-be profiteering US eBay re-seller, with the almost laughable user ID sellinstuffcheap4U listed the same tired worn out 7A38-705A with a Buy-it-Now price of  $685. :o

I make absolutely no apologies for the lengthy quote, either. :P I note, with great amusement, that in the early hours of this morning, deluded would-be profiteering US eBay re-seller sellinstuffcheap4u revised his more than 2-year old listing for that tired well-worn ex-Filipino seller time_wise 7A38-705A, increasing the already ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price from the previous $685 to $875. (He was actually stupid enough to pay $390 for it himself). He's now also offering it to buyers outside USA through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme, which potentially adds another $227 in charges on top !! Or at least it would - if it actually worked. :lol:

January 13, 2021 at 9:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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