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Seiko7A38 at April 23, 2019 at 2:33 PM

I really should have known better than publish the result of an Italian eBay auction, without first checking the bidding history. Needless to say, with hindsight it appears to have been shilled in the best Italian tradition. Not only was the auction won by a newly created Zero-feedback bidder, who naturally has 100% bidding activity with the seller, but with the aid of his accomplice, who placed 14 of the 21 bids and has 93% bidding activity, he shilled it all the way from 60 Euros to 111 Euros. :roll:

So I really wasn't entirely surprised to see it re-listed yesterday evening - as another 10-day auction, but this time with an opening bid price of 150 Euros. :roll:

The would-be Italian eBay seller of that stainless 7A38-7260, fitted with a non-original bracelet, had since unsuccessfully re-listed it 6 times at the same 150 Euros opening bid price, without receiving a single bid. So this afternoon, using some perverse logic, he re-listed it again, as a Buy-it-Now for 350 Euros !

June 15, 2019 at 10:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 19, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Another stainless 7A38-7260, in rather nicer cosmetic condition: looking almost mint, fitted with a non-original replacement strap, was listed earlier this evening by a German eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 100 Euros. There is also currently the option to make an offer.


I was rather surprised when that stainless 7A38-7260 failed to attract any bids, first time around, because it deserved to sell. Incredibly, the same thing happened when the seller re-listed it. Were it not for the fact that I already have three of this model, including a couple of NOS examples, I would have bought it myself for the 100 Euro opening bid price. The seller eventually re-listed it for a second time and thankfully somebody placed a bid on it. The latest re-listed 7-day German eBay auction ended a few moments ago, with the 7A38-7260 selling for 131.11 Euros after 5 bids.

June 16, 2019 at 12:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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