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#1 Don Capps

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 02:41

Originally posted by Frank S
The only continuing down-side to eBay (other than short-term, small losses that smart) in my experience is the investment of time, if browsing for serendipitous outcomes is the goal. There is no way to narrow the search if you don't know what you are after. If what you want is specific, there are techniques to get right down to it.


I think that I spend far too much of my life staring at computer screens as it is. I have successfully used eBay to obtain some long sought after magazines, but since then, the whole effort seems to demand far more of my time than I am willing to devote to it. One of my resolutions of this year -- indeed, my Only resolution this year! -- is to reduce my WWW time and devote more time to my writing. I don't think that eBay quite fits into that and, besides, I generally have an uneasy feeling about the whole deal -- and the eBay Lifestyle does not compute in my eyes.

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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:07

What you'll have to do, Tom, is go back to the FerrariChat site and click on 'quote' for the post with the eBay address in it... then do your copy and paste...

It's been abbreviated here and it's not possible to access the page with what's there. Or just post the item number.

#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:49

Hmmm... the Corvette 327 engine's a bit big for F1...

Interesting car, however. Was it, perhaps, built as a hillclimber?

#4 Keir

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 18:18

If only I had that kind of money to piss away !! :

#5 Roger Clark

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Posted 08 November 2001 - 18:39

Mill house Books are advertising it for £6.99.

#6 Dave Ware

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Posted 17 January 2001 - 17:38

FYI, here is the link and description. I am not the seller. The auction goes for another five days:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=1403827979

For those Formula 2 buffs this is a great book. Written in 1956 it chronicles the developement of F-2. I found this book at Burton on the Water during a trip to England. It was a library book from the Buttonwood USAF Base Library. In great condition. Covers the period from 1948- 1953. 110 pages. Shipping in USA will be $4.65.

#7 Dave Ware

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Posted 08 November 2001 - 18:09

"L'epopee francaise des "Racers 500" 1949 - 1959 by Francoise Jolly.

Well, good chance that anyone who's interested in this has it already, but in case not, here it is. No one has bid on it yet, price so far is $15.00 U.S., six more days left on the auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=1483526631

FYI, it's not my auction, this is just a public service to my buds at TNF.

Cheers,

Dave

#8 green-blood

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:22

no problem at all, seeing as them pesky Brits wont take the Euro pretty much everything I buy gets chaged into something called stirling... I wonder if Mr Moss is related, he seems to have enough of it!!!!!!

watch out for postage costs on some items, £3 book and £12 postage is a kick in the eh, hmm, wallet

#9 green-blood

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 14:24

I have mine in a very safe place but this is a bargain

Time and Two Seats - 2 copies for sale, buy it now at 100 sterling

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

#10 green-blood

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:01

I've got

How To Start Motor Racing by Wally Hall (60p)

cost a little but not too much more than 60p...

#11 quintin cloud

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 14:44

Originally posted by petefenelon
.......

Don't ever get carried away by bidding wars!

Beware also of people who have low reserves, but charge ruinous P&P, or put on extra charges for using PayPal.

.....


I know first hand on bidding wars, that was when I brought the Nick Mason Book, it would have been cheaper to buy it than to bid for the book.

Oh well

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#12 Criceto

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 23:42

Originally posted by MPea3
...I wait until about 10 seconds to go in the auction. That way, if my bid is the highest, no one else will have the time to submit a new bid. It also keeps me from paying more than I originally wanted to by keeping em from re-bidding should my bid not be high enough. Don't expect to make any friends though doing this, I've received nasty emails telling me what a jerk I am for jumping in and "stealing" an auction at the last moment.



A good tactic, but I've honed it ever so slightly. I make a low, low bid as early as I can in the auction and then "watch" the item. Then I try to be in on the last few seconds with the bid that I actually think the item is worth. It flags up to anyone who is prepared to argue that I had expressed an interest right from the start, and that they really should have been expecting me to be around. I've found that people grudgingly accept that and put up with it.

I have on one occasion been pipped at the post for a collection of items and sent a polite email to the auction winner congratulating him on his strategy and good fortune. The practical upshot was that he was willing to deal on the items in the collection that were of no interest to him. I got what I wanted for a fraction of how much I was prepared to bid in the first place!

#13 Criceto

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 16:44

Regarding postage costs, yes they can be high, but there is often no way around it. Books can be heavy items and still need to be packed well to keep the moisture out and the dents off them.

As a case in point, I sold a Formula 1 Encyclopaedia on eBay last year to France. It was an old (97) edition so I was happy to get £2.50 for it at all - the postage on it was three times that. Couldn't be helped - the book weighed so much!

#14 Davebo

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 00:40

Awww - only one?

I was going to get a his n hers set...  ;) <---- obviously!

#15 fines

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:25

... at least until Keir finds out about it!

#16 wildman

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Posted 12 July 2003 - 21:40

In case you're shopping for that very hard-to-find gift:

Ex-Pilette McLaren M8D with Peter Max livery

#17 Barry Boor

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 22:15

....what a silly idea!

For those who never followed it, 4 gen-yoo-wine 1998 Benetton F.1 cars were for sale, as 1 lot on Ebay.

The optimistic seller started the bidding at $750,000 and it absoluted rocketed up to $753,100, :rolleyes: where it finished. It never made it's reserve, (whatever that was). So the whole thing was a waste of time. I can't imagine what the guy was thinking...

BTW, NO, I never bid.

#18 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 07:18

Probably amongst many others I have sent a message to the seller to inform him of his mistake.
I wouldn't want some poor soul to pay money for something that it isn't.

#19 marion5drsn

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 17:28

I tried to look up this engine in several books I have and it isn’t even listed but the ones below are listed with several pages written about them , peculiar but that is the way it is!

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...4135808291&rd=1

http://www.race-cars...077724596ss.htm

One of the very few V-6s made with the proper 120-degree block angle. Wasn’t the Honda at that time a 60-degree with a 120-degree cranks that some drivers complained about shake?
Honda RA-168-E 80-degree V-6, 120-degree crank, 1988.

Renault produced a 90-degree block, V-6. EF4 1.5 Liter, 120-degree crank, V-6,1984.

TAG-PO1 1.5-liter 80-degree block, 120-degree crank, V-6, 1987.

Ferrari F-188 90-degree V-6, 1985-86 (Jean Jacques His)

Ferrari Dino 246 2.4 liter, 65-degree bloc V-6, 1958.

Ferrari Dino 156 1.5 Liter 120–degree block, 120-degree crank, 1961.

Peugeot ANS4-WM 90- degree V-6 block, 120-degree crank (?) about 1979.

M.L. Anderson

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#20 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 12 July 2003 - 22:44

Looks like the Batmobile in the sinister black livery!

#21 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:20

Yes, Pete and others.....I think the Ebay pic fits the architechture of a Ford Cosworth GB.
So change Jimmy Clark to Alan Jones and 1960s to 1980s, then the label gets much nearer to the truth... :lol:

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#22 David McKinney

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 16:51

Originally posted by Gav Astill
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I think the correct format for the chassis number should read 'SL142/20'. More interestingly the vendor "crobey" is based in Windemere (presumably the town, not the lake :lol: ) in Cumbria, which is/was also home to Roger Stone who owns/used to own the next chassis number SL142/21, which is the ex-Carl Haas machine. He certainly owned and competed in it in the late 1990's. [/B]

Interestingly, and confusingly, SL/20 was being advertised on the internet as recently as four months ago by a UK seller called...Roger Stones

#23 David McKinney

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:41

Originally posted by Allen Brown
The two numbers won't coincide - they tend to be two or three apart. It will be very interesting to know what these numbers are for T142/20 and for T142/21.

Which presumably explains the confusion of Roger Stones (and me);)

#24 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 09:57

If you have Hastings (US video/book store) try looking there. I got the following over the years for under $8-10: 1997, 1998, 1999 CART Autocourse (all 3 were $6), 20 Years of CART ($6), A-to-Z Racing Cars of F1 ($5), NASCAR Encylopedia (1996 print; $4), and recently 2001 F1 (Bernie's) Magazine Annual (knock out price of $7). Just shop around at any Hastings location. Everywhere else is varies.

#25 Allen Brown

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 20:58

Originally posted by Mallory Dan
Its me who knows Tony Steele reasonably well, and could ask him if he recalls the tub no. I suspect though he may have forgotten, but will ask if anyone reallly wants to know.

I really want to know!

There would be two numbers on the car: a chassis number as on the Lola chassis plate at the front of the frame; and also a frame number on a little lug of metal near the rear of the frame. THe plate may well be missing but the frame number is usually still there. The two numbers won't coincide - they tend to be two or three apart. It will be very interesting to know what these numbers are for T142/20 and for T142/21.

Many thanks

Allen

#26 Allen Brown

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 14:05

This is an outstanding book, far more impressive than the black books that followed it.

I strongly recommend it.

Allen

PS No, I'm not the seller!

#27 Allen Brown

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 23:15

As I'm being indirectly quoted, let me explain. The T142 is almost certainly a completely genuine and kosher T142. However, there are two T142s in the world with the '37' chassis plate so somebody has got their history muddled. Also, there is the problem that Norinder's car was rather comprehensively wrecked in 1970 and neither of the current cars has a provenance that goes back anywhere near 1970.

So, yes it's a T142 but I doubt that it's Norinder's.

Allen

#28 Allen Brown

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:59

I was thinking of Ian Ashley's crash in practice at Oulton Park at the beginning of the 1970 season.

Nobody seems to know exactly what happened to the damaged frame but there is no sign of the car returning for libre of hill climb duties in the early 1970s.

One problem with T142s is that they have two numbers on them, a chassis number at the front and a frame number at the back. The frame number is akin to the Arch Motors numbers on Brabhams but with the T142s they have the same numbering system which is confusing. So, SL142/21, a very early T142, is on frame T142/21, which is fine, but it then seems a few frames got pulled out, presumably to rebuild crashed customer cars, so a gap is created. By the time you get to chassis SL142/30, it's built on frame T142/32 and the very late SL142/39 is built on frame T142/42.

So I suspect someone has used a frame number to create a replacement chassis plate and thus got the wrong number. This car's frame tag has gone missing but if, for the sake of arguement, it was frame T142/37, then it was probably chassis number SL142/33, SL142/34 or SL142/35.

Unfortunately, the provenance only goes back as far as someone called Tom Fletcher, who lived in Helsley and I haven't been able to trace. Given that it seems to have spent all its life in England, it could be turn out to be the ex-McKechnie SL142/35.

Anyone know of an early 1970s driver called Chris Shaw? He may be able to help.

Allen

#29 Allen Brown

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:10

Do anyone have that copy of Auto Italiana? Could they tell us what the article says about the car - in particular what it was intended for?

Many years ago, I wrote to someone who owned a "Bizzarrini F1" and had advertised it somewhere. I have searched through my old correspondence files but can't find the reference. It could have been around 1986 so might be the last time the car changed hands. I'll keep digging - it's got to be in here somewhere!!

Allen

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 07:54

I agree.

I have picked up a lot of books and magazines on Ebay, including five "books" of Motor Cycling magazines of various years from the 40s and 50s. Since they weighed a lot I had the English seller send to a friends house where I picked them up while I was there this spring. My husband wasn't too thrilled when I informed him we would be splitting them between our suitcases for the trip back home! It all worked out and we had the added enjoyment of taking them to Harry Pearce's (Dad's mechanic) when we went for a visit and he soon found articles featuring his motorcycle race results from the 50s.

The other benefit of Ebay are the people you "meet"; when buying motor racing books and magazines you usually find a fellow enthusiast on the other end of the transaction and a few of these have been helpful in providing information about my Dad (Tommy Atkins/High Efficiency Motors).

Ursula

#31 Gary C

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:17

wasn't this all for BEN the motorsport charity??

#32 Gary C

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:49

is 'SL20' the right chassis number ??

#33 Gary C

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 05:36

how about this for your living room wall : http://cgi.ebay.co.u...5214124517&rd=1

#34 Gary C

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 20:34

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

Is this Brooklands ??

#35 Gary C

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 19:09

some Lotus 15 photos! http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

#36 josh.lintz

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 21:42

I've bought two Autocourses from eBay:

- A 1998-99 edition that was cheaper via "Buy it Now" than the other copies at auction.

- A 1986-87 edition that I'd been looking for for 18 years. It was about $30, but $20 in shipping (across the pond). It arrived as promised.

The sniping thing bugs us occasional eBay visitors; but it's a part of the game. After all, bidding is the only game in which you get to keep your money if you lose. But it's frustrating to think the person creating the last-minute price hike might be an alternate identity of the owner...

#37 Kpy

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 16:26

Current bid appears to be a penny. Just about what they're worth IMHO.

#38 Kpy

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 17:50

Yes the vendor is Colin Crabbe. Now who's going to ask him in? You can email him by using the "ask seller a question" facility.

#39 Kpy

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 18:09

Well done Richard. I was just composing an email. But - after you Claude !!

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#40 Kpy

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 20:52

Originally posted by MCS
Okay Ian.

Wonder how old CC is ?

Mark


Old CC. Him fine!!

#41 Kpy

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 23:19

Originally posted by Ruairidh


With apologies I hope to one Grant, C. :rotfl:


OK. Sorry, Archie Leach. Or was it his agent who sent that famous reply?
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#42 Kpy

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:14

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Does anybody know where to obtain such software ?

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#43 Kpy

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:21

Originally posted by KJJ
I recently purchased some old ex-Innes Ireland motor club badges on ebay. Can anyone identify this one:


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Any ideas?


It's the badge of the Lothian and Border Horse Yeomanry.

#44 Kpy

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:14

Originally posted by subh
If anyone can verify - buying something in a different currency is not a problem using PayPal?

Confimed. Not a problem. I do it often :).

#45 Frank de Jong

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 08:49

Originally posted by petefenelon



You might be thinking of either the GA (which was originally developed as an F5000 engine, dohc engines were allowed in at a reduced capacity and did rather well, and later turned up on the hills), or the ex-Opel Class 1 touring car engine that's doing rather well on the hills now....


The Cosworth GAA was a 90 degrees engine, the Opel 54 degrees or 75 degrees - this one looks wider.

#46 Viss1

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Posted 14 July 2003 - 14:28

Great livery. To go off on a semi-related tangent, does anyone know if John Bonham had an interest in F1?

#47 Geza Sury

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:38

This one of the funniest things I have ever seen on Ebay... Take a look at this auction , especially the picture of the item!

The seller's comment reads like this: "Dog walked into main shot, he is not included in auction !!" :lol: :lol: :lol:

#48 Geza Sury

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 18:10

Originally posted by Don Speekingleesh
While postage charges can be higher on books, a lot of eBayers I find make their money on the postage charges as a way to make their auction price look better.

I'm afraid I have to agree with this. For example the shipping charge of a video casette to Europe from the UK varies between £2.50 to £5.00, whereas the actual shipping cost is a mere £2.00. I always avoid sellers who charge unrealistic shipping costs.

BTW, once I have purchased a fairly heavy book from a UK-based seller (a bookshop as it turned out to be) and they wanted to charge me £8.00. When I complained that the actual shipping cost is little more than £5.00, they answered that they had to pay for packaging and the overhead costs! Ebay does allow the seller to charge 'handling costs', but personally I try to avoid such sellers.

Fortunately, there are exceptions.

#49 Geza Sury

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:29

I'm selling off my video tape collection on Ebay right now. Please take a look a grab a bargain ;)

Formula One 1956 Grand Prix Season Review

1957 British Grand Prix & Tribute to Stirling Moss

1955 British Grand Prix, 1961 Monaco Grand Prix & more

Moss - The First Ten Years & Weekend at Le Mans 1957

1953 German Grand Prix & Tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio

1964 British Grand Prix & The Time Between

1955 Monaco Grand Prix & 1957 Reims Grand Prix

#50 Geza Sury

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 15:31

Sorry if I posted anything inappropriate here, I won't do it in the future.

I just would like to add that a £3.99 video (especially when the RRP is three times that high) is anything but overpriced.