Donnaeli
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Thursday, December 16, 2004 11:00:52 PM
Hi,

We got the group auction up and running. It is at the following link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/e...rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW 

If that doesn't work, you can simply go to E-Bay and search for item number 3947815458 the seller is dsimpson1111 and you can also search for Cummons and it will pop up.

Please e-mail me with any questions. If you e-mail through the auction, you may not get a reply as fast as you would from me. The guy who listed the auction works all day and will only be checking his e-mail at night.

Thanks!

Donna
BSA Mike
Thursday, December 16, 2004 11:10:13 PM
Cool, but overpriced, i hope the person who buys em, re sells them on ebay individually...
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Friday, December 17, 2004 5:36:31 AM
Hi Mike,

I am not sure what you mean by overpriced? These were new in the boxes and sell on the Cummons page for anywhere from 380-495 a piece.

Thanks,
Donna
cny_chris
Friday, December 17, 2004 7:55:38 AM
I think what Mike is trying to say is that selling the whole lot as one is overpriced for most folks. Value wise for what these models cost new, the current price is not bad. Quite frankly, I would expect that the models would generate more interest, and probably sell for more money (total) if they were sold individually. I know of few modelers that would spend this kind of money all at once, and there is an unknown reserve yet to be met. Another word of advice, don't expect to get the Cummons retail price for them -- most that I have seen come up for auction never reach that price.
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BSA Mike
Friday, December 17, 2004 8:48:24 AM
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Originally posted by cny_chris

I think what Mike is trying to say is that selling the whole lot as one is overpriced for most folks. Value wise for what these models cost new, the current price is not bad. Quite frankly, I would expect that the models would generate more interest, and probably sell for more money (total) if they were sold individually. I know of few modelers that would spend this kind of money all at once, and there is an unknown reserve yet to be met. Another word of advice, don't expect to get the Cummons retail price for them -- most that I have seen come up for auction never reach that price.



Thank you chris, i meant over priced as in too rich for my blood...good luck with the sale
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Friday, December 17, 2004 12:46:33 PM
Mike and Chris, I agree 110%. I would be willing to pay more for 1 or 2 models than their current selling price from Don & Shirley simply because I wouldn't have to wait. However if I bought the entire lot of models I would have duplication of several or the models as I already own copies. I think putting them up as one lot was a mistake.

Skywheelrider
Friday, December 17, 2004 1:40:58 PM
Well, seven bids so far, although one person has bid six times. The first bidder was one of our own from MCW. Maybe they will sell as one lot, although I am still curious as to the reserve price.
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Friday, December 17, 2004 1:51:02 PM
Chris, I asked and they would not divulge the reserve. I understand. They are trying to get the most for the models and if they reveal the reserve then most people would only bid upto the reserve and stop. I suspect the reserve is more than the street value of the models.
Skywheelrider
Friday, December 17, 2004 2:34:19 PM
Yeah, I can understand that, too. It is only a three day listing, so if she doesn't get the reserve price (which I doubt she will, in my opinion), my guess is she will re-list them as a group and try again. She really should have sold them individually. She posted about them in the Ridemodlers group and the response was the same, list them individually, but apparently her mind was made up.
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Skywheelrider
Friday, December 17, 2004 2:38:05 PM
Looking at the photos again, I can see on the Sky Wheel base that it appears the Sky Wheel was there, I wonder what happened to it.
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Friday, December 17, 2004 3:38:59 PM
What is fair $200 a pop?
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Friday, December 17, 2004 4:00:19 PM
Chris you are right. I saw that base that the ride was missing on and the fencing looked familiar. It is a skywheel base. Good eye Chris.

In their descriptions of the rides they say they were all in original packaging. Did whom ever purchased these rides never take them out of the boxes???[;)]
Skywheelrider
Friday, December 17, 2004 4:16:50 PM
Yeah Dan, I would have tore into those boxes! lol (Like I do when my Warren Renauld models come! lol)

Pinetar, to be honest, I am not sure what is "fair," but I, for example, see that price and immediately say "well, I won't be bidding, I cannot afford it." And there are many, many others like that as well. Now, if, say, the models were offered individually, then I could pick one I liked and bid away. $300-400 is a far cry from the well over $1000 they (I assume) are asking for. That I could do. But as a whole lot? Nope, no can do. So I, like many others, sit back and watch, sorry that I missed out on a great model or two.

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Friday, December 17, 2004 4:56:10 PM
Hi Guys,

I hope you don't mind my popping in here...

I wanted to respond to some of the wonderings I have seen on this post. Yes, they were all in their original boxes and had never been opened. As to why the owner never opened them I can only guess that he had more money than he knew what to do with and he was just happy to have them? Some of the boxes were postmarked in the late 80's and lots of them were postmarked in 1994. So, they have been quietly sitting in their boxes until this last Tuesday night when we made a huge mess out of our partner's apartment and unpacked all of them. If any of you have ever unpacked a Cummons ride, you will know what I mean. The packing is tremendous! I have never seen anything like it! There is the box, then, inside of the box looks to be foam that has been cut up into little tiny pieces. Then, there is newspaper and butcher paper wrapped around the "package". Then, the package is butcher paper all taped up around the ride which is covered in this cotton like material and inserted into three or four foam pieces (the stem). Quite good packing but very hard to unpack. We will be shipping all of the pieces in the original packing material just the way the Cummons' packed them. Even with all of that great packing, there were two tiny problems. The Spider lost a piece of its fence and the Cobra lost a seat. Minor fixes. All in all, the pieces are in pristine condition.

There was on guy who asked why we didn't write "Runs Great" on all of the pieces. I just didn't think. They all do run great. It was fun putting them on their bases and turning them on and watching them run. Really amazing! :-)

We will be listing the pieces individually if they do not sell as a group. Beleive me, I have heard you guys but I am one of three and we compromised on a three day group auction. If that doesn't work, then we have agreed to go individually.

Hope that info helps.

Donna
cny_chris
Friday, December 17, 2004 8:37:02 PM
Thanks for the reply, Donna. It clears up some of the questions. Good luck with the auction.[:D]
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