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Posted By: John Quilter
Posted On: Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 11:55 AM
 
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A short while back I bought some Madison models on EBay
that were damaged. The relative of the seller had no clue as to their potential value if they were undamaged. They apparently had just been thrown in a box shipped to the relative who was tasked with liquidating them. I looked them over on Ebay, picked the ones I thought I could salvage with my restoration skills and got some good deals. The final shipping to me showed no expertise in packaging either. I took the time to send the seller a courteous email that he needed to seriously upgrade his packaging and also informed him that his pricing could easily have been doubled if the items were not damaged when sent to him. He sent me a nice thank you.

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Box Advice by Alan Dinsmore #26216
I'd fear they wouldn't sell. I know I've scrolled past cars without boxes. by Ed Glorius #26216.1
+1 Agree. I don't buy unboxed for fear for shipping damage. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #26216.1.1
I've been questioning this box saving game for quite a while. I had by Don Anderson #26216.1.1.1
By all means keep them. As Ed says, I don't even look at an unboxed handbuilt. by Harvey Goranson #26216.2
A common car won't sell (or will sell cheap) but some rarer ones will still sell but cheaper. by Robert Bolin #26216.3
boxes by Paul Patterson #26216.4
Do you ever envision selling them? by Robert Jacobs #26216.5
I also keep the boxes because the thought of them being "disposed of" by Jack Dodds #26216.5.1
1-2 years ago, a collector left his collection of thousands of models to a charity. Unfortunately, by Frank Racibozynski #26216.6
If a model was one that I really wanted & hard to get, no box was OK by me around a half dozen times (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #26216.6.1
box advice by Alan Dinsmore #26216.6.1.1
I've done both with all the scales I've collected. Inexpensive models that pleased my eye..... by Tom Ciryak #26216.7
Agree Tom that the inexpensive models' boxes aren't worth saving. Train table cars. (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #26216.7.1
Box Advice Part 2 by Alan Dinsmore #26216.7.1.1
And sadly Alan, what we call models, others may think of as toys. by Don Anderson #26216.7.1.1.1
I was at a toy show with Don Anderson a few weeks ago in the small town of Limestone, TN. by Harvey Goranson #26216.7.1.1.1.1
And furthermore, related to that show.... by Harvey Goranson #26216.7.1.1.1.1.1
A short while back I bought some Madison models on EBay by John Quilter #26216.7.1.1.1.1.2




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