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Post  Mudhen on Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:44 pm

Is it me??? Am I a dope?
I just don't understand why these parts are at $55.00 dollars with 17 bids.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cox-Thimble-Drome-P-40-Warhawk-Engine-and-parts/163318866818?hash=item2606902382:g:lVMAAOSw7fxbxn4l:rk:3🇵🇫0

Do people have their friends hike the price? (Shadow bidding?)
Nothing in here is worth more then $20.00.
Maybe I'm out of touch.
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Post  Marleysky on Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:00 pm

No, not out of touch. Just not in need. Someone of two wants to complete their model, and they want it now, not willing to wait for another rare part to show up on e bay. And they have a small bidders war over the lot.  Sellers love it when that happens.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 pm

There's a few of us who'd simply improvise and complete the model, although it would not be historically correct.

Parts do have what appears to be a period correct narrow nose Babe Bee engine or modified Babe Bee for RTF use. Later, the fuel tanks were integrated into the RTF and a tankless engine was used. So, the earlier engine may make the bid worthwhile, particularly with the authentic beige molded spinner and 3 bladed Cox prop. Apparently the few parts are what several need to restore their RTF.

I suppose one way to look at it is at least the bidders aren't at a casino spending their dough, or other things that tend to get wives in a dander.

Sometimes bidding does go strange at on-line auctions.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:48 am

You can't see in the pictures, but if it has the genuine cylinder marked P-40 then it's gonna be worth a lot more than any old Babe Bee.
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Post  Mudhen on Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:15 am

I guess it’s just me. It seems a lot for common parts.
Cox stamped P-40 on the Flying Tiger cylinders from 1959-1961. These parts are from 1965-69.
I suppose it is true that one man’s junk is another’s treasure.  Shocked
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:25 pm

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:31 pm

crankbndr wrote:I see a lot of crazy stuff on the eBay, here is a 680$ Medallion
https://www.ebay.com/itm/COX-15-Engine-Parts-Vintage-Without-box-Unused-Rare-C98/273486510387

Sapporo, US; could not find a US city by such a name, so this is not totally up front, IMO. Feedback of 96.7% with 10 out of 349 negative feedback, I would not buy from him regardless of product based on buyer comments.

Yes, a .15 Medallion R/C with exhaust throttle ring would be worth something, but not at that price, IMO.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:38 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Very nice engine, but did a mouse eat that Cox wrench.



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Post  crankbndr on Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:05 pm

GallopingGhostler wrote:
crankbndr wrote:I see a lot of crazy stuff on the eBay, here is a 680$ Medallion
https://www.ebay.com/itm/COX-15-Engine-Parts-Vintage-Without-box-Unused-Rare-C98/273486510387

Sapporo, US; could not find a US city by such a name, so this is not totally up front, IMO. Feedback of 96.7% with 10 out of 349 negative feedback, I would not buy from him regardless of product based on buyer comments.

Yes, a .15 Medallion R/C with exhaust throttle ring would be worth something, but not at that price, IMO.


eBay is full of scams and bootleg crap now, they are getting harder to use all the time and their quarterly financials show it.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:19 pm

crankbndr wrote:eBay is full of scams and bootleg crap now, they are getting harder to use all the time and their quarterly financials show it.

True, there are a couple model plane plans sellers that I will never buy a plug nickel from. One gave me a flaming E-mail for simply asking why my item hadn't shipped after 4 days. The other trolled me in 2 CL forums over comments I made that it is better to buy engines directly from a person than to do through E-Bay.

I bought a soft case bag for my soprano sax, listed for this. When it came, my sax did not fit. I gave neutral feedback because after purchase she did after all had the dimensions, but this bag was described specifically for a soprano sax, deceptive advertising as it was stated specifically made for. She complained, E-Bay removed my neutral comment. I will never buy a plug nickel from her.

So yes, one needs to watch carefully who they buy from. I always check neutral and negative comments to see if they are legit or not. If I sense the seller lacks integrity, I will not buy from that seller. But the fact that E-Bay will as a courtesy remove unfavorable comments even though true about their high volume sellers where E-Bay earns greater fees, tells me that sometimes you also don't always get the full story.
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Re: Cox P-40 Parts

Post  Marleysky on Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:10 pm

HOLY COW!  It’s gonna break $100..... 1 hr left to go..

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Re: Cox P-40 Parts

Post  Ken Cook on Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:22 pm

Ebay attracts those that have little connection to the hobby.
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Post  roddie on Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:01 pm

I don't buy items through eBay. I can count on "one hand".. the # of eBay transactions that I've made.. and have a few digits remaining. It's not for any bad-deals that I've had either. I just can't be bothered; dealing with a seller whom I have no relationship with. I don't need anything that badly.
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Re: Cox P-40 Parts

Post  GallopingGhostler on Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:36 pm

Marleysky wrote:HOLY COW!  It’s gonna break $100..... 1 hr left to go..

It did, closing bid was US $102.00 + $8.00 shipping = $110.00 US.



Someone desperately wanted the parts. Shocked drunken Tired w/ Coffee Read Popcorn
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