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  1. Lukas

    Lukas Formula Junior

    Dec 28, 2003
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    Lukas A. Niklasson
    Just thought back of some of my deals ive done when buying 1:18 cars...which was best, worst.... i mean in the value of the model.

    Like my best deal was probably when i got a mint McLaren F1 LM by ut for about 20bucks...about five months later i see them going on ebay for over 100$!

    Anyone else made good deals? Fun to read and get jealous...lol
     
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  3. Eric W

    Eric W Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    My best deal happened last year while vacationing in Brazil, I picked up 3 UT McLarens and a silver UT Porsche GT2 for $15 each. 2 of the McLarens were silver street cars and the other was an orange LM.
     
  4. Scott85

    Scott85 Formula 3

    Dec 16, 2000
    1,240
    Dayton , OH
    I just picked up an Anson yellow 1/18 328 for $10 . Other then that, I picked up a Tamiya 1/12 F50 for $180 delivered.
     
  5. Gimme Fuel

    Gimme Fuel F1 Veteran

    Mar 15, 2003
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    My best deal(s)
    Bburago F40 red - 1 Euro
    Bburago F40 red - 1 Euro
    Hot Wheels F355 Spider silver - 3 Euro, the guy had misspelled Ferrari with Ferarri on ebay
    Bburago F50 red - 1 Euro x 3 or 4 times.

    My not-so-good-deals
    Bought a black Countach and a Mercedes 300SL '54 on ebay.de - payed about 4 Euro for both (from the same seller), I've got the package, opend it, and I found two 1/24 cars :( LOL


    Paul
    www.SuperCarCrash.com
     
  6. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

    Dec 20, 2003
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    you guys all suck. I haven't got any "deals" yet. How do u guys get these amazing deals?
     
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  8. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Houston,Texas
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    1. Anson 328 GTS $50.00 Red with Black interior
    2. Jouef 288 GTO Evolutione $40.00
    3. Mattel 288 GTO $18.00
    4. Kyosho 365 GT/4 BB $31.00 Red with Tan interior.
    5. Kyosho 308 GTB $45.00
     
  9. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    dammit, how do u guys do it? :(
     
  10. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Start checking the German Ebay for 1/18 Ferrari ,

    P.S. go to the last pages, you can find a lot of good deals.
    i.e. North America as well.

    Someone needs to start a thread on
    " How ebay screwed me, on so called deals."

    I have been in to0 many bid wars! I have learned to wait until the last 8-10 secs to get my bid in. I know this _isses people off.
     
  11. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2002
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    Bought a yellow Pocher 1:8 F40 in a small German hobby shop- about $300 US at the time.
    Carried it back on the plane and sold it on EBAY for $1550 to someone in Taiwan.

    If you can get someone in Japan to make you some search links to Yahoo.jp some good model car stuff is available at excellent prices.
     
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  13. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
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    Here are some of mine. I am into these cars and sell them sometimes. Here we go:

    1/12 Scale Dodge Viper RT/10
    Bought For $90.00
    Sold For $200.00
    Years Ago

    1/18 Scale Ferrari 328 GTS in Red by Anson
    Bought For $35.00
    Sold For $150.00 - $200.00
    Did this about 10 times in a row because I had a supplier with them that no one knew about LOL!

    1/18 Scale Dodge Viper RT/10 R One of 100 (HAD TWO)
    Bought For $150.00
    Sold For $400.00

    And the list continues. I look for excellent deals all the time. If it looks good then I get it.
     
  14. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Hewitt Industries was a supplier for the Anson 328 GTS in Luton Beds.

    Dude you make me sick!!!! Damnit
     
  15. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2003
    3,227
    Hotwheels F40 minus wheels- free! thanks Mule!
    UT 355GTS-free! thanks Azzurro328!
    hotwheels mellenium edition 550 (polished aluminum)-free for cleaning my room from my Grandmother.
     
  16. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
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    You just have to look out there. There are always deals to be had. Saw a F355 GTS in Red by UT sell for $15.00 and the going rate now is $250.00. Just gotta watch and I do it all the time.
     
  17. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Jouef 250 GT FREE in Ebay !!
     
  18. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Excuse me for asking, but how the _ _ ck did you do that?
     
  19. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    bump because i wanna know how you got a free 250gt....
     
  20. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    i just got back from the UK and i got a 1/18 Ford Escord Cosworth for 10 pounds at some toy shop. Went to a model shop a few days later and they had it for 30 :D Its made by UT btw
     
  21. Sagaris400

    Sagaris400 Karting

    Jun 15, 2004
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    Tom R
    was it a blue cosworth? Thats the only 1/18th model I know of going for £10 here in the UK... everything else is £20+
     
  22. Coujer

    Coujer Karting

    Jul 19, 2004
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    1:43 Aprilia Mille R $24.95
    I bought a 1997 Triumph Daytona T595 in stronuim yellow for $4500 sold it for $5700. Not too bad.
     
  23. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    damn, yes.
     
  24. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 3, 2002
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    NART 330/P4 and a 250 GT SWB; both free, from one of our very own, Gus... He's given me LOTS of others, including an F40, but those two models really mean something...

    Bruce gave me his 1:43 360 Spider and right before i moved to Atlanta, i got a BOX full of a lot of really awesome cars in the mail... Sadly, i'm embarrassed to say, the gentleman's name escapes me at the moment...

    Those weren't "deals" perse, but those are special models whose method of acquisitions i won't soon forget; friendship. :)
     
  25. toddjw73

    toddjw73 F1 Rookie

    Feb 5, 2004
    3,360
    Nor-Cal
    I Found a Bburago F-40 Red (In Box) & a 250GTO Red (Also In Box But The Car Is Covered with Vacuum Sealed Celophane) For 12 Bucks Ea. At The Local Goodguys Carshow Swapmeet.

    Got Hold Of 6 Ferraris On Ebay (1 Auction) All In Boxes
    HW 250 GT California
    HW 288 GTO
    HW 250 GTO
    HW 360 Modena (RED)
    Can't Remeber The Other 2 At This Point
    Got Them Over A Year Ago For Around 130 Bucks With Shipping
    Had 2 Of The 6 but That Didn't Matter To Me. The Top 3 Are What I Was After.

    Recently Got 8 Ferraris On Yet Another Ebay Auction, All Loose Though For
    37 Bucks With Shipping.

    I Think I'm Up To Around 50 Ferraris All 1:18 Now. Only Problem Is They Are All Being Stored 'Til My House Gets Built. Should Be Done By February They Say. Hopefully Sooner.
     
  26. Challenge64

    Challenge64 F1 Veteran
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    Jul 28, 2004
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    best business deals ..strangely all in 1994..go figure

    - 120 Jouef's back in for $8 ea
    - 12 Rosso 1/8 Ferrari 641s from Germany for $150 ish
    - 1/8 Pocher Ferrari F40s from Exotos on a closeout for $180

    best personal
    - Macadam Ferrari 512 model I pictured in another forum here for $10 in Munich
     
  27. detltu

    detltu Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Baton Rouge, LA
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    Bought my buddy a Lambo Diablo GTR 1:18 for less than 5$ brand new. Thought about keeping it just because it was such a good deal.
     
  28. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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