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Old 01-16-2021, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Landed: 5x FB Steals and 2x Xmas Gifts

The end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been model filled with seven new arrivals joining my collection.

I received two beautiful models from my girlfriend this Christmas. The first being a Virgin Atlantic A340-600 in the "A Big Virgin Atlantic Thank You" livery (G2VIR732). An absolutely stunning model and one I've always wanted for the collection. The second model being an American Eagle CRJ-700 (G2AAL447) - another sharp looking bird!

The remaining five arrivals came from Facebook Market Place. I'll often browse through FB Market Place, never finding anything, but my luck seemed to change with this find. A seller had claimed these models from her tenant who abandoned their rental unit and left these behind. She had many other models in 1:200 and 1:400 listed in her post, but since then, the post has been removed from FB Market Place. Models were located in Toronto and I had a friend that was kind enough to meet up with the seller for me. Here are the models I snagged:

1) Emirates A388 - G2UAE356 - $20 CAD
2) Malaysian A388 - JC2MAS592 - $150 CAD
3) British Airways A388 - G2BAW422 - $60 CAD
4) Singapore A388 - JC2SIA591 - $100 CAD
5) Lufthansa A343 - G2DLH368 - $60 CAD

I've been trying to collect only the airplanes I've flown on, but as a collector, I could not let these pass!














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you won the lottery with both your girlfriend and the models! great score..
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Wow, those are amazing prices! Congrats!
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Great find, patience pays off!
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WOW! My friend you really scored big time! Just to confirm you scooped up the EK A380 for only $20 Cdn and the BA A380 for $60 Cdn? Awesome prices on the other birds! Did they all come with their original boxes to boot? Cheers! T7

1) Emirates A388 - G2UAE356 - $20 CAD
2) Malaysian A388 - JC2MAS592 - $150 CAD
3) British Airways A388 - G2BAW422 - $60 CAD
4) Singapore A388 - JC2SIA591 - $100 CAD
5) Lufthansa A343 - G2DLH368 - $60 CAD
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fantastic haul at unbelievable prices. That VS340 is a thing of beauty.
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Lovely models at a great price, Beautiful pictures to...
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you won the lottery with both your girlfriend and the models! great score..
Thank you! I agree - I’m one lucky guy

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Wow, those are amazing prices! Congrats!
Thank you!

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Thank you. Yes in fact sometimes it does!

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WOW! My friend you really scored big time! Just to confirm you scooped up the EK A380 for only $20 Cdn and the BA A380 for $60 Cdn? Awesome prices on the other birds! Did they all come with their original boxes to boot? Cheers! T7

1) Emirates A388 - G2UAE356 - $20 CAD
2) Malaysian A388 - JC2MAS592 - $150 CAD
3) British Airways A388 - G2BAW422 - $60 CAD
4) Singapore A388 - JC2SIA591 - $100 CAD
5) Lufthansa A343 - G2DLH368 - $60 CAD
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the prices. Yes, I paid the prices listed above for the individual models in Canadian dollars. I probably could have negotiated the pricing of the Singapore and the Malaysian, but with the other prices I didn’t want to press my luck. They all came with their boxes, the Malaysian sleeve was pretty damaged and the Singapore didn’t have a sleeve at all. Not the end of the world for me though!

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Fantastic haul at unbelievable prices. That VS340 is a thing of beauty.
Thank you! It’s actually gorgeous, I love the red they chose.

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$20 CAD for any 1/200 metal diecast is a HUGE bargain! lol..
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Bargain hunter of 2020 goes to you. Congratulations on all your new acquisitions though. Some people get lucky. Well done
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$20 CAD for any 1/200 metal diecast is a HUGE bargain! lol..
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Hahaha thank you, thank you :P. They’ve found a good home!
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why did the seller sell the emirate a388 for only $20 but the malaysia a388 for $150 and the BA a388 for $60? was it missing box/ parts?
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why did the seller sell the emirate a388 for only $20 but the malaysia a388 for $150 and the BA a388 for $60? was it missing box/ parts?
Keep in mind she knew nothing about these models, other that what she could find online. Even then, not sure how she came up with her pricing.

She realized once we started talking that she underpriced the Emirates, but she said she would maintain the price. There was nothing wrong with the model.

British and Lufthansa were both listed at $100 and I got her down to $60 a piece.

Since Malaysian is so rare and I was getting deals on the others, I let it be.
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Keep in mind she knew nothing about these models, other that what she could find online. Even then, not sure how she came up with her pricing.

She realized once we started talking that she underpriced the Emirates, but she said she would maintain the price. There was nothing wrong with the model.

British and Lufthansa were both listed at $100 and I got her down to $60 a piece.

Since Malaysian is so rare and I was getting deals on the others, I let it be.
That's so weird that she would list all the other ones in the $100's and just that one emirate A388 like 5x lower than all the other ones.....lol.... wondering what was she thinking....
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That's so weird that she would list all the other ones in the $100's and just that one emirate A388 like 5x lower than all the other ones.....lol.... wondering what was she thinking....
No clue. Must have been because the Emirates box looks different from the standard black Gemini box. Regardless, I’m not going to complain!
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