Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues... - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Ground Control > Other Scales & Antique Models

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 04-27-2015, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
airlineguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 4,218
Default Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues...

Greetings All,

I found this Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Model Airplane on eBay just now and thought that someone on the board may have interest in it.

The model airplane itself unfortunately has some issues and the base stand is also unfortunately not original:

RARE 1 50 SAS Douglas DC 8 Huge Vintage Metal Airline Model Truly Awesome | eBay

Please kindly note that I personally do not know this eBay seller nor, am I promoting or marketing, this eBay auction in anyway.

Just wanted to share this item for all to see.

Regards, Robert
airlineguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-28-2015, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
stratoliner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 735
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Thanks for posting this Airlineguy.

I think the biggest issue here is the broken engine pylon. The engines themselves are attached by screws. Decals can be replaced. But metalwork is a no no. Not sure if $1000 is reasonable or not, considering the flaws . I sold a fermo SAS DC8 in original very good condition w original stand for roughly $1500 or so about 3 years ago.

Looking from how clean this model is, could it have been polished? Normally models of this type have the silhouettes around the decals, almost like a yellowed glue residue which is not seen on the decals here. Reason may be they yellow parts were cleaned/wiped off to give the model a more clean appearance. Then again i dont really see metal tarnishing which is still mildly visible even if a model is polished.

So perhaps this model is very clean and original? I'd like to know myself.
stratoliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2015, 09:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
airlineguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 4,218
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Hi stratoliner,

You brought up many excellent observations in regard to this model.



Thanks for your thoughts.

Regards, Robert
airlineguy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-28-2015, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
stratoliner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 735
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

I'm wondering if the seller read this post because just yesterday the start price was $1000 and today the auction has been revised with a buy it now price of $1500.00 lol
stratoliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 03:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
Enjoy The Sky
 
MSR777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 6,968
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Could well be.

Neil.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Behold! The Wings of Horus" Miṣr liṭ-Ṭayarān
MSR777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
коллектор
 
Scipio75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posts: 138
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Sold??!! Never thought someone would buy that model for USD 1'500-- ...

Scipio
Scipio75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 03:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
airlineguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 4,218
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Hi Scipio,

It may not have sold for $1500 USD as the final sale of the item shows that the seller accepted a buyer's "Best Offer Accepted" amount.

I'm also somewhat surprised to see that it was sold, with some many issues.

Perhaps it will be a restoration project in the future for the buyer? Or, the buyer will just leave the model as is and enjoy it in it's present condition.



Regards, Robert
airlineguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
коллектор
 
Scipio75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posts: 138
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Hello Robert

I first also thought that it was sold to a "best offer" but when you examine the listing it says sold for USD 1'500.--.

For USD 1'500.-- a MUCH nicer model could have been bought in my opinion.

Scipio
Scipio75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 03:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
airlineguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 4,218
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Hi Scipio,

Thanks for the info. I totally agree with you that for the price of $1500 USD, one might be able to obtain a slightly higher quality type of vintage model with less issues.

Just goes to prove that an item is only worth, what a person is willing to pay to obtain it.



Regards, Robert
airlineguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 01:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
stratoliner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 735
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scipio75 View Post
Sold??!! Never thought someone would buy that model for USD 1'500-- ...

Scipio

The funny thing with Ebay is that it is a gamble. In this case the seller got really lucky.

Its obvious the buyer probably was unaware of the real value of the model and they probably had the assumption that a "buy it now" must be bought asap before someone else grabs it and they will miss out on a potential good deal.

On the other hand, there are smart buyers who deliberately wait for the seller to lower their price and not buy in an attempt to have the seller re-list at a lower price. I have been haggled down hundreds of dollars on many of my expensive items because i showed desperation to sell my items in my description.

Alot of times buy it now prices are way overexagerated simply because a buyer will most probably offer half of the buy out price. If a seller asks for $100 a buyer will offer $50. But if for the same item the seller exagerates to $1000, chances are he most likely will be offered more than $50. In the case of this auction, the seller started at $1000 and he figured people will probably not want to bid more till the last minute if they even bid. But a buy it now....seems tempting because people will be eager to grab a potentially high demand item.

In conclusion, the buy it now price is more like a game of cards. one doesn't know what the poker face is really up to. Its almost like a lure or a thrill of the hunt to see if you just might make out big before someone else does.

Then of course lastly, the buy might be the usual scam, to be relisted later with the excuse that the buyer backed out. However the seller has been able to promote his item so other buyers will now assume this item may potentially sell out fast regardless of the flaws. So lets see if it may show up again in due time.
stratoliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 01:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
stratoliner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 735
Default Re: Vintage Raise Up 1/50 Scale SAS Douglas DC-8-63 Metal Airline Model With Issues..

Quote:
Originally Posted by stratoliner View Post
Thanks for posting this Airlineguy.

I think the biggest issue here is the broken engine pylon. The engines themselves are attached by screws. Decals can be replaced. But metalwork is a no no. Not sure if $1000 is reasonable or not, considering the flaws . I sold a fermo SAS DC8 in original very good condition w original stand for roughly $1500 or so about 3 years ago.

Looking from how clean this model is, could it have been polished? Normally models of this type have the silhouettes around the decals, almost like a yellowed glue residue which is not seen on the decals here. Reason may be they yellow parts were cleaned/wiped off to give the model a more clean appearance. Then again i dont really see metal tarnishing which is still mildly visible even if a model is polished.

So perhaps this model is very clean and original? I'd like to know myself.
I just noticed something in the auction(although it is ended): it was originally listed as a Raise up and listed at $1000.
After i posted this post above, stating i had a Fermo model that sold for $1500, the whole auction was changed to Fermo model with buy it now of $1500 . Also i did state in my more recent post that perhaps the seller read this posting above lol . well it sure seems that way because i also questioned if the model had been polished. You guys notice the whole ebay auction was revised to also describe the model had been polished as well lol. Well if this is indeed the case then i guess i'm glad this forum is able to help our fellow model buyers and sellers lol.

Last edited by stratoliner; 04-30-2015 at 01:46 AM.
stratoliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 PM.

Latest Threads
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.