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    matt79 got a reaction from oldcars in 2007 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0 petrol £1250   
    I realise that this might be a bit 'new' to be of much intererest here, but I thought I'd offer it on here before I have to deal with the pond life that inhabits Gumtree & Facebook Marketplace........
     
    2007 '57' plate Mazda 3 Sport 2.0 petrol in Aurora Blue with 11 months MOT (due Sept 2019).
     
    Currently on 108000 miles the car has had 3 owners from new & I have owned it for 4 years. The engine is chain driven producing 149bhp (when new) & has a 6 speed manual gearbox, its quite good on fuel - I get around 40mpg on average.
     
    This year it has had new discs & pads all round, 2 rear shock absorbers & 4 new tyres fitted (all the same brand) which have still got plenty of life left in them.
     
    It is equipped with DSC, traction control, cruise control, 4 elec windows, elec heated mirrors, leather interior, 6 disc cd changer (with factory fitted Bose sound system), climate control etc The aircon doesnt get too cold (probably just needs a regas m8!)
     
    The car has been very reliable & for the past 3 years has been used daily for a 50 mile commute & has never let me down. Has some service history, I change the oil & filters myself every 6 months during my ownership, although I had it serviced by the garage that did the MOT earlier this month.
     
    The car is in good overall condition (surprisingly un-rusty for an 11 year old Mazda, not even any previous MOT advisaries for rust!!!), and has some stone chipping / car park dints / general wear & tear for an 11 year old car.
     
    I am only selling as I need a bigger car for the family, so I am offering this fantastic piece of far eastern engineering for £1250 for it as it is (if it goes to Gumtree / Facebook I will add a £250 idiot tax to the price, and I shall eagerly await offers of broken Xboxes, stolen pit bikes & flat screen TV's, Staffies, requests to pay for the car at £3 per month etc..........)
     
    In the unlikely event that one of you chaps is interested, the car will be available after this week (collecting the new car at the end of Sept)
     
    Located between Huntingdon & Peterborough (PE26 postcode)
     
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    Thanks
     
    Matt
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    matt79 got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Thanks for the info guys, all I have to do now is sort them all out now & hopefully get a few listed on here soon! I have literally hundreds of models in my old collection, some I will keep for sentimental reasons, but most can be moved on - I haven't displayed them for years & they have just sat in storage under the bed in the spare room & in the loft so its time to part with them (I dread to think how much money I spent buying them all).......
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    matt79 got a reaction from mercrocker in Shite in Miniature II   
    Thanks for the info guys, all I have to do now is sort them all out now & hopefully get a few listed on here soon! I have literally hundreds of models in my old collection, some I will keep for sentimental reasons, but most can be moved on - I haven't displayed them for years & they have just sat in storage under the bed in the spare room & in the loft so its time to part with them (I dread to think how much money I spent buying them all).......
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    matt79 got a reaction from egg in Shite in Miniature II   
    When I was stripping & repainting diecast models (I used to make code 3 police models) I made a stand out of an old wooden shelf about 3ft long (for the base) then drilled 4 holes and attached dowel rods glued vertically into the base to act as stands for the models being sprayed. I used a blob of blutac on the top of each dowel stand to hold the model in place for spraying.
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    matt79 got a reaction from egg in Shite in Miniature II   
    Thanks for the info guys, all I have to do now is sort them all out now & hopefully get a few listed on here soon! I have literally hundreds of models in my old collection, some I will keep for sentimental reasons, but most can be moved on - I haven't displayed them for years & they have just sat in storage under the bed in the spare room & in the loft so its time to part with them (I dread to think how much money I spent buying them all).......
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    matt79 reacted to egg in Shite in Miniature II   
    Pop them up on here, Datsuncog did ok with his mega sale earlier in the year. I use ebay when necessary.
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    matt79 reacted to MarvinsMom in Shite in Miniature II   
    ^what he said.....
     
    this site is i think the perfect arena for selling old diecasts, so long as you don't go wanting daft money for them, 
     
    cos, deep down we are all skinflints!
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    matt79 reacted to Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    As others have alluded to, I found myself in a very similar situation earlier this year.
     
    I looked around elsewhere (Catawiki etc) but most specialist/collectable auction sites outside of eBay seem to only want higher-end stuff (Catawiki asked for a minimum value of 80 Euros for each piece listed by new sellers, which was far beyond the stuff I was looking to shift). But I was really put off eBay selling, for the same reasons as yourself. I shifted some through various Facebook groups for model collectors but, inevitably, fell prey to scammers; although the Toy Shite group was (is) much better, attracting a few of the fine folks from here.
     
    I'd love for there to be a site for diecast as exists for vinyl collectors - Discogs, which is both a wiki catalogue and marketplace for recorded music, including rare variants etc. But I don't believe any such site yet exists.
     
    So yes, I just posted up the models I wanted to sell on here (I used my own cars thread, but I imagine this thread would be just as good if not better) and managed to find buyers for nearly all of them.
     
    For the sake of quick sales, I used eBay to find an approximate value, then knocked a bit off as shiters' discount. Initially I used 'including postage' as a draw, but ended up cutting my own throat a few times by pricing the model less than the postage, so I wouldn't recommend that! Since most folk wanted more than one model, it makes more sense to weigh the contents of the desired box of delights all together, and obtain a postage cost accordingly. Knocking a bit extra off for multiple purchases seemed to go down well here, too.
     
    That's just my tuppen'orth, but If I can assist any further, do ask!
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    matt79 got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Just a thought.....have any of you guys used any websites (not including ebay) to sell diecast models?
    I have a large collection of models I want to shift, mostly 1/43 scale (some are older / rare models and include a large amount of 'code 3' police models). I used to sell models regularly on ebay about 10 - 15 years ago but I would rather avoid selling on ebay if possible (with the higher fees & idiot buyers the site seems to attract these days), although I realise it probably has the largest 'audience' for selling.
    Has anyone had success using Facebook or other sites for selling models?
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    matt79 got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    Just a thought.....have any of you guys used any websites (not including ebay) to sell diecast models?
    I have a large collection of models I want to shift, mostly 1/43 scale (some are older / rare models and include a large amount of 'code 3' police models). I used to sell models regularly on ebay about 10 - 15 years ago but I would rather avoid selling on ebay if possible (with the higher fees & idiot buyers the site seems to attract these days), although I realise it probably has the largest 'audience' for selling.
    Has anyone had success using Facebook or other sites for selling models?
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    matt79 got a reaction from egg in Shite in Miniature II   
    Just a thought.....have any of you guys used any websites (not including ebay) to sell diecast models?
    I have a large collection of models I want to shift, mostly 1/43 scale (some are older / rare models and include a large amount of 'code 3' police models). I used to sell models regularly on ebay about 10 - 15 years ago but I would rather avoid selling on ebay if possible (with the higher fees & idiot buyers the site seems to attract these days), although I realise it probably has the largest 'audience' for selling.
    Has anyone had success using Facebook or other sites for selling models?
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    matt79 got a reaction from vulgalour in Shite in Miniature II   
    What about using headless matchsticks to panel out the inside of the bed (I assume its the finish inside of the bed you are not happy with?)
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    matt79 got a reaction from Datsuncog in Identify the Brokenshite or Bits Of Brokenshite   
    MK3 Cortina? (based on the shape of the front bumper)
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    matt79 got a reaction from Fat_Pirate in Identify the Brokenshite or Bits Of Brokenshite   
    MK3 Cortina? (based on the shape of the front bumper)
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    matt79 got a reaction from Negative Creep in Shite in Miniature II   
    Try rubbing them with a little toothpaste? It works on reviving dulled plastic headlamps
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    matt79 got a reaction from eddyramrod in Shite in Miniature II   
    Try rubbing them with a little toothpaste? It works on reviving dulled plastic headlamps
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    matt79 got a reaction from brickwall in A Belated Merry Christmas   
    Christmas - the only time of year you tell your kids it's OK for a fat alcoholic old man to come into your house & empty his sack in your lounge!
     
    Merry Christmas everyone!
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    matt79 got a reaction from privatewire in A Belated Merry Christmas   
    Christmas - the only time of year you tell your kids it's OK for a fat alcoholic old man to come into your house & empty his sack in your lounge!
     
    Merry Christmas everyone!
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    matt79 got a reaction from Junkman in A Belated Merry Christmas   
    Christmas - the only time of year you tell your kids it's OK for a fat alcoholic old man to come into your house & empty his sack in your lounge!
     
    Merry Christmas everyone!
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    matt79 got a reaction from Joey spud in Lazy spotters thread   
    Some not particularly exciting spots -
     
    Corsa & Daewoo Lanos (?) trapped in Trumptons CAGE OF DEATH (with bonus Volvo V40 in the background)

     
    mk4 Astra saloon

     
     
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    matt79 got a reaction from inconsistant in Looking after leather   
    Found this site whilst looking for leather cleaning & repair kits (I need to repair some small scuffs & splits in the side bolster of my drivers seat) -
     
    https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Applications.php?apid=2
     
    They sell quite a few kits for cleaning, repairing & recolouring aged & damaged leather seats. There are also 'how to' videos on how to use the products, ideal for ham fisted oafs like myself!
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    matt79 got a reaction from Chris2cv in New Top Gear   
    I'm undecided on the 'new' show
     
    The BBC missed an opportunity to completely revamp the programme with the new presenting team, not just tweak what is a dated format, Top Gear reached its peak around 10 years ago, then turned into a farce of 'we've run out of original ideas so lets smash stuff up coz we can', although I did like Clarkson, Hammond & May as a team as they seemed to have a genuine raport with each other.
     
    I thought LeBlanc was surprisingly good, providing some dryly delivered wit, Evans came across as over excited & slightly annoying (like watching TFI Friday with a few car films thrown in) I think Evans can be quite entertaining, but needs to stop trying to emulate Clarkson, whether deliberate or not.
     
    Time will tell if it gets any better, although for me its not the 'must watch' programme it once was.
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    matt79 got a reaction from Craig the Princess in New Top Gear   
    I'm undecided on the 'new' show
     
    The BBC missed an opportunity to completely revamp the programme with the new presenting team, not just tweak what is a dated format, Top Gear reached its peak around 10 years ago, then turned into a farce of 'we've run out of original ideas so lets smash stuff up coz we can', although I did like Clarkson, Hammond & May as a team as they seemed to have a genuine raport with each other.
     
    I thought LeBlanc was surprisingly good, providing some dryly delivered wit, Evans came across as over excited & slightly annoying (like watching TFI Friday with a few car films thrown in) I think Evans can be quite entertaining, but needs to stop trying to emulate Clarkson, whether deliberate or not.
     
    Time will tell if it gets any better, although for me its not the 'must watch' programme it once was.
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    matt79 got a reaction from egg in New Top Gear   
    I'm undecided on the 'new' show
     
    The BBC missed an opportunity to completely revamp the programme with the new presenting team, not just tweak what is a dated format, Top Gear reached its peak around 10 years ago, then turned into a farce of 'we've run out of original ideas so lets smash stuff up coz we can', although I did like Clarkson, Hammond & May as a team as they seemed to have a genuine raport with each other.
     
    I thought LeBlanc was surprisingly good, providing some dryly delivered wit, Evans came across as over excited & slightly annoying (like watching TFI Friday with a few car films thrown in) I think Evans can be quite entertaining, but needs to stop trying to emulate Clarkson, whether deliberate or not.
     
    Time will tell if it gets any better, although for me its not the 'must watch' programme it once was.
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    matt79 got a reaction from Alexg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Early(ish) P reg Vectra SRi with 58000 miles, a bit salty at £1500? It does look clean though -
     
    http://www4.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201604142956402?radius=20&sort=pricedesc&postcode=PE26%201UU&price-to=1500&search-target=usedcars&page=1&searchcontext=default&onesearchad=used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew&logcode=p
     

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