are not a club I admire, me being a blue mooner but I do
appreciate the fact that I can make a few bob off their fans.
According to popular belief United supporters come from far and wide
and this is backed up by my Ebay sales. As yet I haven't posted any
to Manchester, indeed I think Yorkshire is the nearest. I do have a
couple of regular buyers in Thailand and Hong Kong who buy shirts
One programme was a bit of a surprise, I bought about
300 United progs from Grey Mare Lane Market in Gorton (Manchester)
for £20.00. I have sold 8 which covered my outlay and then this two
a friendly against Hull in Dec 72 netted me a cool £18.56 to a buyer
in Scarborough. This was obviously a hard to find issue which are
always likely to raise the ante.
Healey 1/32nd scale Plastic Model
This Airfix plastic 1/32 scale model kit has been wasting
away in my study for over 30 years so I thought it was about time
that I let someone have the benefit of it. One Sunday evening there
was an Austin Healey Sprite exactly the same as this one parked
outside the leisure centre in New Mills, my home town. I was tempted
to offer it to the owner but when I saw a young girl of about 20 get
in it I decided she would probably think I was some sort of pervy so
I gave it a miss. However hopefully an enthusiast who will
appreciate it has bought it, especially as he won a well fought
auction with his winning bid of £15.02. Another example of niche
products, I think I paid about 1s 6d when I bought it with the
intention of converting it into a Scalextric car. I bought a
Vauxhall Viva at the same time and converted that, perhaps I should
have held on to it.
EBAY QUALITY SALES
Cup Winners Cup Final 1970 Man City v Gornik
Item # 2705072217
The most sought after European Final programme
the very rare Man City v Gornik Zabre Cup Winners Cup Final. This
doesn't come up very often as there weren't that many sold. On a
dreadful wet and windy evening many were ruined and discarded.
However there are quite a few about tucked away in cupboards and
drawers in Manchester. It bugs me that this is the only major Final
of City's I have missed since 1955 and would love a copy to add to
my collection. I do have Man Uniteds Final Prog v Benfica at Wembley
if anyone out there wants to swap.
1950's or earlier
Football Rattle - Nice
Item # 1974322029
old 1950's or earlier wooden football rattle in excellent condition
for the year and in perfect working order. A great piece of football
memorbilia not to be missed. Very noisy -
present bid £4.99 finishes Dec 4th 02 17:58 FINAL Price
Now that was a bargain - one that convinced me to hold on to
my own old footy rattle that graced the open end at Maine Road
during the fifties.
How to obtain your favourite Music for free or better
A while ago I decided to get some decent quality
Rolling Stones Music to replace the old vinyl one's I own at
present, but I don't want to pay for it. Well there are no free
lunches, or so it is said. I spotted an excellent copy of 'The best
of the Rolling Stones - Jump Back 71- 93' CD in a local shop costing
£2.99 so I purchased it. The first job was to turn it into MP3 files
of a good quality, 160Kbps is fine, using EasyCD Creator. I can then
burn them back onto CD and have a copy for my computer. A visit to
they had to remove the audio section - use google to find another -
UPDATE.... a cover
request section is now available on cdcovers, quite useful)
to download the covers and label and drop a copy of them into the
mp3 file ready to make my new covers with EasyCD Creator label maker
and Bob's your uncle. Now place the original CD on Ebay with a
starting price of £3.00 and any higher bids puts you in profit
giving you free music or better.
AUCTION ENDED -
The auction ended with a good profit, final price £6.50.
There were 9 bids with a late flurry on the last day but, yet again
a last minute raid took it. So I end up with a good copy and £3.50
profit plus my money back to buy another one on Monday. This is what
Ebay is all about, fair trade and fun.