Friday, October 28, 2005 1:03 AM
I found this on EBAY tonight I know many people around here seem to always be looking for things like this so here it is. OTSR
$60.00 to ship though sounds a tad much.
Friday, October 28, 2005 1:10 AM
Well... I guess it's true what they say about eBay... that you CAN find anything. But yes... $60 seems too much, but I guess you never know. Only thing is, it's just an odd thing. "Ohhh look I have a B&M OSTR!!!!!!!" lol... It's cool tho
Friday, October 28, 2005 1:20 AM
Ahh, you guys need to learn the subtleties of getting what you want on ebay.
A jacked up shipping price is just a sleazy way of getting a certain minimum amount for your item while still looking like you're offering a deal with no reserve price.
Of course $60 is WAY too much for shipping, the seller just wanted to guarantee they got at least $60 for the restraint.
I am Jack's Coaster
Friday, October 28, 2005 8:25 AM
From the item listing: "This is the perfect collectors item for any coaster / amusement park enthusiast. Who wouldn't want this item made by the premier roller coaster manufacturer in the world, the renowned Bollinger & Mabillard?"
Umm... I wouldn't. Sorry. I'd be embarassed to own that.
Red Garter Rob
Friday, October 28, 2005 9:07 AM
and based on the fact that there are no wear marks around the head, no marks around the grip holes and no marks around the buckle mounts, I'd say his "friend" probably stole it from work. It's an unused item.
Parks and B&M just don't give them away, they're rather expensive actually.
*** Edited 10/28/2005 1:08:59 PM UTC by Red Garter Rob***
Friday, October 28, 2005 9:32 AM
I am sure it would go for even more at any auction during an enthusiast event.
I have seen people pay out the wazoo for pieces of wood, bolts, signs, etc. It amazes me sometimes what coaster geeks WILL pay for.
Most of it goes to preservation or charity, so the more they can dish out the merrier. :-) lol.
*** Edited 10/28/2005 1:34:25 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Friday, October 28, 2005 7:42 PM
Dusa West is my baby, and even I wouldn't want that! WTF would you do with it?
Friday, October 28, 2005 10:16 PM
Seller claims it came from SFMW, sharp eyes see no signs of actual use. Must have come off the third train.
Friday, October 28, 2005 10:40 PM
Yeah, I don't really think that it was stolen from the park, that would be rather hard to walk off with, I would imagine, even if you are an employee. If I'm not mistaken B&M charges over $1000.00 for one of those, so I would think that they keep an eye on where their spares are at.
Red Garter Rob
Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:53 AM
You would be surprised on what walks out of a park over the course of the year.
Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:57 AM
Actually, I went to UPS's calculator guessed at the size and weight of the package and had it give me a shipping cost. It came out at $61.70 for a coast to coast shipment, so the shipping may not be such a rip off after all. Remember, this thing is fairly heavy and bulky.
Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:42 AM
It weighs 30 pounds, not sure about dementions. These things new are, well, have a look for yourself:
Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:50 AM
Except that isn't new.