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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#1 Posted : 27 April 2021 22:41:49(UTC)
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I have never seen real life the MÄRKLIN 00765 freight car set, for 20 cars it seems to be very cheap in price, is it worth it?
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Offline marklinist5999  
#2 Posted : 28 April 2021 01:02:52(UTC)
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Is $620.00 US cheap even for 20 cars? An avergae Marklin ho feight car is about $30. Times 20 is $600.00. I suppose if one wants so many the same, it's a good way to get them all at once from one place.
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Offline grnwtrs  
#3 Posted : 28 April 2021 02:08:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Puttputtmaru Go to Quoted Post
I have never seen real life the MÄRKLIN 00765 freight car set, for 20 cars it seems to be very cheap in price, is it worth it?


Not to me. But I am stuck with the prices from 1968 @ 3.00 - 4.75 for passenger cars (metal)

Regards, geneBigGrin
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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#4 Posted : 28 April 2021 02:32:14(UTC)
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I did not mean to be facetious about it, the hobby that is listing it in my area is listing it for 100$ hence my question.
I did not check elsewhere, may be I should have.

In any case, I ordered it. Thanks
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#5 Posted : 28 April 2021 05:53:11(UTC)
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AJCKids has at least one in stock for $620 USD. If you got a set for $100 USD, then that's a bargain!

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https://ajckids.com/products/marklin-00765

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Offline marklinist5999  
#6 Posted : 28 April 2021 08:43:35(UTC)
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That's my favorite shop!
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Offline H0  
#7 Posted : 28 April 2021 09:27:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Puttputtmaru Go to Quoted Post
I did not mean to be facetious about it, the hobby that is listing it in my area is listing it for 100$ hence my question.
It is a 2011 new item. So maybe some dealers sell it by now with a "shelf-queen" discount. $100 for the whole set is a bargain.
Some eBay dealers offer subsets only, e.g. 2 or 3 or 4 cars. Make sure it really is the complete set.

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Offline marklinist5999  
#8 Posted : 28 April 2021 10:36:18(UTC)
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$100 is a deal! I missed his post with that. Depending upon area demographics and demands, a discontinued item might be more desired at a higher price. Rarity also is a factor. Everything being bigger in Texas as we say, maybe some layouts are too. It's also closer to California with well heeled collectors and such. There aren't so many shops now. One in Burbank for the L.A. area. Allied trains in Culver City has closed, just south of Beverly Hills, etc. That's where Frank Sinatra and Gary Coleman shopped. Frank had O scale, Gary Marklin. Perhaps Rod Stewart ordered from there. His layout is American NY City themed.
I think San Diego has a dealer still, in El Cajon. Orange County has some mega size homes too near Irvine, Laguna Niguel, etc.
I can think of a huge layout currently being built for California that could use that set.
Offline Puttputtmaru  
#9 Posted : 28 April 2021 15:41:35(UTC)
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I will keep you guys informed when I receive mine to see if it is complete and if interested it seems they have 4 more in stock but I will hold my breath for now may be I will only receive one car, who knows.....
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Offline foumaro  
#10 Posted : 29 April 2021 05:34:03(UTC)
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Maybe you got five from all the set,the price you paid is near to this possibility,we will see in a few days.
Offline marklinist5999  
#11 Posted : 29 April 2021 15:09:55(UTC)
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5 cars would still be a steal!
Offline Puttputtmaru  
#12 Posted : 04 May 2021 23:46:36(UTC)
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Well it did not turn out as good as I had thought but still a good deal.

I did not get 20 cars but I got 6 which for 100$ is still a great deal. Looks like others have jumped on it because it shows no more in stock any more.
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Offline ocram63_uk  
#13 Posted : 05 May 2021 12:06:40(UTC)
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But the shop listing was for the set of 20 cars at $100 or it said 5 at $100 ?
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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#14 Posted : 05 May 2021 15:41:00(UTC)
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Shop listing was misleading and it showed the 20 car set picture and only that one and the description from the 20 car set.

Yes I know I could have probably made a fuss but there are few hobby shops still alive that still cater to Märklin stuff in my neck of the woods, so I will leave it as that. I managed to order an other one before they ran out so I am happy with 12 cars in the end.
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