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Calypso-E34 last won the day on September 6 2020

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About Calypso-E34

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    Modern Classic Cars
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    Financial Controller, Company Secretary, Company Director.


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    F10 525d SE Auto

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  1. Calypso-E34

    eBay seller changes

    Hey Duncan I haven’t bought new spares for a while, but I can look back and see for you tomorrow. if you have a pic of the watch front and back, send it to me and I’ll see what the story is. A pic of the inside would be handy too if you have it. With many inexpensive watches, you can buy the movement fairly cheaply, with others you can get parts. I’ve spent many hours trawling eBay for NLA bits over the years. It’s hard to find stuff when some sellers don’t list the bits with any recognisable reference!!
  2. Calypso-E34

    eBay seller changes

    My experience of selling to people in other countries using the eBay Global Shipping Programme has been good. I do a decent listing, with lots of pictures, and honest description, and I have never had a problem. I use this mainly when I sell 70s and 80s Seiko watches, which I refurbish at home. Most of these, despite the cost, have gone to the USA or Germany.
  3. Calypso-E34

    Sabine Schmidt Tribute.

    Some absolute COCKWOMBLE somewhere has decided that this won't be shown on BBC1 if you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. What possible reason could there be for this????
  4. Calypso-E34

    eBay seller changes

    Morning Tim Interesting to hear your point of view. My main gripe here was the delay in payment and the additional fee charged to the seller for overseas sales. I get that the 3% fee we had to pay to PayPal before was an annoyance - but eBay have raised their own fees now from 10% to 12.8% plus 30p now, so not much saving there really for stuff I sell. I don't know why PayPal went along with that to be honest, and I think they will at some point start to re-introduce a fee somewhere for people paying for eBay purchases using their platform - after all, if they don't, what's in it for them? I agree with you on the GSP - it's great for sellers, and I have used it a few times. Not so great for buyers, as they are paying for this, but overall I'd much rather use this than anything else.
  5. Calypso-E34

    eBay seller changes

    I tried this - and they wouldn’t let me list without a PayPal option.
  6. Calypso-E34

    eBay seller changes

    The email I received said they initiate payment within 2 days, and it then takes up to 4 days to hit your account. Plus - that’s BUSINESS days - so it could well take up to 9 days if it’s near a bank holiday weekend.
  7. Calypso-E34

    eBay seller changes

    I haven’t sold on eBay for a while. Listed something today, and got a message saying payments no longer go to my PayPal account. Not only that, but when something sells, it takes 6 days to get paid instead of instantly as was the case before. Does anyone know if there’s a way around this?? Also extra fees if your item sells to someone outside the UK. I think this is all a bit of a rip off.
  8. Calypso-E34

    Any other cars that seem to have just disappeared?

    Love that XJ12C - but I'd prefer it in green or Greensand - or that mustard yellow they did. Unusual to see one without its vinyl roof! I think the Series II was the pick of the bunch with XJs generally. Seriously - this would be on my list of big Lotto win cars. The one Wheeler Dealers did was a beauty - although I think that was a Six.
  9. Calypso-E34

    F10 !525d fuel economy

    I posted on this a while ago, but can’t find the thread. my car is a 2010 525d 3.0. On my normal routes, I used to see between 37 and 40 mpg. A couple of months ago, this dropped to around 32. I thought I’d leave it until service time. So - major service carried out at a local garage last week - oil, all the filters etc. Since I got it back, it’s averaging bloody 28mpg. That’s ludicrous - I don’t even drive it hard. Anyone have any idea what might be wrong? It seems to be driving ok.
  10. Calypso-E34

    Returning new car?

    I noticed this on every Volvo I have ever had with leather seats. It took me aback a bit at first, but it didn't bother me for long.
  11. Calypso-E34

    Old BMW booklets

    I was having a rummage in one of the wardrobes here today, and came across a few old BMW booklets. Here are a few of them. Service book is brand new - no idea where I picked that up!
  12. Calypso-E34

    Anyone selling a 1:43 scale E28?

    I didn't find anything I liked at reasonable money in 1:43 size, so I went for 1:18. Bought the Norev one, which based on the quality of another of their models I have, should be OK. An M535i rather than an M5.
  13. Calypso-E34

    Can I test drive your F11? Please! Glasgow based!

    That would be absolutely against every rule in force at the moment in relation to Covid-19. The rules are there for a very good reason. Given this forum’s current rules regarding advertising cars for sale, I would be removing this post entirely I think.
  14. Calypso-E34

    Anyone selling a 1:43 scale E28?

    I have one of those little Herpa models. They’re decent!
  15. Calypso-E34

    Anyone selling a 1:43 scale E28?

    Are all the cars in the link you posted yours Duncan, or do you have others for sale?