The re-sprayed 7A38-7140 SAA051J listed on Yahoo Japan !

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Re: The re-sprayed 7A38-7140 SAA051J listed on Yahoo Japan !

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Seiko7A38 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:38 pm Last week, hapless Japanese seller popstyle10 had re-listed his re-sprayed 7A38-7140 yet again, with the Buy-it-Now price reduced to 85,000 Yen (the same as the lowest it had been once before).

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m506177254

Needless to say, the outcome was fairly predictable. :roll:

I notice he's re-listed it again, for the umpteenth time this afternoon, with the Buy-it-Now price reduced to 80,000 Yen.

At this rate, we might get down to a realistic sensible price by Christmas ! :lol:
Deluded Japanese seller popstyle10's yo-yo pricing shenanigans continue unabated. :roll:

I hadn't bothered mentioning before, but after that 80,000 Yen 'low', he re-listed it again, for a couple of days at the weekend with the price hiked back up to 150,000 Yen. :lol: Then it disappeared off Yahoo Japan - but only temporarily.

It's back again, re-listed earlier today, this time asking 100,000 Yen - a 33% discount on the previous 150,000 Yen. :roll:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m506177254

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Re: The re-sprayed 7A38-7140 SAA051J listed on Yahoo Japan !

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Something by way of a couple of belated updates to this sorry saga, the most significant of which, is the fact that the above most recent re-listing by deluded Yahoo Japan seller popstyle10 ended three weeks ago on 14th August, hardly surprisingly, once again unsold. He hasn't re-listed it since. That doesn't necessarily mean it has been sold. ;)

Albeit belatedly cross-posting updates from the Beware of Japanese eBay cross-platform 'proxy' re-sellers ! thread:
Seiko7A38 wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:44 am I had to chuckle to myself when I saw this yesterday evening. :lol: A bit late to the party, one of the longer established 'proxy' re-sellers ys-variety finally decided to take a stab at listing the re-sprayed 7A38-7140 (subject of this thread). The reason I found it amusing is the primary image he's used - an old (ex-Instagram) wrist shot, which he's evidently stolen from an earlier version of the bona fide Yahoo Japan seller's multiple re-listings. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-7A38-7 ... 5245316311

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His marked up Buy-it-Now asking price of $1141.99 is lower than those previously asked by japan_pre-owned_vintage and nice-watch-jpn, but then hapless YJ seller popstyle10 has reduced his listing back down to 'only' 85,000 Yen. :roll:
Cross-platform Japanese eBay 'proxy' re-seller ys-variety ended their listing in the time-honoured fashion on 5th August:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265245316311

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I'd followed that a couple of weeks later with this post:
Seiko7A38 wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:38 amEarlier this morning, yet another would-be profiteering Japanese cross-platform 'proxy' re-seller naotoshop decided it was about time they climbed on the re-sprayed 7A38-7140 bandwagon. This one's asking $1249 as a Buy-it-Now. :roll:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seiko-Chronogr ... 3623501439

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The irony is that hapless bona fide YJ seller popstyle10 has currently ended his re-listing (again) at the moment ! :lol:
They ended their listing in the traditional manner, less than a fortnight later, on 27th August:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353623501439

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Re: The re-sprayed 7A38-7140 SAA051J listed on Yahoo Japan !

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Jim had also posted this in the Beware of Japanese eBay cross-platform 'proxy' re-sellers ! thread on 8th August:
jamesam wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:25 pm This guy - stardestroyer2012, saw me on another forum today and emailed me links to 7 of his watch listings on eBay, including two listings using the same 7A38-7140 photos below. And all he wants is $2,161 USD for the watch. It's a steal.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334106424198 and https://www.ebay.com/itm/334106424203

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I subsequently replied:
Seiko7A38 wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:04 pm Another chancer. :roll: I wonder what exchange rate / mark-up percentage he's using. For that matter, what Yahoo Japan price is he basing it on ? It was briefly @ 80K Yen last week; then 150K Yen at the weekend and back to 100K Yen today. Whichever, his $2161.69, however he arrived at that figure, is completely ridiculous, even by the YJ seller's standards. At today's exchange rate it equates to 238,800 Yen. :lol:
I did take screen prints of the two listings at the time, but thought no more of it, based on my comment above, plus the way that this latest 'proxy' re-seller had titled the two listings (rather than using the proper full model # 7A38-7140). :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-7A38-7 ... 4106424198

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-Vintag ... 4106424203

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Both listings were ended this morning, just like all the other chancers before them, as allegedly no longer available - that is, if it ever was actually available from him, in the first place, which similarly I somehow severely doubt.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334106424198

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334106424203

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So, to sum up best I can, the upshot is that there are currently ZERO Japanese eBay 'proxy' re-sellers left, still listing the re-sprayed 7A38-7140. That doesn't necessarily mean we've seen the last of it, unfortunately. :?

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Just when you thought you'd seen the last of it (not) .... :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-SPEED- ... 5430857735

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It was listed late this morning, by would-be profiteering Japanese cross-platform eBay re-seller ys-variety, with an absolutely ludicrous Buy-it-Now price of $2553.99 !! :lol: If you scroll a little way back up this page, you'll see (a quote) where I last mentioned this particular incompetent before, when they'd listed exactly the same watch at the end of July, with a Buy-it-Now price of 'only' $1141.99 (which was then more than 3 times what it was realistically worth).

In case you were wondering what mark-up factor they used to arrive at this risibly inflated figure, or what they were basing it on, in fact, I'd already spotted it listed on Mercari.jp at the weekend, but elected not to tempt providence. :roll:

https://jp.mercari.com/item/m74324220345

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The asking price there is ¥200,000 Yen. :roll: There's no way of establishing whether the current Mercari re-seller, whose ID translates as Flea Market is in any way connected with the previous deluded Yahoo Japan re-seller popstyle10, but as they're re-using the same set of photos, it's probably safe to assume so.

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It looks like the re-sprayed 7A38-7140 is still going to be with us in 2022. :roll: Overnight, another would-be profiteering Japanese cross-platform eBay re-seller mushuplab also got around to listing it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-Vintag ... 3394939492

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