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Peugeot 905 - The Auction Site is a Crazy Place

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  • Peugeot 905 - The Auction Site is a Crazy Place

    So a few days ago I bid on a Peugeot 905 on the well-known auction site. The seller had three of them listed. One Turbo chassis, one Super G + another Super G with a pit diorama. He didn't state the chassis of each car in the listings, so I put in a reasonable bid on the Super G one, thinking it might pass some people by and I'd get it for a decent price. How wrong was I? The final prices:

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    - Peugeot 905 (Turbo): €67.48
    - Peugeot 905 (Super G): €67.48
    - Peugeot 905 (Super G) + Diorama: €37.61

    Is this a rare car? Why did fewer people bid on the diorama version (which still had the same postage cost)? The auction site can be a very strange place.

  • #2
    Many years ago I listed a Peugeot on e bay and I got more for it than I anticipated. I don't remember the exact figure, but it was somewhere in the high $60s. I don't know anything about the rarity of these cars, but they seem to be popular. It's odd that the one with the diorama went for significantly less. Impulse buying, I guess. You see something you like and you place a bid on it without shopping around to see if one is available for less. I'm guilty of that. And then finding one for less immediately after placing the bid.
    Last edited by Fast Co.; August 6, 2020, 07:15 AM.
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    • #3
      I'm convinced there's people who bid with no intention of winning, just to drive the price up for the seller. This has to be a black market job for people, I've been part of too many auctions where I've seen this happen. Bots.