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12 Sep, 2011 20:05:56 BST
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£1.80 Economy Delivery | See details
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West Wickham, Kent, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Hot Wheels
Packaging: None/ Loose Material: Plastic
Type: Car


Silver Bullet Car, No. 9, Hotwheels Series. Made in Malaysia by Mattel. Model is stamped 1974 on the base.


This car changes colour when exposed to heat or cold. It is a bright green colour normally but, hold it in the palm of your hand for a few minutes, and it starts to turn a pale yellow-green.


It is in excellent condition – there are just a couple of tiny ‘nicks’ in the paintwork and the wheels and axles are all good. Please supersize the various photos above for full details of this item and its condition.


Please also check out my other auction items as I have more Matchbox Lesney, Corgi and other toy cars available on Ebay at the moment (postage discount for multiple purchases).


Postage Rates



2nd Class Standard = £1.80

2nd Class Recorded Delivery = £2.60



Airmail = £2.45


Rest of the World:

Airmail = £3.00

UK Buyers: Cheque, Postal Order or PayPal. If paying by cheque, please allow 7 days to clear.


Non-UK Buyers: PayPal.


Please pay within 7 days of receiving an Invoice, or email me if there is likely to be a delay in sending payment. If payment (or email contact) is not received within that time, I reserve the right to issue a Non-Paying Bidder Alert, and re-list the item.

Regrettably, for some items, I am no longer able to offer shipping by postal services that do not require a signature at their destination (i.e. 1st class, 2nd class and Standard Parcels for the UK; Airmail and Surface mail for overseas).


The exceptions are as follows:


·        Books, CDs and DVDs listed at £4.99 or less, which will be shipped by 2nd class post within the UK and Airmail to non-UK destinations.

·        Vinyl records listed at £1.99 or less, which will be shipped by 2nd class post within the UK and Airmail to non-UK destinations.

·        Other items listed at £0.99 or less and weighing less than 1kg, which will be shipped by 2nd class post within the UK and Airmail to non-UK destinations.

·        Low value items weighing over 1kg, shipped within the UK and where the buyer pays by cheque or Postal Order, which can be shipped by Royal Mail Standard Parcels


In the above cases, prices for these services will be quoted in the item listing.


For a full explanation as to why I (and an ever-increasing number of Ebay sellers) feel compelled to significantly increase postage rates, particularly for overseas buyers (by £4.95 per item), please see below.


Shipping Discounts


A discount is usually available on multiple purchases: please wait for an Invoice from me before paying.


Items Selling for £46.00 or Less


These will in future only be despatched by one of the following “tracked” postal services: UK Recorded Delivery (1st or 2nd Class) or International Signed For (Airmail).


If I consider an item is likely to sell for £46.00 or less, then postage costs for these services will be quoted in the main listing. However, if that item then sells for more than £46.00, it will only be despatched by those postal services listed below, which will be at extra cost. In such cases, you MUST wait for an Invoice from me before paying.


Items Selling for More Than £46.00


These will in future only be despatched by one of the following “tracked” postal services: UK Special Delivery or Airsure, both with full insurance.


If I consider an item is likely to sell for more than £46.00, then postage costs for these services will be quoted in the main listing. However, if that item then sells for £46.00 or less, it will be despatched by those postal services listed above, which will be at reduced cost. In such cases, you MUST wait for an Invoice from me before paying.


Please note that Airsure is only available to the following destinations: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Irish Republic, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.


Therefore if you live in a country not listed above (e.g. Italy, Japan, Australia) please note your maximum bid on any of my items is now £46.00 only.


Why I Often Now Only Despatch Using “Tracked” Postal Services


Ebay’s (and PayPal’s) “Buyer Protection Policy” aims to protect buyers from fraudulent sellers who fail to send their goods to them, etc. Bravo! I support that aim 100%, as I have twice been the victim of fraudulent sellers on Ebay over the years.


But (and it’s a big ‘but’) this “Policy” has a clearly unintentional side-effect whereby buyers can make fraudulent ‘Item Not Received’ claims against honest sellers. And, unless the seller can prove the item was actually DELIVERED, then the buyer will almost certainly get a full refund including postage costs, while the seller will still end up paying Ebay and PayPal fees.


Ebay’s and PayPal’s clear advice to sellers is that, to protect themselves from ‘Item Not Received’ claims (fraudulent or otherwise), all items should be despatched using a “tracked” postal service. A ‘Proof of Posting’ certificate is no longer sufficient evidence to prevent a FULL refund being made to buyers. I know – it recently happened to me.


Despite a ‘Proof of Posting’ certificate and full insurance, I was left over £100 out-of-pocket when my buyer alleged he had not received the item (the first item of mine ever to go missing in 9 years – around 500 parcels posted in that time. It was also, coincidentally, the most expensive item I have ever posted!) But, because I had sent the item by Standard Parcels Service, it could not be tracked, I could not provide proof of DELIVERY and the buyer got a full refund.


Ebay sellers are increasingly stating in their listings that the same thing has happened to them and that, as a result, all their items will in future be posted using a “tracked service”, and I feel I have no choice other than to join them. I suspect it will not be too long before “tracked” postal services become the norm for most sellers.


Finally, if you are a seller reading this, then please be aware that any disclaimer you may include in your listings has no validity at all. I had the following disclaimer in the listing referred to above:


“I cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by the postal services, although I will provide full assistance in obtaining compensation from them should your item be lost or damaged in any way.”


I did point this out to PayPal and stated that the buyer, by bidding, had agreed to that “conditions of sale”. It didn’t make any difference; I still lost because the “Policy” does actually make sellers fully responsible for losses (or alleged losses) in the post.


Despatch Times


I normally aim to despatch all items within 2-3 working days of receiving cleared payments. However, Ebay’s “Buyer Protection Policy” actually allows a buyer to make an ‘Item Not Received’ claim (and thereby get a refund!) if the item is not despatched within the time specified in the listing (even if the item has been received). There appears to be no recourse for the seller in such circumstances.


Therefore, to protect myself from such a claim, my listings now state that items will be despatched within 5 working days, which means the despatch times quoted in my listing are no longer correct!



eBay is an auction site and hence normal auction rules apply. In short, all my items are sold "as seen" and, if you win the auction, the item is legally yours. Any non-paying bidders will be reported to eBay.


If you are at all unsure as to what you are bidding on, then please ask me. If you are still unsure after receiving my reply, then please do not bid.


I always try to describe my auction items accurately and in full detail, including a large number of photos in many cases. However, I do accept full responsibility for the listing details and so, if I make an error in describing the item, I offer a full refund (including your postage costs).

I have been an eBay member since August 1999 and have been selling on eBay since 2001. I am pleased to say that, to date, I have been able to maintain a 100% feedback record.

If you wish to contact me during the auction, please click on the standard Ask Seller A Question link on the eBay item page.


If necessary, winning bidders may contact me after the auction through the standard Contact Seller link in their My eBay page.


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