“eBay helps to plug the holes and more”
By Mike Stella
When I started looking at Lionel on eBay about five years ago, there was a total of about 20 pages or 1000 individual items listed. Today there are more then 20 pages listed every day and well over 10,000 individual items available to bid on!
eBay has certainly changed collecting for me. Nothing is rare! Everything becomes available. All it takes is money, a LOT of money. Items that rarely turn up at meets show up on eBay time and time again. I went out to the Lionel Railroad (the Largest Lionel Railroad on my Block) the other night and snapped a few pictures of trains that were first sighted by me on my PC, successfully bid on, and delivered to my front door. HURRAH for eBay!!
While I have been able to acquire a number of collectable items from eBay, I still find it near impossible to make out the “8000 Gallons”; the circle around the “L”; and the #6415 I need to complete my three dome tank car collection. I send out questions but many “sellers” think I’m Knutts. Maybe I is!