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thetrooper wrote:I seen this and thought it really cheap for what it is. I know there are some Brumos fans on here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-G ... 53f252066d

The seller seems to have a lot of bargains. I've read he's a good seller as well from members on another forum that use him a lot.

I was excited until I saw his HIDDEOUS shipping rates to the USA. $45 :o :o :o :x
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Absurd shipping rates! :o

...and, it seems to be a widespread practise at eBay! :evil:
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Perhaps this partly explains it.
Item location: 72131 Ofterdingen, GER, United Kingdom
Another practice I detest on the Bay!

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Sure, I get it about trying to avoid fees, but $45 is craycray. Should be mabye £5.
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guitardave_1 wrote:Lars, I will try to break it down...

1. Open square bracket
2. Type 'URL=' and paste in the link (no spaces)
3. Close square bracket
4. Type the words you want to be 'blue'
5. Finish with /URL set within another pair of square brackets

Hope that makes sense. Difficult to give an example without it getting confusing!
Confused, entirely. I can't even get past step #1 [ ] or do you mean using [*] above??

maybe a longer break down tutorial via PM and I can pass on the love to others 8-)

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181064667060 ... 1423.l2649
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181064101227 ... 1423.l2649

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330857893270 ... 1423.l2649
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Let me try a different approach.

Here is an example linking to my site, I have used curved brackets where they should be square.

(URL=www.davesdiecasts.com)Dave's Diecasts(/URL)

Here is what happens if I make them square

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Yay!

Why didn't I do that the first time?!

Hardly worth a tutorial thread on its own, but maybe I could make a little 'forum tips' one including this and other things like quoting posts etc.
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guitardave_1 wrote:Yay!

Why didn't I do that the first time?!

Hardly worth a tutorial thread on its own, but maybe I could make a little 'forum tips' one including this and other things like quoting posts etc.
That would be great!
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Nice price on a nice Matchbox Pickup.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180937473336?ss ... 1423.l2649
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JSB33 wrote:
guitardave_1 wrote:Hardly worth a tutorial thread on its own, but maybe I could make a little 'forum tips' one including this and other things like quoting posts etc.
That would be great!
I'm on it Jeff. I will create it in the "News, Games and Site Support" forum. When you come across it, could you give it a sticky, or even pin it permanently if you see fit :)
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JSB33 wrote:Nice price on a nice Matchbox Pickup.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180937473336?ss ... 1423.l2649
...tempting! :?
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sheepCrusher wrote:
thetrooper wrote:I seen this and thought it really cheap for what it is. I know there are some Brumos fans on here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-G ... 53f252066d

The seller seems to have a lot of bargains. I've read he's a good seller as well from members on another forum that use him a lot.

I was excited until I saw his HIDDEOUS shipping rates to the USA. $45 :o :o :o :x
You could get someone in the UK to buy it then post it on to you. I would do it for you but I'm skint at the moment. If you really want it I would do it if no one else would do it.
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I will always ship from UK sellers for members abroad if required.
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guitardave_1 wrote:Let me try a different approach.

Here is an example linking to my site, I have used curved brackets where they should be square.

(URL=www.davesdiecasts.com)Dave's Diecasts(/URL)

Here is what happens if I make them square

Dave's Diecasts
Easy enough explained that way, now how do you add one more wrinkle that I like - getting it to open in a new tab?

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k1w1taxi wrote:
guitardave_1 wrote:Let me try a different approach.

Here is an example linking to my site, I have used curved brackets where they should be square.

(URL=www.davesdiecasts.com)Dave's Diecasts(/URL)

Here is what happens if I make them square

Dave's Diecasts
Easy enough explained that way, now how do you add one more wrinkle that I like - getting it to open in a new tab?

Cheers
Lee
I don't know of a way to embed that instruction in the link. Might just have to right click the link and choose open in new tab. Alternatively, on a PC, you can hold down Ctrl whilst you click the link in the normal way.
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You can do it with Javascript (sort of) but there is no way to embed Javascript in the URL tag. The reason I say sort of is that it depends on the user's browser settings as well.

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this may be someone's holy grail I am sure

and it is cheap like hell!!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bizzarrini-5300 ... a3d43#shId
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I have the Bizza, its a great model and that is a very cheap price.
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...tempting... :?
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DeadCanDanceR wrote:...tempting... :?
Go for it Julio! This is a bargain! I've owned this model since it's release in 2004 or 2005. Really surprised these don't trade for bigger money :? Guess the brand is just not that well known?

If I didn't already have it...same goes for that bargain you got on the blue one!

I'd love to see this go to Mexico :)

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GarageOnAWall wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:...tempting... :?
Go for it Julio! This is a bargain! I've owned this model since it's release in 2004 or 2005. Really surprised these don't trade for bigger money :? Guess the brand is just not that well known?

If I didn't already have it...same goes for that bargain you got on the blue one!

I'd love to see this go to Mexico :)

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Thanks for your advice, BB! ;)

I've placed my bid!
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If nobody buys it I will as a second car:)

I remember waited 1 year searching for this:)
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Arvid wrote:If nobody buys it I will as a second car:)

I remember waited 1 year searching for this:)
We posted at the same time...
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