The Great Wheel Collectors Rip Off

The one thing you will notice about the Lamley blog is that there are a shed load of promoting going on.

You have to read back on some his posts – in that due to the current shit state of distribution, procure your Matchbox collection by any means how.

Now, this is all well and good – but the product should be available in shops as it always should have. But now the problem is that dealers seem to be getting these crates of Mattel sock and feel free to exploit the collector or more to the point numbnuts who want to pay daft prices for a toy car worth no more than £1.50.

Consider the listing below by Wheel Collectors:

Since when did a £1.50 car cost $16.99 – and who in their right mind would pay that much? I mean, that is the price of a TLV Neo – and the quality is far better.

I find it sad that Lambert and his blog promote such methods to obtain Matchbox these days – there seems to be something very suspect with “Lamley Partners” – more to the point that Lambert tends to procure a lot of diecast from selected people…….and then in turn encourage people to buy from these dealers.

The damage to the Matchbox brand is great – and Lamley does not help matters here. Of course it is the choice of the individual to pay silly prices. And if pockets are deep, bully for them.

But I would say avoid – avoid tossers like Wheel Collectors and their over inflated prices on Matchbox and stand up to these idiots who want to make money from the unsuspected.

Lambert will merely say that he is offering some help to those who cannot get hold of the models (again, the irony – the problem of distribution which Lambert thinks there is no problem).

But look deeper – everytime you click on one of his link, it is a affiliate link –

What should be a direct link to ebay (http://stores.ebay.com/wheelcollectors/Matchbox-2016-/_i.html?_fsub=10753758014&_sid=281364244&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322) for these rip offs is in fact click bate, which means that everytime an item is bought from the Lamley click, he makes money:

so using the post under:

http://www.lamleygroup.com/2016/09/case-report-opening-2016-matchbox-l-case.html

hover over the hyperlink:

2016 Matchbox Batch L at Wheel Collectors

and the following will show within your status bar

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575021356&toolid=10001&campid=5337153199&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fm.html%3F_odkw%3D%26_sop%3D10%26_ssn%3Dwheelcollectors%26_armrs%3D1%26_osacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2046732.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XMatchbox%2B2016%2BL%2BCase.TRS1%26_nkw%3DMatchbox%2B2016%2BL%2BCase%26_sacat%3D0

So, showcasing the models coming in has a massive benefit for the Lamley blog – he will state that he is doing it for the good of the wider audience – I think he is just lining his pockets.

Like most things Lamley, it is all about the spin – and John Lambert is very good at that.

'71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX #5 * 2016 Matchbox * Early Run Cardback * Case L
7 Bids $2.75 Listed:Sep-06 16:30
'71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX #5 * 2016 Matchbox * Early Run Cardback * Case L
Buy it now $16.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:26

 

Wheelin Wreaker #64 * Red * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $1.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:24

'15 Jaguar F-Type Coupe #15 * Orange * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $4.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:23

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia #29 * Green * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $4.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:22

Cadillac CTS Coupe #19 * Blue * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $4.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:21

'63 Cadillac Ambulance #88 * Green * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $5.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:20

Swamp Raider #112 * Black * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $2.59 Listed:Sep-06 15:18

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor #1117 * Blue Lamley's * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $2.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:16

Malibu Marauder #107 * Black * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $1.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:15

Acre Maker #53 * Dark RED * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $1.59 Listed:Sep-06 15:14

Road Roller #40 * Blue * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:13

MXB DXDGR X #41 * WHITE * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case L
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:12

Land Rover Defender 110 #110 * WHITE * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case K & L
Buy it now $2.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:11

'15 Ram 1500 Police National Parks * Light Green * 2016 Matchbox MXB Case K & L
Buy it now $2.99 Listed:Sep-06 15:10

'14 Chevy Silverado 1500 #59 * WHITE * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case K
Buy it now $2.49 Listed:Aug-17 13:27

Blaze Blitzer #76 Wilton Fire * RED * 2016 Matchbox New MXB Case K
Buy it now $1.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:25

Turn Tamer #25 * WHITE * 2016 Matchbox * New MXB Case K
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:21

Turf Tilter #46 * Purple/Orange * 2016 Matchbox * New MXB Case K
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:19

Hydro Cruiser #100 * WHITE * 2016 Matchbox * New MXB Case K
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:17

Amphi Flyer #91 * Orange * 2016 Matchbox * New MXB Case K
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:15

Mound Mover #56 * GREEN * 2016 Matchbox * New MXB Case K
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:13

Moto Tracker #111 * GREEN * 2016 Matchbox * New MXB Case K
Buy it now $1.59 Listed:Aug-17 13:12

Infiniti G37 Coupe #32 * Grey * 2016 Matchbox Case K & J
Buy it now $2.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:09

'66 Dodge A100 #39 * WHITE * 2016 Matchbox Case K & J
Buy it now $3.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:08

Cliff Hanger #124 * GREEN * 2016 Matchbox Case K & J
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:04

Quarry King #58 * Orange * 2016 Matchbox Case K & J
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:03

MBX Prospector #122 * BLACK * 2016 Matchbox Case J
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Aug-17 13:03

'15 Chrysler 300 #4 * RED * 2016 Matchbox Case J * E32
Buy it now $3.99 Listed:Jul-15 11:42

Infiniti G37 Coupe #32 * Grey * 2016 Matchbox Case J * E32
Buy it now $3.99 Listed:Jul-15 11:37

BMW R1200 RT-P #83 * BLUE State Police * 2016 Matchbox Case K & J
Buy it now $0.99 Listed:Jul-15 11:33

Best of Matchbox 2016 * Routemaster Bus GOLD * MXB Case A
Buy it now $3.99 Listed:May-27 19:45

Best of Matchbox 2016 * '65 Austin Mini Van * PURPLE * MXB * W37
Buy it now $5.99 Listed:May-05 13:06

Best of Matchbox 2016 * BMW 1M * BLACK * MXB * W36
Buy it now $7.99 Listed:May-05 13:04

Best of Matchbox 2016 * Lamborghini LM002 * WHITE * MXB * Z29
Buy it now $4.99 Listed:May-05 13:03

Best of Matchbox 2016 * BMW R1200 GS * Silver * MXB Case A
Buy it now $3.59 Listed:May-05 13:02

Tesla Model S #7 * RED * 2015 Matchbox * N144
Buy it now $4.99 Listed:May-01 14:25

Tesla Model S #24 * BLUE * 2016 Matchbox Case E * W205
Buy it now $3.99 Listed:Mar-29 08:04

Best of Matchbox 2016 * '93 Ford Mustang LX SSP * BLUE * MXB Case A
Buy it now $6.49 Listed:Mar-21 08:10

Best of Matchbox 2016 * '69 Cadillac Sedan Deville * BLUE * MXB Case A
Buy it now $6.49 Listed:Mar-21 08:05

'15 Ford F-150 #38 * YELLOW * 2016 Matchbox Case B * G6
Buy it now $2.99 Listed:Mar-03 16:36

Rock Shocker #125 MXB * GOLD * 2016 Matchbox Case D * B21
Buy it now $1.09 Listed:Feb-26 10:48

Toyota Tacoma * YELLOW * 2016 Matchbox Case A * A6
Buy it now $2.29 Listed:Dec-07 13:41
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One thought on “The Great Wheel Collectors Rip Off

  1. £16.99 for a Skyline? Mine was a quid in poundland. Some kid had knocked it off the peg too. Wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t had my ‘knocked over models’ radar on. It’s ok. I like a classic model, but they could do a better job if they cleared out all that awful plastic construction crap and dismantled the four vehicle groupings they’ve constructed. Mattel sees them as toys with a modicum of collector value. In a sense they’re right. Some of my favourite Lesney’s are Hot Wheels knock offs, but now that Mattel own MBX, the generics or ‘Originals’ are pretty humdrum. HW have the fantasy cars locked out. No more ‘Hairy Hustlers’ or ‘Draguars’.

    Matchbox gets left with the realistic models that collectors will scoop up and the fake track wheel crap aimed at 6 yr olds, but even they have the sense to head for the Hotwheels stuff instead. MBX has had it’s day as a collectable toy. The only option is to turn it into a premium range for collectors that would scare off parents/pocket money kids or to aim it at the 3-6 market with playsets and cheap castings. Having visited ASDA recently, I think it’s the latter.

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