When’s The Last Time You Bought A New Lionel Train?

April 24th, 2009 No Comments   Posted in Buy Lionel trains

new lionel trainI remember buying my very first train set a couple of years back ( a new Lionel Polar Express train set). I just fell in love with the intricate details the first time I laid my hands on it.

Every time that I stare at it now, the reverence that I felt for the Lionel train when it arrived at our doorstep is brought to life. Since it is the first ever train set I bought, it holds a special place in my heart (and my shelf as well) and I maintain it like it was my own child.

Now, I have bought several new Lionel train sets along the way, but the Polar Express remains the dearest to me. I have in fact bought every add-on that I could find on eBay for this baby, and it the years that pass, my favorite Lionel train model remains untarnished and new to my eyes.

How about you? When's the last time you bought a new Lionel train set for yourself? Is it worth the price? Do share. I'd love to hear about other Lionel train enthusiasts.

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How Do You Determine A Lionel Trains Price?

April 23rd, 2009 No Comments   Posted in Buy Lionel trains

Wondering what the price range is for Lionel trains nowadays? As with most collectors' items, it depends on how old the set is, whether it is in good condition, and a variety of other factors that determine the Lionel trains price.

lionel trains priceSo whether you are an individual on the look out for old, vintage or post war Lionel trains to add to your collection, or someone who likes to sell sets that you own, it is important that you have at least a little knowledge on what it is valued at in the market today.

A Lionel trains price can go up and down with the market's supply and demand, but some rare items keep their high prices going.

A rare Lionel train set can go for as high as several thousand dollars, even more if it is a vintage in mint condition. I even saw a rare set box which is being offered at $15,000. Yep. You read that right. Fifteen thousand bucks for a rare box set.

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Why & How To Buy A Lionel Train On Ebay?

lionel train on ebayHave you already considered getting Lionel trains on eBay? The competition on ebay keeps the prices of Lionel trains low, and sellers compete among each other to offer the best prices as well as low shipping charges and quality customer service.

eBay is so user friendly when it comes to buying, and with fast, easy & secure payment through paypal, I don't hesitate a second when I decide to buy Lionel trains - I simply buy on ebay.

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What Lionel Trains Model Do You Prefer?

lionel train setThere are many Lionel train sets and everybody has their favorite one. There are also different scales for the train sets. Which one is your favorite model or trainset, and why?

You will find a list of models and train sets below to refresh your memory. Let me know through the comments section which one is your favorite... I would love to hear from you...

  • Lionel Polar Express train set
  • Harry Potter Lionel Train set
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Do You Know Where to Buy Lionel Trains?

where to buy lionel trainsWell, there are many places where you can buy new Lionel train sets. One is your local Lionel retail dealer or toy store.

Then you can buy Lionel trains online through any online dealer. However, usually prices are high and sometimes shipping costs can be prohibitive, and online stores reputation are not always know beforehand. Although having a local Lionel train retail store can be nice, most people do not live next to one.

I believe that the best deals and variety are found when you buy Lionel train sets on eBay...

Read my posts on why you should buy lionel trains there.


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