The worst Subbuteo eBay job lots including a £10 set listed for £129

Welcome to another edition of terrible eBay Subbuteo job lots.

We will think of a catchier title but this week we have probably the worst ever Subbuteo job lot in the shape of a Dream Team stadium for an extortionate price. In fact, all of these have been chosen because the seller has failed to do any research and has therefore massively overestimated the price of the Subbuteo in their possession.

And, as always, these are all ‘rare’, ‘vintage’ and ‘unique’. We wouldn’t expect anything else.


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Over 200 Subbuteo heavyweight players for £150 does sound like a good deal on paper. After all, that is 20 full teams and works out at less than £10 per team.

Sadly, this job lot has ‘very few’ full teams according to the seller and there don’t seem to be any rare ones in the mix. The boxes are either not there or badly damaged too.

The Jules Rimet trophy is a bonus but a price of £75 would probably have encouraged bidding on this lot.


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Probably my biggest problem with buying on Subbuteo is when somebody expects you to pay a hefty sum – in this case £129.99 for a ‘much loved childhood toy’ but doesn’t even bother to provide a description.

The standard ‘look at the pictures’ tells me there is very little effort being put into selling these, which means the price is probably not researched and the Subbuteo is probably in poor condition.

In this case it’s the former, with six teams, a couple of pitches and a broken floodlight being listed for a massive price.

A couple of terraces and some goals do not go very far to make up the difference.


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There is very little to be said about this one. An eBayer is trying to sell a £10 Subbuteo set for £199.99 and I hope one day their bag is slightly too big for a Ryanair flight and they are charged £25 to put it in the hold.

The line “Buy with cnfidence. :)” Is definitely my favourite spelling error on eBay though, so I’ll give them that.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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