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 Post subject: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 3:02 am 
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More crazy bidding ...... What kind of Yo-Yo's get into a bidding war on day one of a seven day auction? The most I've ever seen one of these go for is a little over a thousand dollars.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-1920-s- ... rk:36:pf:0

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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 3:05 am 
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I dunno ... if someone can afford it ... and they want it ... what the heck? Life is for living.


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 3:16 am 
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Shill, maybe


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 4:11 am 
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That's why I only do "buy it now" auctions. If I like the price, I buy it....nice and simple

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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 5:11 am 
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Tipping your hand and bidding early in the auction just drives up the price, dumb move, which the seller loves I'm sure. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 6:31 am 
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21 bids. $590 sold. Nov 24 2018
Compare the red gesso flecks under the gold paint on top of the base. Hint: It's the same lamp... :shock:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-1920-s ... 663.l44720

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oh... he shops at thelampstore... :)


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 7:41 am 
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21 bids. $590 sold. Nov 24 2018
Compare the red gesso flecks under the gold paint on top of the base. Hint: It's the same lamp... :shock:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-1920-s ... 663.l44720

The internet can be like The Twilight Zone.
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oh... he shops at thelampstore... :)


s***0 must have hit the lottery between auctions. He was only willing to bid $260 the first time, but now he's bid $1500 on the first day of this one. :lol: BTW, aren't most of these AK lampshades reproductions?

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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Shade is repro. that's stated in the ad; they obviously look way to clean to be new. Not sure about the lamp from photos, might be original.


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
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Shades are almost always replica and are still being made, can't remember the name of the guy who's making them. Real shades have a much darker background around the lettering, probably due to age.

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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 5:49 pm 
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This seller has been discussed before. He is trying to duplicate Fogel including his shill bidders... He consistently relists radios that "sold"
I met him at the local Milwaukee meet 2 meers ago, he bought a couple radios from me and wanted to deal on the price. I told him no as I see what he does on Ebay and I think that it's wrong. He was at the last show and avoided my table. All good.


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 6:04 pm 
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Don Patterson is the gentleman who was making reproduction shades earlier this year at $350 each (including shipping).


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 9:32 pm 
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hoffies2 wrote:
Shill, maybe

I don't think so, unless they are buddies of his; their F/B count is too high.

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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 10:16 pm 
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Check his sold listings...many radios sold 5 or so different times in the last few months...geez.


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 10:59 pm 
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Many of his sold radios are back up for sale.
In the early 2000s ebay would have been all over this guy, and would have shut him down in a matter of hours.

Nowadays you have to provide a whole lot of evidence before they act, and you might have to keep reminding them.

Result - he pops up with another account a few days later!

Greed is a terrible thing.


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 Post subject: Re: More Bid Insanity on Ebay
PostPosted: Dec Mon 17, 2018 1:46 am 
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I wonder how many of those owl radios he has? Looks like he's sold about five of them since the end of September. Really got deja-vu scrolling through his sold listings. Saw about four repro Sparton Bluebirds, and about the same number of the 70s era spaceship radio, too. Perhaps he has a time machine and goes back and buys more...

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