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eBay: Talk about a slimy seller...
Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:03 pm   Permalink

Here's a good one!

Original auction ended 07.03.04 for a framed August Holland "Pearl of Wisdom." A couple flaws noted. freeuptikihut is the winner. Good deal. "Pearl of Wisdom" framed for $28! Good job freeuptikihut!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20149&item=3733011472


But wait! Seven days later the same item comes up again for auction with freeuptikihut as the seller! Buy It Now! for only $900! What a deal! Hey, no reserve! You could steal it for $50 if you're lucky! What you wanna bet that the shipping charges are unbelievably indecent? No mention of those flaws...it's in "Magnificent condition!"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20149&item=3735789997&rd=1


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McDougall
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 489
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:21 pm   Permalink

Tonight I am defender of the ebay seller. The print listed at 50 bucks is about right, the condition was listed better first, but for an old cheaply made print seems to be in very good condition. As far as the "buy it now" this feature costs 5 cents and disapears after the first binding bid. The 900 was likley a mistake/joke/lark/dream/attempttogrababid. No one else bids I may grab it, sorry I missed it the first time, thanks for pointing it out.

 
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:35 pm   Permalink

If it's so coveted why isn't the buyer/seller hanging on to it? Why is it being misrepresented? $900? A joke? I don't think so. A nice piece, no doubt, but I have issues with that kind of mentality.

 
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McDougall
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:38 pm   Permalink

see how it's gone already?

 
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foamy
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:45 pm   Permalink

?

 
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McDougall
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:48 pm   Permalink

Sorry, was referring to the "$900 But It Now", peace, -Higi

 
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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-07-13 03:41 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-12 20:38, McDougall wrote:
see how it's gone already?



It bothers me that the original seller admitted flaws (granted they were small ones) but this seller didn't mention them. You should email the seller for S/H if you haven't already.

[ This Message was edited by: Kono on 2004-07-13 03:44 ]


 
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foamy
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-13 05:46 am   Permalink

It just struck me this morning. I knew I had seen that picture somewhere. When I was a kid, my aunt and uncle had a place at the beach. That same picture adorned thier living room wall.

 
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