I have an ebay item that someone bid more than the asking price for. They then wanted to pay via text and my own email hence a scam
You mean like this one (!?)Yeah that escalated pricing trends started a few months back. Not sure what is driving it especially on older non-artisan pipes.
If authentic, that's a comparative bargain. Not many shiny Barlings from the 30s floating around.You mean like this one (!?)
This is a UK market pipe indicated by the "1" in the shape number 1366 and checking the archives is a relatively rare shape to find. Lastly, the "Made in London (over) England" stamp was not seen past the 1940's.www.ebay.com
$100 for a 6 year old hamburger. Wow—if it’s vintage and in mint condition ready to eat and comes from a smoke free home—I’m all in on that deal.I don’t like eBay. But, I have no sympathy for people who pay ridiculous prices for stuff. Each person knows what he’s bidding. If you get burned it is only your fault.
I have watched auctions for photo gear where people consistently pay new or near new prices for used gear. I have no sympathy for people who don’t do their homework or who get caught up in bidding wars.
On the other hand, if someone wants to pay $100 for a 6 year old hamburger and is happy with his purchase that’s fine with me.
My Son-in-Law and kids know what I have, but I could hear my Grandkids saying-“Dear God these things stink-trash day is Wednesday.”The more rare carp you own, the less it'll be worth when you die. Your kids will bundle up all 162 of your $500 pipes and sell them as a lot for $40 to Clem down the street, just to get rid of them.
I've noticed this sales schtick in the last few years: the seller claiming that the pipe was "under-graded" as if his assessment is superior to that of the Comoys pipe makers 60 years ago or whatever, and therefore it should sell for far more than the usual examples of the line. And it often does....$510 for this Comoy? How is this possible?
If ever I saw an incredibly under-graded Comoy's, it's this pipe! Condition: Excellent. Chamber is mint! Box shows shape 334 so not original to this pipe but a nice addition nevertheless! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy bringing them back to life!www.ebay.com
The more rare carp you own, the less it'll be worth when you die. Your kids will bundle up all 162 of your $500 pipes and sell them as a lot for $40 to Clem down the street, just to get rid of them.