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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 8:43 pm 
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Everyone seems to be assuming that AK's offer was the only one the seller received. Could be that he got additional offers, and decided that there was enough interest in the set to raise the opening bid.


Tsk tsk tsk .... not "everyone" .....

:) hehehe

Ahh, but nobody posted the idea until I did... :wink:


Ahhhhh you just want the last word. What a baby! Just for that I'm taking my bidding paddle and going home. We're not friends anymore. So there !!


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 8:49 pm 
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You tell'em John! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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John Bartley wrote:
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Tsk tsk tsk .... not "everyone" .....

:) hehehe

Ahh, but nobody posted the idea until I did... :wink:


Ahhhhh you just want the last word. What a baby! Just for that I'm taking my bidding paddle and going home. We're not friends anymore. So there !!

OMG you can't mean that!? :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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John! You hurt fifties feelings. :( :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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John! You hurt fifties feelings. :( :lol: :lol:



I wouldn't worry about it too much. Fifties is old ... really old and by tomorrow morning he'll have forgotten all about this thread .... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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What thread? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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John Bartley wrote:
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John! You hurt fifties feelings. :( :lol: :lol:



I wouldn't worry about it too much. Fifties is old ... really old

Now listen damn it, just because I hung around with Methuselah...

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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No sale. Apparently the sellers strategy of starting out with a price that's too high and then increasing it to help sell it didn't work. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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No sale. Apparently the sellers strategy of starting out with a price that's too high and then increasing it to help sell it didn't work. :roll:


Well, you know, he's got you to thank for that. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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I rememberArt Linkletter hosted a show in the 1950's and 60's which also ran on radio and tv from 1942-1960 created by John Guede l. The stunts that people pulled kind of proved people are funny.

I think eBay has replaced the show.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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No sale. Apparently the sellers strategy of starting out with a price that's too high and then increasing it to help sell it didn't work. :roll:


Well, you know, he's got you to thank for that. :twisted:



I do what I can Mike. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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He's baaaaaacccckkkkk!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grebe-CR-5-Bro ... rk:10:pf:0

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Tue 05, 2019 3:14 pm 
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I bought a Grebe cabinet off this seller for a reasonable offer I sent him, which he accepted (no couter offer.) It accurately described and quickly shipped. He was easy to deal with, and I now follow him.

Grebe Radios are very desireable and quite frankly, I think his adjusted price is fair.
This is strange hobby indeed. The most common battery sets are the Radiola III series and Atwater Kent model 10's. You can go on Ebay any day of the week and easily find one, Yet they have held their value for decades.
The most common Grebe models are the CR 5 and CR 9, which are slightly rarer than above sets listed, yet their value is down about half at this time.
Interesting to see what the future brings.

Radio Henry is spot on. "If it doesn't sell, raise the price."
I know a yacht broker that has great success doing just that.

Some people collect for "bragging rights" on bargain purchases,I look for the quality in the item and will pay the price for something I want. I am not into this for the money, it is a hobby. I have lost money on many sets I've sold , of which others would think my price was too high. Again this is a hobby and such is the down side.
Just my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Tue 05, 2019 4:47 pm 
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Radio Henry is spot on. "If it doesn't sell, raise the price."
I know a yacht broker that has great success doing just that.

We had a small dog we advertised as free for a month (back when you sold via newspaper), changed free to $10, sold within a week. :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Yeah, same here. Had a used and slightly battered refrigerator that we put out at the curb with a "free" sign on it. It worked great. Three weeks went by, and no takers. We replaced the sign with one that said "$25". It was stolen the next day!

BTW, I don't think AtwaterKent1 did anything wrong, he did what many of us do, or should do. The amount he offered is irrelevant. Yet, the Seller, didn't do anything bad either. He merely acted in his own best interest, perhaps base on new information. I always find it best to not get emotional about how buyers or sellers act, or react. There will ALWAYS be another one, maybe not exactly the same thing, but at least an equivalent.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Tue 05, 2019 9:13 pm 
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No probs here giving things away. Old clothes dryer, gas heater, furniture, tools, you name it. Set it down by the street and it's gone in short order.
An old, but seldom used, mattress+foundation set was taken after about 30 minutes.
I set a gas room heater down and when I looked out my window 10 minutes later it was gone; no telling how long it actually was before it got claimed.
That heater isn't even the speed record. I took a car floor jack and stands down and someone drove by while I was setting it on the ground and asked me if it worked. They don't waste time around here. :lol:

I'm sure it doesn't hurt that my house is close enough to a major thoroughfare intersection that a great many people can clearly see my driveway from the road.

And there are the folks in pickup trucks, who cruise the neighborhoods on garbage collection day.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Didn't sell, wonder why? Relisted at $711.00, maybe raising the price another $112.00 will do the trick. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Didn't sell, wonder why? Relisted at $711.00, maybe raising the price another $112.00 will do the trick. :roll:


That is economy 101:
Chapter 3, paragraph 26: The law of supply and demand dictates that when goods are not sold at a given price the seller should increase its price to account for the lost of opportunity of its money. This ensures that when he finally sells the goods, he/she is set for life.

Economics people, economics...

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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I guess I was confused, thanks for explaining it to me so clearly Dan. Are you still taking your meds regularly? :)

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