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Old 06-09-2015, 03:22 PM
BenjaminO BenjaminO is offline
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Default Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

On Sunday I found my first "Erie" skillet. A second series No. 8 in good shape with a Red Mountain lid for $15. Needless to say I am very happy with my purchase. I was checking out eBay and found this recent sale for an identical pan, same makers mark and condition. http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-GRISWOLD...-/181715559521
Does anyone have an insight as to why the sale price for this pan was so high? Is this model with the "daisy" maker's mark especially rare or some such?
I'm just trying to figure out what I have on my hands here. Thanks!
20 minutes after finding my first Erie, I found my second; a No.8 Dutch Oven with pattern number. I payed $45 but now I realize the pot and the top are heat damaged
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

I have no idea why that went for so much.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

It's sure is a beautiful pan. The condition is amazing from what I can see.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

Note that the person who bid it up that high has a feedback of 2. The person who actually paid the price, 83. I am not familiar with the seller, but the spiel sure worked, didn't it?
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

Well, maybe I'll just copy and paste their description
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

The explanation is pretty simple. The person who sold you yours didn't know what it was really worth. And neither did the person who bought the one on eBay.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

Ebay has neither rhyme nor reason. One day someone with an unlimited bank account is bidding against you, the next all the poor people are...

It's luck, a bit of skill, and a lot of patience waiting for the piece you want at the price you want. No matter what, there will be someone else who also wants it. Sometimes more than you.

When I see a piece I have sell for hundreds more than I paid, I get all giddy, but then a week later the same piece will sell for 1/2 what I paid, and I don't care... The pieces I buy, I buy because I like them, I want to use them, and really don't want to sell them.

When I die, they'll be a nice little nest egg for my family.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:29 AM
Bonnie Scott Bonnie Scott is offline
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I see the same skillet selling now for $60 buy it now.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:44 AM
EdgarLopez EdgarLopez is offline
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Yea it's weird one day it is the most expensive thing you buy and next day you can get five items with that money.I got a lodge 5co little do mine it is new with tags,I don't know how old it is and I paid $3 to a guy I know at flea market, later on I seen one identical some body was biding $253 dlls I don't know why.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

eBay has such a large audience, so the prices tend to be higher, or even a lot higher.

I bought a #10 Gris skillet in near mint condition there and won't ever tell what I paid But I watched the eBay pan market for some time before pulling the trigger.

I don't stop and shop at local places that might have cast iron, so eBay was convenient
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