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Old 06-10-2015, 11:04 PM
RickC RickC is offline
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

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I don't stop and shop at local places that might have cast iron, so eBay was convenient
WHAT!!?? You should.... Local thrift stores, flea markets, estate sales, etc... Some of the best places to find cast iron and to network with people who "know someone" who has a bunch in their shed/garage/storage etc..
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:37 AM
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I should? Lol
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:37 AM
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Ebay is fickle.

It depends on who is bidding, and how much emotion gets brought into the back and forth.

I have seen auctions for brand new items, where the bidders ended up in a bidding war and drove the price up to twice what the same exact item was selling for new on Amazon.com. Sheer idiocy.

This is where you need to know something about what you are buying, and stick with a set top price you are willing to pay for that item. Emotional bidding can break your bank.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

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Ebay is fickle.

It depends on who is bidding, and how much emotion gets brought into the back and forth.

I have seen auctions for brand new items, where the bidders ended up in a bidding war and drove the price up to twice what the same exact item was selling for new on Amazon.com. Sheer idiocy.

This is where you need to know something about what you are buying, and stick with a set top price you are willing to pay for that item. Emotional bidding can break your bank.

You see that more and more at live auctions. stupid money at play.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:19 PM
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You see that more and more at live auctions. stupid money at play.
This is the reason I'm slightly afraid of taking my wife to an auction, though it's something we both want to go try...she has a problem with losing
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:21 PM
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Some of the stupid money is mine. However, I don't troll garage sales, and I'm not a cast iron collector. I bought the 6 or so pieces I have simply because they cook better for some things. So I determined the list of skillets, muffin tray, dutch oven and griddle and set out to buy fine examples in excellent condition.

I just don't have the time to drive all over in an attempt to collect and find the specimens I want. So for me, it was the way to go.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Bonnie Scott Bonnie Scott is offline
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TedW..I am thankful for people like you. The way I see it the guy who did the work cleaning the skillet got a nice pay day. Every now and then that's nice when most of the the work doesn't pay well.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:01 PM
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And that's a great way to look at this!!
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: Can Someone Explain This Recent eBay Sale?

Do you think the bidder with only 2 wins was the seller, or a friend of the seller, trying to run up the price?

My wife bought an enameled Gris for my daughter today. She put in her max bid, a bidder with only 2 wins kept bidding $2 at a time until they out bid her. She upped her max bid by 20 and the other bidder did the $2 bids again, up to 50 cents of my wife's max. That's where it ended. I told her that the seller ended up getting what they wanted for the skillet because she couldn't walk away. I don't know if this is what happened, but it got under her skin.

In the end, we will have a like new condition, enameled Griswold, to give as a gift to our daughter that is in culinary school.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:29 PM
EdgarLopez EdgarLopez is offline
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I was bidding on a toy pot,I started on 20 and set my max at 24, an other bidder jump up to 27 expecting I bid more than that, after 2 days I didn't bid, he retract his bid and eBay let him do that with no problem
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