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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 01:04:53 PM »
Sorry Nigel, we have agreed to mutually withdraw from the sale now.  I never received the vase, we disputed it before it was sent, so it is all done with now.

You could always contact her yourself and she will probably be re-offering it at some time soon.
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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008, 01:31:51 PM »
Well, this really is an "all's well that ends well" situation. The seller turns out to be extremely reputable and as a result has now got a positive id for the vase, as well as an offer on it!   :)

Maybe it's in the air and the dispute our residents' association is wrestling with will be resolved as well..... :(



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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008, 01:43:14 PM »
Patrick, I am happy for you that £26 is not a large sum for you, but unfortunately it is for me, and it would have been a blow to spend it on something of doubtful origin, so I am pleased that the sale has been mutually withdrawn.
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Hi Janet,
If you read all my post again I think you will agree that I thought that maybe you had paid the going rate for a 'Harry Powell vase' and then found out it was wrong.
 I am sorry you thought that I was saying you had no reason to complain, that was not the case as far as I see it.
I hope you do find what you are looking for.

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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 01:59:34 PM »
Hi Patrick

Thanks for the flowers :)

I think I am feeling a bit frazzled by it all today, thinking I had bought a pup, then getting that resolved so I didn't have to buy it, and then wishing I had gone ahead with it anyway as it turned out to be something quite nice! :mus:

I think I will go back to bed and wake up in a better mood tomorrow ;)

Janet :hug:

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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 04:05:08 PM »
Well i did say on the second look it probably was a good buy and id it before sending it back , but the question was  is it Harry powell . :cry: :sleep:


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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2008, 06:00:01 PM »
Adam makes a very good point.

I know I've bought a couple of Chinese vases which Anita (i think it was, lots of help when I started) I.D.'d for me.
I didn't dispute it as I tend to view eBay as a second hand (junk) shop.
I really miss the old junk shops, always seem to be run buy an old boy or lady, always dark and dingy,,lubely jubely  :angel:

Glad you got it all sorted out by the way   :hiclp:
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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 09:43:47 AM »
I'm pleased the seller resolved the matter to the buyer's satisfaction - I knew he/she was a good egg!  She made an honest mistake and has rectified the error - we all make mistakes however sellers that annoy me are the ones that are blatantly lying.  For example, I recently contacted an eBayer who was selling one of those horrid tall twisted stem Chinese vases (the ones with the frosted bases that you can buy in garden centres and such like and when you pick them up they're as light as a feather).  They had it described as something along the lines of super-rare vintage Murano vase - I emailed them to say that sadly it was modern Chinese production and not rare Murano - they emailed me back to say I was wrong because they bought it over 20 years ago (such a fib!).  Now *that's* what I call dishonest!


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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2008, 10:17:46 AM »
they caught me with that one when I first started collecting. I kept it as a reminder.
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Re: Expensive mistake? Harry Powell attributed vase.
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2008, 10:27:13 AM »
At the risk of offending everybody, including used car salesmen!!

....."only one careful lady owner" is the classic that springs to mind.

By which I do not in any way mean to suggest that women drivers are not careful!! Simply that this is how used car salesmen describe
cars to imply that they will be in perfect condition, when perhaps they are not..... :)




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