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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 12:50:06 AM »
'I don't really know what I am doing' poor photo con. I suspect the worst, as there seems to be more of these poor photo's in a time when excellent camera's cost little.

I just follow the idea that if they can't operate a camera to take a good picture then I have to question their ability to describe glass, or they are pulling a con.... and in either case I usually pass..If I buy it, it has to be very cheap and I buy it expecting the worst, and then I never get disappointed.....  and although a couple of times I got the garbage I expected to get, one other time I got a real gem of a piece for about $12.00 with shipping.....  and my suspicions were confirmed, twice it was a con, and one time they were absolutely clueless about the piece of glass......

Some sellers just don't think when they pack glass. 

I generally take that a little further, and just figure, some sellers don't think.... it does not matter what about...     ;D   ;D

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009, 01:16:12 AM »
Totally agree Craig I was going to go on about this but you have done a better job that I could have in describing this situation.

If you have over 100 in your ebay profile and you cant take a clear photo to bless yourself, something is bit questionable.

The other thing I am interested in is the apparent reductions in the amount of description when the sellers sells lots of glass. I guess this is to reduce the number of 'you said ....' sale cancellations.
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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2009, 01:28:14 AM »
The less you say, the less you are accountable for.....  Difficult to file a SNAD when the pictures are there and there is little text....  even if the pictures are bad....  You can't really say that "The listing said yadayadayadayada......."
 
I just figure that no matter how ebay tries to "protect" a buyer, there is always a group of scammers a step ahead of them....

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2009, 02:28:45 AM »
In defence of this seller, she was just starting on eBay and this was the only piece of glass she's sold. I did buy it for $8.00 and the shipping she quoted was going to end in her getting something like $3.00 for the vase. To an untrained eye the piece looks OK; it's when you look at the base that it becomes clear. Craig as usual makes excellent sense. However, there's  a residual bit of a gambler in me. I quite like taking chances, especially for under $15.00, but I do look over the seller's feedback and what has been sold recently before committing myself. 

I'll put a picture of my shame on if anyone's interested. I suppose my feelings are slightly warped by the fact that I got an FT bird, two AVeM bowls, and a lovely little Archimede Seguso piece for not much about the same time. They're not great glass but solid. I'll put pictures of them on, too, perhaps later tonight. And the major triumph: they all arrived unblemished!

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 02:47:49 AM »
Please do David - I got a bullicante/aventurine ashtray for Christmas and not sure what the hell it is, will put it on tomorrow. At the moment I am getting 'the look' which says it is time I jumped on the mower.
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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2009, 03:38:48 AM »
First two: Fratelli Toso bird and Archimede Seguso lidded bowl.

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2009, 03:50:37 AM »
Next two: blue bowl with AVEM label and red bowl from same seller, same style.

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2009, 03:56:13 AM »
Final two: Fratelli Toso pinwheel bowl, I think, and, finally, my eternal shame. Please be kind to me at this time of peace and goodwill. At least don't LOL.

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2009, 09:35:30 AM »
What a nice matte bottom LOL  :kissy: The rest are lovely all over  :D (Have you got your book yet?)


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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2009, 02:47:45 PM »
There are some nice pieces there.....

As far as the matte bottom piece, the irregularity of the shape of the amber in the "petals" at the top would have stopped me..... 

Craig
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