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Offline antiquerose123

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My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« on: November 12, 2010, 10:26:56 AM »
 :hi:, and why am I so excited -

...because I talked my Son in to doing a Ebay purchase since he has Paypal (etc).  I do not have an account with Ebay for anything.  Anyways, we were the winning Bid on this item here -- so I hope we did OK.  Here is the Link....it is OK to do that as it is over, and we were the winners.  

 Well, bid against ourselves......LOL...whoops

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350410800931

Fratelli Toso ??

So I hope we did OK -- and I tell you -- I almost did have a heart attack as the seconds counted down.  I do not know how you folks do it, as this was for less than $10.  Even my son was  :24: at me.

I am tickled PINK - that was fun. :chky: :chky:                   I am still shaking....
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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 12:24:47 PM »
Well done, Rose!   :rah:  Very pretty! 

You need to get yourself a bid sniper program, to take some of the anxiety out of those last few seconds   ;) ;D
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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 03:51:31 PM »
You got yourself a nice paperweight, Rose! :hiclp:  I had it on my watch list and kept thinking what a good buy.  In fact, I thought of you each time I saw it!  (That's the absolute truth, too!)  There are some really good Murano weights at very reasonable prices on eBay.  I think you are correct when you say FT; the age I would estimate 1960-1980 but I'm not an expert so I'm hoping you will here more from others.  You have a pretty weight (love the colors) that will show well, and it does not need to be in a cabinet. :thup:

eBay is a lot of fun.  Congrats on your first eBay purchase.  Leni is right; a snipe program is helpful.  LotSnipe is one that comes to mind and its basic program is free (or at least it was).

Congrats again! ...... Lily :rah:


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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 05:45:57 PM »
Yes, FT. 100% sure. Great buy and great price. I love these types of canes.
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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 05:49:42 PM »
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Here is the Link....it is OK to do that as it is over, and we were the winners.
Within the Board, there is no problem with giving a link to any sales item even if it is active. Lots of folk do it to check if an item is what they think it might be.

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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 07:52:04 PM »
Thanks all --
I been watching it for a while too (bugging) my son as he did not know what to get for my *B* so I said how about that.  Then since I never did a Ebay thing it was fun.  We were till 4 a.m. waiting for it to finish  :sleep:  My son was  :24: at me.  I was pretty sure that was Fratelli Toso ONLY because the label on the bottom is the very label that I have on the big over-sized Vase that I got a garage Sale for $5.  So I was hoping by the label it was.....and not just stuck on there.

What is bid sniper?  Someone that does it for you, I take it?

Well, that will probably be my only time I get anything off of Ebay --  so I do not think I would need that.  It was fun, and now I know what you guys go through.


....Whew  :phew: 

Glad to hear LILY that you were watching it too (and thinking of me).  It must have had my name written all over it.  Funny thing too is that some of the numbers of the ad had a certain *memory* for me.  Sounds strange, but even my son noticed that.

lol
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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 09:23:51 PM »
I just checked eBay. There are a few really nice Murano and Scottish paperweights that are probably going to go for little money. Looks like a good time for snipers to set up on these.

I don't like linking to auctions while they are still active for one reason. People spend a long time locating good things and are watching it (or have a snipe bid). Then someone posts the link and everyone knows about it. In my mind, it isn't fair to lower the chances of the people who did the work to find the link unless there is good reason. Now, I agree with posting things with questionable attributions, but not in posting for any other reason. (But really, if we posted everything with questionable attributions, there wouldn't be room for anything else.)
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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 11:11:02 PM »
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What is bid sniper?  Someone that does it for you, I take it?
Not a "someone" but a "something". It's a computer application. You tell it your details and the eBay item number and how much money you are willing to pay and it does the bidding for you - at a pre-determined time, usually in the last few seconds of the auction. Those applications use a dedicated server which can link to the auction to ensure that your bid is fed in at the last moment.

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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 08:45:21 AM »
... Those applications use a dedicated server which can link to the auction to ensure that your bid is fed in at the last moment.

To be honest - I consider automatic sniper programs a nuisance - they spoil all the fun! At least on German speaking ebay sites they are explicitly forbidden (which doesn't mean, of course, that they are not used): I don't know whether this rule depends on where the bidder or the seller lives - or whether anybody cares - but you may want to consider it.
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Re: My New, New PW......Whipeeeeeeeeeee
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 10:33:36 PM »
LOL.....I will not need a sniper or whatever they are called.  That was my one time buy off Ebay so I will not have to go through that stress again. WHEW

 :pb: :24:
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