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Offline jakgene

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what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« on: June 25, 2011, 02:05:10 PM »
I added this Ebay item  no  160608967072  to my watch list I think only yesterday, listed with a start price of £4.99 . Just looked and it has sold for a buy it now price of £200.
Just wondering what is it and why it is worth so much ?
does anyone know??

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 02:15:52 PM »
wow ive not got a clue, but that was a great price for the seller, but then why did they know to put such a buy it now price, maybe theyve got too much for it or maybe they sold it too cheap, look forward to the answer


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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 02:17:42 PM »
I would guess that someone offered them that amount to convert it to a buy it now price and sell it to them. It started off as a normal auction listing - that is why I thought it must be something very special!
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 02:17:49 PM »
Jak, i saw that one, i believe its an unusual early Mdina fish vase. Most likely a Michael Harris piece.
Im sure a few experts on here will be able to confirm this.
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 03:23:03 PM »
wow ive not got a clue, but that was a great price for the seller, but then why did they know to put such a buy it now price, maybe theyve got too much for it or maybe they sold it too cheap, look forward to the answer
My experience is that if they have added a buy it now for a buyer, it is generally lower than it would have sold for, as the buyer is looking to eliminate the bidding process, and competitors willing to pay more.

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011, 03:37:13 PM »
Looks like an early Fish to me, in a desirable colourway, I would imagine should have made twice that if the auction had run its natural course!


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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 03:50:17 PM »
I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure as well that this is an early, rare fish by Michael Harris.
Well....that buyer got lucky.
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 04:06:29 PM »
 ::)

It's a sad fact of life that some folk started doing this - and the sellers have to take responsibility for it.
If they didn't agree to this practice, it wouldn't happen.  :grrr:

And now a lot of folk, who heartily disapprove of doing it, are driven to do it themselves if they actually want a piece, in order to pre-empt somebody else doing it.

If you find you're seriously interested in a piece being sold by somebody who will do it, it might as well be to you as somebody else.

I hate it, I really, really hate it. But I have done it once. (not this bit).
It was rather nerve-wracking - I knew from the seller's willingness to close the auction they were already a bit dodgy.

But - if it's up with a BIN - there is still a window for somebody else to pop in and click on it.

(I know, it's happened - the potential buyer was furious!  >:D >:D >:D )
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 04:38:40 PM »
 I sold the lolly pop Mdina/ Isle of Wight vase for £200. If you want it please don't watch it, bid on it. I wouldn't have been able to put a buy it now on if a bid had been placed and lets face it starting at £4.99 it was worth a click on the bid button as well as the watch button. I didn't know what it was and I am happy with the profit made. I am not dodgy and I am fed up with the amount of emails I'm getting with "advice". So the person who contacted me had more knowledge than I have and good luck to them. I shall continue to look in Charity shops for interesting glass.


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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 04:39:59 PM »
It's not the sellers who encourage this Sue...I have recently been approached for two BINS and refused, only to see both pieces (with many many watchers) go unsold.
The second piece, a ceramic, the buyer came back and offered less than my start price.  I accepted it because he was nice and I wasn't that bothered about the piece.  I refused the other.  But from now on, I am  tempted to accept offers.  I currently have a piece on that I listed low to encourage bidding - it has tens of watchers literally, but not a single bid.  Everyone hoping to bid at the base price at the last minute I guess, which is what happened to another (rare) ceramic piece I had on two weeks ago.
So please don't blame the sellers.  I buy as well so I am not just a seller   ;D  -
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