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Offline Bernard C

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Re: praying figure
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2007, 05:56:26 AM »
Pamela — How sad and unnecessary.   I really felt for you, and it brought back to me the horrible day when I unpacked a Davidson trinket set bought on eBay, wrapped in a few pieces of newspaper, smashed to smithereens.   But that was deliberate;  the seller had listed it as perfect, but had forgotten to include the missing chips and had forgotten to wash years of grime off the old damage.

I wrote that one off as a learning experience, particularly as I was new then to eBay, and I was scared of retaliatory negative feedback, possibly eBay's most profitable feature.

I hope, Pamela, that you get a full refund.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: praying figure
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2007, 06:13:37 AM »
Pamela,

How awful!  :'(    :hug: And this happened after you'd requested a box around the lady? Good luck, and I hope you do get your refund.


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« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2007, 07:45:29 AM »
Of course! Yes please. Anything to help solve the mystery, or should that be muddy the waters  ;D


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Re: praying figure
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2007, 12:34:35 PM »
Hi Julie,

I'd love to see the details of the three different stump ladies, too.

(BTW, saw the blue Brickwall vase...  ;D)


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Re: praying figure
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2007, 12:48:57 PM »
Pamela, i had to post after seeing what has happened to your lovely lady, and i feel guilty as i was the one who pointed this item out, i noticed this seller does'nt live far from me, if you have any problem's and would like me to act as go between, just let me know.


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Re: praying figure
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2007, 10:21:10 PM »
Thanks so much to ALL of you!
Please no-one has to feel guilty for anything except the packaging person  8)
The seller offered refund meanwhile, and I do want back only the money for the glass as 'bought it now' - she had postage costs and the bowl is intact, so I try to be fair.

BTW - also this bowl arrived broken today - sometimes I'm fed up with all these careless ebay negotiatiors  >:D

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190067347770

I am not as rich as they seem to think meanwhile - I want my money back, really :o((
Pamela
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http://www.glas-musterbuch.de

Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 – 1914)


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Re: praying figure
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2007, 11:55:03 PM »
 :o :'( :hug: It's happened to me several times as well, but never with items so beautiful. You're right to be angry!

Maybe you should specify how the seller should pack the item. Since I started requesting proper packing, I've had less breakages, although one seller took offence at and gave me a negative  >:(. Some of my friends even ask the seller to check again for chips and cracks before they even consider bidding.

It might even be worth referring sellers to this wonderful 'me' page (from someone on this board  ;) ):
http://cgi3.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=utter-clutter

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Re: praying figure
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2007, 04:37:11 AM »
Sorry I took so long getting back with the pics.
If you notice the smaller one in the middle with the ribbed base, her head is different and tilts downwards while the other two are looking straight ahead.The two that I thought were identical, you can see, are different underneath.
The pink bowl is the bowl  that came with the pink lady, when I purchased it many years ago from an Antique shop.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4618

BTW Pamela, so sorry to hear about the damaged goods.How very disappointing it must have been. :(
Julie


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Re: praying figure
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2007, 07:32:10 PM »
Cathy thank you - and shortly before this thread is moved to the CafĂ© (which is ok for me  :) ) if you read what the seller was asked regarding packaging and shipment of this item http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190067347770 , I had to get an idea of 'the seller is knowing what he is doing'... thought so...
Believe me, I had more than 1500 purchases of glass from ebay - normally the sellers all get their lesson how to package the item... Very few do as asked for: it's a shame! (it's also a shame always to collect packaging fees of GBP 4 for trash paper)
Pamela
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Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 – 1914)


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Re: praying figure
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2007, 05:26:16 AM »
I had forgotten about another stump lady I have. ::)This one is yet again different to the others I have.Hands not   to her chest, head is dipped down, different base and her hair is different, just to mention a few differences.
She measures approx. 7inches tall
I have added 3 pics of  her to the album
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4678

 

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