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Offline Batz

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2014, 12:13:01 AM »
I had too big of a pic and lost all I typed..... :angry:

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fantastic! How much stuff like this is in land fill now?
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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 02:57:16 AM »
I'm ranting!  It drives me nuts when folks label common tools for sell as rare  (e.g. something I may have 10 of in NOS form).  What is the need to label it anything (vintage, historic, antique, rare)?  Why not just be factual (1 of 12 or 1200, made in 1945)? It just seems dishonest to me, to lure the uneducated in with such a strong title.

This happens all the time, as you guys know I'm a collector of blow torches. Time and again I see, really rare, vintage, sort after, etc.
Mostly a crock... I suppose we just have to put up with this shit.

I'm with you Oily, it's a pain in the but.

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Offline Charles Garrett

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 08:17:54 AM »
I recognize the little one as My wife's folks had one on the table in the breakfast booth for as long as I can remember.

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 10:47:42 AM »
"RARE" on ebay.

I been selling on ebay for six months now and I never have seen one at yard sales in my neighborhood.

It MUST be "rare".

Offline Charles Garrett

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2014, 02:05:39 PM »
I am reminded of an old saying "there is a sucker born every minute" and I've added "and 2 to take him"

Offline Branson

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 07:35:08 AM »
I'm ranting!  It drives me nuts when folks label common tools for sell as rare  (e.g. something I may have 10 of in NOS form).  What is the need to label it anything (vintage, historic, antique, rare)?  Why not just be factual (1 of 12 or 1200, made in 1945)? It just seems dishonest to me, to lure the uneducated in with such a strong title.

"Rare" usually followed by an exclamation point, is one of the most used and abused words on eBay.  The only one I hate more is "primitive," often spelled primative.   Some sellers I do believe use it to make people believe it is more valuable than it is, but other sellers I am convinced just don't know -- it means they haven't seen it at a flea market, and it's not in stock at the big box stores.  It still galls me, though.  If I see another 'L@@K! Rare primitive #5 wood shaver"  I think I'll gag.

Offline bill300d

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2014, 02:22:51 PM »
Its not just eBay. I get it a lot at the flea markets. Usually goes something like this when i pick something up to inspect, that there is rare, I've never sold one like that before.

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Offline swervncarz

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2014, 07:42:54 PM »
Its not just eBay. I get it a lot at the flea markets. Usually goes something like this when i pick something up to inspect, that there is rare, I've never sold one like that before.
bill

You can tell him that he probably won't sell that one either!

Offline swervncarz

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2014, 07:48:17 PM »
My favorite thing at yard sales and flea markets is when they tell me how much it is selling for on ebay. .. I usually walk away immediately!

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Re: Rare Pains
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »
How's this one!?  It's not old (or antique), not hand made by a blacksmith,  not a cobbler's hammer and certainly not rare !!  Still available, and I know this seller does not want to know when he is wrong.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/351203726261?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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My guess is that you're mis-reading it - I think it is for use by an odd, over 100 yrs old blacksmith who makes shoes by hand.  Who do you think makes steel toed footwear?

I am sure the old guy is rare ( and his name is Rumpelstiltskin, if he demands your firstborn.)

Chilly