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According to eBay a place called Dumbo is an “iconic neighborhood”. I think they meant “ironic neighborhood”. Luxury handbags and other luxury items are now an “alternative asset class”. That’s probably why Bernie Madoff had 250 pairs of unworn luxury shoes.
Yes, really we could do with more information. It could be 28,000 different cartoon postcards of the Manneken Pis (you’d be surprised how many jokes the Belgians can make out of that), or mountain scenery (so many boring photo albums of Alpine holidays) or old churches (unless they’ve been bombed, they’ll look the same today as they did in the 1900s) or Photochrome peasants.08/13/2021 at 4:05 am in reply to: Roosters mounted on board, heads come off for storage?? #90304
Should imagine it’ll be quite easy to repair the comb- looks like plaster.
Might actually be a realistic representation of a particular breed. I was shown round a collection of live ones in a valley near Colyton and I was amazed at how varied and beautiful they were.
I suppose the first thing to check is the condition of the albums themselves. The old postcard albums were made from cheap acidic paper, and the method of holding the cards leads to marks across the corners.
Secondly, the cards that tend to have value are the real photographic ones, i.e. actual photo prints on silver gelatine paper. If he studied architecture into the 1930s he might have collected some interesting cards of modern buildings.08/12/2021 at 4:37 am in reply to: Interesting Stats About eBay Buyers from the Q2 Earnings Call #90262
we launched a price guide feature, which eBay has this treasure trove of data in the 25 years of history. Nobody has the data that we have it’s a really great asset for us, so I’d say that area and those sellers that join in particular were really excited by the innovation that we’re making.
I think Mr. Iannone is overstating the importance of this 25-year run of data. If someone gave me a 25-year run of Judith Miller’s price guides I’d ask them to help me load them in the car so I can take them to the recycling depot. Admittedly they’re like any other price guide- a work of considered imagination- whereas eBay’s trove is actual data. But is it prices achieved or prices asked?08/11/2021 at 11:01 pm in reply to: Interesting Stats About eBay Buyers from the Q2 Earnings Call #90260
Thanks very much for posting that. Now if eBay can just shut up about “low prices on everything”.08/11/2021 at 10:46 pm in reply to: Why I closed my Amazon book store (this is mostly a rant) #90259
I find Amazon useful for getting an idea of the resale value of a book, but often I have to enter the book’s title in a Google search to get at the Amazon listing- the site’s own search doesn’t seem to work too well.
eBay UK’s shipping rate for books is capped at £9.50 (13 dollars) which will cover a 5-pound book in a medium-sized parcel.08/11/2021 at 1:17 pm in reply to: Why I closed my Amazon book store (this is mostly a rant) #90251
Just had the experience of buying on Amazon, on behalf of a friend.
Log in with password
Re-enter password and type in some random letters that Amazon display in a squiggly mirrored font. Fail.
Do it again.
Finally realise that I shouldn’t enter the space between two of the letters.
Enter the OTP I’ve just received on my mobile.
Type in the brand name, and exact description of leggings that I was shown on her laptop.
Amazon displays about 20 similar items, none of which appear to match. Brand name not available in the drop-down menu of brands, but there’s one item which has the same brand name.
Wants me to apply for a credit card. Ignore.
Order a pair of that; in the basket the full description turns up. Good. Go on to order the next pair of leggings.
Can’t find them- get directed to some cut-off version of these yoga pants. Do a Google to look for the darn things on Amazon. Find them.
Click on link. Now I’m browsing US Amazon; have to log in again (password, squiggly letters, password, OTP).
Informed that I can get them via Amazon UK; click on link, add them to basket, pay for them.
Tries to inveigle me back to Prime (I signed up by accident last time). Sorry, haven’t got a TV, friend content to wait two weeks for delivery.
Nuts.08/11/2021 at 3:21 am in reply to: For those who like nitty gritty details and efficiency watch this guy #90247
Maybe 2X was a little too fast 🙂 Good video.08/10/2021 at 9:43 pm in reply to: For those who like nitty gritty details and efficiency watch this guy #90246
MyCottage- unfortunately the adverts still play at normal speed! But the advertisers for the most part seem to be cutting their spots down to 15 seconds.08/10/2021 at 9:29 pm in reply to: For those who like nitty gritty details and efficiency watch this guy #90244
(This is a comment on YT videos in general, not about this video) You can mute them. switch the auto-generated subtitles on and play back at 2X speed and read the video. The auto-generated subtitles have got a lot better.08/10/2021 at 9:30 am in reply to: Anyone else attending the Virtual eBay open next week? #90232
Don’t know about the brand thing- I’ve just spent ten minutes on Amazon trying to purchase a pair of women’s jogging pants for a friend. I enter what she told me (Danskin women’s drawcord pants) and I get a wall of pants none of which are Danskin; they got names like Vertvie, Hniunew and Happy Sailed. Yeah, that’s the dropshipper’s “Let A Hundred Brand Names Bloom” sales strategy at work.
Then I get blamed for making the shopping experience ‘confusing’. 🙂08/09/2021 at 2:32 am in reply to: Help identifying an Artist Signature – 1971 Armenian Woman Isfahan, Iran #90205
Great! I was wrong about the V though 🙂08/08/2021 at 5:55 am in reply to: Help identifying an Artist Signature – 1971 Armenian Woman Isfahan, Iran #90189
Judging by the signature on the art work, the name starts “K M”- the ‘V’ is a swoop at the start of the ‘M’. The surname might be Sadock.
@mycottage- thanks! Seems like that would be useful for selling to dealers- e.g. when listing a range of old books.