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I’ve already listened through the entire Ebay Scavengers/Scavenger Life library. Many of them twice. Another favorite podcast on my list is Skeptics Guide To The Universe (and I’ve heard most of the ones before about episode 550 twice).
Now I’m either listening to the newest episode of either or playing YouTube videos in the background.
I don’t know about kits, but it’s one of several styles of “tramp art”. In particular, it’s referred to as “crown of thorns” and can be used to assemble lot’s of different objects. https://www.google.com/search?q=crown+of+thorns+tramp+art&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwj70oXescvqAhUJTFMKHdFGCpwQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=crown+of+thorns+tramp+art&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzICCAA6AggpOgYIABAFEB46BAgAEBg6BQghEKsCOgYIABAHEB46BAghEAo6BAgAEA1Q8PQEWNHKBWDP0wVoAXAAeACAAc8BiAH5EpIBBjAuMTguMZgBAKABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=H-8MX7vHOomYzQLRjangCQ&bih=718&biw=412&client=ms-android-verizon&prmd=sinv
Traditionally, the pieces would be hand carved from discarded cigar box wood. Here are some more examples:
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Yeah,this has to be the correct orientation because it’s a drop of something and a plumb bob. That said, I too have no clue what this particular logo represents.
It looks a like Cloisonné (said “cloy-zen-A”… or really close to it) to me. Though the wire partitions and boundaries usually don’t stand so proud of the enamel.
No offense to earlier “suggestees”, but any music store that sells guitars is going to be able to replace the string for you. It’s no big deal at all and it’s something they see and do all the time. I have several friends who own music stores and I’ve even worked for 3 of them at a total of 4 of their stores. It’s commonplace, routine guitar maintenance.
And there’s no need to tell a story about it being a gift. Believe me, they don’t need a tale to provide the service of string replacement; it’s something they do on a regular basis. You don’t need a reason; the broken/missing string is reason enough and it won’t matter one iota what plans you have for the guitar. They’ll provide the service regardless of your plans.
Just go in and be honest. If they know anything about the brand or can offer any general information, trust me, they’ll be glad to do so.
12/30/2019 at 6:19 pm in reply to: Crafters: What Is This Stuff Called? Plastic "Jeweled Mesh" #72282
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Amatino – Thank you very much for the information! I am truly sorry to not have acknowledged your help sooner. I keep forgetting to check the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email” box and I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t been on the forum.
I’ll update my listing to reflect the info you provided. Thank you so much for your help! I had no idea this topic had any replies. I’ll make it a point to check that box from now on. Again, I sincerely apologize for not thanking you sooner. I don’t want you to think I was ignoring you.
It’s hard to tell from the one view, but I doubt the handles are ivory/bone/antler. And I doubt even more they are tortoise shell. They look like none of the above. They look more like wood with a hard, glossy finish or a plastic resin.12/30/2019 at 10:59 am in reply to: Can anyone tell me anything about this CBS Japan Simon and Garfunkel Cassette ? #72265
About 6-8 months ago I sold a bunch of American and English cassette tapes that had special Japanese covers. They brought some pretty decent money. I think I had 18 in total. I paid $4.50 for all of them plus a 70’s-looking mint green cassette holder at a thrift store.
I pulled out several tapes I thought might be worth more on their own (finding comps was nearly impossible) and they sold between $8 and $15 each. Then I lotted the remaining 12 or so, listed them as auction starting @ $15; they sold for almost $45. Then I got another $25 for the vintage green holder.
This probably doesn’t help you much, but it shows that those import-to-Japan cassettes can have decent value here in America.
They probably aren’t, but they remind me of cake decoration pieces.11/06/2019 at 12:42 pm in reply to: The Value Of Saying "How Much Would You Take For ALL Of It?" #70188
The Groovy Grasshopper Emporium & Retro Treasures WV – I’ve been doing it for my entire adult life and I think there are several reasons the strategy works so well. There’s the obvious: that people see a bigger sale and are happy to dump quantity just to get rid of it.
I also think that sometimes the seller starts to realize “Damn, this is going to add up quickly” and feels bad about asking so much. So they end up low-balling themselves as not to sound greedy or “off their rocker”.
Others simply are bad at math, at least when put on the spot and grossly underestimate the value, then give a discount on top of that. I’m OK with all of that. As resellers, our job is to get the most we can for the least we can. If they want to sell low, that’s their choice.11/06/2019 at 12:31 pm in reply to: The Value Of Saying "How Much Would You Take For ALL Of It?" #70185
Sonia – I don’t know why I didn’t realize you were thinking of Steve Shultz (the cooler Steve). Actually, I believe there are at least 3 Steves here.
Old Dad – It’s amazing how well car repair manuals (and automotive owner/operator manuals) sell. I’ve always had good luck with them and almost always buy them if they’re $2 or less and in good condition. This deal just happens to be the best of both attributes: only $1 each and mostly factory sealed in plastic. (And a large supply availible to me at the moment, so I have to grab every one of them.)
In 6 hours I’m meeting the people to get another 150 manuals. And maybe more next week. They’re raising money for a church ministry and apparently someone has been donated them to the cause. Also, I re-calculated with the new, larger data set; I’m averaging $10.90 per book (after giving “free” shipping).
Earlier this year I bought a pair of Jaguar shop/repair manuals for $4 at a yard sale. They finally sold last month for $45. Anyway, I’m about to go to the post office to ship 11 sales form the past 24 hours, 7 of which are Haynes manuals. I’ve never had any category of item sell so quickly and consistently.
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Ah yeah, the old haunted item gambit! It seems these types of listings run year round. Gullibility knows no season.11/06/2019 at 11:10 am in reply to: There may be a major glitch when you resist unsold items … #70180
I’ve had several cases of drafts being created/saved when making listings and/or editing listings in the past week. It gets very confusing. And it seems that eBay stopped warning of duplicate listings over a year ago. Maybe several years ago. I haven’t gotten a duplicate listing warning in years, though I’ve found accidental duplicates (as result of auto-saved drafts that I relisted, not realizing I’d already submitted them).11/05/2019 at 1:06 am in reply to: The Value Of Saying "How Much Would You Take For ALL Of It?" #70063
Thank you, Sonia. I don’t do eBay videos though. My eBay channel is all woodworking videos, and I actually haven’t posted one in a long time now. No time anymore 🙁
Simplicio – Wow! What a great scavenge and sale! I bought several packs of diapers about a month ago. They were modern (Toy-R-Us Kids) and I didn’t sell them for nearly as much, but I knew that by adding them into the deal I was buying, I could flip them quickly on Facebook and they’d pay me back for the rest of the lot.
Within a day they were sold and everything else I got was paid for. I’ve been selling the other items on eBay for decent profit. But that $35 doesn’t compare to your $250!