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#297801 - Mon Jan 16 2012 08:52 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DP]
roger cherry Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 04 2002
Loc: Collierville, Tn
Its amazing how one sign can generate all this interest. Its a great rare sign, but sometimes the "hype" over something gets everyone in a tizzy. I am curious to see how all this plays out too. Very interesting.......Or like the above post, "As the world turns"........LOL

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#297804 - Mon Jan 16 2012 09:07 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: roger cherry]
Jamie Crosson Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Alabama
This is a great example of where a 10 day auction is not always good. If it were my sign, I would be perfectly happy to sell at $26100 (today's high bid) but would be disappointed to think it had reached a high of 36000. I think all the drama of the lawsuit and the added information has, as one post stated, tainted the auction.
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#297806 - Mon Jan 16 2012 09:24 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Jamie Crosson]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Jamie Crosson
I think all the drama of the lawsuit and the added information has, as one post stated, tainted the auction.


I think that was a poor decision to air the drama.
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#297809 - Mon Jan 16 2012 09:48 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Dave Richey Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
Notice that two of the three retracting bidders (27.5K and 40K, I believe) have a history of retracting bids. One has retracted 9 bids and the other 25 bids in the last 6 months. To me, this indicates, not collusion, but people "playing". How many of those other bids (not retracted) at lower money were people doing the same thing, knowing the price would rise above the amount they bid. I have been on ebay since 1997 and have never retracted a bid. I have put an entry level bid in on an item that I knew I wasn't going to win in order to see who won it once ebay started changing years ago. Other than that, this is not a game, it is commerce. I agree about airing the drama-it may have made a serious bidder skittish.
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#297819 - Mon Jan 16 2012 10:53 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave Richey]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
I don't know that I would judge this seller dishonest. I speak from experience that 10 day auctions are a bad idea. Gives people time to reconsider and get cold feet. I sold a high end car on ebay in a 10 day and it turned into a nightmare, people trying to get me to close the auction, retracting bids when I wouldn't. Don't know Suzi at all but I just don't see the any proof that she's doing anything but selling a sign her dad had. I think the dishonest sellers on ebay make everyone jumpy these days.

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#297824 - Mon Jan 16 2012 11:16 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Neil Gerrard]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
While certainly suspicious, retracted bids are not always shilling. There are bidders who play around or change their mind. A serious bidder who is spooked by how this is playing out may get cold feet.
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#297831 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:01 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Oldgas]
Finder Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 24 2011
Loc: Quebec
The retracted bids could be a scheme thought up by a buyer doing the old "bump it up then cut it back" scenario that creates a certain uncertainty regarding the sign - therefore making people think twice before bidding on it, period. I feel sorry for the seller.

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#297833 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Finder]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
a couple more retracts & the sign will be down to where it should be- the smart one is the proprietor of the other one- this is like watching the stock market..
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#297834 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:18 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Finder]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
The whole story may never come out! HANKEY-PANKEY
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#297837 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:39 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: moore798]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Retracts:
it takes 5 days before you relize you-
ENTERED WRONG BID AMOUNT?

Do you think this will finish for more or less
than it is right now 26,100. with 1 day left?


Edited by advertologist (Mon Jan 16 2012 12:42 PM)
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#297857 - Mon Jan 16 2012 02:08 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
I BELIEVE IT WILL BUMP THE 30k mark
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#297858 - Mon Jan 16 2012 02:09 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Dave Richey Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
I see a Second Chance Offer in the future, and not because of the seller's actions.
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#297864 - Mon Jan 16 2012 03:33 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave Richey]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I don't get the PUBLIC accusations/slander against the seller. Although one guy threatened a lawsuit (maybe he should put the lawyer expenses into the bid amount instead) and two bidders retracted their bids (that have quite a history of retractions), "she" has done absolutely nothing to warrant the negative remarks against her.


Edited by bppierce (Mon Jan 16 2012 03:44 PM)
Edit Reason: Why can't I catch the misspells before I post?

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#297869 - Mon Jan 16 2012 04:48 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bppierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Mozilla Firefox has automatic Spell Check & it's FREE.
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#297908 - Mon Jan 16 2012 07:16 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Does it catch missing the "e" in "one"?

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