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 Post subject: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:47 pm 
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1897 BY THE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-ANTIQ ... 1438.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:37 pm 
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It is over $1000.00. I noticed there are a lot of people bidding on expensive stuff with no bid record. There is a zero by there name. Is this a new bidder at something E bay lets happen ???


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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
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The zero feedback bidder is the same guy. He has bid multiple times. The rest of the bidders look normal.

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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
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melvind wrote:
The zero feedback bidder is the same guy. He has bid multiple times. The rest of the bidders look normal.

Dan


I could be wrong but my spidey sense tells me that our brand new bidder is there to protect the investment, since his only bids ever have been with this seller.


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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:44 am 
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Yep: looks like shill bidding to me.

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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am 
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Hmmm EVERYBODY who has an eBay account has had 0 feedback at some point, even phonograph collectors.


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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:02 am 
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mariof wrote:
Hmmm EVERYBODY who has an eBay account has had 0 feedback at some point, even phonograph collectors.


Very unusual though for a newbie to place multiple bids on a single extremely specialist high value item....


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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
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stevel wrote:
mariof wrote:
Hmmm EVERYBODY who has an eBay account has had 0 feedback at some point, even phonograph collectors.


Very unusual though for a newbie to place multiple bids on a single extremely specialist high value item....


...and ONLY on that item.


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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
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gramophone-georg wrote:
stevel wrote:
mariof wrote:
Hmmm EVERYBODY who has an eBay account has had 0 feedback at some point, even phonograph collectors.


Very unusual though for a newbie to place multiple bids on a single extremely specialist high value item....


...and ONLY on that item.


Unless it's someone who doesn't normally use eBay and joined specifically to buy this. Could go either way, there's really no way to tell.
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 Post subject: Re: 1897 GRAMOPHONE UNITED STATES TALKING MACHINE CO.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Sold for $5600.00 to an experienced bidder. Zero bidder almost took it all the way with a $5500.00 bid. I did not think it would go that high but hopefully it will end up in a nice museum ..Tom B


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