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 Post subject: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:47 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Victro ... SwE7JaY6wY


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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm 
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Aha! And it's a real one!

This looks like a job for....

CRAZY VICTROLA GUY!

(I'll be in poverty after this one if I can convince them to ship. Farewell, O recent paycheck; we hardly knew thee :cry: )


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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Sent them an email, waiting to hear back. About 30 min from me.

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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:28 pm 
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Well, the eBay did say that there was another offer...Competition!!

I suppose whichever one of us gets it, has got a nice project on their hands. Let's make a deal--whoever wins is going to have to post a follow-the-restoration, capeesh? :D

(edit)rgordon, looks like you nailed it! Felicitations on a mighty fine talking machine! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:40 pm 
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Darn it! I saw this earlier and my parents agreed that we should make an offer, should've done it when I had the chance :cry:.


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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:36 am 
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Why even bother making an offer and waiting and risking losing out on a deal like this when the buy it now is/was so cheap to begin with? I mean no offense here, but does an asking price, no matter how low, always have to be the start of a negotiation?


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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:51 am 
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brianu wrote:
Why even bother making an offer and waiting and risking losing out on a deal like this when the buy it now is/was so cheap to begin with? I mean no offense here, but does an asking price, no matter how low, always have to be the start of a negotiation?


What I meant by my previous comment is that I would employ the "Make an Offer" function of the auction, not try to low ball the initial bid. I don't believe there was a Buy it Now button. I would've done that since the auction was unlikely to continue, someone would email them and give them an offer they couldn't resist. I agree, a reasonable price shouldn't be haggled. That said, if someone has a Victrola XVI on Facebook Market priced at $300 and it sits there for months, offering $150 is reasonable since it's been for sale for a while. Just my $0.02


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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 am 
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Not only did I not get it the person never replied to my email.

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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:59 am 
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GregVTLA wrote:
What I meant by my previous comment is that I would employ the "Make an Offer" function of the auction, not try to low ball the initial bid. I don't believe there was a Buy it Now button.


FYI - eBay only works one of 5 ways:

1) Buy it Now
2) Buy it Now or Best Offer
3) Auction
4) Auction with Buy it Now
5) Auction with Reserve

I believe this machine was listed as Buy it Now or Best Offer.
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 Post subject: Re: Good project if you live in NJ...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:34 am 
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Ah, my mistake HMv. Thanks for clearing that up.


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