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    E-Bay Air Power

    There I was......salivating over my next vintage hat. I finally was going to have a NICE vintage fedora that was a great color that I could wear that didn't look like an Indy hat. This lid looked great. I had placed my bid and it was just a moment to go. This baby was mine. It is a done deal.........then WHAAAAAM!!!!!

    With just five seconds to go and I was out bid. Some guy named formerblueangel blow me out of the water. Just like a fighter pilot he snuck up from behind, lured me into a false sense of security then blasted me with no time to react.

    He got me good.......and won fair and square.

    So.....who is this guy who keeps buying all the cool 7 3/8ths out there? Is he one of you? Since we are the same size and he is on a buying spree....maybe he will sell me his discards.

    Here is the beautiful hat....that was almost mine:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=52369
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    I have a pretty good idea, but he'll have to come forward on his own. Some people like to remain anonymous.

    fedoralover

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    That scoundrel almost got me again!!......but not this time. How many fedoras does this guy need to buy in one day. He must be really hungry for hats. Who is this?

    Here is the one that almost got away:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=52369

    The crown looks tall enough to be be bashed into a great looking lid. I hope it is in good a shape as it looks.
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    Well, I don't know who he is, but he is based in Texas. He also sells some of his hats on Ebay.
    A man can fall many times in life, but he's never a failure until he refuses to get up.

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    Him and havershaw are trying to catch up to Andykev. Maybe then they'll slack off a little. Its a real cat fight for these babies anymore.

    regards fedoralover

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    You were the victim

    OF SNIPING!! I have lost out on great deals and also bought some junk.

    I saw both these hats and did not bid. MK I think you are lucky not to have won them (bought) . They are not pristine....remember to be patient on Ebay.

    There is another hat on the site that is 7 3/8 which I am watching...but probably won't buy. Its an open road style.

    Timing, luck, and experience on these hats..and PLEASE don't get caught in a bidding war where you over pay for a hat that isn't worth it. Let the other guy have it. I just set my price and if I don't win, too bad.

    I also have to admit (yes it's true) that with my collection of Optimo hats and current vintage ** I AM MORE SELECTIVE **.. when new to Ebay..I PAID FOR MY EDUCATION if you know what I mean!!
    "Thanks for the memories...."
    TEN YEARS! 11-24-03

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    I am still paying for the education. But I am learning. That last hat went for quite a bit. I have learned one thing. If you find a hat that you really must have, bid as much as you can stand. If it goes for more than that, you didn't need it anyways. Before I assumed this attitude, my cable modem and the refresh button helped me out big time on a couple of hats when the "snipers" showed up. And always, always ask the color of the hat. I just received a purty pea soup green hat. It sure did not look green on ebay. A couple of days later, I saw a hat of questionable color and emailed the seller to ask the color. He seemed put off, and said that the color was as shown on his ad. I don't think I will bid on that one. Fedora

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    I am willing to pay as much as I did....if the hat is what I think it is. I have paid too much for other hats......only because when they arrived they were not what they seemed. I would feel a lot better if I paid top dollar if I actually liked the hat and planned on wearing it.

    I am very good at marketing and presentation though. So I can usually get what I paid for a hat....and often times more.

    We have all seen lame photos and sketchy information (I don't know what size it is but...). I like to present a hat with the best photos and excellent copy. People are more opt to bid higher with confidence when they have more information.

    We will see.

    So....what do you think of the one I won?
    All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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    MK, if the condition is good on this hat you didn't pay what it's worth!!! With it being a Dobbs 20, I don't believe it is 60s, but 30s, I don't think you overpaid for it.
    I also know who formerblueangel is but will let him step forward as he feels time. Now that i know he snipes though ))) I won't feel too bad.
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    Fedora, just reread you post and I agree, always ask. For years i had a camera that no matter what i did only 1 of 5 picks came out the right color. Add to it that all monitors show color differently, it pays to ask. Just bought a Cannon G5 a few months ago for the new site and the pics are as accurate as possible on it. What a pleasure to know that the color that is on the screen is actually the color of the hat.
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