Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. TheOldFashioned

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    Dobbs Rainbow?
     
  2. drmaxtejeda

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    Trouts are for weaklings. Northerns or Muskies only!

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    You could stop by my place and fish for hats...

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    ^^^Jackpot!!
     
  5. moehawk

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    Yes, but I'm wondering if the seller knows it's the color and not the fiber, and is trying to be sneaky as well.
     
  8. alanfgag

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    I don't think it is likely that the seller has an objective to deceive, nor is it likely they know that Churchill did offer a hat with vicuna content claimed on the sweatband...

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  9. moehawk

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    I hope not, because that would be dishonest!:D
    At least he didn't call it a Whippet.
     
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    All excited! This hat was made by Johnny Tyus, the hatter who taught Graham Thompson to make hats.

    It is a little dirty, but I think it will clean right up. I love it. The Cavanagh edge, the color, the felt, and the proportions look exactly like those of the Knox 100 I bought recently. I hope it feels the same.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. Just Daniel

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    Nice history! I saw the hat and wondered why it disappeared. Great find.


     
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  13. J Williams

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    Wondering if anyone here just snagged the Stetson Standard Quality 7 1/2?

    I was really tempted to bid but decided to hold off as I’m currently hunting hats as I travel along the Oregon coast.


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    Looks like a winner, Max. Can't wait to see how it cleans up.
     
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  17. Just Daniel

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    Here’s something I had not seen before: a receipt from the home office.



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  18. TheOldFashioned

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    Just had a run in with the devil at midnight:
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    I'm a weak man. Devil won.
     
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  20. bowlerman

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    So, here is not so much a gripe but a peculiarism:

    I’ve had several interested parties message me through eBay as if they want a friend to talk to. For instance, someone who will first correct my terminology (I typically just say button cord, but this person really wanted me to say wind trolley— whatever), then give me a history of the term (what a wind trolley is and how one would use it), and then present to me a hypothetical situation where if they purchase the hat, then they’d have to hide the purchase from “the wife.”

    Interested party asked no questions and made no offers. I figure if it was a lounger who had a real issue with my
    terminology they’d probably just message me here.

    How do I respond?
    “Ok, best of luck. I already alerted your wife?”
    Or “haha yeah bruh, I hear ya?”
    Or “thank you so much for bestowing your deep and prolific knowledge of hats upon me; I will update my listing so that it pleases you, for the benefit of my actually-interested buyers?”


    I think I’ll continue to use “button cord“ and am now tempted to raise my asking price.

    This is not an isolated case of its nature. Not too long ago an interested buyer was concerned as to whether the hat pin in the crown of a hat “went all the way through the felt.” Well, it wasn’t velcroed on there.

    Also, I am baffled by the buyers who offer a price two dollars under my BIN. For instance $33 instead of $35. I most often accept, but in bewilderment. Is it so they can think they got the last word or something?

    Maybe I just don’t understand people anymore, or maybe I just ate too much pizza.




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    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019 at 9:33 AM

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