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

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

  1. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    A Standard Quality, what a find. Wish I were so lucky . Enjoy that one!

     
  2. Love that! Congrats.
     
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  3. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw A-List Customer

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    If anyone here is a size 7 and they want a super mint Dobbs rainbow never worn and comes with an old resistol box, there’s one hiding at eBay under the wrong title of Hobbs rainbow. Seller don’t know what they have. It’s a beautiful unique fur felt and ribbon! Only 60 bucks and 38 shipping.
    A BIN deal! Nicest hat I’ve seen in a while, but too small for me. Good luck fellas!
    Let me know who got it.


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  4. Blare

    Blare Practically Family

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    Good lookin out. That sure is nice with its heathered finish and appears to be cav edge.

    Best,
    Joe


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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    That’s a super hat Q!!
    It has that felt i call finger-felt....you can see your finger impressions when you crease it. Tissue-like. Very nice.
    B
     
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  6. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Anyone see a Lee Blue Label Angora before?

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  7. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Now that's a different horse, of course! Interesting. How does it feel? The animals I've dealt with have been fairly course.

     
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  8. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    It’s not in hand yet. These are the seller’s photos.


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  9. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Me...but it was the same listing, so I don't think that counts. :)
     
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  10. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    So yesterday I helped a seller make 3x more than what they initially figured by giving them an honest assessment of their hat after they politely asked for my help.

    Today I was accused by another seller of being a Nazi white supremacist after I called them out for multiple falsities in their listing. They happen to be a habitual offender, and most of the time I just ignore it and let it slide.

    So what's my point? There is none really. I'm just venting, as I don't think I've ever been called that before. As someone who's been to Dachau I don't take those words lightly, though obviously you don't have to have been to a concentration camp to understand the gravity of those words.

    I guess maybe I should just keep my mouth shut. o_O
     
  11. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    More often than not people are grateful for the help. Removing errors means they will be less likely to have an unhappy customer and have to issue a refund and eat the shipping costs. The few who get huffy or rude are best to just ignore (physician, heal thyself ;) )

    I don’t like people throwing around the holocaust and it’s attending vocabulary as lightly as they do now. For me, it’s a subject for serious contemplation and reverence. As for the “white supremacy” nonsense, there is a growing group who think that claiming others are racist is the way to win any argument. You’ll never win an argument with such as they are incapable of seeing any side other than their own. I say keep being kind and helping others.


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  12. TheOldFashioned

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    Thanks, Brent. I try to be optimistic and believe people are inherently kind and decent, but it seems to be getting more difficult in today's ever growing fractured and polarized society.

    If it had a been a one off, someone selling grandpa's old hat or something someone found at an estate sale, then I usually overlook the errors in those listings. I get that not everyone is a hat enthusiast like the members on this forum, and it's not necessarily worth their time to find every detail of what it is they're trying to sell. Only if I ask for clarification (like brim width) might I point out an error and offer a friendly suggestion.

    This guy, however, has a horde of hats and is a repeat offender. In this case the guy would be well served to spend some time and do some basic research, and I've suggested that more than once. I've even complimented him on his collection and tried to explain he's actually doing himself a disservice by making stuff up and providing false information. To me ignorance is a choice, and I admittedly have little tolerance for that. I could have been more diplomatic in my last correspondence, but I certainly didn't expect the reply I received.

    Anyway, thanks for reminding me that the world needs more kindness.
     
  13. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    Unless you don't want to. Remember, "sticks and stones ....

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  14. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This falls under the category of Ebay Gripe:

    Sold a fella this late 20's Melton earlier this week:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/283659232288

    Its delivered Monday, stripped of its original edge binding and trolley cord then relisted today:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-s-Vintage-1920-s-Union-Label-Melton-brand-Fedora-SZ-6-7-8-/254413691983?hash=item3b3c3cdc4f&_trkparms=pageci:601ab79b-01a0-11ea-bbb3-74dbd1807750|parentrq:47a2eebf16e0abc6608c55ffffeee654|iid:1

    There was nothing wrong with the bound edge apart from a few scuffs which is part of buying something with 90 years of life. If you're not gonna keep it at least leave it original for the potential new owners. Don't think I'll be allowing this guy bids on my future auctions.

    There, rant concluded. Happy Friday eve.
     
  15. Frunobulax

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    I see him selling hats on eBay periodically. I don't think I've ever bought from him tho.

    That's a pity, though. Not much we can do once they leave our hands, but I sympathize.
     
  16. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Well, his listing description does say "If you have any questions please feel free to ask." Maybe I'll ask him why I should pay more money for less hat.
     
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  17. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    I was thinking saying that I’ve been looking for that exact hat for years and would gladly pay any price it it only it had the bound brim!


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  18. J Williams

    J Williams A-List Customer

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    It's pretty silly, it looks a lot better in your photos than it does now.
     
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  19. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    Great rant. I’m with you, the changes look unnecessary and take away from a great hat. I’m no Puritan on the issue but this case makes me more than a little sad.


     
  20. Blare

    Blare Practically Family

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    It certainly looked much more fine when you sold it. I suspect he thought he was making an improvement but it didn’t work out. Now just cutting his losses. Price now much less than you sold it to him for.

    That ribbon sure is unique.

    Best,
    Joe



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