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

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

  1. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    This made my heart hurt

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  2. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I said I was only going to buy hats I considered magnificent, but I was missing a Knox 25, and this one was only $18.50, so I bought it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Yup
    De-brim ribbon remorse.
    Made a beautiful survivor hat plain.
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  4. Hagwood

    Hagwood Practically Family

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    Damn, I was watching that hat too and nearly pulled the trigger, but had too many others going. I didn't realize it was a fellow lounger's. Now I wish I would have bought it just so it wouldn't have been ruined......
     
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  5. Blare

    Blare One of the Regulars

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    Wow... anytime you come across a 25 for less than it cost 50 or more years ago... that’s a good day.

    Best,
    Joe


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  6. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw One of the Regulars

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    Hey y’all!! I’m one happy eBay buyer today!
    Just got this gilled Marathon and it’s a beaut! Mint condition and perfect proportions! At least I think so....
    This is my first Penny’s hat, that fits me and purchased for my collection anyway, and it’s a lightweight body yet dense and stiff at the same time. Love this hat. Easily my favorite.... for now.
    Let me know what y’all think the year of this one is. I’m guessing mid to early fifties, but I’m no expert.
    The seller listed this one as a BIN price of 69.99!!! I snatched it up hoping no one would beat me to it! Always wanted a shark gilled bow. The flange on this hat is serious!
    I could hardly get it to stretch out to my oblong melon without completely ruining the brims shape!! But I won out, finally.
    It’s the only c-crowned hat I own. I could easily put my favorite crease in it (single crease with pinch) but I like the teardrop this one came with. Suits the hat well. Which reminds me, when did c-crowns hit the scene? Thirties, forties? IMG_0077.JPG IMG_0075.JPG IMG_0076.JPG
    No one will ever get a chance to destroy this hat on eBay! I can’t believe what that curmudgeon done to that super nice unusual ribboned thirties fedora!!
    The cretinous hack should be thrown in prison for life without!!!!


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  7. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Nice pickup. The Marathon has been avoiding me but I keep watching and waiting.

     
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  9. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I usually wouldn't encourage those extra Facebook style reaction icons. I could live with a steaming angry one here.
     
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  10. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    You're as mealy mouthed as the rest of us with claims we won't buy more hats, Doc.
     
  11. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    Great catch, Randall! I really like the pleated lininer. I also think you're making the right choice, letting the hat determine the bash.
     
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  12. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw One of the Regulars

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    Hey, thanks,Rehat! Yeah, I perceived this hat wanted to remain as is so I didn’t try forcing it. Could’ve, but it seemed so happy being sad as a teardrop.
    Shipping was free, too, which made me happier, still! I’m afraid this purchase will have me shaking the BAY bushes for more lucky buys for a good long while. Hooked again, dang it! .
    Too bad most sellers have gotten savvy to what us lid lovers are willing to pay for the real deal. It wasn’t this hard to find low priced, quality vintage hats only ten years ago.
    So, do you or anyone here have an idea if this hat is an early fifties, or late fifties, or...what? Thanks, everyone for the likes and positive comments.
    I will be kept at BAY and hounded by my old sickness while trying to find the escape route I used the last time I caught fedora fever! .



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  13. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    More Ebay BS -

    Sold these 2 to a Canadian buyer:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/283656033803

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/283656271518

    A return was requested for both of them today. Here is the reason given:

    "very different from the photos in texture"

    Its obviously a buyer's remorse BS excuse scenario but Ebay favors idiot buyers over experienced knowledgeable sellers every time. I'd love to sell soley on the lounge (cheaper for everyone involved) but many times the items just sit here in the classifieds until an Ebay link is provided.
     
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  14. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    what. the. hell

    Try to feel the felt by touching their screen? That's the only way that statement could even make any sense, as wacky as it is. People just don't make sense anymore

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  15. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw One of the Regulars

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    Here’s an interesting boater. It’s very old and unique. It’s practically hidden under this kind of title, so thought I’d share it with y’all . I have no interest in boaters , but this one is cheap and desirable. Go check it out!


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  16. Blare

    Blare One of the Regulars

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    A lot of texture on that one


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    Joe


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  17. Miamibruno

    Miamibruno Practically Family

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    Garrett,

    Were the buyers initials V. S. by any chance? I had a similar situation with a gent with those initials.

    Adrian
     
  18. Hagwood

    Hagwood Practically Family

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    Got my first Portis in the mail today. Pretty dirty and mangled, and just thrown in too small of a box, but hey, only $12.

    Felt and sweat look to be excellent under the dirt. This will take some work, so I’ll post more after cleaning, etc. I actually like finding these kind better anyway, I get a lot of satisfaction out of bringing something back to its former glory, as I do with my other restoration hobbies.

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  19. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yes, that's the same guy. Did he end up returning the hats and getting a refund from you directly or did Ebay issue it themselves and seek reimbursement from you? The reason I ask is that I had to select the "cannot purchase courier return label in other country" for the shipping.
     
  20. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    can you message me his id so i know who to add to my blocked buyer list?

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