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

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

  1. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'll put it here for everyone - since we now know he is a repeat offender:

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  2. jlee562

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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  4. deadlyhandsome

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  5. Just Daniel

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  6. belfastboy

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    I have a "good news" Ebay story. Back in early August sold a hat on Ebay, shipped it to NJ from Vancouver, Canada. 2.5 months later I received a message from buyer that it had not been received. I had thrown away tracking in assumption of receipt so had no way of knowing if the claim was legit. It was only $50 so did not fight it. Two weeks ago I finally got around to issuing a full refund. Two days after I issued PayPal refund the buyer contacted me to advise the damn parcel had just shown up on his doorstep. The parcel had a note I assume from the USPS that it was found in a supposedly empty sorting machine. I reinvoiced and the buyer paid me again. Happy endings do happen and there are buyers with huge integrity for which I am grateful.
     
  7. Hat and Rehat

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    That price tag puts it pretty early, I'm thinking, particularly if the water repellent signifies an extra treatment of some kind. That would probably only be on a more premium hat.
    If there's a Marathon scholar who can date liners, size tags, etc., I haven't run across them. Penny revolutionized retail by opening chains of stores, taking market share from Sears, who up until then was a catalog house. At some point Penny also did catalog sales. If there is a JC Penney catalog archive somewhere you might be able to learn something.
     
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  8. Hat and Rehat

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    I just did a search, Randall. There's a thread here, "The Penney's Marathon". If you start at about post #203, which was actually Feb. this year, I think you'll find some interesting dating info.
    My thoughts on the price were wrong, though. In 1960, the first year of a catalog, they sold a wide brim fur felt for $5.90.
     
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  9. J Williams

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    I’m really hoping we see that Tom Mix from the other day show up here soon.


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  10. deadlyhandsome

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    I was looking at it too. Made me think of Joao...wonder where he’s been.


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  11. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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  12. Blare

    Blare One of the Regulars

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    Wonderful hat Bill.


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  13. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw One of the Regulars

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    I see you’re making good on that threat to collect more homburgs, Bill. Such a sweet brown Mallory,too! Jealous.


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  14. Randall Renshaw

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    Thank you for the Dick Tracey work, Rehat.
    Sooo...you could still buy a fine felt in the sixties after all. I’ll go to thread and check it out. Again, thanks.


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  15. Miamibruno

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    Yep. That's what I had to do as well. I will say that he did purchase the return shipping on his own. He bought 3 hats and kept one. The two he sent back were in absolutely great shape but he felt that they had "holes" in it, which were tiny moth nibbles of the kind you can barely see, the type you might expect on any vintage lid. I've actually started adding a sentence to my auctions about the possibility of unseen imperfections because of this guy.
     
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  16. steur

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  17. Just Daniel

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    Anyone else catch the return of the El Mixon Stetson 100? :)
     
  18. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw One of the Regulars

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    A victory!
    Just snagged this late fifties/early sixties Stetson for $66 and $10 shipping. Not a bad deal... maybe. We’ll see. I’ll post pics of it soon as it comes in.
    A gripe:
    Yesterday I missed a twenty dollar Borsalina
    After getting distracted only thirty minutes before the end of the auction! Plumb forgot!
    Someone, prolly someone here, , got a fairly nice Italian open road clone on the cheap!
    It was listed as a “Bosalina” so I’m sure not many even saw the hat.
    My memory loss is Someone else’s gain.



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  19. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw One of the Regulars

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    See?!! Bad memory! forgot the pic! IMG_0102.JPG


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