The ones that got away

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Vanessa, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    I hate when that happens. I lost out on an amazing picture of Virginia O'Brien that way and haven't been able to find another that is nearly as nice. Hopefully you will find an even lovelier dress though that is gorgeous.
     
  2. swinggal

    swinggal One Too Many

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    So upset I didn't win this :( I really wanted to make a flutter-sleeve 30s gown for a function I'm attending. If anyone here won this I am happy to pay half of what it cost and to get the pattern copied at Kinkos. Took my eye off it for 10 minutes at work...arrrrrrg!!!

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  3. That's a lovely pattern; I'm sorry you lost it too! I did exactly the same thing - had the page up, was waiting to bid, and then got distracted during the last few minutes. Someone was watching "North by Northwest" and I thought I could keep my eye on the movie and the auction at the same time. :eusa_doh:
     
  4. deadpandiva

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    I designed an enter outfit around this buckle then I forgot to bid.

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  5. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Nooooo! That buckle is so beautiful it hurts :(
     
  6. swinggal

    swinggal One Too Many

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    Oh the pain!!!!
     
  7. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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  8. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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  9. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I saw that this morning and laughed so hard.
    You remember thar BIN bed jacket that has been listed like 47 times?
    I actually contacted the seller and told them it's worth $18 MAX and that they
    would never sell it at that price. And that some collectors were laughing at that price. They said, "But that's wh I have an 'or best offer' option." lol

    That Du Barry will never sell.

    LD
     
  10. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    "Patterns and pattern books are not returnable because they are copyrighted."

    Huh????

    Sounds like she has a great business model all around.
     
  11. lareine

    lareine A-List Customer

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    Reminds me of somebody on TradeMe recently (NZ equivalent of eBay) who had listed a very ordinary Singer sewing machine, I think from the 1960s, for $1000. There were a number of comments at the bottom of the auction page asking if they were delusional or if they had missed a decimal point. Even $100 would have been over-ambitious!

    I think a lot of people think that just because something is old it must be rare and valuable. Sadly not the case most of the time!
     
  12. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    It does. I knew that you and swinggal would understand my pain.
     
  13. swinggal

    swinggal One Too Many

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    Haha...ooooh yeah. If I ever come a across something similar I'll let you know DPD. Sometimes I find really cool dress clips and buckles under 'Art Deco dress'. Typed something in incorrectly one and had a cool result :)
     
  14. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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  15. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    I am about to cry. I got outbid in the last ten seconds and my bid was so high already. All week I have been dreaming up outfits with this dress and it was going to be my new staple. :cry:

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  16. deadpandiva

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    That dress is lovely. I don't plan outfits or fabrics around autions That haven't ended anymore. It some how makes it sadder if you don't win,
     
  17. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Feedsacks all uncut. I just forgot to bid while I was out and about. They went for $3.99. Shipping was $10, but still.

    *sigh*

    LD
     
  18. Foofoogal

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  19. Miss Golightly

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    That dress is so beautiful - I don't blame you for crying.:(
     
  20. CherryWry

    CherryWry One of the Regulars

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    I had a crush on a butterscotch lucite purse that went for more than I was willing to pay and a Kigu compact in a lovely orange. Oh, well.
     

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