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Jacqueline Knight
10-04-2014, 09:36 PM
There's a Chihuly chandelier for sale on Ebay right now (and I couldn't resist posting). It's not by me! But it's only $149,999.99

Here's a link to the listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHIHULY-CHANDELIER-Dale-Chihuly-Black-White-Baltic-Chandelier-Glass-42-tall/161112017796?_trksid=p2050601.c100266.m3461&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1% 26asc%3D20140813132254%26meid%3D625dc82fee3e431cbe bc517538a40a19%26pid%3D100266%26prg%3D201408131322 54%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D161112017796%26clkid% 3D1000486563243280484&_qi=RTM1562569

or a screenshot as the listing might vanish soon if someone buys it over the weekend

Pete VanderLaan
10-04-2014, 10:18 PM
I would encourage everyone to make offers.

Rich Samuel
10-05-2014, 04:41 AM
"Local pick-up only."

You buy it; I'll pick it up. ;)

Marty Kremer
10-05-2014, 10:47 AM
The verbiage is delicious- scroll down to the last paragraph.

David Patchen
10-05-2014, 12:09 PM
The Chihuly marketing machine works perfectly in the secondary market. Brilliant.

Jacqueline Knight
10-05-2014, 02:09 PM
One thing they don't mention is what year it was made! Looks pretty 90's to me.

Pete VanderLaan
10-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Did anyone else enlarge the last photo on the right? That's very strange. It kind of reminds me on Donny Darko.

Jacqueline Knight
10-05-2014, 03:12 PM
This one? : )

David Patchen
10-05-2014, 03:53 PM
Another killer Chihuly on ebay and what a deal this is!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DALE-CHIHULY-Mille-Fiori-IV-4-Piece-Original-Glass-Set-60-56-48-22-/330917780180?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0c3c9ad4

I could literally make this in an afternoon, with extra spares just in case.

Pete VanderLaan
10-05-2014, 04:19 PM
This one? : )
*****
That's it. Check out that Fatmax 25 ft tape measure with the magnetic end. It will go out a full 11 feet without collapsing. That's a Dino for sure.

Marty Kremer
10-05-2014, 08:31 PM
"broken pontil process"

We are such dolts, we've been spending our time making good stuff instead of thinking of creative excuses for the crap.

"Fracture process vessels"
"Negatively annealed vitreous sculptural effects"
"Impacted glass"
"Shards of content"

Help me out here!

Pete VanderLaan
10-06-2014, 06:27 AM
Kinetic artforms

Mike McCain
10-06-2014, 08:26 AM
A rare one-off

Pete VanderLaan
10-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Spontaneous occupation of the negative space.

John Riepma
10-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Listing price probably juuuuust under what would kick it into a higher listing fee on Ebay. The profit margins must be really tight on these things.

Greg Vriethoff
10-08-2014, 10:46 AM
I honestly hope that no one puts a bid in (even in jest), or otherwise contacts the seller.

This kind of behavior on eBay pisses me off. For anyone that has spent time with eBay auctions, you'll recognize this tactic. As John pointed-out, they kept the BIN price just under what would kick this into the next fee level. They are also taking offers in private.

They're only doing this to find out what the piece is "worth." Whether it's for insurance purposes, or to pump-up their fragile ego they have no intention of selling this. This is a cheap work-around to set a current value that they can present to "real" galleries, or other interested parties.

If someone makes an offer they can't refuse do you think they're gonna sell it through eBay? Hell, I wouldn't.

Sky Campbell
10-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Why such the vested interest? If they want to list it take offers sell on eBay sell off eBay who cares. They aren't hurting your market or devaluing your work. Shrug just something interesting for sale on eBay nothing more or less. Don't let it get to you life is short.




I honestly hope that no one puts a bid in (even in jest), or otherwise contacts the seller.

This kind of behavior on eBay pisses me off. For anyone that has spent time with eBay auctions, you'll recognize this tactic. As John pointed-out, they kept the BIN price just under what would kick this into the next fee level. They are also taking offers in private.

They're only doing this to find out what the piece is "worth." Whether it's for insurance purposes, or to pump-up their fragile ego they have no intention of selling this. This is a cheap work-around to set a current value that they can present to "real" galleries, or other interested parties.

If someone makes an offer they can't refuse do you think they're gonna sell it through eBay? Hell, I wouldn't.

Greg Vriethoff
10-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Just being political, I guess. As much as I hate to sound like I'm in defense of eBay, it just bothers me when I see people that have wealth (I assume that since they own the thing to begin with) basically being cheapskates. You don't get rich writing checks, I know.

It touches a nerve because I was backed into a corner in '08-'09 when the economy tanked. I had to auction things that were very valuable (monetarily and sentimentally) in order to eat and keep the lights on. People that do this only muddy things IMO.

Put up an auction. Set a date for the end of it. Whatever it sells for on THAT DAY is what it's worth. That's just my philosophy. No one has to agree with it.

I do, in fact, have more important things to be doing.

Lawrence Duckworth
10-08-2014, 04:38 PM
don’t forget ’10-’11-’12-’13 and ’14.

Our local Papers are chock full of home foreclosure still.

Lawrence Duckworth
10-10-2014, 08:59 PM
I would encourage everyone to make offers.

this is part of an email I sent to ebay today


I signed up on Ebay the other day (Oct.6) hoping I might be able to sell some electroplating equipment. Everything went fine and I listed the for sale ad. I received a restriction notice via ebay email on Oct. 9th deleting my two ebay listings and requesting a PayPal account verification. As to your request I submitted the necessary information including bank and credit card account numbers. I logged into my new PayPal account, but the listings were not restored on the Ebay site, so I called ebay support. Long story short I was handed off to several “specialists”… ..ultimately insisting I call PayPal :) …So, I did. I called the PP’s to “verify” the account that I was currently logged into…the one they insisted did not exist. after visiting with a couple more of the PP’s
specialists I got handed off to a manager that did in fact find the account and recommend that the account be deleted because of an apparent internal glitch. While reviewing my new Paypal account activity I noticed a 47.00 deduction on july 5th. I fear this messy “glitch” is not over by you simply deleting the account.




I blame Carl Icahn…

Tom Fuhrman
10-11-2014, 11:34 AM
It's the electronic age. Friend of mine bought a new Ipad 2 months ago and can't ever get logged in. He's spent numerous hours on the phone to Apple to try and resolve it but still can't get it to work. This is an individual who was a graphic designer for a large company and had used Apple products from the mid 90's or earlier and loved them.
The same is starting to happen to health care. Many medicines are in short supply and some are just not being produced anymore because they are not profitable enough. My local Doc told me they haven't been able to get B-12 for shots on a consistent basis since last Jan. But the new meds that are advertised every 10 minutes on the tube and cost a bundle are filling up the shelves.
Sorry for the rant, but this old guy gets fed up with the crap we get fed today, but I do sell a lot of stuff thru E-Bay and get paid thru paypal. For international sales it's hard to beat it. A few years ago, sales direct to China were very difficult, now it's a breeze.

Lawrence Duckworth
10-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Well, hopefully this screwup is a result of the split-up of PayPal and Ebay and they’ll get things ironed-out. In the meantime ya’ll better hope they don’t
charge your pp account for that pricy light fixture. :)