Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:39 AM
Hi Barb from So Cal, WELCOME aboard!
You fit right in and will LOVE IT here.
Sounds like you are off to a great start with your choice of solids. I've purchased several from the for sale page and from some of the members on this site. They are all very friendly and easy to work with. Love your "woof" avatar.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:12 AM
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 04:08 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 04:40 PM
Welcome to the best little web site on the Internet!
That was very nice of our new member Mark to refer you to his eBay site! You can also check out the "For Sale" tab on the top of the boards and occasionally you get lucky...at a reasonable price!
Mark...that was so thoughtful of you. I would never have thought to take the initiative to direct anyone to my eBay link....especially a brand new member. What a guy!
Barb...once again, a sincere welcome and good luck with your search for the Slot Machine!
Helpful Hint (which possibly Mark forgot to mention) - Right now prices on eBay are at an all time high, which is GREAT for sellers, God bless our hearts. However, after Easter and right through the summer, prices will really drop. Can you hang on??
Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:32 PM
As I emailed a few new people looking for the dragon and the slot- I am trying to download 2 of my prize possessions to put in a new front yard- 3 tons of flagstone cost about the worth of these 2 perfumes- Priorities ya know!! I want someone to appreciate theses and rather have someone from this site to have 1st tries at them- I read these boards daily and learn a lot from them- I don't often respond tho- You all are a dedicated number of collectors ! Like a big fun family!
Thanx all for your great comments!!
Posted 25 January 2004 - 09:00 AM
Hi Mark, some people have asked me why I collect these solids as they are 'not useful' you have proved that wrong.
Don't know if a new front yard would give as much pleasure but I do understand why you are parting with your treasures. (Especially at this time of year!) That's why I chose to write this in red!
Posted 25 January 2004 - 10:52 AM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:08 PM
I don't have a problem with "parting" with treasures via eBay for ANY reason, especially a financial bind, although a front yard is not a priority with me. I'd just have a landscaper throw down some grass seed and stick in a few azalea's...but that's me! Selling on eBay or anywhere else is a personal choice, and I do it from time to time also. Guess what bothers me is thinking of the possibility of someone "using" this site as a way of privately contacting new members (who are looking for a particular solid...and think this is normal) to bid on their items.
If something is "out there" that we want, we'll find it! Trust me...I've been in "Retail Therapy" for a few weeks now and spent way too much on solids that should have been lower. However, I know the sellers and know that what I receive will truly be the BEST. So...I'd rather bid HIGH from someone I know than bid LOW and get junk from someone I don't know...PLUS...No one had to send me a "private email" to find the items!
So Mark, I do understand your reason for selling your solids; I just can't agree with your method. That's all. Again, it's a personal choice...
Speaking of "Retail Therapy"....this is Neiman's "LAST CALL" weekend, so get out there and shop, people! I'm headed there very soon!
Have a beatiful Sunday!
Wow, Jack...Is there a limit to how many times one edit's a post??
Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:59 PM
I am a master gardener and my yard isn't just splattered with grass seed and or azalea's. I take pride in all my accomplishments, ventures , collections and my home and apparently I have posted to many times on this subject also- So- You probably won't hear from me anymore on any subject- I didn't think I was over stepping any boundaries by contacting someone on this site for my sale items- After all they were requesting this information.
Again- I am sorry I offended anyone by selling my items or how I offered them to inquiring buyers!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:12 PM
For the record...it was not meant to offend you. However, speaking of offending people...I'll have you know my yard is not "splattered" with grass and azalea's...I happen to have a lot of lovely weeds and dandelions, too! So there!
Posted 25 January 2004 - 04:53 PM
Please reconsider your statement about not posting your thoughts to the site as they are welcome! This is a great forum for all members to share their thoughts and would hate to see you giving up on the site! There will be differing opinions on many topic and issues (some more vocal about them then others), and you should feel free to express them.
At first I was hesitent to post this entry I am writing right now, thinking that I may write something that may offend, but then thought, based on a previous member's posting, we are here to share, not to judge. And based on that thought (sharing my throughts rather than judging those made by others), my thought is that if someone was inquiring about a particular solid they had desired via a post on this site, I think that it was ok for you to contact that person to let them know that you had what they were looking for. I know that if I had posted such a request I would have appreciated the contact made by you. Others may feel differently, but that is my thought on the matter.
I contacted a member regarding a compact they were selling (opposite of the situation here) shortly after I first joined, (it was not one that was being sold on ebay), and from the correspondence we have had it did not seem that this person was offended in any way, and have actually purchased from this person again since (please note, again, not by cheating ebay out of a sale as these were not posted on ebay - had to add the disclaimer here).
And Mark, I am sure your yard will look wonderful when you are through !!
Posted 25 January 2004 - 05:37 PM
Like I have stated- I enjoy the cantor and talk done on this site- and have learned a few things- now I know what to say and what NOT to say on each posting-
Posted 25 January 2004 - 06:56 PM
I did not want to cause any problems and my sincerest apologizes to those who have been upset or offended in any way as a result of my solids wanted post.
I guess that I am too new to this collectibles market to bid on ebay. I am also beginning to feel that I am also at a disadvantage regarding buying solids from secondary sellers. I never realized that there were so many things to consider when purchasing a solid---the color variations (as in the slot machine); the Vegas gold box packaging or the original packaging with an outer box; perfume discoloration and/or shrinkage; and just basically the integrity of sellers to disclose such pertinent information.
I am sitting here holding my breath as I purchased a silver cowboy hat described to me by the seller as mint in original packaging (outer box, etc.). It is coming from Singapore. I am now concerned about my purchase and the customs tax as well. I have received emails from the seller(s) and feel that they are legit. However, as I learned with Steiff...what is MIB to one person, is not the same to another.
Again...apologizes for having caused a stir on the boards.
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