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Topic: How Not To Sell Your Solid 1954 $1 3333333 Note.  (Read 13054 times)
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« on: June 24, 2010, 10:16:05 pm »


I will follow the other thread with an even better how not to sell...

Here's How.. Restrict Bidding to US Buyers only for a RARE(ish) Canadian Banknote.. LOL.

This Clown just sold a Solid Radar 1954 $1 Note 3333333 for a whole...... Drum Roll......

$47!!!  Yes a whole $47 Dollars.    Someone got a steal. :(

Item 290446223543  you know where... Just finished. 

Couldn't bid... LOL.    Priceless...  Somone got a Real Steal!

Hope this doesn't affect the Charlton guide based on Sales.   Because Stupidity shouldn't factor in.

Take a look.. I couldn't believe it went for $47.00.  I kept waiting to see it go up.. but there was a last minute jump from $40 to $47.. :)
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 10:22:36 pm »

$47 sounds like the opposite of 3K at the last torex auction.  :o


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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 10:45:02 pm »

I agree, you should always allow shipping to the home country of any note you're selling.

Did anyone ask the seller if they would ship to Canada?  I have a hard time believing that nobody on this side of the border at least tried negotiating with the seller.  Is the market really that dead?

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 11:24:07 pm »

The underbidder placed a bid with 3 seconds to go, so that rules out the possibility that the auction site and/or esnipe.com went down at the time that the auction was winding down.

I have to believe there were at least a couple of snipers whose bids were rejected because they did not realize shipping outside the U.S. was not specified.  There was a time when the auction site allowed you to bid even when the seller did not specify shipping to your country.  Those days are long gone.  So I think bidders who rely on esnipe and who do not do their homework can share in the blame for letting this note go for about 5% of catalogue.  The seller is ultimately the loser, but the loss of a buying opportunity belongs to the bidders.

If I was the seller, I would be reporting my own listing for violating the auction site's rules about having links to private selling sites so the auction gets removed, thus giving the seller the excuse to not complete the sale with the high bidder  :o  :D  ;)

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 12:49:38 am »

He's seen the error of ways, now has a '54 $1 with solid 5s , ship to Canada and US , going for over $200.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 09:06:28 pm »

Yeah seem the seller will be more happy with my win on this note.....

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 09:54:23 pm »

damn you! I was right behind you =p haha good job

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 05:23:42 am »

damn you! I was right behind you =p haha good job

Oh really ? You were very very close  ;D but hey I leave you the other BIRD Solid 7's, I didnt bid on it  ;)

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 12:33:36 pm »

If anything like this happens again, where we can't bid because there is no shipping to Canada specified, there may be an option for those of us who live close to the US border.  Many border towns have parcel receiving businesses, that will receive packages for Canadians.  You just specify the company's US address when buying, wait for it to be delivered, and then go pick it up.  The closest service to me in Pt. Roberts, WA, charges about $3 to receive a small parcel. 

I would have bid on this note had I known about it!   :(
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 06:25:30 pm »

The buyer left feedback for this purchase on July 13th:

The buyer wrote: "Great merchandise and service! Would buy from again!"

Seems that the seller still 'honoured' the price for that note.  What a steal. 




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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 12:13:36 am »

Will history repeat itself?  There's another 1954 solid on that auction site right now, a $20 with solid 4s.  Shipping only to the U.S.

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 06:32:52 pm »

Is the auction over or still going, if so, what is the item number?
Thank you. 

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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 11:24:40 pm »

Is the auction over or still going, if so, what is the item number?
Thank you. 

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I would suggest finding the answer by doing some quick keyword search on ebay. hope that helps.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 06:38:02 pm »

My apologies, I should have used better judgement!
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2010, 07:45:13 am »

Wow I cannot believe that just happened.

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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2010, 10:25:17 pm »

What did happen, Hudson?  I asked the seller a question in an e-mail, but it wasn't answered.  I don't see the item listed anymore, nor do I see it in the "completed" section.

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 03:12:36 pm »

Holy smoke!  $1525.00!  That is once heck of a price for a note in that condition (looks no better than VF to me).  I was going to bid, but chickened out when the bidding hit $500.  I know Devil's Face solid radars don't show up very often, but still!  What does Charlton (I only have the 2006 edition) estimate for one of these?

Quite a change in final selling price from the solid radar note that started this thread!
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 07:11:46 pm »

My 2009 lists it for $2,200 in Unc.

I had a friend in the States lined up to bid for me but, I chickened out early (tired of eating ramen noodles because of a nice banknote ;D). When it hit the $899 mark I knew it would probably double at the end.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2010, 07:36:45 pm »

I didn't even notice that it was a Devil's Face {http://www.give-a-buck.com/special/dazed012.gif}

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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 10:09:04 pm »

I didn't even notice that it was a Devil's Face {http://www.give-a-buck.com/special/dazed012.gif}

I showed the listing when it first came up to my girlfriend and it was she that pointed out that it said it was a Devil's Face. I hadn't noticed that either until she mentioned it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2010, 08:12:21 am »

I didn't even notice that it was a Devil's Face {http://www.give-a-buck.com/special/dazed012.gif}

I never have a Devil's face solid in my collection.....but I didnt think the guy before me put 1500$ for is bid :(


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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 05:21:26 pm »

"How Not To Sell Your Solid 1954"
As with everything, know what its should usually go for; before putting it up for auction.
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2010, 12:05:51 am »

Ultimately, it is the seller's responsibility to know what they are selling and to devise a strategy for each listing.  However, if every seller was so knowledgeable about everything, there would be much fewer listings starting at $1.  And even I can't deny there's much more fun to be had from a no-limit auction than from a Best Offer listing.

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