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Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:12 pm
by Newfie
A common Canadian 200 came up as a sold listing when I searched ebay this morning.

I always dona daily search for sold stuff to see what deals I missed out on.

I noticed this also says reserve is not met. I don't what's crazier. Someone thinking they could get more than $800 US for this, or someone willing to pay it. Looks like both happened.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:32 pm
by JimL
That doesn't mean the person expects a sale, but could be trying to prove PT Barnum right, or his wife said to sell some lanterns so he's appeasing her by listing one that he doesn't want to part with at a price no sane person would pay. Either way, he's covered.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:39 pm
by stoves1234
If someone actually paid that price that's a crazy number, even for NIB. When we collectors see prices like that we joke about getting rich selling some multiples off at inflated prices. However, as a collector that's in it for enjoyment and not profit I don't like to see those ridiculous prices.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:23 pm
by Kgam1020
The prices on EBay have been nuts. I have my eye on a 200a in pretty nice shape, it’s a 12/55 my mother’s birthday. I unfortunately I doubt I’ll be able to afford it after people bid on it.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:08 pm
by BSAGuy
Well............................ that IS a really nice box!

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:47 pm
by campinut
Japan or bust!..😲🤣🙄😁..campinut

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:12 pm
by Pancholoco1911
This was sold yesterday

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 am
by MikeSchumacher
I remarked about that Burgundy on another thread, it's my birthday lantern. I have one about as nice and I have a couple of boxes like that but how or why would anyone pay that! It kind of takes the fun out it if you start to think of lanterns as "investments" or are greeted by every antique store withteh" I saw one go on enay...."

IMHO, a burgundy 200A should not sell for more than a USFS or other older, rarer lanterns, but that's just my 2 cents.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:10 am
by Pancholoco1911
MikeSchumacher wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 am I remarked about that Burgundy on another thread, it's my birthday lantern. I have one about as nice and I have a couple of boxes like that but how or why would anyone pay that! It kind of takes the fun out it if you start to think of lanterns as "investments" or are greeted by every antique store withteh" I saw one go on enay...."

IMHO, a burgundy 200A should not sell for more than a USFS or other older, rarer lanterns, but that's just my 2 cents.

Scary prices these days.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:12 am
by Bumpkin_95
I was watching that burg just because it was going so high just couldn’t believe it really. It was nice but not that nice

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:27 am
by kiwi
About 30 something yrs ago I started bringing home lanterns and hammering nails into the rafters of my shed to hang them on. I remember people commenting and I think I was viewed as a little bit weird.
I am now vindicated, I am an investor with a "bright" future ahead of me.

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:51 pm
by coolmancool
Good, Bad, or Ugly, The True Color Of E-Bay Is 💵 GREEN ! 🤑

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:05 pm
by williamlee111
I've been watching those crazy ones lately. There are some people with deep pockets out there. Not many, but it only takes one to buy one lantern.