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#1 furious

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 22:54

Am having serious withdrawal issues today.

That is all.

#2 GAtkins

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 22:56

True, that.


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#3 Doug1426

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 22:58

umm, yes.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 23:29

whoa.. you ok Bruce?

 

is this Sunday?

 

is this an odd off day or what?



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#5 The Blue Knight

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 23:36

can't delete this post.


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#6 Mardi13

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:51

Hey, Bruce, we're worried about you...call,in, willya?

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:03

I was getting worried, haven't seen Bruce post in many days, hope everything is OK.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:20

He's probably just suffering from fatigue -- he's been doing this every week for what, a couple of months now?  He puts an amazing amount of work into those listings.  And then having people b*tch and moan about how he's helping the sellers (but honestly, an older model Pelikan 100 with a 1 mm stub for just over $40?  Exactly how is this is helping the seller?  Seemed to me it helped the seller only as far as the seller actually made a sale -- did *me* a whole lot more good.  :thumbup:).

Or else he figures that we're all busy calculating our discretionary fund allotments -- after all, it's just a couple of weeks till DCSS.... :lol: 

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#9 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 13:06

Thank you all for your kind concerns.

 

All is basically copasetic here in (VERY <sweat, pant>) Sunny Slocala, Flo-ree-duh.

 

It was just highly beneficial for me to be reminded by the ever positive, helpful and insightful NCGibbon in his last post in the Mpac thread, that I should have better things to do with 6-8 hrs of each of my Saturdays.

 

There's also another whole different eye opener there for me but to further discuss That is even More Verboten than personal attacks on fellow members Used to be here on FPN.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

 



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 13:30

I'm glad to hear that you're OK. And hobbies are a lot more fun if you treat 'em like hobbies :)


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 13:38

I felt myself looking for the thread, yet I somehow still managed to get yet another pen....I need to slow down or stop.  :yikes:



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 14:01

Glad you are well Bruce! 


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#13 Mardi13

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 14:56

Well, that was a lotta dramaz. Yeeesh. (As in, the thread you referenced.)

Glad you're OK. And just because you started doing the lists doesn't mean you have to continue. Or make it monthly instead of weekly. It shouldn't be an obligation.

BTW, that weird Condor pen came. I'll post about it over in the Fleabay thread when I get a chance.

Edited by Mardi13, 28 July 2014 - 14:57.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:00

Keep up the good work Bruce!

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:02

ok.. not following many of the threads here recently.. but, when the entertaining and helpful fleabay post was mia, as well as one of the pen community contributors, this whole odd week seemed more askew.

 

we may not closely attached, but nonetheless, it should be comforting to know one is missed.



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#16 MKeith

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:38

Bruce,

 

Forget those critics, if they don't like your hard work let them try to do better, be quiet, or just not look.  I haven't bought anything from the list yet, but that is due to present budgets. However I sure enjoy looking!


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:38

Bruce,

 

Forget those critics, if they don't like your hard work let them try to do better, be quiet, or just not look.  I haven't bought anything from the list yet, but that is due to present budgets. However I sure enjoy looking!

 

Indeed! I got a pen early on in the Bruce's List series, but carefully look at the chosen pens each week as they are many valuable lessons to be learned there, both about pens and about buying things on eBay. 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:47

Bruce, thank you for the time and effort you put into these listings. 


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 18:32

It is so good to see you resurface again. I only pop on occasionally and haven't followed all the threads to see what has happened recently. I appreciate all the effort you put into helping me and others here on the forum. 


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#20 octatonic

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:08

Thank you Bruce! Without your very kind, incredible and knowledgeable help, I would not have my AMAZING Midnight Blue demi P 51!!!

 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 22:57

Bruce,

Another note of thanks from me. I didn't buy a pen from your listings, but I did pick up a nice 48-pen leather zipper case for travelling with pens. I do appreciate the hard work that you put in on those lists. Just please don't burn yourself out.

Cheers,

Bill


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#22 Mardi13

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:39

Ok, sexauerw, how did you get to sit in that chair?!

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 16:35

I stopped reading that thread after it appeared to degenerate into personal attacks on you, Bruce, and your writing style.  LIke, What?!?  There was no need for that and never is, IMHO.   Guess I forgot that we aren't all family here!

 

Glad you are fine and that you took a break; hope you are spending your Sundays doing something for yourself.  Like others, I appreciate the time you have taken to gather eBay pen auction info for us, and perhaps from time to time you will still indulge us by sharing your findings with us again, but only when you want to do so!

 

I enjoy your posts/threads and very often I learn something useful, too!  Can't beat that!

 

Holly