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Somebody nipped in at the last minute and got it for $512,which isn't a bad price for its condition, and seemingly no box and papers? Enough people seemed to think it genuine.

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Somebody nipped in at the last minute and got it for $512,which isn't a bad price for its condition, and seemingly no box and papers? Enough people seemed to think it genuine.

 

True...wasn't me unfortunately. :(

 

Odd thing is that while I was researching prices for this Voltaire, I discovered that the exact same pen was sold before at $610; see here and here. Since the chances of the same seller having 2 of the exact same WE are pretty slim, I think the seller might have relisted it either because the buyer didn't pay or because he/she figured that they could get more the 2nd time around. If that was the case, I guess that didn't work out quite the way the seller expected... ;)

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Odd thing is that while I was researching prices for this Voltaire, I discovered that the exact same pen was sold before at $610; see here and here. Since the chances of the same seller having 2 of the exact same WE are pretty slim, I think the seller might have relisted it either because the buyer didn't pay or because he/she figured that they could get more the 2nd time around. If that was the case, I guess that didn't work out quite the way the seller expected... ;)

That sounds a little odd. :o

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you have to sing it "A - dri - atic" :) I wonder how many out here have Cheers to thank for their primary source of knowledge of Albania?

 

Just a hunch, but I think Coach was really stretching to come up with that mnemonic song lyric...

 

And far more memorable than the Potsie-written one for the pulmonary system.

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True...wasn't me unfortunately. :(

 

Odd thing is that while I was researching prices for this Voltaire, I discovered that the exact same pen was sold before at $610; see here and here. Since the chances of the same seller having 2 of the exact same WE are pretty slim, I think the seller might have relisted it either because the buyer didn't pay or because he/she figured that they could get more the 2nd time around. If that was the case, I guess that didn't work out quite the way the seller expected... ;)

 

There's another one out there with your name on it, for a great price, someday.

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True...wasn't me unfortunately. :(

 

Odd thing is that while I was researching prices for this Voltaire, I discovered that the exact same pen was sold before at $610; see here and here. Since the chances of the same seller having 2 of the exact same WE are pretty slim, I think the seller might have relisted it either because the buyer didn't pay or because he/she figured that they could get more the 2nd time around. If that was the case, I guess that didn't work out quite the way the seller expected... ;)

Only an opinion, but to me it would be more likely that the buyer maybe didn't pay. If the seller had cancelled to re-list I think they may have gone BIN or put a reserve on it

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something to note... if I were to have won this, I would ask the seller to send me a picture of the pen with a hand written note with my name next to the pen... this way you know this person in Albania actually has the pen and is not a picture thief. this is something I have done in the past with other items. I hate buying stuff over ebay, last two pens I got from a dealer both didn't write and had to be sent out...

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something to note... if I were to have won this, I would ask the seller to send me a picture of the pen with a hand written note with my name next to the pen... this way you know this person in Albania actually has the pen and is not a picture thief. this is something I have done in the past with other items. I hate buying stuff over ebay, last two pens I got from a dealer both didn't write and had to be sent out...

 

That's good advice - thanks for sharing!

 

 

There's another one out there with your name on it, for a great price, someday.

 

Thanks! :)

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What if the picture thief of a seller had written your name using another pen? Maybe that was why you got 2 pens which didn't write well? How about asking for a video of the pen being used to write your name? Too much to ask?

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You can't win if the other side is dishonest. All you can do is use your common sense and instinct and if something doesn't smell/feel/sound/taste right, bail out immediately.

 

Apply to all trust relationships in life...

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Sorry to resurrect a dormant thread, but the same guy in Albania is selling yet another Voltaire; see this eBay listing.

 

After seeing the same pen sold 3X over, I have to start wondering if there's some factory in Albania that's cranking these out...

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