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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by arced
Actually, what does one do with $5000 used boots? Assuming that they're not ex-skates, do you wear them? Are they "pieces of art" that you display in your home? Are they props for your newly opened bootery? It's one thing to own them, I just don't know what one would do with them....


Union Works in Tokyo has several antique-like shoes and accessories scattered about the shop. I could imagine someone buying them to place in their shoe shop. They could be props in the Polo Mansion, a country club, or a sports bar.

Bic
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
What would 7 guineas and 7 shillings be in today's currency?
GBP 7.35 (just under $ 14.00 at todays exchange rate)

Taking the rate of inflation into account, the 1922 price would be just over GBP 200 in 2006.
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by diorshoe
how do these boots having been relisted a multitude of times, all of a sudden have a 5000+ dollar bid accumulated on them?
Yes, it did sound fishy... And now this:

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This listing (#7769467794) has been removed or is no longer available. Please make sure you entered the right item number.
post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by Étienne
Yes, it did sound fishy... And now this:
And even this:
http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayIS...serid=vote4tom
post #20 of 31
The plot thickens...
post #21 of 31
Thread Starter 
Maybe he was caught shill bidding?
post #22 of 31
Hah.. read his replies. The guy sounds just a little off.

http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayIS...item=-1&de=off
post #23 of 31
They're back . . .

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

These boots have returned more times than Freddy and Jason combined.
post #24 of 31
Wonder what the reserve is this time?
post #25 of 31
One meeelyun dollars!
post #26 of 31
These shoes need different artwork:

post #27 of 31
post #28 of 31
Oh, cat turds! I just don't have any good jokes about this any more. It now bores and displeases me...take it away and have it dance for me at my dinner.
post #29 of 31
I imagine the boots are back because of the 20 cent listing fee special eBay is offering.

Asking for a $4,500 minimum bid has to get expensive, under the normal rate chart. But if he waits for the specials, he can just keep putting them up forever.
post #30 of 31
I don't want to be a kill joy but why is this so interesting? I avoiding looking thinking I be underwhelmed, and was. The ebay lister is unworthy of the forums attention, in my modest opinion.
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