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Record sale of used Lobbs on eBay

post #1 of 45
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http://cgi.ebay.com/John-Lobb-ca-192...QQcmdZViewItem

Don't comment. Just click the link and nod to yourself.
post #2 of 45
Indeed.
post #3 of 45
No Comment.
post #4 of 45
Not my size. darn
post #5 of 45
Indeed, it is about time. Those shoes have been on and off ebay for at least a year maybe more. He should have taken the first bids he got in the beginning which actually were higher than what he finally accepted this time around.

At one time he actually had these shoes as high as $10,000.00. But then if you wander around ebay at all you probably already knew this anyway.
post #6 of 45
and with all the relistings, i wonder how much he lost in all the reserve price fees he had to pay and all the picture fees. he has about 20 useless pictures of the skates in various positions.
and all the unhealthy stress he consumed while he tried selling these over a year and all the ridicule he received and all the 'lowering himself to their level' responses he had thrown out to every single person who pmed him.
rest in peace this mailman.
post #7 of 45
Awesome. It will finally stop polluting my ebay searches.
post #8 of 45
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Originally Posted by diorshoe View Post
and with all the relistings, i wonder how much he lost in all the reserve price fees he had to pay and all the picture fees. he has about 20 useless pictures of the skates in various positions.
and all the unhealthy stress he consumed while he tried selling these over a year and all the ridicule he received and all the 'lowering himself to their level' responses he had thrown out to every single person who pmed him.
rest in peace this mailman.

What about those random pictures of celebrities?
post #9 of 45
"Semper Fi"

Weren't you in the 82nd airborne LabelKing?
post #10 of 45
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
"Semper Fi"

Weren't you in the 82nd airborne LabelKing?

No, but my grandfather was in the Flying Tigers.
post #11 of 45
Let us all take a moment to reflect, to think back on gentler times, and to remember our friends: the John Lobb boots. They're in a better place now, but when they were still on eBay, they brought more joy and fulfillment to those around them than any of us realized at the time. You know, it's true what they say: you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Well, that's certainly true of the boots. Can any of you remember the first time you met them? You can if, like me, they made an immediate and delightful impression. And like any good friend does, the boots came back to see you, time and time and time again, sometimes expectedly and sometimes without calling. I remember one particularly bad day: I'd had a rough time at work, my children were particularly trying, and my wife (bless her!) had bought another useless thing...we've all had those days. Well, true to form, the boots came around, and I just couldn't help smiling, ear to ear. I can see by the grins and nods that many of you have been there, too.

Well, those times are gone. But don't be sad, be happy for all that the boots did for us. Be aware of the richness the boots gave each and every one of us, and probably others too. Be glad for the times we had, not bitter for the time no longer available to us. Be happy to spread to others the joy the boots gave you and me. But most importantly, be willing to relive those times by sharing fine, old stories of the good (and the bad!) that we all went through with our dear friends, the John Lobb boots. I hope that in happier days, you and I can do just that.

Go with peace, boots. Go with peace.
post #12 of 45
Very moving. Can you write one for Vanity?
post #13 of 45
Great perspective. Indeed. Go in peace.

Um ... did I mention it's time to "go"?
post #14 of 45
But what if the transaction is unsuccessful?

Let's hope so.
post #15 of 45
But what about all of the predictions that the boots would NEVER bring more than $50?

As to the cost of the pictures? Well, that shows a lack of knowledge as to how to use Ebay efficiently, with the exception of Andrew who figured it all out. None of those pictures was posted using Ebay's Insert Pictures program, rather, they were uploaded to a free image hosting site and then inserted, manually, into the listing. FREE! As to the cost of all those listing fees? Well, most of you missed the boat on that one too. The Lobb's were listed almost exclusively during Ebay listing sales and never cost more than a dollar to list. At times, the Lobb's received more than 2,000 hits. Those hits helped the other auctions and increased sales. As to the stress? One cannot buy the publicity that these sites provided for free.

The true measure of a man is not in his skill or ability to prove himself correct at all cost, rather, it is in being able to admit when he is wrong. The Lobb's sold, in spite of all of your learned predictions, and at a price well beyond anything any of you predicted. It is definitely time to get over it. I know I am.
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