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I'm confused about this auction

Post by kugr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:20 am

Ok, I've been passing over looking at this because of the stainless pins. I was under the impression that true italians used brass pins... the price keeps skyrocketing... Will a more knowledgeable person please correct my assumption, and maybe tell me why this one is so "desired"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Italian-Stilet ... ondition=4
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:25 am

No, you aren't confused. The fools that are bidding on that Chinese piece of crap are confused.
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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by kugr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:52 am

Whew, thank you for the clarification.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by portlandmike » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 am

Wow.. it’s sad to see people spending that kind of money on a $12 piece of ****. You can buy a pretty nice knife for $150 bucks ..

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JimBrown257 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Lol, you're not confused. The eight bidders are the confused ones. It's not just the steel scale pins; the shapeless top bolster, the too large hole and too wide safety slot are all signs of a Chinese knock-off. Also, while some Italian knives do have a "stainless" stamp, it is very often a sign of an Asian knife.

What is really weird is that while the bids are over $160, if you scroll down a little bit, there are some just like it with a Buy Now of $23.

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by john » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:43 pm

I think it was WC Fields who said there’s a sucker born every day or every minute something like that.
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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JulesVane » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:54 pm

john wrote:I think it was WC Fields who said there’s a sucker born every day or every minute something like that.
LOL!...It may have been P.T. Barnum, but regardless, how true! lol...some folks just refuse to be outbid.
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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by kugr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:09 pm

That thing sold for 255.00... wow... welp, glad you guys were around so I could learn and not a mistake like that.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JulesVane » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 am

kugr wrote:That thing sold for 255.00... wow... welp, glad you guys were around so I could learn and not a mistake like that.
...Looks like the potential fool (I mean, buyer) woke up and possibly didn't pay the $255. Unless it's another knife with the same exact scratch on it from the same seller...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Italian-Stilet ... rk:22:pf:0
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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:53 am

Here is another one that someone is going to overpay for:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-collec ... 1438.l2649

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JulesVane » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:02 am

...Is that even an auto with that long nail nick?
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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:35 am

The Rosco is a manual that has been converted to auto.
Probably one of Nemo's crank jobs.
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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:20 am

The brass pivot makes me think it probably is. I don't know what to make of that backspring, though. I don't think I've ever seen a Japanese stiletto with a fulcrum or ring.

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Re: I'm confused about this auction

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:09 am

I was looking at the bids for the original listing of the Chinese stiletto. You can see the highest bidder was an unregistered user:
https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/19278 ... 7675.l2565

You see that a lot with the unexplainably high bid item. I would guess that fake user is either one of the bidders using a fake account because they lost interest and didn't want to end up paying. Or it could be a fake account of the seller who was trying to bump up the top bid but then went too high and accidentally won the auction.

I'd guess it was the seller's fake account because you can see that he tried to bump it up past $50 earlier in the bidding.

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