adamuk

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  1. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    The top two are a nightmare to date as you probably already know. Nice things but such a specialist area.
  2. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    PLEASE tell me you didn't polish that!!
  3. adamuk

    I have given my Heart away...

    I have just got back the Heart has gone to a new owner. They said they had some Gold, it has taken me 3 hours to weigh the bloody stuff.
  4. adamuk

    I have given my Heart away...

    I have been on Bargain Hunt as a seller it's all a con they come round before then "guide" there team to the item. It's a pain in the ass as when they film no customers will come near your stall. So I refuse now if they ask. A You would be surprised that many don't especially the house clearance boys and girls. B Yep they will indeed but they do try and steer them in the direction. C It doesn't matter as someone will pay what they want to pay ultimately. D Yep most bidding is done online now. E I believe they do now. I have slipped up loads and loads and loads over the years we all have if being honest, but in this game that is the only way to learn, also what is good today is not guaranteed to be good in a few months or years, unless it's high quality, but even then fashions change.
  5. adamuk

    I have given my Heart away...

    Lizard of sorts buddy.
  6. adamuk

    I have given my Heart away...

    A Bag cheap at that. Not everyone's cup of Tea I agree.
  7. adamuk

    I have given my Heart away...

    Well not really but after owning it for close to 15 years the Heart is about to leave my room, how will I cope waking up in the morning and not seeing it..... Sad times....
  8. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    But yes nice to see another TGC member into old tat.
  9. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    I have a few things I'm sure that will confuse him
  10. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    Nice lot. What are the Chinese Jars on the Hearth and the Wooden box under the lamp ?
  11. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    Sent you a message.
  12. adamuk

    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    I agree somewhat but I thought for the sake of £28.00 it was worth a punt and as I say listed property as "Unknown Metal Detecting Find" I think it will do more anyway, and I might be lucky. It looks debased to me a bit like this that I dug up last week, and have since resold for £800. I only purchased this morning so I will update this good or bad once arrived. What sort of Antiques do you deal in I'm always up for buying, or swapping I can lay my hands on most items through my network of dealers. Yes loads of dodgy Gold going round at the moment my favourite are the Gold Sovereigns that are 18ct, they don't weigh right either (7.2g) and you wouldn't think it's worth the hassle but if you do the maths it is. I got caught out as most of my mates did years ago when mossinites first appeared, as all we had was Diamond testers and they fool them, I lost about £1000 but I know one dealer who lost his business over it sadly, of course today we are have proper testers. Triple plated hallmarked necklaces were another one, you had to file and file and file to get down to base metal, and we were all reluctant to do that as it spoiled a perfectly sellable item. Mindfield really.
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    Ever had any good buys if eBay?

    It's the size to weight ratio that intrigues me to be honest, I found a Gold Starter that I put pics up last week they weigh 5.3g (ish) and they are smaller diameter, I guess it could be Bronze at a push. Only one way to find out when I get it I will hit it with some Acid, and hope it doesn't turn Green
  14. Has anyone had any really good buys off eBay, where the item was listed wrong etc? I look and have always done for hours looking for listing errors etc, I have brought Gold listed under scrap quite a few times and today I brought something very interesting that I have been keeping a close eye on for a week, it had (for me) everything going for it, silly end time 0956 on a Monday, terrible listing heading which read "Most interesting please read the text" who lists and item like that, as people will simply not find it ever (good for me) and it was listed under "Antiques" I paid £28.00 I have a hunch it's Gold and Medieval most probably an insert to a ring, it's a small item but weighs loads at 12.22g which is maybe a little giveaway to what it is made from. Time will tell and I will keep you posted, if the stars line up and my hunch pays off it is worth ££££££ if not it got me excited for £28.00 and I will relist correctly and still make a profit I'm sure.