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#1 Songcatcher

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

Yeah....sure.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...s-/181207859338


The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#2 Songcatcher

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

Contacted the seller and mentioned these were modern and selling through abs.com for around $70 and was in a round about way told to "piss off, they must be stupid for selling it that cheap."

My next question was "how do you know it's from the 1950's?"

Still waiting for that reply.


The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#3 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:22 AM

Because absinthe was so popular in the 1950s.


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#4 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

I bet this is seller's  ignorance.

It makes more sense to pick an age that is plausible  if you were deliberately going to misrepresent.



#5 Absomphe

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

Because absinthe was so popular in the 1950s.

Well, duh.

 

Oh, wait...you said 1950s.  :wheelchair:


Edited by Absomphe, 05 September 2013 - 03:17 PM.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#6 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:05 AM

Well... As sad as it may sound, I have seen the actual same behaviour on French antique markets.


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#7 AndrewMTO

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:01 AM

It is now being called a "Fabulous Vintage French Absinthe Fountain"

I don't recall plastic being used as a washer in Belle Époque France - just saying

#8 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

Not just the washers, the spigots are plastic.


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#9 Songcatcher

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

The seller has amended the description and the price favorably.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#10 Songcatcher

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:05 PM

I should add also, with a very encouraging message.
 


 Hi,thank you for your informations. I  found it in a vintage shop and it has been sold to me as a vintage absinthe fountain (1960's). But I've revised my announcement this morning because an other ebayer told me the same alert that yours. Please could you tell me if my annoncement is correct now.

 
After all, it is just Ebay. People sell stuff.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#11 Georges Meliès

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Good for the seller. Not everyone is willing to eat crow when deserved. In the end he showed proper humility and respect. If only all eBayers were that open-minded.




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