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Picks that haven't worked out?
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:52:29 AM »
Just wondering on what picks you've made that haven't worked out.  Not so much on it turned out to be broken or was a reproduction....

I'm currently at a loss why a few items haven't sold.
I still have the Makita router.  Like new. Top model.  Not a single call.

I've changed the Ad, adjusted price up & down, changed pictures......

What items have you picked that just didnt sell?

Re: Picks that haven't worked out?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 11:58:35 AM »
I picked up a beautiful walnut and black veener armoire that was made in the 60's. Thought it would be a quick sale. It is still sitting in the shop six months later. I have been thinking about donating it just to get it out of here.

Re: Picks that haven't worked out?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 05:26:25 PM »
I saw a 200+ year old book in a music store about Napoleans 2 favorite architects.. Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine,.. they were the creators of the "French Empire Style".They designed the Arc de Triomphe and  in the 1790s became leading furniture designers in Paris, where they received many commissions from Napoleon and other statesmen.
The book contained 70 individual detailed prints of various designed pieces, on extremely lush paper with each having an clean bordering with aged patina..Helburn & Hagen; Reprinted edition (January 1, 1801)... after googling and ebaying it..I found a near identical  book that actually sold for  $175.00...even better individual pages were sold for $25.00 to $40.00 a piece... music Store owner sees me researching on my iphone says.."I'm tired of looking at it, gimme $60 bucks " ... I was an owner,didn't even counter offer..... so with dreams of $1500 + I list many,many different individual pages....End result, six months later.... ZERO PAGES SOLD... finally listed the entire book for $75.00 ... got an offer for $39.00 (including shipping).. took it,hated it,laughed about..o well go!

ebay (dot) com/itm/ANTIQUE-BOOK-Percier-Fontaine-EMPIRE-STYLE-1801-Napolean-Architect-French-Design-/261140191072

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