Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quick Update

My other computer started doing funny things last Saturday, so I bought a new one, in hopes of transferring everything from the old to the new before it crashed, if that's what it was doing.

Took a few days, and a lot of time on the phone with tech support, but I have the new computer, with all the old stuff on it.

Whew. :)

Will be blogging again soon... Soon as I rest from all the stress lol.

Hope all my blog friends are doing well, have not been able to check your blogs, but will be around soon!

Happy Wednesday.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mid Century Orbs

Snagged this to hang in the Space room. (Orange on the inside, 7" diameter). It's space-age, right? Looks like it to me. Seller said he had a twin, but it has a hairline crack. I took a chance and gave him a few bucks more for the second one. Fingers crossed it arrives in one piece, he offered to glue it, but that could cause a lot of problems... So, I'll get at least one. :) I hope!

Happy Tuesday. I'm still playing in the Pink room, my old childhood bed room, trying to get it fixed up the way I want it.

Oh and I got that RCA Victor Vibra radio in my last post already, and I love LOVE it!! No glowing from the back, thanks to (Carole, I believe?) so I guess it's a transistor, which is better.

Keep an eye out on eBay for one, really nifty, I love mine! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mid-Century RCA Victor Vibra Radio

I saw one of these exact radios last week. Something about it caught my attention. The grill cover design, I think. Sort of vaguely reminds me of the old Disneyland ride "Adventure Thru Inner Space" or something like that. Futuristic snowflake. Well, like I said, it's vague.

I did a quick check, and there was another auction for the same radio, THIS radio, also selling. This one was in far better condition. I let the first one slide. It sold for around $10-$12. Good sign. I was able to snag this for about $20 US. Yay!! I assume it's a tube radio? Does anyone know? I can't seem to find info on the internet.

Will go in the Pink room, my old bedroom, since that one is trending more towards early 60's and 70's stuff.

Ahhhhhh I see the seller of that black Breyer Black Stallion horse now has 6 negatives for non-communication and not sending the auction items. It used to be Paypal only reimbursed for items over $25. I think that's changed, right? Don't they reimburse the whole amount if the seller never responds to a Case, or sends anything? Looks like another bum deal. :(

No big loss, really. $11.05 total, item + s/h. But I *think* Paypal will refund 100%.

I hope your deals are going better than mine seem to go!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Bought A Pink Mid Century Boomerang Trivet!! Whoo hoo!

My Dear Blog friends, I have had NOTHING to talk about lately! I was so desperate to write about SOMETHING I bid on and won this trivet! Yes it's been that bad!!

But check it out, THIS was the auction photo, but what arrived was the photo at the top!! Whoo hoo! Can you imagine, do you see the color difference? I sure do!!

It's a little scuffed up, so I am using it as a computer mouse pad since the spongy one's keep making my mouse shut itself off, which means I have to reboot the computer half the time to get the wireless mouse to "find" the computer, so this was a perfect solution.

Let me tell you, seeing and hearing me try to bend over and get under my computer desk to unplug and plug my computer back in so the mouse connects is NOT a pretty sight! I mean, my knees crack and I groan all the way down with my bad back. I need to hire me one of those service monkeys, but it would be my luck all it would do it throw poo at me lol. Oh gee guess I am officially an old lady now that I'm thinking "service monkeys".

I've been looking for a vintage bedspread that SORT of looked like the one I had as a kid. This one went on sale, I got distracted, it went OFF sale %@#*&, watched it, and it went ON sale again. Whoo hoo lol.. Snag.

Cute, price was pretty good, with the 30% off. Damn I sure the hell hope recreating this whole second childhood things is worth it. I better be able to lay in that room, in that bed and be childhood HAPPY again or some heads are gonna roll!!

Still waiting on my Black Stallion Breyer horse. Auction says "will be mailed within 2-4 days", but it's been over two weeks now. WHY ME!!!??? Please Dear ebay gods, do NOT make this another battle with a seller! I am getting to old for this kind of nonsense!! Make it arrive on my porch soon. Thank you.

Uh oh, a quick check of their auctions and someone who bought an item on the same day I did, gave them a neg for not hearing from the seller or getting their item. Yeah, I always pick the lucky one's hahaha. Case with ebay opened. Didn't I just do this?

Speaking of...

Oh and that OTHER crazy lady seller who was rude to me over the gray Breyer horse?

The one who pulled her own completed auctions, including the one I already paid for, without a peep out of her, with eBay sending me these ominous emails that said :
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING YOUR EBAY ACCOUNT: Recently an auction was canceled do to POSSIBLE suspicious activity!!!

The one where I then filed a dispute with ebay, and she sent me that snarky email? The one who told me in that email:
"Had you bothered to contact me you would have been told that there is nothing wrong with your order."

Well I was nice and gave her a neutral feedback, stating "I got my item, but seller was rather rude after she canceled her own wining auction".

She emailed me, but I didn't read it. Muahahahaaa... Why let her get the last word in? Believe me, I did NOT feel good doing that, but I get tired of taking crap from crap sellers.

Please don't think I am unsympathetic to the crap sellers take from buyers, been there, done that. But her response was just so uncalled for, I mean, hey, didn't she think it might be odd to the buyers if winning auctions VANISHED from peoples ebay list with no trace EXCEPT to contact ebay? Hello?

So, the deed was done. She's lucky I didn't give her a negative feedback. Sheesh!

Gee, scarce pickin's lately!! I hope you are finding better goodies than I am! Happy Wednesday!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Holy Smokes! Over $900 For a Doll From the 70's? 1972 Blythe Doll

This Kenner doll Blythe sold for $923. Wow! I vaguely remember this doll from back then, but why the heck are they so expensive?

Here is another one, currently at $610.

Gee, I had similar doll, in fact, Mom bought me one about this time, a hippy doll similar to this, named Scooby Doo (I believe her name was, and not, not the cartoon dog with the same name), and for some reason, I lost her, so Mom got me another to replace her about 20 years ago. But I'm sure they don't go for this kind of crazy price!

Then again, I don't see any auctions for my doll on eBay either... Maybe she is worth hundreds too!

Things that make you go "hmmm"!

Have you seen items selling for crazy high prices that you didn't expect?

Happy Friday!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

UPDATE on eBay Auction

This is the email I got from the seller:

"Had you bothered to contact me you would have been told that there is nothing wrong with your order. I had ebay remove *NEW* listings I had started due to a fee dicrepency. I have no idea why they are emailing all of my buyers but your item will ship in the morning. Check my feedback and know that you are in good hands. I will no longer be selling with ebay due to this latest list of garbage they have put me through. You can find me on Ebid.net. Lower deller fees means lower prices for buyers! Wendy"

Had I "bothered" to contact her? Her auction vanished from my list after I paid for it, how the hell was I going to contact her except via eBay dispute center? And why didn't she email her buyers so they wouldn't worry? Huh? Tell me that, snarky lady!! lol...

eBay sent me two more emails, one stating: "Urgent Information Regarding Your eBay Account". It simply stated the auction was "reinstated".

Well that was... Scary to get an email with that title!


You can bet I ain't gonna go look for her on Ebid.net, but mentioned Ebid.net in case anyone reading this wants to check them out as another option to buy and sell.

Thank you for all the comments regarding this latest eBay drama. In my 11 years on eBay, I never experienced this! Good thing I didn't buy another gray dapple Arabian, thinking this Breyer horse was "gone".

Hope all my American friends have a wonderful Labor Day holiday, and the rest of my friends have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

What The Heck? Auction Cancelled AFTER I Won and Paid?

Bought and paid for this Arabian Breyer horse on August 30th from eBay seller green_horse_gems, and I get notice via eBay yesterday afternoon, that the seller canceled the auction? They had several Breyer auctions, and I find it odd... Either they didn't like the ending prices, or, maybe they were selling for someone else who changed their mind?

Pretty sneaky, since there is no way to leave feedback now. Unless I am even sneakier... Which I can.

Whatever, why not immediately refund any paid auctions? It's already been 16 hours.

Of course I opened a case with eBay, and except all my money to be refunded, but has this happened to any of you?