Why, Why, WHY!...... And It Makes Me Wonder......
Entry posted by Fenntucky Mike ·
Sigh..... Well, I did it again. Went and completely shot myself in the foot AGAIN. Arrghh!
A few weeks ago I wrote a journal entry about how I have been getting skunked at auctions lately and I also eluded to a group of Ukrainian notes being auctioned by Heritage Auctions, a group of WWII issued karbowanez banknotes. Journal entry here...
I had bid up the notes that I was going for (Way UP!) and had put noncommittal bids on the other lots. Well guess what? While scouring ebay I came across a group of Ukrainian notes. Karbowanez notes. Very familiar looking notes and all new listings. Yep, the same notes I had bid on at the Heritage auction! Well, this just vigorously inhales! Someone I was bidding against bought these notes to resell on ebay to a Ukrainian banknote collector, like me! The notes were listed on Sept. 22.
The 10 and 20 karbowanez were sold as a single lot by Heritage and I wasn't particularly interested in acquiring them so I placed a lowball bid on this lot, hence the winning bidder got these for a decent price and was able to list these on ebay for a reasonable price. The 10 karbowanez has already sold and the 20 will follow soon. I wasn't particularly interested in the 50 karbowanez either as it was not in a grade I wanted, and no EPQ is a bit of a deal breaker for me, so I placed a lowball bid on this note as well. The note sold at Heritage for a low price and is listed on ebay for a fair asking price. This note will probably sell after the 20. The 100 karbowanez is a very attractive note with the grade to prove it, I bid this one up to a respectable price level and it sold at a slightly higher price than others in similar condition, a fair price, but maybe $40 more than I would have expected it to sell for. Since the bidding was higher at Heritage for this note the Buy It Now price on ebay is probably $100 above what I would expect. This note will probably sit for a while but may eventually sell. Finally the 50 karbowanez, one of the three lots I bid way up, a note I would have liked to of won at Heritage but unfortunately lost, and am now forced to look at it on ebay at a ridiculous price. Well, I currently have zero intention of purchasing this note at that price but I will keep an eye on it and maybe, just maybe if it sits unsold for an extended length of time the seller will drop their price or will be willing to deal, but I doubt it. If I hadn't bid this note would have sold for a lot less, I'd bet over $100 less.
Yah see, I don't mind a guy or gal trying to make a buck, and I would have gladly paid that buck if I hadn't bid big bucks causing me to not have enough bucks to buy the karbowanez bucks. See. I probably screwed two people over on this one, me and the seller. I wonder about me sometimes.....
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