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An eBay treasure... almost

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Having played and owned Audinot violins this baby looked so close to what I've seen. I almost bought it from the seller for a couple of thousand dollars. Looked good that I figured even if not real it still a beautiful fiddle for the price. eBay listing stated most probably a Colin-Mezin. I thought no way... The moment we agreed on the price and I was about to send payment he canceled the auction because Rampal certified it as a real Audinot... That would have been one of those eBy treasures for me. Unfortunately did not happen... anyone else here see that listing?

 

 

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The irony is amazing.

after all the listings of fake violins,” I’m canceling this listing because the damn thing turned out to be REAL!”

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2 hours ago, germain said:

Having played and owned Audinot violins this baby looked so close to what I've seen. I almost bought it from the seller for a couple of thousand dollars. Looked good that I figured even if not real it still a beautiful fiddle for the price. eBay listing stated most probably a Colin-Mezin. I thought no way... The moment we agreed on the price and I was about to send payment he canceled the auction because Rampal certified it as a real Audinot... That would have been one of those eBy treasures for me. Unfortunately did not happen... anyone else here see that listing?

 

 

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Darn...........  You've got my deepest sympathy.  :huh:

2 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

The irony is amazing.

after all the listings of fake violins,” I’m canceling this listing because the damn thing turned out to be REAL!”

That close a call's probably enough to give most eBay weasels a heart attack.  Wherever that seller is, I'd bet you can smell skunk for miles. :lol:

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4 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

The irony is amazing.

after all the listings of fake violins,” I’m canceling this listing because the damn thing turned out to be REAL!”

I can't see the irony - seems entirely logical for Ebay.

"If it's real what's it doing on Ebay ...? "

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Looks good to me - we have one that's very similar.

Surely the point is that the seller is NOT selling it because they've discovered it's authentic. A very salutory tale I would say.

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Something wasn’t right with this deal after all. I agreed to his new asking price of £8k woth the certificate but he ended up selling it to a “local “ dealer for that much and said it “needed work”

whatever too late now...

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2 hours ago, GeorgeH said:

He saved a lot if he was, in truth, able to sell it locally for the same price.

Yes although I was ready to cover the shipping 

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48 minutes ago, luthier said:

Hmmmm............an interesting selection of items for sale, a few very nice looking French, a nice Italian, one nice German, all great condition, and a large selection of Bosnian maple back blanks.  :)

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