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So I am returning Tarisio customer... bought a few fiddles from them sold a few. I view most of their lots... but it has been a very disspointing experience couple of times now I have tried to view the Seidel Strad just to receive a polite refusal: "it is not in the office" - That's a good one. Meanwhile I know a few of my friends "official" dealers have just seen it... 

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To be fair, they were kind enough to send me a 20 page colour brochure with the letter post, with a large section on its role in Hollywood (it featured in “the wizard of oz” apparently). My reflex was to look for a condition report, which I didn’t find. As a matter of fact, I hadn’t been thinking of buying a Strad this year. Another time perhaps:)

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I won’t be buying it either. but the funny thing is I was asked my opinion on it from an adult student of mine who is huge in the NYC investment scene and is starting to consider diversifying his investment portfolio…

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10 hours ago, Blank face said:

I guess it’s not worth mentioning that they had a full time job inviting every “long time customer” who wants to see and play it.

Manpower is probably not the problem. The commission from this instrument certainly justifies paying for a full time effort just for this one fiddle, and I'm sure they have someone on it around the clock. The bottleneck is probably just the amount of time in a day.

In the past Tarisio has seemed willing to show most instruments to anyone, but in this case it just might not be logistically possible accommodate everyone, even all of their regular customers.

 

 

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Well I can't even get the condition report ha ha, let alone a viewing / trial.  :D

They want to speak with me on the phone first and understand my interest better first.

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1 hour ago, Shelbow said:

Well I can't even get the condition report ha ha, let alone a viewing / trial.  :D

They want to speak with me on the phone first and understand my interest better first.

Tell them that you are Obersturmbannführer from Maestronet, that should be more than enough:)

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20 hours ago, germain said:

So I am returning Tarisio customer... bought a few fiddles from them sold a few. I view most of their lots... but it has been a very disspointing experience couple of times now I have tried to view the Seidel Strad just to receive a polite refusal: "it is not in the office" - That's a good one. Meanwhile I know a few of my friends "official" dealers have just seen it... 

Wasn't the violin in Germany yesterday ....? It was also in London for a while and I think there were quite a few other viewings.

In my experience Tarisio are very happy to show such violins to anyone who takes a serious interest, but this violin has been travelling around a lot.

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6 hours ago, martin swan said:

Wasn't the violin in Germany yesterday ....? It was also in London for a while and I think there were quite a few other viewings.

In my experience Tarisio are very happy to show such violins to anyone who takes a serious interest, but this violin has been travelling around a lot.

Perhaps that was the story this past weekend when I was there but back in March my good friend and a dealer from London saw the violin the same day I was given another polite refusal... We had Margaritas and laugh afterwards...   

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2 minutes ago, Jeny Mahon said:

I would think the condition report is sent to the bidders who get pre-approved to bid, which certainly isn't me!  :lol:

Getting down to the wire....

Still time for you to get your bid in :D

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16 hours ago, germain said:

 

 

32 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

Wow, we've got a couple of serious one-percenters here.  I wonder how long Tarisio will keep extending it?  :huh:  :lol:

One more bid and it's an auction record for strad with fees included

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OK, looks like it went for $13,000,000 plus fees, to the original first bidder, after 5 extensions.  The door just slammed shut.

Those two bidders were sniping each other like it was eBay, for a while.  :lol:

Is $15.34M a record?  

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7 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

OK, looks like it went for $13,000,000 plus fees, to the original first bidder, after 5 extensions.  The door just slammed shut.

Those two bidders were sniping each other like it was eBay, for a while.  :lol:

Is $15.34M a record?  

I think the lady blunt was sold for $15.9M

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7 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

OK, looks like it went for $13,000,000 plus fees, to the original first bidder, after 5 extensions.  The door just slammed shut.

Those two bidders were sniping each other like it was eBay, for a while.  :lol:

Is $15.34M a record?  

I know!!  Once it went down to 20 seconds!  

I was looking at unsold lots and I swear there was a few minutes left.  I went to check the Strad and the page stopped loading.  I tried the auction link again (twice) and got this: "connect failed: cannot assign requested address".   On the third try it worked and the Strad showed completed at 3:15 EST for $13M. 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

OK, looks like it went for $13,000,000 plus fees, to the original first bidder, after 5 extensions.  The door just slammed shut.

Those two bidders were sniping each other like it was eBay, for a while.  :lol:

Is $15.34M a record?  

Not a record but it certainly did well...

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20 minutes ago, Jeny Mahon said:

I know!!  Once it went down to 20 seconds!  

I was looking at unsold lots and I swear there was a few minutes left.  I went to check the Strad and the page stopped loading.  I tried the auction link again (twice) and got this: "connect failed: cannot assign requested address".   On the third try it worked and the Strad showed completed at 3:15 EST for $13M. 

 

 

Yup, I can get to it again, too.  Confirmed on the $15,340,000. 

 

17 minutes ago, Shelbow said:

Maybe the hellier will do better

Yup, a very respectable Strad, and it's beautifully decorated.  Maybe Rue and I will get in a battle over that one.  :ph34r: ;) :lol:

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