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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:11 pm 
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3ct+ tsavorite ebay I have never bought from seller but the stone sure looks fine. wadda u reckon, too good to be true?


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Hard to say what the reserve is. I have no knowledge of this dealer.

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I wonder why they keep photoshopping those stones onto fingers without taking notice of the size...

another set of Giant hands...

happjewel4you.... ghehe... I would be extremely weary...


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:lol: giant hands!

i have never purchased anything from e-bay before. why aren't you allowed to see what "reserve" is required for purchase??

anyway, i agree with tim about being extremely weary...personally, i wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. :wink:


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gingerkid wrote:
i have never purchased anything from e-bay before. why aren't you allowed to see what "reserve" is required for purchase??


Hi,
i think it's normal, is the same way for many other kinda auctions
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hi alberto,

thanks for sharing that with me. i also noticed that many of the mineral dealer websites have a reserve which have to be met also. and that some dealers will allow you to "make an offer."

i guess i am a bit paranoid when it comes to e-bay, paypal, and doing business on the internet with the exception of the forum members which have e-bay sites. but, personally i would much rather make a phone call to speak with a seller to purchase an item.


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My take on it is that the stone is probably genuine. However it is in desperate need of a re-cut. It's very poor native cutting as is. You'd still get a 2+ carat stone out of it though...prolly.

This however is not a recommendation to "go for it". I do not know this vendor and I can't tell you what issues you might run into. Lately there have been a number of ebay vendors who have had excellent feedback that simply disappear off of ebay without delivering your goods. It's been really weird over there lately. I'm thinking it must have to do with the change of policy and new fee format. So I say along with everyone else BEWARE! If you're not prepared to take the risk of non-delivery and know how to recoup your cash through paypal don't do it. If you DO want to take the risk be sure you are in good standing with paypal and pay with your credit card. Follow through within 2 weeks if you have not received the item.

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Like Jason said, the stone is truly poorly cut. As for myself, I wouldn't buy it. :?


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This is not a recommedation either, but if I were to sale some of my stones on e-bay, I'd set a reserve price. I can't see losing my butt over a stone. So the stone may be real. It only makes sense.

Then again the reserve may be so high that the stone is not worth the price of admission. Food for thought.

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Reserve price is a pet peeve of mine :evil: . Why not just put the minimum price you'd be willing to sell, then see what kind of bids you get? Playing the "gee, not quite high enough" game is such a bother, why bother?

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I think the reason people do a reserve price instead of a minimum is that some ebayers won't even look at something that has a minimum price - even if it is a reasonable minimum. With a reserve you have the same issue eventually, but they may click open your auction rather than just bypassing it altogether.


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I think the reason people do a reserve price instead of a minimum is that some ebayers won't even look at something that has a minimum price - even if it is a reasonable minimum. With a reserve you have the same issue eventually, but they may click open your auction rather than just bypassing it altogether.


I agree. People will look at a minimum & say to much. A reserve price is a mystery. People love mysteries. Especially if they think there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow/mystery. :wink:

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What is "Chrome Tsavorite"? A new variety? A sub- specie of regular old vanadium colored Tsavorite?


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You know, I am a card carrying member of PETTE. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Transition Elements) :)


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You know, I am a card carrying member of PETTE. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Transition Elements) :)


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