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May's silliest absinthe auctions

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Archive through May 20, 2002Chevalier25 5-20-02  7:43 am
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Archive through May 22, 2002Verawench25 5-22-02  10:29 am
Archive through May 28, 2002Chevalier25 5-28-02  12:35 pm
Archive through May 31, 2002Oxygenee25 5-31-02  10:03 pm
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Chevalier
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm wondering if/when one of those Pontarlier Museum repro fountains will show up on eBay. (They apparently don't work too well, hence their disappearance from the museum's gift shop.)
Frenchman
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 12:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

sorry, 3000/3500 euros.... no 3000/35000 !!
Frenchman
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 12:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It isn't the more expensive that i saw, but it is very near.

My maximum estimation was around 5000 Euros because the age, the condition AND the brand on the reservoir - even if it is unknown.
Without the brand, it should be around 3000/35000 Euros.

I am sure that SUPER ABSINTHE is the seller, he has been gourmand, but he is right if he find the buyer !!

Is someone know Humul ?
He looks like a french or swiss collector ?
Perhaps i know him.... if he is a new collector, he isn't a clown !!! :-)
Pikkle
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 11:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's a fake!!!!!!!
Verawench
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 9:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Humul" has a very fine taste in absinthe collectibles. Check out some of his previous buys.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 8:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Let's take an inventory:

-- It's in fantastic condition, perhaps new/old stock.

-- It's etched with a very, very unusual name.

-- It seems to have a clear provenance.

The question is, will this auction's result raise the prices of other fountains for sale?
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 8:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jeepers, 6420 Euros. Nearly $6000 US.

So I take it this was not just any
4-spigot antique fountain?
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 8:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's over. Always a big spender, "Humul" won, and now he/she's $5,997.56 poorer. Seller "Arthemisia" is probably jumping for joy. And I'm wondering how I'll ever afford an absinthe fountain now.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 8:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Please correct me if I'm wrong: It looks like this fountain will fetch a record high price.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 8:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

And so the absinthe fountain auction draws to a close.

30 minutes left. Up to $5,651. A bid monster called "Super Absinthe" (feedback rating: 0) appeared out of nowhere and left his/her competitors in the dust. But then, some bid bruiser named "Humul" fought back. Even so ... it ain't over 'til it's over.
Pikkle
Posted on Sunday, June 2, 2002 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

They do say that long term wormwood intake causes memory loss... or was that long term excessive alcohol intake... oh fuck it, I can't remember...
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Sunday, June 2, 2002 - 11:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Pikkle, I stand corrected.

Either my recollections are wrong or Ebay changed the rules. I haven't Ebayed for almost a year. I do remember paying twice as much for an item because of a shill bidder.
Pikkle
Posted on Sunday, June 2, 2002 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"In a listing with more than one bidder, a seller MAY contact the next highest bidder if the seller is unable to conclude the transaction with the high bidder within 3 business days... "

Hmm...
Pikkle
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"One problem with Ebay is that if the winning bidder forfeits, the second highest bidder is still responsible."

Uh, no...
Chrysippvs
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am weary of Mr Rosat for my own reasons....

Super_Absinthe? That is silly. Oxygenee1 just happened to get their bid canceled when either Oxygenee and Phil outbid him....

That fountain is wonderous to no end, but my spidey sense is going crazy....

- J
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

One problem with Ebay is that if the winning bidder forfeits, the second highest bidder is still responsible.

So a seller can ask a friend (or a stranger) with a disposable account to keep bidding. If the friend ultimately wins, he bails out. The second bidder (a serious one) is fucked.

In high stakes bids like this, the seller can easily pay good money for somebody's account.

I mean, if someone had nothing but a credit card, he might take a couple hundred bucks to bid against Oxygenee and Phil. What's the risk? You get a new credit card (free) and get another Ebay account.
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 3:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Argentine or Mexican pesos? Err...peanuts?
Frenchman
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

How much is it in peanuts ?
Pikkle
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

5500 pesos maybe...
Frenchman
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 3:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This auction is no honest : too much new bidders.... It is still the same problem with Rosat.

Last time i hear he was looking for sell this fountain, he was asking around 5300 Euros.... we still are far my good David. :-)
Bid 5500 Euros, and i am sure that you will win.
Frenchman
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 8:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The problem is that i have already a lot of Terminus fountains to find..... :-(

And if i find a lot of Terminus fountains, you will not buy because too common.... not easy the business in Absintheland !
Oxygenee
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 5:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Find me a nice Terminus fountain Phil, and I'll buy a case of your Emile....
Frenchman
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 5:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

He is really able this oxygenee, hope he will taste my Emile with his fountain, it is a minimum he can do for me...
Frenchman
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 4:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It was only a mistranslated, i prefer that....

Just to be nice with oxygenee, i will add 100 euros, but after i stop, i am too afraid to win !

PhiL
Etienne
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 4:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I wouldn't worry... I think Phil speaks a little French.
Robertsmith
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Maybe I mistranslated the description, as my French is rather shabby, but I took it to say that he only knew of 3 total, 2 of which went to Latin American hotels, and the one he's selling was supposed to go, but it stayed in France instead for some reason I couldn't figure out. Maybe my French sucks though, where's mr. wolfgang when he would be useful?
Oxygenee
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Damn....don't get cold feet now Phil. I was only bidding because you were.
Frenchman
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

3 in existence ... Are you sure Robertsmith ??
The seller forget to say me that !


I will begin to ask a commission to Rosat (the seller).... and i will try to find something cheaper and rarer to drink my Emile 68°....
Larsbogart
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

See what I mean about her karma? I wouldnt touch her karma with a 10 foot pole with a condom on it.
By the way, is Betty still alive?

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