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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #210 on: February 15, 2012, 05:10:51 PM »
Does anyone know how much 'Kite' ended up selling for on eBay?  I can't find the link.  Carolyn

18.11

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GALANTHUS-KITE-RARE-SNOWDROP-/180808469224?pt=UK_HomeGarden_Garden_PlantsSeedsBulbs_JN&hash=item2a19064ae8#ht_500wt_1287

You can find this out in the advanced search feature of ebay.  Just to the right of the blue Search button is a small link labelled 'advanced'.  Click on this and you get lots of extra search features - one of which is a tick box that says 'Completed Listings'

Thanks John.  My view of the UK eBay page doesn't look like yours, no advanced search, maybe I have to register with eBay to get the full display.  Incidentally 'Kite' was offered again and went for 23.51 and is currently being offered and is at 15 (how do you get your computer to produce pound signs, my keyboard has $, but I know there's a way?).  Carolyn

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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #211 on: February 15, 2012, 07:17:22 PM »
I can understand why keyboards in other countries don't have the sign, but can anyone explain why some countries don't even have the @ sign on their keyboards. Surely a must for any email address!?
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #212 on: February 15, 2012, 10:33:09 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/9082126/Savour-the-white-gold-of-winter-snowdrops.html
 

You have to chuckle at this. "The woronowii, known familiarly as Elizabeth Harrison, was discovered in Scotland a few years back and has not been identified anywhere else". ::) This leads to people going out into their garden, and upon finding a yellow woronowii announcing they've found "Elizabeth Harrison". A couple of years back a seller was advertising "Sophie North" on Ebay, because that's what it looked like! :-\
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #213 on: February 15, 2012, 11:08:19 PM »
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #214 on: February 16, 2012, 02:25:41 PM »
Well Elizabeth Harrison at 530.00 and still 15 minutes to go,highest bidder has zero feedback ,so lets hope they are genuine ,for Ian's sake
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #215 on: February 16, 2012, 02:34:21 PM »
Quite extraordinary! A huge price...... is there a Guiness Book of World Records category for this, do you think?
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #216 on: February 16, 2012, 02:41:17 PM »
725.10 :o

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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #217 on: February 16, 2012, 02:41:17 PM »
Sold for 725.10  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #218 on: February 16, 2012, 02:41:50 PM »
Blimey I didn't know the oligarchs were buying snowdrops!
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #219 on: February 16, 2012, 02:42:07 PM »
Wow, :o :o :o
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #220 on: February 16, 2012, 02:42:50 PM »
Ian Christie is the seller... best provenance possible.

That should provide for a few hours of gardening services for the owners of the garden from whence it came!!
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #221 on: February 16, 2012, 02:44:54 PM »
Ian Christie is the seller... best provenance possible.

That's the thing, isn't it? Buy with confidence. :)

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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #222 on: February 16, 2012, 02:46:13 PM »
Blimey I didn't know the oligarchs were buying snowdrops!
Times are hard for football teams, Brian.... so maybe they fancy diversifying their portfolio ...... ::)
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #223 on: February 16, 2012, 03:11:25 PM »
Heavens to Mergitroid - what a record breaker - I am in shock.  I wonder if Ian ever dreamed it would fetch that much???  Wow!
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Re: Galanthus - Ebay digression 2012
« Reply #224 on: February 16, 2012, 03:22:19 PM »
Well Elizabeth Harrison at 530.00 and still 15 minutes to go,highest bidder has zero feedback ,so lets hope they are genuine ,for Ian's sake

You'd have to have your doubts. Zero feedback and a bid which, from the seller's POV, must look too good to be true. Sadly, when it looks like that, it usually is. Fingers crossed.
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