Ebay Item being sold using Paul's name + high price

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  • #315912
    trevander
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    Hello,
    Since this is using Paul’s name I thought I would bring it to the group’s attention.
    Hate to see someone get ripped off (even if the claims are true), but not sure there is anything that can be done.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322739062315?ul_noapp=true
    thanks,
    Trevor

    #315913
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    I’m not sure who you think is getting ripped off.

    If the plane was indeed one Paul donated, ( presumably for charity) it accomplished the goal Paul set for it. Presumably some money went to the charity. Afterwards, it’s not his anymore.

    But the ad just says it was one he donated. Unless it that is not true ( I’d ask for documentation), it is an additional added value the seller seeks to claim. A chair Napoleon once sat in, for instance, often will bring money just for that reason. It remains to be seen what premium the market will set for a plane Paul no longer wanted.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by Larry Geib.
    #315920
    trevander
    Participant

    I was posting it here in case it was not true, but again there is likely nothing to be done even if that is so. I agree about a private transaction, the person with the money decides where it goes and how fast.

    #315924
    Rowdy Whaleback
    Participant

    I love the irony (no pun intended) of this as the whole ethos Paul subscribes to of getting good hand tools cheap is being perverted here.
    Hey, Paul may have even sharpened it himself!
    Good luck to any charitable enterprise but I doubt if Paul would “enjoy” the fact that a hand tool, once touched by him, can fetch a premium. I expect he might have a good old chuckle at the thought.
    Anyone who knows who Paul Sellers is ought to be thinking the same or be parted with his money and happy.

    #315967
    Dave Ring
    Participant

    If Paul donated this “rare” Marples plane to Goodwill I’m sure that he did so with the intent that they would get as much money for it as legitimately possible and I hope that they did. In the unlikely event that it sells for even the minimum price, that would be great for Paul if he decides to sell more of his tools himself.

    Dave

    #315968
    Edmund
    Participant

    It seems many are missing a larger and far more important point — if this sells for a high price, it will make clear that Paul’s former tools are highly valued by the market, so subsequent donations from him will fetch higher prices, and thus help the charitable institutions involved that much more.

    #315975
    Alan
    Participant

    I have a saw that Paul held up to the crowd at his book-signing. He said “Now that’s a man’s saw!”. Any offers?

    #316736
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    Did he say which man’s saw it was?

    #317724
    Alan
    Participant

    Lol. Fred Flintstone’s by the look of it.
    It’s a beautiful saw, but no more than 2 1/2 teeth per inch – someone must’ve wanted to cut down trees with it.
    I took it along to see if Paul thought anything could be done with it. The crowd could see the individual saw-teeth from the back of the hall.

    #318251
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    Capitalism appears to be working.

    I just checked ebay and there are no bids on that plane.

    #318391
    James Robnett
    Participant

    Yeah if I had $500 to burn on something associated with Paul it would be a down payment on plane tickets and tuition so I could talk to him in person. I ran across a blog entry from him from a while back, I never quite realized how close we were (distance wise) 30 years ago (’87). If I’d known he was going to be famous back then I’d have driven over to Waco and said ‘hey’.

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