A Great Day On Ebay

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cigrmaster

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I had 2 pipes that I wanted to go after so I do what I always do and post my high bid a day or 2 before the auction ends and let it ride. I won both pipes for less than my high bid and am quite happy at the prices I paid.

The first pipe is a Brian Ruthenberg Dublin that is brand new. The second pipe is a Bruce Weaver Volcano also brand new. I won both of them from my good buddy Pipestud so I know they will arrive quickly and in perfect condition. Finding two unsmoked pipes from artisans I collect is a good day, especially since both have retired.










 

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Such a cool terraced blast effect on that volcano...makes it look like lava. Love it. Sweet Dublin too. Nice haul, man.

 

cigrmaster

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Thanks for the nice comments guys. This is my first Ruthenberg Dublin as all my others are Billiard's, Apple's and one Brandy. I am psyched I was finally able to score one as I have been looking for years.
The Weaver is my first ever Volcano shaped pipe and I am looking forward to seeing how it performs. I have wanted to try a Volcano for years but never found the right one. I am really excited that my first will be from an artisan who I really trust.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Those look fantastic Harris. Two fantastic carvers with wide open draws. What more can you ask for. The Ruthenberg looks like a virgin with no stain.

 

saltedplug

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Some guys on eBay and cigarbid bid for the lowest price across many auctions, I think, hoping to win one of them at the lowest price. But when I bid I set my limit such that even if I pay it, I've still saved 20% off of retail, and I bid at the last second. ebay sellers advise bidding early and often, but to me this seems inadvisable as it gives others the price that I am willing to pay such that they can outbid me. I also don't see the point of negotiation, bidding often and early, which seems to me a waste of time, outbidding by a dollar or two.

 

cigrmaster

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peck, it is a virgin and will color nicely. The first Ruthenberg I ever bought was a virgin and it is amazing how dark it has gotten over the years.
Salt, once I set my high bid, I never change it. I always do it a day or 2 before it ends so that way I don't forget to bid.

 

oldgeezersmoker

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Pipestud is ultra reliable. Damn shame he doesn't get more respect here from guys who show no qualms about picking his pocket.

 
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