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Old 03-19-2012, 08:08 AM   #111
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Yeah, eBay is a different matter entirely. I've had good and bad experiences there.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #112
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Really? I'm surprised! I've always had great experiences shopping ebay and have a 100% positive rating as a seller too. If a seller even has one complaint registered, their rating is lowered immediately. If buyers see less than 100% rating, they may not buy from that seller. And it's so easy to email with the seller on ebay; not so with Amazon. Also, on ebay, one buyer can post a bad comment and kill that seller's business. Reputable sellers will not let that happen and will take a loss to make the customer happy.

Roger ordered a used book on Amazon and was shocked to discover the seller had like thirty days to fulfill the order! And it did take a month to get the book. No one to complain to either.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #113
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Sage, how was the seller experience? I'm pretty sure you sold camera equipment right? Hey, I follow your posts!

I get the used book deal on Amazon, what a pain, there are better venues. Amazon is so eaaazzzy though, pick your poison.

DH wants to sell some soapstone on eBay, we don't have any idea how to do it but I'm game!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #114
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Sage, how was the seller experience? I'm pretty sure you sold camera equipment right? Hey, I follow your posts!

I get the used book deal on Amazon, what a pain, there are better venues. Amazon is so eaaazzzy though, pick your poison.

DH wants to sell some soapstone on eBay, we don't have any idea how to do it but I'm game!
Seller experience was amazing! Sold about four cameras and some antique perfume figural bottles, probably other stuff too. Even though I listed the items for sale in the US, I had buyers who made the highest bids in Korea, France, Germany and other places! Never a problem! And eBay makes it so easy! Essentially, just fill out the form! I sold a bottle made in France to someone in Paris! How cool is that?

I don't know who DH is. :/. Soapstone in chunks or carved?
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Thanks NEWisc you make it sound so easy!
I'll get to looking into it once I get the chores caught up.
The raking is going to take me like.......... forever..\
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If there are any problems with it, is it covered under warranty or returnable?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #116
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DH wants to sell some soapstone on eBay, we don't have any idea how to do it but I'm game!
I love soapstone!.... Like Sage just said...Is it carved or in the raw?
I've carved a few pieces in my lifetime. It's basically just scrapping the material away and then adding the details as it nears the finishing stage.
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Thanks NEWisc you make it sound so easy!
I'll get to looking into it once I get the chores caught up.
The raking is going to take me like.......... forever..\
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If there are any problems with it, is it covered under warranty or returnable?
Husband??? I thought that was sh*thead. Sorry, I'm in a "mood"

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Too busy working out doors at the moment. Spring came waaaaaaaaaay too soon.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #119
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DH = Dear Husband (sometimes said sarcastically)

eBay sounds like fun. What about Craigslist? My kids use it all the time.

The soapstone pieces we have are slabs originally intended as top plates and baking compartments for woodstoves. They are about 20" x 20" x 2" thick. I'm thinking they could be used as table tops. They are very good quality Finnish soapstone, with beveled edges and one curved side. I'm sure someone with imagination and DIY abilities can come up with some ideas for it.
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Craigslist is good but.... just don't go alone to check out or buy something. Most folk are wholesome but.... there's always gonna be a few weirdos out there. We got our Vermont Castings woodburning stove off Craigslist.
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linrose> I'm not all that creative but.... I've got a little soapstone griddle that's like only 12"x12" that I bought at a house sale of some sort and I definitely use it. If you lived closer to me.... I'd buy your soapstone and use it as a griddle. No way that'd make it to me in 1 piece or I'd take 1 off your hands. I've been looking for a larger soapstone griddle for a few years and nothing's showed up yet.
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