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helm40
02-09-2013, 11:41 AM
This is a small beef I have had for awhile. How many times has anyone heard this. You talk to people about bottles and they say sure I have got that bottle or I have some etc. Then you never hear anything again. I know to each his own and people can change their minds, but they should not excite a person like that and, nothing.
Thanks for the small rant.

botlguy
02-09-2013, 01:37 PM
I'm interested in helping, if that is possible, but I am having a difficult time figuring out just what it is you are complaining about. Please enlighten us more and specify how we might help.

glass man
02-09-2013, 01:38 PM
I love rants...your's was way too short...I could get on a rant just on rants...but I won't..for now..at least...JAMIE

helm40
02-09-2013, 02:15 PM
I guess this a selfish complaint, and I'm not really asking for help. It's just about people either BS ing a person or just lying about something they don't have. I have had people tell me about milk Bottles they have or bottles in the basement etc and you try to keep in touch or find out more and nothing. Like they just lied you on for the fun of it. This of course can be my fault as well for believing them in the first place but why even tell me something when it's not true.

TJSJHART
02-09-2013, 02:25 PM
THAT HAS HAPPENED....I DON'T KNOW FOR HOW LONG ...JUST ASK FOR A GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND WHERE THEY FOUND OR GOT IT FROM....FROM THERE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET ENOUGH INFO . EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD RANT NOW AND THEN .

cowseatmaize
02-09-2013, 02:26 PM
Two years here and 17 posts? Is that a question or an admission of some kind.
Sorry, I'm in a real bad mood right now.

cyberdigger
02-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Hey Scott, I know what you mean.. and I've had this happen to me and heard other people's tales of woe about this. I think in the vast majority of cases, these people who tease us about their bottles lying around in the basement etc are not lying, they just aren't ultimately motivated enough to actually do anything about it. They might soon forget all about mentioning them, they might get to thinking about them and deciding to keep them, they might just never find the time to deal with it.. they might not realize the degree of interest they sparked in you.. each case is different, of course, so there's no universal way to deal with this. Being persistent and hounding might work sometimes, but it can also backfire and tick them off.. just keep in mind that not all leads are fruitful.. just like getting permission to dig a privy only to get skunked, or to go to a bottle show and find nothing you want.. or getting outbid on ebay at the last seconds.. we can't get 'em all..

helm40
02-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Sorry I even said anything

Plumbata
02-09-2013, 05:51 PM
I think Charlie got it right. Motivation to locate, dig out, and arrange a viewing for the random bottles these people have is probably not very high. If we are talking hundreds of dollars that is one thing, but it is likely that these people don't consider the time and energy investment to be particularly worthwhile. Flash big stacks of cash around and you will get their attention. Also, when you are talking bottles and people mention ones in their possession, it may just be a friendly attempt to be an active participant in the conversation. Generally speaking, excited discussions regarding old glass aren't very accessible to uninitiated observers, and since no one likes being left out of a conversation they may bring up their bottles to get their foot in the conversational door.

Also, I've been at the other end of this issue. I've considered trading or selling some desirable high end items, but when the prospective trading partners try hounding me to agree to an undesirable lopsided deal I get annoyed, and when people annoy me I tend to ignore them completely. Everyone likes to come out ahead, but it won't be happening at my expense. It is very easy to sense when someone is trying to be clever and pull one over on ya (you can almost "smell" their expectations exuding from their pores), and since I deeply resent the attempts to do so their plans do indeed backfire.

beendiggin
02-09-2013, 07:16 PM
I hate it when I'm at a yard sale and I ask if there are any old bottles and the reply is something like "Oh we had a lot of really old bottles, great colors, etc. but we sold them all" I always wish they would just say "no sorry" and leave it at that.

One time I asked a guy at his yard sale if he had any old bottles- he had a lot of old books and tools he apparently collected. His reply to me was " No, I like putting all the old bottles I find on a fence and shooting at them." So I said to him as I walked away "That's a coincidence, I do the same thing with stupid old books and tools."

Some people are jerks. I can be one too.

mctaggart67
02-09-2013, 07:30 PM
I get it about the initial complaint because it bothers me, too, on some levels. However, the general public really just thinks one old bottle is the same as the next old bottle. This why I don't get excited when the uninitiated point to the rarest, most expensive bottle on my sales table at a general antique show, and say, "Wow, granny's got a basement full of those!" or "Give me your card and I'll call you because I've several of those old things kicking around!" What really bugs me, though, is when dealers issue forth with a volley of bs just to make themselves look like bigshots. Sometimes I'll hand my card to an antique dealer I don't know and I'll get this kind of reply, "Man, you should have come around a year ago. I had a whole wall of exactly what you collect!" I'm always amazed, in the worst way, that some dealers always seem to have had what you collect. Yeah, right, buddy. Funny thing is, I've never had one of these sorts come through. Coincidence?

mctaggart67
02-09-2013, 07:34 PM
. . . No, I like putting all the old bottles I find on a fence and shooting at them.

Another canard I can't stand. Your reply is a nice counter to such belittling of what we collect.

AMChandler
02-09-2013, 09:10 PM
My husband was supposed to bring me back some bottles from his cousins house this week. He forgot. But he said they looked really old and were really nice! Gee thanks hon!

sandchip
02-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Y'all all sound right to me. Bottles aren't their passion like it is ours, and after they make their remarks and move on, their little minds are off on yet another tangent, and whatever bottles they might have are forgotten again.

RICKJJ59W
02-09-2013, 11:18 PM
ORIGINAL: cowseatmaize

Two years here and 17 posts? Is that a question or an admission of some kind.
Sorry, I'm in a real bad mood right now.




"you wouldn't like it when I'm angry"



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/153A03FC96B742FE95B136AC9C9332D6.jpg

cowseatmaize
02-10-2013, 02:36 AM
I hate it when I'm at a yard sale and I ask if there are any old bottles and the reply is something like "Oh we had a lot of really old bottles, great colors, etc. but we sold them all" I always wish they would just say "no sorry" and leave it at that. That's so true it's not funny, not at all. [:@]
ORIGINAL: RICKJJ59W



ORIGINAL: cowseatmaize

Two years here and 17 posts? Is that a question or an admission of some kind.
Sorry, I'm in a real bad mood right now.

"you wouldn't like it when I'm angry"

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/153A03FC96B742FE95B136AC9C9332D6.jpg
Nope, it doesn't happen often but I actually dropped the F-bomb yesterday. Nothing got thrown though. Every 5 or ten years I get real pissy. The explanation is another topic.
I was with Jim at the time of reading this, I thought he was talking about something else, like posters here that do that. "Here's my bottle" and then nothing, not even a thank you.
I could delete myself but that's not my nature.
I do apologize again, it was uncalled for.

Pup55
02-22-2013, 01:28 AM
Just like to take a minute and say sorry for any ill feelings you may have. I've been collecting milk bottles since 1997 and been shot down many times for the bottle, either a good friend had or a milk bottle I wanted or a collecter had and would get back to me later and never did. They will have to live with the outcome in their minds. Enough on that. I know know that this hobby I love so has good outcomes and bad but will not detour me from having every bottle I dream of.and you will complete your dream in time. Yes I do have a bottle you need for your collection and yes I did think about getting rid of it to you. To cut you was not my intition to help you was. In order to get to my goal is to sometimes rethink what was said and what is best for me.to do that may make someone mad. The list you sent was not what I was looking for. I was looking for you to be direct with the bottle you wanted from me in trade for the bottle you have.you had already sent me a list in the mail and told me on the phone what you had and wanted. Being direct and to the point in the emails would of helped you pevail.i hope your heart in the bottles and keep trucking for them bottles you want and need. I know I will and one of these days we will talk about the whole collection. Remember not all people will do,but all people will say taking with a grain of salt. Many bottle days to you god bless

epackage
02-22-2013, 01:39 AM
ORIGINAL: Pup55

Just like to take a minute and say sorry for any ill feelings you may have. I've been collecting milk bottles since 1997 and been shot down many times for the bottle, either a good friend had or a milk bottle I wanted or a collecter had and would get back to me later and never did. They will have to live with the outcome in their minds. Enough on that. I know know that this hobby I love so has good outcomes and bad but will not detour me from having every bottle I dream of.and you will complete your dream in time. Yes I do have a bottle you need for your collection and yes I did think about getting rid of it to you. To cut you was not my intition to help you was. In order to get to my goal is to sometimes rethink what was said and what is best for me.to do that may make someone mad. The list you sent was not what I was looking for. I was looking for you to be direct with the bottle you wanted from me in trade for the bottle you have.you had already sent me a list in the mail and told me on the phone what you had and wanted. Being direct and to the point in the emails would of helped you pevail.i hope your heart in the bottles and keep trucking for them bottles you want and need. I know I will and one of these days we will talk about the whole collection. Remember not all people will do,but all people will say taking with a grain of salt. Many bottle days to you god bless

Changing the title of a post is frowned upon because it's almost impossible to to keep track of the OP when that's done...[;)]

epackage
02-22-2013, 01:45 AM
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coldwater diver
02-22-2013, 02:05 AM
Cyberdigger I have to say that was a good response to Scott. Well put.

blobbottlebob
02-22-2013, 10:48 AM
Hey Helm.
Sure I've got some bottles. They're in my basement.[:)]

Diggin4Togas
02-22-2013, 11:10 AM
I have bottles in my basement, garage, shed, my parents basement and barn, my bedroom, den, and my computer room. Some day when I retire maybe I can go through the boxes and see once and for all what exactly I have been digging and hoarding for all these years.[8|]
Randy