Curious about Ebay

opmustard

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Lately, have a lot of time sitting around the house. So, been looking at my computer too much.
Went to ebay to see what happening, mainly with sodas and mineral waters.
I saw a lot of bottles from England up for sale. Is this a new trend with collecting english sodas and mineral waters?
Am I missing something in the bottle collecting world?
Also, it seems like a lot more hutches up for sale than I remember.
opmustard
 

bottles_inc

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I think there's periods of sell off for specific collections/regions on ebay. A couple of months ago there was a huge wave of Civil war/pre civil war new orleans bottles. There was a period of a month or two when half the bottles were Georgia sodas. Now you barely see any of those
 

opmustard

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I didn't think ebay worked that way, but then again I stopped using ebay awhile ago when they came up with the seller doesn't accept returns. However, there are some very good ebay sellers selling very good, solid bottles.
So, the English bottles are probably someone's collection and not a trend?
Are there more hutches for sale on ebay? I don't remember there being so many hutches, but I don't collect mainland hutches (nothing against them) and I may not have noticed there being that many.
My wife uses ebay for her business and I help her bid on stuff.
Curious,
opmustard
 

bottles_inc

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I didn't think ebay worked that way, but then again I stopped using ebay awhile ago when they came up with the seller doesn't accept returns. However, there are some very good ebay sellers selling very good, solid bottles.
So, the English bottles are probably someone's collection and not a trend?
Are there more hutches for sale on ebay? I don't remember there being so many hutches, but I don't collect mainland hutches (nothing against them) and I may not have noticed there being that many.
My wife uses ebay for her business and I help her bid on stuff.
Curious,
opmustard
I haven't seen the English bottles you're talking about, could just be a coincidence of a bunch of people selling theirs at once. Or maybe there's some sort of algorithm in the ebay interface that has decided you should see more English bottles based off your searches or something. There's a lot of hutches on ebay, at least for the past year and a half to 2 years. I scroll through all pre 1900 bottles sorted by newly listed on ebay daily until I start hitting the stuff I saw yesterday, and If I had to guess I'd say there's 20-30 hutches uploaded a day. Usually overpriced or beaten up or otherwise not worth buying, but still, they're there.
 

opmustard

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I haven't seen the English bottles you're talking about, could just be a coincidence of a bunch of people selling theirs at once. Or maybe there's some sort of algorithm in the ebay interface that has decided you should see more English bottles based off your searches or something. There's a lot of hutches on ebay, at least for the past year and a half to 2 years. I scroll through all pre 1900 bottles sorted by newly listed on ebay daily until I start hitting the stuff I saw yesterday, and If I had to guess I'd say there's 20-30 hutches uploaded a day. Usually overpriced or beaten up or otherwise not worth buying, but still, they're there.
I usually look at sodas and mineral waters, so if ebay thinks I am interested in something outside the U.S, they're really out of tune with me.
I thought hutches had more listings. I have a collection of Hawai'ian Hutches. It used to be fairly large, but when I moved to the mainland, I gave, sold the majority of my collection.
Buyers on ebay can really go nuts when it comes to what they'll pay for a bottle. I've seen buyers pay over twice for a bottle on ebay and see the same bottle go half that price on GlassWorks. Great for the seller.
What does everybody on the think about Seller doesn't accept returns.
opmustard
 

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