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How do I know if I am paying too much?

LisaTammy

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Apr 24, 2014
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So I have been looking for this milk bottle for a while and now there is one on ebay. The bottle is not super rare but it seems to be evading me lol. Anyhow I have never paid more than 9.99 for a milk bottle and usually pay 1-5 dollars. Does anyone know if this bottle is worth this much? Most of the sellers bottles are all this price so I don't know. What do you think? http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCARCE-Soo-MI-Michigan-SOO-CREAMERY-DAIRY-Milk-Bottle-Sault-Saint-St-Marie-/171346689631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27e50efe5f Thanks! Lisa
 

OsiaBoyce

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Never paid over $9.99. Wish I could say that, then I would not have much of a collection. If ya want it get it, then you can ask the question 'Did I pay to much?'. If ya don't spend it.........it's only paper.
 

LisaTammy

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Thanks Bruce those were kinda the lines I was thinking along. Part of it is that I have seen this bottle sell a lot cheaper but who knows how long I would have to wait lol. On a different note I did get two dairies after digging through the hundreds at the resale shop. At five bucks each with beautiful ink, well worth it.Lisa
 

westernglassaddict

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I have always believed that it all averages out with some of my collection being dug by me which is zero cost in dollars ( just time and effort), and others purchased at bargain prices. The occasional bottle which I have been looking for if a NICE example is okay if the price is strong as in the grand scheme of things as the financial cost is included in the overall average. This is the formula I use when explaining to my wife why I just dropped a chunk of cash on a good bottle. I justify to myself that I never pay too much for a bottle...I just might buy it too soon. I cannot recall ever regretting buying a bottle for too much money...but I HAVE regretted not buying one when I had the chance.
 

LisaTammy

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Apr 24, 2014
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westernglassaddict,That is a great way of looking at things, thanks for taking the time to reply.Lisa
 

RED Matthews

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Aug 2, 2008
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Sarasota FL & Burdett NY
There are a lot of old price guides. The best one today is "/ Antique Trader BOTTLES " by Michael Polak. It will tell you a lot about bottle collecting and values. It will give you a logical value and if you get the item for half his stated price - your winning the game, RED M.
 

RED Matthews

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Regarding the cost of bottle investing. I have never paid big money for any of my collected glass, which now represents about 1500 items. Historical flasks are wonderful but the idea of investing what they cost to have them - is insane in my world. I have always looked for glass that had a story to tell about how it was made. I have some pieces that are unique and some that I put too much money in, but I had to have them (for so I thought at the time!). RED M
 

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