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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Illinois watch update

The Sangamo Special Illinois Pocket Watch I wrote about three weeks ago today has been sold. The buyer did a search on msn.com and landed on my web page.

When I blogged that, I had a slight suspicion that a serious buyer could very well find me here. I just had no idea how quick it would be.

We did the entire agreement by e-mail.

This may be better than eBay. But, unlike eBay, what assurance does the buyer have that I am legitimate? It hasn't escaped my notice that the buyer was taking a bigger risk than me. That is, he had to send funds before I would send the watch. I think the facts that (1) I've been blogging here for almost five years, (2) my name is all over this web site, and (3) I sent him my phone number, should say something about my credibility.

Anyway, I'm very happy with the deal. And, I hope the buyer, who will have the watch in his hands in a few days, will be happy, too.

Since I closed the sale, I've had one other inquiry. Now I wish I had ten more watches like that.

I do have two other Illinois watches. Unfortunately, neither one is in the good condition the Sangamo is in. One is missing parts, but could possibly be used for parts. The other is smaller (a lady's pocket watch?), and needs work. I'll probably blog those at a future date.

Posted by Marie at May 18, 2006 10:02 PM