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Print Page Chess Computer Community
    General Category => Discussions about Chess Computers => Message started by: Ismenio on March  9, 2005, 12:15PM
	

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Title: Conchess from New Zealand - no go
Post by: Ismenio on March 9, 2005, 12:15PM

The Wiki Conchess auction closed again without a single bid and the seller didn't even answer my question! I mentioned that I knew shipping would be expensive but I was willing to pay for it.

Now, searching the closed auctions I see that he has listed it no less than 5 times!

Can anyone explain that?

:o

Ismenio


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Title: Re:Conchess from New Zealand - no go
Post by: Dick Schneiders on March 9, 2005, 01:28PM

[quote author=Ismenio link=board=1;threadid=78;start=0#msg469 date=1110399318]
The Wiki Conchess auction closed again without a single bid and the seller didn't even answer my question! I mentioned that I knew shipping would be expensive but I was willing to pay for it.

Now, searching the closed auctions I see that he has listed it no less than 5 times!

Can anyone explain that?

:o

Ismenio

[/quote]

Maybe he doesn't like being called "Wiki"! ;D

I haven't gotten to the point, myself, of seriously looking at any items from the other side of the world. However, I suspect that will begin to happen as I get deeper into this and get frustrated at all the items for sale over there that we don't see often in North America. I am a bit concerned about starting to do this, as I don't take rejection all that well and I know that there is a huge amount of Anti-American sentiment around the world. Without getting into my politics, I do understand why there is this pervasive feeling, and, frankly, agree with much of it.

Ismenio, I don't know if that is why you are being ignored by the seller from New Zealand, but it is a possibility. New Zealand is a very neutral country, when it comes to the world conflicts, but they are also quite intolerant, in general, of countries with aggressive tendencies. This is ancient history, but my wife spent 6 months travelling around New Zealand, alone, just prior to our getting married. This was in 1971, and while she was treated very well by everybody she met, she constantly, and by that I mean by almost everyone, had to respond to and answer very aggressive questions about America's position in the Viet Nam conflict. Now my wife is, and was then, simply and totally anti-war, but since she was American, she felt compelled to try and answer these questions and even defend her country, whe she personally didn't agree with our being there. As a Viet Nam veteran, I know how much she was against that war and we discuss it even these days, 3 decades later. She certainly loved the country, and also most of the people, but she did not like being put in that position.

I feel that the world's perception of America is even lower, now, than it was back then, and so there could be some of this backlash going on. In the late 1960's I spent 3 consecutive years in various Far Eastern countries, without returning to American soil, and rarely ever heard or felt any personal animosity or anti-American sentiment. I doubt that there are many places in the world that I could go to these days and say the same thing.

Sorry about getting so political, but I can't think of any other reason for you being ignored.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Dick Schneiders





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Title: Re:Conchess from New Zealand - no go
Post by: Mike Watters on March 9, 2005, 02:11PM

Sadly Dick you may well be correct. If anyone needs any help with auctions like this I will try my best.

I have only bought two machines Down-Under. The second was yesterday.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5171230578&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

One of the early portables. Postage is quite reasonable too.

The Aussies and us are always winding each other up but they are lovely people and seem to run good auctions. If you give me the details Ismenio I will email the Kiwi (our name).

Mike


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Title: Re:Conchess from New Zealand - no go
Post by: Ismenio on March 9, 2005, 04:40PM

I saw that one Mike! And I may check that with you later on but I want to give first choice to others. I have a thing for handhelds :)

As for the .nl Conchess, I'm not sure if he wouldn't sell it because I'm in the US. I can't get his email. That TradeMe site doesn't let you ask questions directly to the seller like eBay does. The one time he replied he said he would not ship internationally and that was indeed in the description of the auction. Oh well...

Ismenio


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Title: Re:Conchess from New Zealand - no go
Post by: Ismenio on March 9, 2005, 04:46PM

[quote author=Dick Schneiders link=board=1;threadid=78;start=0#msg473 date=1110403709]

Maybe he doesn't like being called "Wiki"! ;D

I haven't gotten to the point, myself, of seriously looking at any items from the other side of the world. However, I suspect that will begin to happen as I get deeper into this and get frustrated at all the items for sale over there that we don't see often in North America. I am a bit concerned about starting to do this, as I don't take rejection all that well and I know that there is a huge amount of Anti-American sentiment around the world. Without getting into my politics, I do understand why there is this pervasive feeling, and, frankly, agree with much of it.

Ismenio, I don't know if that is why you are being ignored by the seller from New Zealand, but it is a possibility. New Zealand is a very neutral country, when it comes to the world conflicts, but they are also quite intolerant, in general, of countries with aggressive tendencies. This is ancient history, but my wife spent 6 months travelling around New Zealand, alone, just prior to our getting married. This was in 1971, and while she was treated very well by everybody she met, she constantly, and by that I mean by almost everyone, had to respond to and answer very aggressive questions about America's position in the Viet Nam conflict. Now my wife is, and was then, simply and totally anti-war, but since she was American, she felt compelled to try and answer these questions and even defend her country, whe she personally didn't agree with our being there. As a Viet Nam veteran, I know how much she was against that war and we discuss it even these days, 3 decades later. She certainly loved the country, and also most of the people, but she did not like being put in that position.

I feel that the world's perception of America is even lower, now, than it was back then, and so there could be some of this backlash going on. In the late 1960's I spent 3 consecutive years in various Far Eastern countries, without returning to American soil, and rarely ever heard or felt any personal animosity or anti-American sentiment. I doubt that there are many places in the world that I could go to these days and say the same thing.

Sorry about getting so political, but I can't think of any other reason for you being ignored.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Dick Schneiders

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That could be the case Dick :( I will give him the benefit of the doubt. IF the reason is solely based on the fact that I'm in the US, that is indeed a sad thing. I grew up seeing everyone as part of a global family so it's hard for me to understand things like this but that's the world we live in!

I'll be really worried when I start to see auctions like "will not ship outside Texas" :o

Ismenio


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Title: Re:Conchess from New Zealand - no go
Post by: Ismenio on March 14, 2005, 04:26AM

And here we go again! :)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Toys-models/Vintage/auction-23930699.htm

I think this is his 6th attempt! I won't even bother asking him again and I promise I won't bother you guys posting this anymore :D

Ismenio



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