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Advanced setting class in Chicago area?


#1

Hi everyone- Thanks for all your help with my “wax machine” question.
My husband found it on ebay and with 39 seconds left on my winning
bid someone stole it from me! So I guess I’ll buy it from progress
tool! I am interested in taking some pave’ setting instruction and I
live close to Chicago. If anyone knows someone, please let me know! I
know how to do it but would love to see a master setter at work. Take
care and

thanks again, Stephanie Swanson


#2

Your best hope is lillstreet.com, ask for a custom class,

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com


#3
My husband found it on ebay and with 39 seconds left on my winning
bid someone stole it from me! 

Please forgive this post Hanuman, just a snippet of advice re buying
on ebay for those who want to do it.

I buy a lot via ebay but I NEVER place my bid before the final
twenty seconds. If you bid too early, it bumps the price up for
whoever wins it, as a bidding war can ensue - and also if you bid too
early, you always run the risk that someone (like me) will pop up in
the last few seconds and “steal” it from you. Watch and wait and in
the majority of cases, you’ll win.

Helen
UK


#4

Hi Helen…Folks…

It’s called sniping, and one who does that (I have, upon occasion) is
a sniper…in the US, at least… If ya get serious…there are
automated sniping programs available to do it for you…

Gary W. Bourbonais
L’Hermite Aromatique
A.J.P. (GIA)


#5

Hi Gary,

It's called sniping, and one who does that (I have, upon occasion)
is a sniper...in the US, at least... 

I call it common sense. Same goes for any auction where you’re
interested in buying something. Bid early and if you’re battling
with someone else, you pay more for the item in the end. Decide on
your top price and “snipe” in the last few seconds. It’s in my best
interests to pay as little as possible for something and so
expressing interest by bidding early is counter intuitive. Besides
which, I’ve learned the hard way that if you don’t snipe yourself,
you NEVER win the item you’re after because someone else does the
sniping. So it’s a case of “if you can’t beat 'em, join 'em”.

If ya get serious...there are automated sniping programs available
to do it for you... 

Yes, I was kindly informed of such a service yesterday, but I’m
loathe to pay another agent to do something as simple as placing bids
on my behalf when I work from home and so have access to my computer
at all times. If I really don’t want to miss out on an item, I set an
alarm on my mobile (cell) phone to go off a few minutes before the
auction ends. You know how it is, the less middle men in the chain,
the better.

Incidentally, I buy almost all my gems from reputable stores on ebay
(and yes there is such a thing), from Thailand, China (turquoise),
the States and UK. I won’t buy rubbish and so there is always
competition for the gems I want to buy, hence the reason why sniping
becomes necessary.

Helen
UK
http://www.hillsgems.co.uk


#6

Hi everyone- thanks to those who answered my questions on pave’
setting and classes in Chicago! It won’t be until after the holidays
before I can do anything, but I kept the info for then. The ebay
advice was helpful too. Maybe I’ll come across another wax machine!
Wish me luck!

Fondly, Stephanie Swanson