Its a pretty color. Nice carvings. A bigger bangle at 1 1/2 inches. Its certainly not the best bangle I've seen. I have one similar I only paid $80 for. Its certainly not better than this one:
This one did not sell for the asking price of $400. If I had that kind of money, though, I would have bought it!! Its fabulous!!
Here we have a lot of 3 carved bangles that sold for $655:
Thats $220 per bangle. A tad bit more understandable than buying one bangle for $700, but still way outside my price range!
And what about this lot of 2 clampers, 3 bangles, 1 pin, and 3 Bakelite books which sold for $311:
If you were to separate each piece to sell, it would definitely be worth more than that! Clampers are crazy expensive!! I was actually surprised it didn't sell for more.
Which leaves me wondering...why did that red bangle sell for $700????
Looking at the bid history makes me wonder. Did this bangle legitimately sell for $700? Or did the price get "bid up" to that price??? Maybe there really was a bidding war going, but I just can't put my brain around $700 for a carved red bangle!!!
Looking at the sellers feedback I found this:
This lot sold for $1,114.75!!! WTF!! Thats $372 per bangle!! Sure, polka dots are highly sought after, but the other two are just ok. Even the polka dot one isn't that great. Certainly not worth that!!
You wanna know the weirdest part? The bidder that won this auction, "bid up" on the red one. This same bidder can be seen all over this sellers items. However, that bidder only has an Ebay score of 86.
I don't know. Maybe nothing weird is going on here. Maybe that bidder just has a lot of money and really likes bakelite. Who knows? It certainly makes me leery though. Either something fishy is going on, or this Ebay seller has the bidding Gods on her side in a crazy way!!
What do you think???