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Re: Lang’s

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The Purist wrote:
11/09/21 11:08
I just think it is a disservice to seller and bidders when the hammer comes down unexpectedly and too quickly. Other online auctions have count-down timers, or at least say “going once, going twice, sold.” I was prepared to go way over the hammer price on that rod, so the seller, and Lang’s lost out.
That's sort of why I mentioned how many moving pieces there are. It's not in their interest to hammer early, so more than likely something else happened. It may have seemed quick to you, but if one of the online folks got distracted, or the system was slow to update and the auctioneer isn't seeing any change he/she will hammer in a reasonable amount of time, but it may not look that way to the online bidder. I've seen enough similar things happen at auctions where I know nothing sneaky happened that I'm certain it's pretty common. Most of the online houses add language to that in their terms as well because it comes up pretty often.

I think phone bidding is the most reliable method of remote bidding if it's offered. The auctioneer always checks with their phone rep(s) before hammering. I've only done that a couple of times, but it was for something I really wanted and didn't want to risk losing over an online issue.

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Re: Lang’s

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That was certainly a reel geek's paradise.

It's funny as collectors, if we aren't complaining about prices we are!

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Re: Lang’s

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steeliefool wrote:
11/08/21 12:53
I was suprised to see rods with signaficant damage(8"to 9" of water damage!!) being auctioned. Always though Lang's offered only the best. And don't forget buyers premium and ship, apparently an additional 30%!!! Ouch.
And of course, what would we all do without Hardy, Hardy,Hardy! Guess nobody else in the world made excellent reels!
It's inconceivable the amount of Hardy fly reels offered on any given day. What did they make, 2 billion of them? It would seem that by now every person on earth owns one. I think Christ fished with a Hardy.

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Re: Lang’s

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I did get a chuckle from the “engraved 1930’s pewter flask”. Those were sold by Orvis in the mid-1980’s and were embossed, not engraved.
I’ve got one lying around somewhere that is also dented (I sat on it). It was hard to fill unless you get a funnel with an itsy-bitsy spout on it. Wasted a lot of good Scotch trying to fill that thing.

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Re: Lang’s

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No bids from me. This insanely inflated EC Powell market is being driven primarily by overseas buyers and yes, condition is everything. Sets, refinishing, short sections that “appear made that way” (uhhhh...no) - these things aren’t flying.

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Re: Lang’s

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JonesvilleRes wrote:
11/14/21 18:21
This insanely inflated EC Powell market is being driven primarily by overseas buyers
Can you clarify this --maybe with some examples?

bb

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Re: Lang’s

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bearbutt wrote:
11/15/21 11:30
JonesvilleRes wrote:
11/14/21 18:21
This insanely inflated EC Powell market is being driven primarily by overseas buyers
Can you clarify this --maybe with some examples?

bb
+1 on this request.

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Re: Lang’s

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I know Jim Adams well and this info comes from him.

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Re: Lang’s

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Is Langs really retired?

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kakaryan wrote:
12/22/21 14:19
Is Langs really retired?
https://www.langsauction.com

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Re: Lang’s

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WOW!!

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Re: Lang’s

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Wish then the best. I bought some of my favorite rods via their auctions.
I want to be buried with my favorite rod.
I hear the Styx River has Fish.

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Re: Lang’s

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AlexP wrote:
11/07/21 13:47
Wow, I completely forgot about the auction and went fishing instead!
You did the best of anyone here. Just my own opinion, of course.

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Re: Lang’s

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Post by DougalMacDougal »

Well I’m pretty happy about how I did - a beautiful, blonde Payne 201 for $2200 (with buyer’s premium and shipping, more like $2800). I missed out on this rod over 30 years ago when Marty Keane sold it in his catalog no. 55 (1990), rod no. 66, for $3800.

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