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#1 Big A

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:58 PM

Here is Phillys "smart buy" he bragged about after I pointed out I bought a George Rodrigue very limited edition poster for $750. A quick search shows one selling at auction a few months ago for $6k. This was his response!

here's a painting i bought in cambodia from a local artisan for $25. it's massive, almost five feet wide, and took actual talent to paint, and it looks good in my office and didn't cost me 5-6k to buy

in other words it was a smart buy

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Well lets look at the resale market for original oil paintings from Cambodian artists painting temples!

A quick search on ebay. found these recent SOLD ITEMS.

Original Oil painting - CHECK
Local Cambodian artist - CHECK
Almost 5' wide (24" X 72") - CHECK
Ugly local cultural sunset scene - CHECK

SOLD PRICE IS..............$30


$T2eC16J,!y0E9s2S5)4KBRt8UrF-s!~~60_57.J

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557



So lets see, paid $25, hauled back halfway across globe. Can sell for $30 and net $25.40 after ebay and paypal fees with current free listing special.

GEE, WHAT A SUPER SMART BUY, $.40 cents possible profit and you only have to haul across globe, take picture, list for sale, wrap up, ship out. Wow did I get shut down with my laughable couple thousands in appreciation from my dumb purchase.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

You're like fuging Jeffery Loria!

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

Here is Phillys "smart buy" he bragged about after I pointed out I bought a George Rodrigue very limited edition poster for $750. A quick search shows one selling at auction a few months ago for $6k. This was his response!



Well lets look at the resale market for original oil paintings from Cambodian artists painting temples!

A quick search on ebay. found these recent SOLD ITEMS.

Original Oil painting - CHECK
Local Cambodian artist - CHECK
Almost 5' wide (24" X 72") - CHECK
Ugly local cultural sunset scene - CHECK

SOLD PRICE IS..............$30


$T2eC16J,!y0E9s2S5)4KBRt8UrF-s!~~60_57.J

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557



So lets see, paid $25, hauled back halfway across globe. Can sell for $30 and net $25.40 after ebay and paypal fees with current free listing special.

GEE, WHAT A SUPER SMART BUY, $.40 cents possible profit and you only have to haul across globe, take picture, list for sale, wrap up, ship out. Wow did I get shut down with my laughable couple thousands in appreciation from my dumb purchase.

It's a smart buy because he likes it.  It's also a smart buy because he isn't a frivolous spending idiot like you so $25 is a good deal for buying art you like.

 

You decorate your house based on how much something costs.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

Much like your rapidly-depreciating Bentley, he bought something to use, not to resell.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

That picture you posted to demonstrate how awesome you are at art would cover your front lawn, twice.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

the meaning and the memories of that painting Philly bought far exceeds the $25 or anything else you stupid prick.

 

 

 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

Much like your rapidly-depreciating Bentley, he bought something to use, not to resell.


I never used my rapidly depreciating Bentley in an economic appreciation argument, the "smart buy" was his response on an art appreciation/ investment argument where he is supposed to be showing the difference between my dumb buy and smart buy! Go read!

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

the meaning and the memories of that painting Philly bought far exceeds the $25 or anything else you stupid prick.


Who cares, that wasn't the reason it was posted, he used it as an example of his "smart buy" to refute my dumb purchase. So don't change the context he posted it in trying to save him from looking stupid.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

Here is Phillys "smart buy" he bragged about after I pointed out I bought a George Rodrigue very limited edition poster for $750. A quick search shows one selling at auction a few months ago for $6k. This was his response!



Well lets look at the resale market for original oil paintings from Cambodian artists painting temples!

A quick search on ebay. found these recent SOLD ITEMS.

Original Oil painting - CHECK
Local Cambodian artist - CHECK
Almost 5' wide (24" X 72") - CHECK
Ugly local cultural sunset scene - CHECK

SOLD PRICE IS..............$30


$T2eC16J,!y0E9s2S5)4KBRt8UrF-s!~~60_57.J

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557



So lets see, paid $25, hauled back halfway across globe. Can sell for $30 and net $25.40 after ebay and paypal fees with current free listing special.

GEE, WHAT A SUPER SMART BUY, $.40 cents possible profit and you only have to haul across globe, take picture, list for sale, wrap up, ship out. Wow did I get shut down with my laughable couple thousands in appreciation from my dumb purchase.

 

you're fat
 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

That picture you posted to demonstrate how awesome you are at art would cover your front lawn, twice.


"Philly looks like ignorant moron, must change subject quick"


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