This is undoubtedly one of the biggest Ebay blunders in history and it cost a guy about $503,000.00! What he had was “an actual museum quality sealed and intact bottle of Samuel Allsopp’s Arctic Ale brewed for the 1852 Expedition to the Arctic lead by Sir Edward Belcher. This bottle of beer is likely the rarest, oldest, and most documented bottle of beer in existence! Not to mention the unbelievably unique history surrounding it. Accompanying the bottle is an actual limited handwritten history about the bottle itself”. Seller “petere92346” used this for his title:
The biggest error is misspelling “Allsopp” with one P and then he put a period between “ale” and “full”. He then proceeded to put up only 3 pictures and had a short one paragraph describing the item. He got 169 views with 2 bids and a final bid amount of $304.00. You can view the ended auction HERE and HERE.
I have to believe he had no idea of what he had or it’s possible value. This shows the importance of doing research before you put your items up on Ebay.
Buyer “collectordan“(who is now RICHcollectordan!) then proceeded to become the seller turning around and re-listing it on Ebay under this title:
He had 13 very good pictures and over 30 paragraphs describing the Beer bottle and giving it’s complete history. With the correct title in his listing he got 74,064 views, 157 bids, and a final bid price of $503,300.00! When that drops off Ebay you can view the screen print I took HERE.
All I can say is oops! Maybe next time “petere92346 will do a little research before he slaps an item up and doesn’t even check for errors!
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