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Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Victoria » Jul 17th, '10, 15:32

Don't ask - long story - but I have in my possession the Gaiwan Starter set from Jas-eTeas.

http://www.jas-etea.com/products/Starte ... a-Set.html

Gaiwan - 100ml
Glass pitcher
2 zisha clay cups
puer pick
strainer

$15 + actual shipping to your USA location.
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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Geekgirl » Jul 17th, '10, 15:33

Victoria wrote:Don't ask - long story -


Um...
:?

Iz bored. Story plz?

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by Victoria » Jul 17th, '10, 15:48

LOL - ok. I ordered this set as a reciprocal gift to Tony (ninja) in Belgium. Since I was also ordering for myself I had the set sent directly to him, thinking it should save time since the vendor is on the east coast. No sense sending it to me, then me sending to Europe, that would cause a delay!

So ... six weeks later, it still had not arrived. So I purchased another one and had it sent to me. To which the owner of Jas-eTeas, kindly refunded me. The day after the replacement set arrived to me in CA, the original set arrived in Belgium. Oy! So I refunded Jas-eTeas the refund, it just seemed easier than sending the set back. I was thinking I would at some point pass pieces of it on to someone else, but quickly I realized I have no room to store it.

That's basically the short version.
Heh.

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Geekgirl » Jul 17th, '10, 16:08

:lol:

Comedy of international shipping

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Dresden » Jul 17th, '10, 16:24

I have the same one.... It is a nice little set for those who have never experimented with a gaiwan.

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Victoria » Jul 17th, '10, 16:41

Thanks Dresden!

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by mbishop » Jul 19th, '10, 17:23

The picture of the gaiwan is the same one they use at Yunnan Sourcing, and if it's the same gaiwan then I can confirm it is a nice, simple gaiwan.

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by Victoria » Jul 19th, '10, 17:37

Thanks mbishop! I am working on pics right now.

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Victoria » Jul 19th, '10, 18:04

That's a lot of teaware for $15:

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by TwoPynts » Jul 19th, '10, 18:30

I'm interested Victoria. That is a great deal for a nice little set.
Can you calculate shipping to Boca Raton, FL 33487?

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Victoria » Jul 19th, '10, 19:21

Unfortunately with all the padding the shipping weight brings it to $8.82 in shipping. I would round down to a flat $23.00.

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by TwoPynts » Jul 19th, '10, 23:12

Would you recommend this or your crackled glaze set for a starter? That one is a buck less, though it doesn't have all of the same components.

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by Victoria » Jul 19th, '10, 23:24

Well it kinda depends on what wares you have already. This set has most everything.

But the other set is more versitile, I think. This gaiwan is 100ml and the crackle one is 150ml.

Both are a great price and I don't think either will disappoint.
:)

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by TwoPynts » Jul 19th, '10, 23:31

I'm pretty much starting fresh.
I have a teapot, but I not one overly usable -- more for show. But I don't have a gaiwan so perhaps that would be better, though I do like the crackled glaze and larger capacity. I'm not sure...

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Re: Victoria - Small White Gaiwan - Starter Set

by Victoria » Jul 19th, '10, 23:36

Well get this set. And later if you want to add the other gaiwan set, you can get it from the Jas-eTeas store, if mine is sold.
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