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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1222
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2013-10-29 8:14 pm   Permalink



Thanks to my cat
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 388
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2014-02-26 1:19 pm   Permalink


Pele blew her top from Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room's 50th anniversary mug.
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 1550
From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2014-02-26 3:24 pm   Permalink


One of my shelves came crashing down in the middle of the night. Scarred the poop outta me


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 230
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2014-03-16 07:41 am   Permalink

It may not be a tiki mug but I lost a nude cutie glass last night.




 
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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 132
From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-05-27 5:51 pm   Permalink

UUGGGHHH... so bummed to have to post here again...

Thanks to a level of packing incompetence that is absolutely unparalleled in my
17 years buying and selling on eBay... I FINALLY won THIS guy for a reasonable price...



...but got, instead, this PAPER ENVELOPE of pottery shards!





!!!

Yes, folks... a 60 year old piece of fragile ceramics wrapped in one, thin layer of bubble wrap
and stuffed in an ENVELOPE made for mailing PAPER.

Worth every cent of the $12 shipping, I tells ya.

I thought I'd seen it all... but there it is. A new level of absolute incompetence with the US Postal system.

Poor little skull... if anyone tells you you can't kill the undead, here's your proof to the contrary.

--Pete


 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1285
Posted: 2014-05-27 6:45 pm   Permalink

That hurts my heart.

At least the seller is responsible for damage due to bad packing, so you can get it all refunded. It takes away a little of the sting.


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 471
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-05-27 7:54 pm   Permalink

WOW!!!!!! That would totally piss me off if someone mailed me a mug like that. Hope you get your money back. NO GOOD!!!

 
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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 132
From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-05-27 11:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words...

I feel bad, because the seller is EXTREMELY nice and has been right on top of responding to my messages (did I mention I stole the TC language
for our annual mug swap and messaged them BEFORE they shipped to say "please assume this will be used as a football by the postal service?")

I told them I wanted my money back - no arguments, no back pedaling, but instant apologies and a refund.

They said the person at the post office told them that would be "the best way to ship it." UGH. I think the real scourge of ceramics
everywhere, here, is the USPS itself. I see the lackadaisical employees at our local branch telling people to stuff all kinds of things in
envelopes that shouldn't be in them every time I'm there dropping off eBay stuff (our local branch boasts an impressive 1 star average review on Yelp... it's
pretty damn rough... for those playing at home, that's the lowest you can give anything.)

This lady meant well... she trusted the PO's judgement. Maybe the PO in Maryland didn't break it, but frankly, a light toss and a land in a postal bucket on a concrete floor would've rubbed this guy out.

The only fortunate end of the story is that the guy's face is still in tact, so we'll prop his face up next to our busted Steve Crane Ku mug 'til we can find a
proper specimen.

Oh yeah... anybody got an OMC Skull mug like the one above they wanna let go for $35 shipped to Chicago?

I know... I know...

--Pete


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5872
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-05-28 01:41 am   Permalink

Anyone who thought fragile ceramics would be protected in such a thoughtless
packing job is truly a mentally deficient individual, sure maybe a sweet mentally deficient individual
but one none the less.


 
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 125
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-05-28 07:56 am   Permalink

There's a reason the P.O. tells 'em to pack them like that. Next time the poor soul will purchase the "insurance" the P.O. offers. I swear, sometimes i think that place is run by ex mobsters. "Chou want insurance fo dat? Be a shame if anyting should 'appen to it whilts shipping?"

howlinowl


 
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EPCOTExplorer
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Joined: May 13, 2014
Posts: 153
From: Miami, FL
Posted: 2014-05-28 10:24 am   Permalink

Not a tiki mug, but a nice resin mold arrived at my doorstep, from ebay, in pieces.



Sadness. Rage. The tiki gods shall avenge their loss, I hope.

At least he looks decent from a front view, for the most part.



EDIT: oy! Anyway to turn these pictures the right way?
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3073
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-05-28 6:11 pm   Permalink

Here you go







 
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EPCOTExplorer
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Joined: May 13, 2014
Posts: 153
From: Miami, FL
Posted: 2014-05-28 7:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-28 18:11, hiltiki wrote:
Here you go







Thanks! How do I get it to do that, in the future?


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6830
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2014-06-21 7:22 pm   Permalink

The GROG Mug is being resurrected from the dead. Thankfully it broke into several large pieces, so it wasn't so hard to put back together.


Unfortunately, GROG not get a picture of the whole mug with the pieces missing.

Used paperclay to put it back together. Here it is after the bisque fire:


GROG coat the inside with clear glaze, and now it's waiting until GROG have enough pieces to fill the kiln for a glaze fire.








 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 833
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-06-21 7:47 pm   Permalink

GROG should have piece ready for swizzle to add to firing.

Oh! And GROG do good job. swizzle like that GROG mug.

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