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TRADER VIC's Warehouse Sale
Pakalolo Man
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Posted: 2008-02-28 11:19 pm   Permalink

Went for the third time today - I'm officially cutting myself off before it's just me and my tiki stuff on the corner... homeless.

There was still quite a bit of stuff there - definitely thinning out, but still worth checking out if you can.


-Pakalolo Man


 
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cloudmonkey
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Joined: Feb 28, 2008
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Posted: 2008-02-29 12:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-28 23:19, Pakalolo Man wrote:
Went for the third time today - I'm officially cutting myself off before it's just me and my tiki stuff on the corner... homeless.

There was still quite a bit of stuff there - definitely thinning out, but still worth checking out if you can.


-Pakalolo Man



What sort of stuff? What about mugs? Are there still skull mugs available?

I'm in Sacramento and I have to decide whether to make a 4-5 hour round trip tomorrow morning before work--and get to work late.

Thanks!
-cloudmonkey


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2008-02-29 06:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-29 00:01, cloudmonkey wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-02-28 23:19, Pakalolo Man wrote:
Went for the third time today - I'm officially cutting myself off before it's just me and my tiki stuff on the corner... homeless.

There was still quite a bit of stuff there - definitely thinning out, but still worth checking out if you can.


-Pakalolo Man



What sort of stuff? What about mugs? Are there still skull mugs available?

I'm in Sacramento and I have to decide whether to make a 4-5 hour round trip tomorrow morning before work--and get to work late.

Thanks!
-cloudmonkey



Don't know if any more skull mugs are available, if not, you can buy them on-line. But you should make the trip to this once in a lifetime event. Daresay, I am heading back down this morning from Sacramento. See you there, maybe?

PTD


 
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leisure master
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Joined: Mar 24, 2007
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From: The exotic village, NYC
Posted: 2008-02-29 06:57 am   Permalink

More photos please! Show us what you scored!

We east-coasters need more tiki-porn to get through the rest of winter...
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cloudmonkey
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Posted: 2008-02-29 08:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-29 06:53, Psycho Tiki D wrote:

Don't know if any more skull mugs are available, if not, you can buy them on-line. But you should make the trip to this once in a lifetime event. Daresay, I am heading back down this morning from Sacramento. See you there, maybe?

PTD



Sigh. I just can't justify taking time off work to spend money I shouldn't. I could have easily gone last Monday or Tuesday but didn't find out about the sale until Wednesday.

Oh well. Please let us know if they decide to extend the sale. I could easily make it on the weekend or Monday.

Happy hunting!

-cloudmonkey


 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-02-29 09:57 am   Permalink

looks like the sale of a lifetime...

sucks being on the wrong side of the world sometimes.


 
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Blowfish
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
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From: Hula-ifornia
Posted: 2008-02-29 11:59 am   Permalink

I am recovering from the worst flu of my life or I would be there... just talked to my bro who is there now and he is saying they have a lot left. Masks that were on the walls in SF, art, still some tiki poles, nautical stuff they tend to have, etc.... sure wish I had the time, energy and money!!!

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Coco Loco
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
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From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2008-02-29 2:49 pm   Permalink

I think the majority to the NO CA Ohana are there again for the third, fourth, fifth time today (I've lost count)...I held out for fear of spending another ridiculous amount of money. Talk about kids in a candy store. Yes, we know how fortunate we are to live on the left coast.

I'm just happy that this stuff is going to people who care about it...in lieu of the alternative like say a landfill. Long live TV!


 
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I-Tiki
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From: Falls Church, VA
Posted: 2008-02-29 2:51 pm   Permalink

I would just like to take a moment to make a simple statement:

IT SUCKS TO BE ON THE EAST COAST!

Kindest Regards and Good Hunting...

I-Tiki


 
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BlackFish
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
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From: Emerald Coast
Posted: 2008-02-29 7:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:
tiki1963
it wasn't that easy for Californians.
driving an overloaded U-Haul full of tiki in the wind
and primal screams into the night.



Gotta luv it man. I do.





 
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TVWarehousegirls
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Joined: Feb 25, 2008
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Posted: 2008-02-29 7:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC Ohana!

We wanted to send out a huge thank you to all who were able to make it out to the sale (especially those of you who we got to meet more than once!). To those of you who couldn’t make it- we wish we could have met you all as well! It has been so much fun for us to be able to mingle with all of you devotees of Trader Vic's and all things tiki. We could not have possibly expected this to be such a fulfilling and rewarding experience! We are grateful to everyone we have had a chance to meet this past week. You all have been so kind!
Mahalo Nui Loa!
Michelie, Kier, and Eve


 
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Kolohe
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From: East Frisco Bay
Posted: 2008-02-29 7:55 pm   Permalink

I'm pulling my hair out. How could I have missed this thread one hour after the sale ends!!!! Oh well.

 
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TikiHula
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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2008-02-29 8:36 pm   Permalink

OK, so that definitely felt like a once in a lifetime sale! It we were like kids in a candy store - the quality and size of some of these pieces was nothing short of amazing.

Psycho Tiki D, AlohaCurrent, and I were there for a few hours and just couldn't get enough of all the great stuff. I ended up buying the 10 foot curved Marquesan tiki that was last seen looming behind the bar at the recently closed SF location.

A big mahalo to the TVWarehousegirls; Michelie, Kier, and Eve for all your help and expertise! Let's do it again in 10 years

Here's the 10 footer back at our house - mahalo to PTD and AC for all the help!



And you wanted photos of some of the items that were still available today?















































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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2008-03-01 05:26 am   Permalink

I'm gonna go jump off a bridge.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-03-01 07:08 am   Permalink

Yep,

Went back yesterday for the last day of the sale. We thought about going back earlier, but since we the first ones there on Saturday, it seemed appropriate to wait. We called this the Alpha and Omega of the TV warehouse sale.

Not surprisingly, there were items out that we did not see on our first trip. Even less surprising was how much of the items sold over the week. There were still an abundance and selection of merchandise to choose from but I went back for another pole to match the one I purchased on Saturday; nearly all of them had sold and these in my opinion, were the bargain of the sale. I did manage to score one of the last ones from Washington, so both of my poles were from the same location.

Some closing snaps...



































Before we left I asked Michelle if she though they would do this again in the future. Michells told me if they did, it would probably be another 10 years or longer before they would accumulate enough to equal what was for sale this past week. This collection was from years and years of storage and from TV's around the world. Chicago TV will be in next week to claim what they want or need.

Mahalo again the the TVWarehousegirls and the dude that helped us load TikiHula's tiki!

Also, great to meet so many TCer's!

Hope to do it again, but sooner than 10 years (in a couple of weeks, maybe).

PTD




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