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Brag Time: Personal Holy Grail Found
Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-03-25 2:28 pm   Permalink

After years and years of searching thrift stores and flea markets (usually every friday) and only finding a parrot mug here and a big fork&spoon there, I Finally found one of my must haves...



the Mauna Loa Barrel Mug !!!

best part? $1.99

I was having a rather crappy week watching the same mug on Ebay
here knowing full well I can't afford Ebay prices. Thing is, it's 1000x more gratifying finding it in the wild, even if I had money to burn.





Drinks are on me!

-Z
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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1363
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-03-25 2:30 pm   Permalink

Way to go FZ. Congrats!!!!

 
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Atomicchick
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Southern California
Posted: 2005-03-25 2:45 pm   Permalink

....LUCKY!

 
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-03-25 4:27 pm   Permalink

I love a good "thrift store find" yarn... and a holy grail at that! Congrats!

Hey fill us in on the details of the moment you actually saw the mug... was there the ecstatic audible gasp and immediate racing heartbeat? Did your arm move in slow motion as you reached out to snatch it from the shelf? Did you suddenly fear that someone else was going to rip it away before you could actually touch it?
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 441
Posted: 2005-03-25 5:12 pm   Permalink

hoooweee!
Them's some good braggin rights!
Best high you can get for $1.99.
Congrats on the awesome score!


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2961
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2005-03-25 6:27 pm   Permalink

duuuuude.

 
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boutiki
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 485
From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2005-03-25 7:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-03-25 14:28, Feelin' Zombified wrote:
Thing is, it's 1000x more gratifying finding it in the wild, even if I had money to burn.



Exactly.


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-03-25 10:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone!

Quote:

On 2005-03-25 16:27, johntiki wrote:

Hey fill us in on the details of the moment you actually saw the mug... was there the ecstatic audible gasp and immediate racing heartbeat?



went to 1st thrift store, nothing. went to 2nd store, found a 12 inch tourist tiki that says Hawaii but carved in the Philippines. Thought I had a good day. went to 3rd store (where I usually find absolutely nothing) and started combing the shelves. I look down and see the Golden Nugget jungle themed goblet I passed on last week. I look up and see the Barrel among the steins. I think I actually mumbled, "oh my god, oh my god" grabbed it as quick as I could, and yes, my pulse quickened and I looked around me- odd primal reaction that is... as if the nearly homeless woman buying used clothing 5ft away is gonna tackle me for it. I scanned the rest of the shelves then went to the counter. there was a wait so I went back and re-scanned the shelves just to be sure I didn't miss anything in my excitement. I went back in line where a big argument broke out because of someone cutting in line. lots of bad attitudes, everyone in a pissy mood- except me, I was grinning ear to ear

fin

-Z

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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-03-26 11:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-03-25 22:17, Feelin' Zombified wrote:

went to 1st thrift store, nothing. went to 2nd store, found a 12 inch tourist tiki that says Hawaii but carved in the Philippines. Thought I had a good day. went to 3rd store (where I usually find absolutely nothing) and started combing the shelves. I look down and see the Golden Nugget jungle themed goblet I passed on last week. I look up and see the Barrel among the steins. I think I actually mumbled, "oh my god, oh my god" grabbed it as quick as I could, and yes, my pulse quickened and I looked around me- odd primal reaction that is... as if the nearly homeless woman buying used clothing 5ft away is gonna tackle me for it. I scanned the rest of the shelves then went to the counter. there was a wait so I went back and re-scanned the shelves just to be sure I didn't miss anything in my excitement. I went back in line where a big argument broke out because of someone cutting in line. lots of bad attitudes, everyone in a pissy mood- except me, I was grinning ear to ear




Ah, I love to hear stories like that! I think most of us can identify with the emotional triumph we feel when we find tiki in the wild...not to mention it being a personal holy grail! I don't know if those out West get the same thrill those of us in scarce tiki hunting states get when you see anything tiki there on a shelf there for the taking! My heart still races on the rare occasion that I even find a common mug! Thanks for sharing and congrats once again!
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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2005-03-27 8:52 pm   Permalink

thats like finding a cup with $148.00 dollars in it. Ok, better. I got that same feeling you got on the only one mug I ever found. And it was a common type mug.

 
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