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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 563
From: PDX
Posted: 2005-04-25 3:20 pm   Permalink

This happens on eBay from time to time and it amazes me.

I wish my auctions went this well...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3970759939&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-04-25 4:57 pm   Permalink

Newbies.

It's in "mint" condition yet..."Fine overall crazing enhances the ancient look of this mug."
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2005-04-25 5:43 pm   Permalink

I've got 6 of these I serve drinks in on a regular basis - if that's the going price on these mugs I'd better break out the generics and put these up for adoption!
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bigkahuna627
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Joined: Nov 14, 2004
Posts: 99
From: ocean city md
Posted: 2005-04-25 5:53 pm   Permalink

Yes, that would be me.

I bought that mug on ebay less than 2 weeks ago for less than $10.00, shipping included. Figured it would go for either less than $25 or more than $50.

What really blows my mind is how sometimes 1 of my mini-hibachis will sell for more than 2 hibachis that are ending just minutes after the first. I have also seen where an item gets bid past the buy-it-now price I had set on an identical item.

Someday I am going to list a 1992 quarter, with a good picture and discription, I bet it would sell for more than 25 cents.

Is it wrong? The bidding started at $0.01.


 
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bigkahuna627
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Joined: Nov 14, 2004
Posts: 99
From: ocean city md
Posted: 2005-04-25 6:14 pm   Permalink

I think mentioning that an item is pictured in BOT or Tiki Quest makes it sell for a much higher price than before the books.

 
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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-04-25 6:45 pm   Permalink

Nothing wrong on your part.... you listed it without a reserve and started at a penny. You took a chance that someone could by it for less than you paid.

Congrats!! Hope when we put a few of our duplicates up for adoption, some of these newbies find us


 
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badmojo
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Joined: Apr 23, 2003
Posts: 666
Posted: 2005-04-25 6:47 pm   Permalink

Wow, an item listed as Vintage that is in fact Vintage!
This auction for one of those Big Lots mugs amazed me.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29460&item=3970469853&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5861
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-04-25 11:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-25 17:53, bigkahuna627 wrote:
Someday I am going to list a 1992 quarter, with a good picture and discription, I bet it would sell for more than 25 cents.


Thanks for the warning!


 
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astrosurf
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Joined: Jan 23, 2005
Posts: 55
From: Kemanawanaleia
Posted: 2005-04-26 04:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-25 18:47, badmojo wrote:
Wow, an item listed as Vintage that is in fact Vintage!
This auction for one of those Big Lots mugs amazed me.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29460&item=3970469853&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

[ This Message was edited by: badmojo on 2005-04-25 18:58 ]


I would love to email the "winner" to tell him to check out Big Lots' selection of mugs...



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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5318
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-04-26 06:13 am   Permalink

Wow! That is freaking crazy. The Big Lots thing. The other mug, I think you are right. Saying it's in Tiki Quest makes people assume it's valuable. Let's scam the newbies! We could all get rich off our junk mugs by conspiring to bid them up for each other and scam the newbies into bidding on the rare gems of Orchids mugs and OMC.

I am definitely going to try this "as seen on page X of Tiki Quest and Y of BOT" and see how it goes.

"Not 2 mugs stacked on top of each other" makes me want to sell the "original" Accoutrement mugs that they ripped off to make that ugly mutha of a Big Lots mug! Thos must be worht a fortune!
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2005-04-26 06:56 am   Permalink

The starting bid on the Big Lot's mug was only $6.99...$2 more than Big Lots. The person that bid $42.00 did that to themselves.

 
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roadkutter
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Joined: Oct 08, 2002
Posts: 84
From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2005-04-26 12:43 pm   Permalink

Anyone else want to sell one of those mugs but NOT at the newbie price? I only have three months to buy as many mugs as I can before the purchases become diapers... and NO the diapers are not for me!

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-04-26 1:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-26 12:43, roadkutter wrote:
I only have three months to buy as many mugs as I can before the purchases become diapers... and NO the diapers are not for me!



ha, I like the way you think!

I only have three months until my husband comes home, and is at the receiving end of anything coming by way of mail!

BTW, wanna meet up at Funhauser next month? I'm making a trip over with friends and want to to stock up.(gulp & new pocket kahuna)
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roadkutter
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Joined: Oct 08, 2002
Posts: 84
From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2005-04-26 1:35 pm   Permalink

Hay Tikiwahine, I might be able to make it to Funhouser, I haven't visited since I picked up my Gulp.

Did you see the final for the Hawaiian Village mug?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3971097887&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I got the second one in my collection for 2 bucks! Let me know when your hitting the mainland.


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