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What's the LEAST you've paid for a mug?
boutiki
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From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2005-05-27 3:11 pm   Permalink

Good scores all. They are making me green with envy, but hey, I asked for it. I'm really jealous to hear about the finds of sets or multiples. So? Are you trading your dupes or what?

It is reaffirming to know that folks are still snagging bargains at thrifts and garage sales. The thrifts around here are getting very lean. Too many full time ebayers "volunteering" part time at the thrift stores to help price stuff.

I love to hear about the silly cheap finds, but if there were any special circumstances surrounding your bargain, please share them.

-Duke

Tiki Matt, that brown Kono mug is one that has alluded us forever. 6? Damn!

SugarCaddyDaddy, aren't those PMP coconuts cool? They seem to be pretty rare also. Weird, considering how many of the classic PMP design you see. And lording the Tiki Farm access over everyone?... man, are you trying to make enemies? I'm sure you have all kinds of cool, funky prototypes and uncommon variations too, huh? Maybe you should spread the wealth a little and your luck will change next year the week of Oasis. Or maybe after that crazy Suffering B. you needed a year to cool off!

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McDougall
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Posted: 2005-05-27 7:00 pm   Permalink

Does free count? Got my Munktiki Super Tiki Deluxe in the monthly contest they have and got a "Thank You" Munktiki shot glass for free to. Found a Mai Kai shrunken head(not a vintage) for .50 at local church thrift.

 
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tikipedia
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Posted: 2005-05-27 7:48 pm   Permalink

Are you only asking about mugs?

I scored two mugs at the same time at Amvets. $1.95 each.



 
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boutiki
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From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2005-05-27 8:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-27 19:48, tikipedia wrote:
Are you only asking about mugs?



No. Share your favorite Tiki score or best bargain.

McDougall, I don't know that free counts. We have been given some awesome pieces (our Steve Crane scorpion bowl comes to mind) but always felt that was really just good Tiki karma since there was not any extra effort or legwork on our part. But what the hell... I guess having paid nothing really is less than paying a quarter or dime. Your shrunken head is a fantastic findľ and at 50 cents, it's less than our friends paid when they found theirs along with the companion mug (the "owl" mask) for 75 cents each. This was shortly after they traded us their "owl" mask mug so we'd have both pieces. Guess they were rewarded with some really good Tiki karma.

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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-27 8:59 pm   Permalink

My best bargain is actually the thing I spent the most on. Ol' 8 foot himself. Looking back, I am SOOO glad we bought him.


But as for a cheap price, I just got this killer piece from my dad for free!

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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2005-05-27 11:05 pm   Permalink

Yeah, 'Ol 8 foot was a great find! Post that link to the story for those that are new to TC. This was a great case of "Saving" a tiki from a lonely demise.
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Alnshely
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From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2005-05-28 03:14 am   Permalink

About three-four years ago Shelley and I were speeding up Laguna Canyon. I saw a guy selling junk on the side of the road. We stoped, I asked Shelley if she had any money, she did not. I opened the wallet and saw I only had $1.00. This was a junk sale, this guy was selling coffee cans full of nails, he had crate after crate of old plumbing and electric parts, just crap really. I started poking around and I found an Islander Viscious Virgin. I was not stealth or cool about this find, I all but danced a jig. I asked the guy "how much", and he said "a buck".

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Feelin' Zombified
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Posted: 2005-05-28 12:22 pm   Permalink

I found this guy for $75...





perfect for your Xmas Island party.

read about it
here

-Z


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Tiki Matt
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Posted: 2005-05-28 2:01 pm   Permalink

Duke - The Konos were a great find. Got them at Mobile Home Park that was being torn down to make room for a new hotel in the Disneyland area (not far from where the Kono Hawaii once stood). Everyone at the park was having 'garage' sales on this one Saturday before they were evicted. I got some really great mid-cent stuff as you can imagine. That was about 8 or 9 years ago (maybe longer - but the memory is a bit fuzzy). Unfortunately, all but one have been traded away, same for the Fred Roberts'. Otherwise, one would have your name on it.
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-29 1:59 pm   Permalink

As requested by SCD, here's the link to Ol' 8FT's return from the dead.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6515&forum=1&vpost=62644
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PegTiki
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Posted: 2005-05-29 3:18 pm   Permalink

I'm new to tiki collecting, though I collect lots of other stuff. My husband found a PMP mug for me (pg. 32 of T.Q., center mug) for 35 cents. Made me happy.

 
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tikifish
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Posted: 2005-05-29 3:31 pm   Permalink

I've found quite a few Westwoods for 25 cents at the Nun's place (Madonna House in COmbermere, Ontario). The nuns must want to get rid of the pagan idols fast!

Last week I found 2 leilanis for a buck fiddy. Thats my latest score. If its possible to call leilani's a score - more like 'I am obligated to give these a home amongst my 8 other leilanis'


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2005-05-30 12:14 am   Permalink

Quote:
Last week I found 2 leilanis for a buck fiddy. Thats my latest score. If its possible to call leilani's a score - more like 'I am obligated to give these a home amongst my 8 other leilanis'



Wow. I came across my first today at a large city wide rummage... I thought I got a bargain when I talked them down to $8 from $12. I feel robbed!

And that is the cheapest I've found an older mug for around here...

So... what does one do in a situation like that... walk away mugless... argue the price marked is too high... or feel happy you got the mug in the end... discount or not?

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tikifish
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Posted: 2005-05-30 09:48 am   Permalink

Feel happy. Always feel happy!

 
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the drunken hat
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2005-05-30 10:04 am   Permalink

i got this guy for $100 bones. i think thats my best score.





i also remember getting 3 islander stockton hula girls and 3 of the surfer girls(six mugs total) for 10 bucks. i'm sure that will never happen again!
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