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Mug for trade!
TikiJones
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 23
From: Reno, NV.
Posted: 2003-01-21 07:56 am   Permalink

This mug http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2154422032&category=29460
is on Ebay right now and is sky rocketing, I have two of these way
cool mugs and would like to trade someone for a mug I don't have yet.
Anything from the Stockton Islander or Mr. Bali Hai or what ever you think
is in the same league as this mug. My email is paul-moore@worldnet.att.net
Thanks.


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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-01-21 08:28 am   Permalink

TikiJones,
I hate to burst your bubble but, in my opinion, the only reason why that mug is skyrocketing is because tigertlily is bidding on it. This person consistently overpays on all his/her auctions simply to obtain the item. Truthfully, that mug is not too uncommon and usually closes on eBay at about for under $20.00.


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Turbogod
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 1219
Posted: 2003-01-21 10:23 am   Permalink

At least you can be happy you're getting alot from tigertlily They are the one that just paid $78 for the $18 Shecky mug.
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-01-21 11:01 am   Permalink

I had two of the actual mugs from the BOT, from the Aku Lounge in Nebraska. I only got $68 for the second one. An unmarked version going for $50? Makes sense, NOT!

Takes two to get it to $50. Ebay sure can distort things.

Maybe I will start finding things at local San Francisco thrift shops...bah ha ha.

Ebay has become too deep-pocket for moi.
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TikiManiac
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Joined: Sep 27, 2002
Posts: 161
Posted: 2003-01-22 2:25 pm   Permalink

TikiJones...That mug is a repro. In fact, they are still being made (mostly for fraternities)...I have one in white that I got for like 5 bucks and a black matte one just like the one up for auction for like 15 bucks...which, I discovered wasn't such a great deal...someone once got 3 or 4 of them for $15..

It is unbelievable that this repro is at 68 bucks when the original went for that...bidders just don't know their tikis these days...

Check out this older post discussing the Aku Tiki Lounge rip-off mug...
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1381&forum=5

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