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Ebay Sellers who list mugs without the keyword Tiki
SoBeTiki
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 92
From: Miami Beach, Florida
Posted: 2002-06-26 1:48 pm   Permalink

Here's an example of a mug that would have gone for a lot more money (In my opinion) if it had been listed as a "Tiki" mug.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2114700858

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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2599
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2002-06-26 10:35 pm   Permalink

A good example for the beginning mug hunter...Be clever with your search terms. Believe it or not many people listing Tiki mugs don't know what they are. I think it was another Hawaii Kai mug that went cheap because it was listed as a "drinking stein" with, as I recall, not even a descriptive word such as Hawaiian, tropical, or polynesian.

Similarly, as I posted before, when junking at thrift shops always check the vase and bowl sections. I've found several mugs in with the vases, and scorpion bowls etc get grouped in with all bowls.


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-06-27 10:19 am   Permalink

Stop giving away the secrets of Ebay mug hunting!!! hahaha!

I have a long list of words I use to find the mugs... you wouldn't believe how strange some of them are! I never look for tiki mugs under 'tiki'. Too darn expensive. Now, show me an "aztec voodoo stein" and I'm buyin'.


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-06-27 11:14 am   Permalink

I search for "tropical" when I have lots of time. Often you'll find items listed as "tropical" and they are awesome.
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2002-06-27 11:18 am   Permalink

I've even found tiki mugs searching under 'scary face cup'. Go figure.

    
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Fonduie
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 80
From: San Carlos (San Francisco Bay Area)
Posted: 2002-07-02 1:34 pm   Permalink

Occasionally you can make some pleasant little discoveries using "Face Vase" as your search words.
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2002-07-02 6:26 pm   Permalink

Hey!
Quit giving away all the "secrets" of ebay searching...pretty soon I will have NO chance of winning anything...!

Well, at least I have a few of my own tricks, like searching under "bidders" for what others find. Oops, I shouldn't have written that, should I?

Cheers,
midnite

ps. a few items left, check it out!

http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=cpt.midnite&completed=0&sort=3&since=-1&include=0&page=1&rows=25




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Suburban Hipster
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Joined: Aug 12, 2002
Posts: 272
From: Rockville, Maryland
Posted: 2002-08-12 11:37 am   Permalink

Also consider searching for misspellings. For example, there are currently 38 "Hawaian" items, and 13 "Bambo" items. Searching for misspelled items use to really work well for me when I collected "Mars Attacks" merchandise misidentified as "Mars Attack" items.

 
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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2002-08-12 10:18 pm   Permalink

"Tikki", "Teeki" & "Teki" work too...
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-08-13 04:29 am   Permalink

I'm convinced that there are so many people searching for mis-spellings & alternative terms these days that hardly anyone looks up 'Tiki'!

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MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1182
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2002-08-13 10:44 pm   Permalink

Head vase, teeki, teekee, ugly face, OMC, Ren Clarke (for the elusive upside down decaptitated frat boy mug), hawaian vase(yes, with 1 i)... I think it's okay to share the secrets here as we all are devotees!
Holden
(best buy ever - searched under hawaian jar and found an old Stephen Crane piece for $1)


 
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