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Just say no to ebay
seamus
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Joined: May 07, 2003
Posts: 462
From: Portland
Posted: 2003-07-04 3:18 pm   Permalink

Ebay has been great for me! As a seller I am able to get my Tiki art exposure that simply can't be had any other way for a small town artist, and with a little effort I can easily make more monthly sales of my thriftstore/garagesale finds than my little (but expensive) antique mall space ever did. The economy here on the Oregon Coast is Terrible and jobs are all but nonexistent. Ebay has provided me with a means of keeping my head above water during some very tough times and I am grateful that it exists. I have even found some great deals on mugs and other Tiki items that I would have never found anywhere around here. Although, I must admit I have found some real treasures for practically nothing in local thrift stores and yard sales. Tiki shows up in the strangest of places!
Personally, I think the rising prices for Tiki items on Ebay is more a result of the newfound POPularity of Tiki in POPculture than Just Ebay itself. It cannot be denied that if you get a bunch of eager buyers together and present them with an item they all want it's gonna drive the price up, but hey, that's how the business works. If you want "really good deals", you gotta turn off the computer and hit the pavement.
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atomiczombie
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Joined: May 07, 2003
Posts: 13
From: Three Mile Island
Posted: 2003-07-05 02:41 am   Permalink

You can find anything you need on ebay, it's not just for tiki anymore. I just got a $55 gauge cluster for a '77 civic for 5 bucks! WOOOHOOO!!! It's like a stroll through the jungle at twilite; ya gotta keep your wits about ya'.

 
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suicide_sam
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 670
From: LBC
Posted: 2003-07-05 11:18 am   Permalink

I've gotten some amazing deals on ebay. I don't think I could have found half the crap I have without ebay. It's all about what your willing to pay. If you see something is overpriced just walk away, but if you find something that you want a price you are willing to pay then go for it. I used to sell allot on ebay and I am a long time ebay shopper. I don't think I could ever give up ebay. Some of my greatest ebay scores include:

1) A WWII era never played with mint condition deck of Vargas girly playing cards.

2) A fifties deck of Elvgren girly playing cards

3) An Elvgren pin up signed by the girl who modelled for it.

4) More Iolani shirts than you shake a stick at

5) Beastie Boys - Pollywog Stew LP ($6)

Hell I once even bought a car on ebay and resold it later on for a profit.


 
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CruzinTiki
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 215
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2003-07-07 8:25 pm   Permalink

I just got a carved wood punch bowl with matching platter and ten cups for 18 bucks and a rattan ice bucket for 5 on ebay.

Long live ebay!
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Klas
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Joined: May 04, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2003-07-08 04:04 am   Permalink

I just won an eBay auction for a cool mosaic barset for $22.50 + shipping although I didn't really needed the tools



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CruzinTiki
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 215
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2003-07-09 8:12 pm   Permalink

Very nice Klas! Congrats!
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