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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-08-29 05:00 am   Permalink

Don't know if this was discussed, but anyone thought about a tiki central mug exchange? The purpose would basically be to allow folks from other parts of the country or globe, access to tiki mugs that they might not be able to get otherwise. For example, three dots and a dash has their first new mug release party next week and the mug will only be available at the bar. Some folks on the west coast would like to get one and there are folks here in the midwest and east coast that would like to get a mug from a place out west that they might not be able to get to anytime soon. It's basically a way for tikiphiles to access mugs in exchange for sending the person who gets them a mug one that they would want. It's not a trade situation. People would be expected to pay for the mug and shipping cost as some mugs vary in price and shipping varies depending on location. Many times there have been mug release parties for new bars out west and though there's no way to jump on a plane and head out there at a moments notice (did that all the time in the 90's, those days are over), I would still have liked to score a mug. So if this hasn't been discussed before, maybe we can use this thread for folks to list what mugs they would like (i.e. three dots and a dash mug) and maybe someone that lives in that area and goes to the event can hook them up and vice versa. I realize some places have limits on the amount of mugs you can buy at one time, but some don't. - and it doesn't have to be limited to mugs, could be anyb promo items like shirts, necklaces, eta. The point being, access to cool stuff you might not otherwise be able to get until you overpay on ebay for it.


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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-08-29 3:35 pm   Permalink

Sounds like a good idea Tipsy. A good way to beef up the collection or bar ware. Sounds fun as well. Unfortunately I'm out of the exchange loop due to the lack of bars here but I think a bunch of folks would enjoy an exchange.
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-08-29 10:24 pm   Permalink

I like it! Next trip to Kowloon, I'll stock up.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-08-30 07:50 am   Permalink

i'll try to stock up on three dots and a dash mugs and swag. i'll post here when i have something ready to go.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-08-30 07:54 am   Permalink

uncle trav, it's not limited to bars. you might be able to get to a tiki event that i or someone else cannot. i know mugs can be pricey but sometimes not. keep this thread as a place to let others know you might be going to a particular event. maybe someone will call on you to pick something up for them from the event. Also, the exchange doesn't have to be a 2 way street. if you tell me you want a mug or something from somewhere out here, i can try to get it for you. just pay for the mug and shipping. i don't need anything in return. it's just a way to do other members a favor and sometime aquire something for myself that i might not be able to get before it sells out or something.
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LoungeShark
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2013-08-30 07:59 am   Permalink

I like this idea as well. I soooooo want something from Trader Sam's as they didn't release their own mugs until after we were there last year. Not sure what I could provide in our area (Columbus, Ohio), the Grass Skirt has a cool old-fashioned tumbler style glass that is etched with their logo. They keep saying they're going to have a custom mug at some point.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-08-30 10:00 am   Permalink

alot of places sell their mugs on their websites, but not all and not every mug or promo item. I try to support the places and artists by buying directly from their site as opposed to ebay, where they can be marked up for profit, which is fine, but if i can get them cheaper too thats always good.


Also, some places have limited runs, colors or quantities. for example, i don't know how many three dots will have or if there are limits as to how many can be purchased at a time...



 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-08-30 1:00 pm   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/search.php?term=mug+swap&submit=Search&srch=both&frm=all&usr=&srt=newest
There's been a few, but they've been called swaps. (Not a direct swap, one person back to another, but rather a secret Santa kinda of thing that makes a big chain of mug swapping).
looks like they were started by leleliz, and I've handled the last couple.
I've been meaning to start another, but you know...life gets in the way of so many things.
So, if you're interested in joining up with the rest of us I'll get the ball rolling on a Fall 2013 one
Check out the links to see what kind of goodies have changed hands.
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Holler Waller
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2013-08-31 04:50 am   Permalink

Would love to have an open edition cAl Sunken Cove Tiki or that plastic Dole from Disney - I can offer an Atlanta Vic's and a plastic Deadhead .... Beuler ...

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-08-31 5:50 pm   Permalink

Maybe we can set up a thread under the Marketplace. Call it something different, instead of swap, or trade, as that would require you to have locations near you.

Tiki Mug Retrieval Service?

I don't know, but I would LOVE to get my hands on a pair of the three dots mugs.


 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-09-01 04:08 am   Permalink

My only problem with this is that people are going to get really sick of me posting here always asking for something.

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-02 8:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-01 04:08, swizzle wrote:
My only problem with this is that people are going to get really sick of me posting here always asking for something.



If there were anything worth getting near me, I would send anything you needed, buddy. And heck, the next time I'm anywhere near a bar with good mugs, I'll let you know ahead of time!


 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-09-02 8:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hale. That sounds good to me and is greatly appreciated.

The only Tiki bar here is the LuWoW. They have their own bucket mug and i think they sell the mugs to its sister bars over on the other side of the country, Hula Bula Bar and Devilles Pad. Kustom Lane gallery also has their own mug, but that's it. Unfortunately that is all that i can offer and just a warning that once boxed a single mug will cost $30AUS to post with the price going up from there according to weight.


 
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Hale Tiki
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-09-03 06:56 am   Permalink

Well, there's also some guy that makes an awesome Tiki Bob/Coconut mug. Okay, NOW we've covered all of Australia.

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2013-09-03 2:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-03 06:56, Hale Tiki wrote:
Well, there's also some guy that makes an awesome Tiki Bob/Coconut mug. Okay, NOW we've covered all of Australia.






 
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