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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki eBay...Tonga Room Fairmont Hotel Items - - What's Up?
eBay...Tonga Room Fairmont Hotel Items - - What's Up?
vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-10-29 2:05 pm   Permalink

Has anyone other than myself noticed a rash of Tonga Room/Fairmont Hotel Tiki Mugs showing up recently on eBay? Did a large cache of these items suddenly materialize, or what? Anybody got any ideas, or more importantly, thoughts?

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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2081
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-10-29 10:46 pm   Permalink

I noticed that too, I was hoping that no one else noticed that. Most of those prices go beyond my idea of a logical price for a mug or bowl. After finding a Trader Vic's Suffering Bastard decanter at a thrift store for two bucks, it's kinda hard for me to shell out more than 20 bucks.
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2003-10-29 11:18 pm   Permalink

Yeah. Fairmont stuff seems to come in waves... Don't know why. And some of it has been getting rather pricey.
Here's something I've noticed... It seems that some of these high ticket items will reappear in a new auction a couple of days after they close for big $$. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed this?

By the way Lucky... Nice score on the SB Decanter. Beats my Mai Kai for $12...
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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-10-30 07:55 am   Permalink

Yes, I also noticed that (Moai Bowl). That seller was a little clueless as I had to e-mail him to let him know he had Fairmont spelled wrong (Farimont). I think he saw the same bowl he had in another auction sell for $260 and decided to relist his at a higher minimum bid. Why? Who knows? I can't remember what his bowl went for but it was considerably less than $260. Seems like there a lots of "Clueless Tiki Sellers" on eBay these days jumping on the "make-a-quick-buck-off-tiki-items wagon" and often they fail to describe their items correctly and accurately, for example, failing to mention chips & cracks in mugs, etc. Go Figure!

 
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