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Blowmold collector 55

I Bought a TPI Pumpkin Post!!!!!!!!

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Very cool, looks fantastic. Now what I'd like to find is two of those, but the ones with the "skull" on top instead of the Jack O' Lantern! Ever since I saw someone post a photo of a TPI Skull Post, I've been watching to see if I can find a couple of them!:giggle:

I'm kind of a skeleton, skull and ghost collector of sorts.;)

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yep those are cool. I have one and I'm looking for another. The skull ones would be great to have also!!

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Keep in mind there is no real value placed on a mold, it does go up and down depending on the market and how much one is willing to pay!

Tom

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Keep in mind there is no real value placed on a mold, it does go up and down depending on the market and how much one is willing to pay!

Tom

Tom, I agree with you. I have been taking this position for years. The values I place on molds, when I can get the information, are based on wholesale prices at the time of initial release by the manufacturer. The information I have on that is sketchy at best. Many molds were produced in the 1960s and are no longer being made so I factor that in to what I'm willing to pay.

Like any other aftermarket commodity, blow molds go up and down in price and there are many factors that contribute to pricing, such as the condition of the plastic, the paint, original light kit or not, and how common it is.

I've bought molds that went for ridiculously high prices on ebay.. for a fraction of that. I've also paid some very high dollars because I just wanted the mold and it was worth it to me.

I still take the position that ebay prices are skewed..its an auction site. Private transactions, CL, garage and yard sales are the way to go in my humble opinion.

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Very cool, looks fantastic. Now what I'd like to find is two of those, but the ones with the "skull" on top instead of the Jack O' Lantern! Ever since I saw someone post a photo of a TPI Skull Post, I've been watching to see if I can find a couple of them!:giggle:

I'm kind of a skeleton, skull and ghost collector of sorts.;)

I've watched for the skull posts as well... but no sight of them yet... :(

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i just got a TPI Pumpkin Post one Ebay- it was a Buy It Now i payed 22.99 i really wanted it!

I got two of them in the past year. The first I traded for, and the second was about $30 on ebay... I had seen them sell for more. So I think that is a very good deal on a GORGEOUS pumpkin post!! Enjoy! :)

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Tom, I agree with you. I have been taking this position for years. The values I place on molds, when I can get the information, are based on wholesale prices at the time of initial release by the manufacturer. The information I have on that is sketchy at best. Many molds were produced in the 1960s and are no longer being made so I factor that in to what I'm willing to pay.

Like any other aftermarket commodity, blow molds go up and down in price and there are many factors that contribute to pricing, such as the condition of the plastic, the paint, original light kit or not, and how common it is.

I've bought molds that went for ridiculously high prices on ebay.. for a fraction of that. I've also paid some very high dollars because I just wanted the mold and it was worth it to me.

I still take the position that ebay prices are skewed..its an auction site. Private transactions, CL, garage and yard sales are the way to go in my humble opinion.

I have to admit... the psychological effect of what you paid for a mold has to be factored in as well... ;) There are molds I got for a 'steal' and there are molds I 'paid too much for'. The interesting thing is that years later... when I look at my display... for some strange reason I always get a twinge of guilt when I look at the 'overpaid' items and I get more joy when I look at the 'for a steal' items.

Poor molds... it wasn't their fault! :P

So now I tend to resist 'overpaying' because I know it will 'haunt' me for years to come. :giggle: Thus, why I am not the new owner of that mechanical Poloron snowman... LOL LOL LOL

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I have to admit... the psychological effect of what you paid for a mold has to be factored in as well... ;) There are molds I got for a 'steal' and there are molds I 'paid too much for'. The interesting thing is that years later... when I look at my display... for some strange reason I always get a twinge of guilt when I look at the 'overpaid' items and I get more joy when I look at the 'for a steal' items.

Poor molds... it wasn't their fault! :P

So now I tend to resist 'overpaying' because I know it will 'haunt' me for years to come. :giggle: Thus, why I am not the new owner of that mechanical Poloron snowman... LOL LOL LOL

For sure..there are a few in my collection that I was really hot to own. I paid what I know were just plain stupid bucks. The psychological effect when I look at them is: "Wow, were you an IDIOT!" But I'm glad I have them nevertheless even though they do produce a bit of a "cringe moment".:giggle:

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For sure..there are a few in my collection that I was really hot to own. I paid what I know were just plain stupid bucks. The psychological effect when I look at them is: "Wow, were you an IDIOT!" But I'm glad I have them nevertheless even though they do produce a bit of a "cringe moment".:giggle:

It really does 'temper' my decisions now... I never counted on the fact that I would hold a 'grudge' against the mold for my impulsivity! :o

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For sure..there are a few in my collection that I was really hot to own. I paid what I know were just plain stupid bucks. The psychological effect when I look at them is: "Wow, were you an IDIOT!" But I'm glad I have them nevertheless even though they do produce a bit of a "cringe moment".:giggle:

I am so glad I am not the only one to have those moments, and I think what is much worse is a year or too later seeing them go for next to nothing! We all get caught up in the moment I guess, but like Matilda I too almost have more attachment to the cheap ones my Dapol snowman is an example I placed many bids on him at or over $100 coulden't seem to go higher and then found him for $5 I was so glad I never got him! That feeling of getting a deal is great. I hate it when I see one at a yard sale for a few bucks that I payed a stupid amount for on ebay.

Tom

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I am so glad I am not the only one to have those moments, and I think what is much worse is a year or too later seeing them go for next to nothing! We all get caught up in the moment I guess, but like Matilda I too almost have more attachment to the cheap ones my Dapol snowman is an example I placed many bids on him at or over $100 coulden't seem to go higher and then found him for $5 I was so glad I never got him! That feeling of getting a deal is great. I hate it when I see one at a yard sale for a few bucks that I payed a stupid amount for on ebay.

Tom

Tom, fortunately..there is really only one that I overpaid for that I feel like a complete idiot over (excepting of course all the stuff I see Gary finding for a dollar each in MN!) :D I should get so lucky.

I rationalize my sickness this way..better I spend it on blow molds than spend it on things that will only get me into trouble. :D

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Guess we have been blessed, I have never felt guilty or bad about the prices we have paid for a blow mold. No remorse, always glad to have them in the collection and love each and everyone the same. It's all in what ones goals are. :)

Mel

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It's all in what ones goals are. :)

Mel

Care to elaborate on this statement :confused: You do know we're just joking around... don't you? Just a little friendly banter...

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My goal is to take over the world...one blowmold at a time.

Brad, you are funny!

The only goal I have is to produce a display that pleases me and, hopefully, makes people smile or brings some joy to Christmas. Its not about how many I have, how much or how little I spent, or being competitive with anyone else. The molds I overpaid for, I badly wanted..so to me they were worth it even though they do produce the cringe moment. You live and you learn.;)

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Care to elaborate on this statement :confused: You do know we're just joking around... don't you? Just a little friendly banter...

And you don't consider my reply friendly? I just made the simple statement that we have not felt bad about the prices we have paid for any of our blow molds. Our goal is to add to the collection so that we can enjoy them and share them with others along with what we have learned about them.

Mel

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Thomas, whats is value at and by who?

Hey... don't think I'm giving that TPI post back to you! :giggle:

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Guess we have been blessed, I have never felt guilty or bad about the prices we have paid for a blow mold. No remorse, always glad to have them in the collection and love each and everyone the same. It's all in what ones goals are. :)

Mel

Mel,

This post is good enough to get me out of lurking for over a year !

I just look at those high priced molds and smile and know they are mine. I had to pay the price to own them in my collection or in my display. Over 40 years of buying/collecting molds has made me appreciate the molds no matter if they cost me $1 or $1000. I guess that is the mark of a true molder.

Bill M

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My goal is to take over the world...one blowmold at a time.

That's why I have been trying to get the Governer to build a blowmold protection wall between SC & TN

Bill M

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Good to see you again, Bill. Hope you stay in de-lurk mode for awhile! Like Mel, Carrie, Bill W. and many other veterans, you have some great knowledge of molds to share with the group...

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Good to see you again, Bill. Hope you stay in de-lurk mode for awhile! Like Mel, Carrie, Bill W. and many other veterans, you have some great knowledge of molds to share with the group...

Thanks Tim...

I guess I'm offically back now. Great to hear from you and hope the family is well

Bill M

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