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Didn't know if anybody was looking for these so I thought I would pass this along. They seem a bit high in price...but I thought I would share anyway.

Justin

http://auctions.yahoo.com/i::16819069

http://auctions.yahoo.com/i:Blowmold%20Lighted%20Nativity%20Child%2010%20piece%20Set:16813385

http://auctions.yahoo.com/i:Blowmold%20Lighted%20Nativity%20Wisemen%203%20Piece%20Set:16784996

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clevelandbucky wrote:

Didn't know if anybody was looking for these so I thought I would pass this along. They seem a bit high in price...but I thought I would share anyway.

Are you sure that you looked at that closely? The buy it now prices do seem a bit high but the current bids are CHEAP. I think the wisemen are at .01. The shipping is cheap also. The seller stands to lose some money on these. It's interesting that the nativity has the Joseph that General Foam Plastics now sells as the Sheperd. I wish they had the lantern with him like it did when Santa's Best was selling these. His hand looks funny without the lantern.

TED

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I've neverdone any biddingat yahoo auctions...but after I studied it for a bit...it has in the note section that there is a reserve price...But I don't see where or how it shows that it has or has not been met...

I want to upgrade to a larger size nativity...but there is no way that seller could ship across country to me at those prices...

I wonder if the quantity is correct and he does have 100 of each in stock...

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jen grissett wrote:

I wonder if the quantity is correct and he does have 100 of each in stock...

I noticed that... I thought about emailing and asking if that was a mistake.

I bought a few molds off of yahoo auctions last week but they have not come yet. At least we have another avenue to explore! :cool:

Justin

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jen grissett wrote:

I want to upgrade to a larger size nativity...but there is no way that seller could ship across country to me at those prices...

You might think about getting this from Bronner's when they have one of their free shipping deals (October usually).

TED

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Jen: Go to http://www.catholicsupply.com They have the General Foam large outdoor nativity on clearance right now. Some pieces are sold out. They still have the 3 Kings, camel, shepard with one sheep, and one sheep by itself, if your are interested. Monte.

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Thanks...

I think I have decided I want to get the santa's best reproduction...

I may be making a trip to genfoam this spring for it and some other things...I only live a couple hours away...:}

Unless of course I see one of those deals too good to be true...:laughing:

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jen grissett wrote:

I may be making a trip to genfoam this spring for it and some other things...I only live a couple hours away...:}

Be sure to take pictures!:D

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