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amazed @ reindeer price!

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i was watching these as i was going to bid on them. then they went crazy!! you can buy new ones in many many places cheaper!!!

6 REINDEER CHRISTMAS BLOWMOLDS - eBay (item 270302440197 end time Nov-20-08 09:20:13 PST)

Wow! Why in the world are they going for so much???? Is there something other than a lamp stashed inside?? A gift certificate perhaps? :D

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its wild to say the least. im actually wanting general foam or the empire one with pop in antlers. i think the GV deer are a bit smaller? and a little more whimsy.

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hi

heck i have 8 of those reindeer and the sleigh, and i paid $40.00 for everything. i would sell mind but i like it that much i am going to keep it. i think you will see a lot of molds go for high prices especially this time of year.

gary

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yeah gary that reminds me of the "fruitcake" in indiana that had 9 deer and a sleigh and was asking 75.00 for it. i called and told him i would take it but when he found out i was from Tennessee he said NO!!! refused to sell them to me !! and i didnt try to haggle a bit!!! what a person!!

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yeah gary that reminds me of the "fruitcake" in indiana that had 9 deer and a sleigh and was asking 75.00 for it. i called and told him i would take it but when he found out i was from Tennessee he said NO!!! refused to sell them to me !! and i didnt try to haggle a bit!!! what a person!!

hi jim

what the heck!!! was that guy against people from tn? where was the listing on that and how long ago was that? i wonder if he sold it to a person indiana? some people.

gary

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i would sell mind

It's probably best if you don't sell your mind. It could make you unthinkable. ;)

TED

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The other day I saw this thread and laughed to myself at the price, now Today I bought my first Santa and Sleigh set at Menards and am Hunting for Reindeer Myself and would sell my little sister for a set of all 8 Reindeer! LOL. :P

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