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    Mechanical Santa And Snowman For Sale Or Trade


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    Hi, I am going to be getting a mechanical Santa and snowman. Now i will have two of both. I am gonna keep the ones that are in better condition and sell the other. I have not seen them yet so I don't know what kind of condition they are in or if they motor works. I am offering them here first before eBay because I know many people are looking for one or the other or both. I would sell them or trade if the offer is right. I am looking for poloron carolers, don featherstone Winnie the pooh, taz, mold craft carolers, mold craft deer, beco deer, ornaments, and beco carolers. I prefer this to be local in PA right now but would consider to ship. Send me a pm of a trade or offer price. Again I do not have these yet I should have them by the weekend. When i get them I will post pictures of the ones for sale.

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    Would you post pictures of the 2 you are selling when u decide... Thanks! :)

    Yes If all goes as planned I will be picking them up tomorrow. I will be deciding which nes I am keeping and will post pics of the ones I am selling/trading tomorrow night

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    ok we were in the area yesterday (Saturday) and stopped and picked them up. I am attaching the link to the pictures. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I also picked up 2 empire deer they are the smaller version but they have their boxes, reins, stands, etc. If anyone is interested in anything or still interested please send me another pm with an offer of a trade or price so I know who is still interested after seeing how they look.

    Thanks

    http://s1110.photobucket.com/albums/h459/sdunn_mvm/poloron%20santa%20and%20snowman/?start=all

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    ok we were in the area yesterday (Saturday) and stopped and picked them up. I am attaching the link to the pictures. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I also picked up 2 empire deer they are the smaller version but they have their boxes, reins, stands, etc. If anyone is interested in anything or still interested please send me another pm with an offer of a trade or price so I know who is still interested after seeing how they look.

    Thanks

    http://s1110.photobu...wman/?start=all

    There are a few things wrong with them as you can see in the pictures. The snowman does have a hole and as you can see the piece to it is taped on I think I have another small piece to it but it may have gotten lost when we took down our display I will do my best to find it. The motors are both missing some parts but should be fixable as the mechanics in them do work. They are still in pretty good shape.

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