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chris2fer03

Good Value? Gingerbread Mold Set

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Hey everyone,

 

I stumbled across this gingerbread set and want to verify it is a good value for the price. I love the set and hope to pick it up tomorrow! Is 100.00 a fair price? Each piece is in great condition, looks new. (Photo is one I found online but identical to set I viewed.

 

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Christopher

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If you're happy to pay it, then smile all round. One thing ive noticed about xmas decorations is that prices will fluctuate and sometimes the same thing will sell for peanuts and then for serious money!!! ive bought things very cheaply and quickly turned it round into a tidy profit. As long as it puts a smile on someone's face it'll be worth it. Buy it :)

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Thanks for the input everyone. I was like a kid in a candy shop when I saw them! I was thinking they're around $25 a piece given the price of molds. 

 

this year the Ginger bread men are selling for around 25 new if that helps.

 

Where can you purchase them new if I might ask? I'd be interested in checking that out before purchasing this set. The seller is about 90% ready to sell the set to me. Thanks.

 

Christopher

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Only the gingerbread figure (boy/girl) is available new , the gingerbread house and gingerbread tree are not being made at this time.  Those two were last made in 2005.  In my opinion, $25 each is a good price for those if you don't have to pay much shipping for them.

 

Cado/Union Products does have the steel mold for the tree and they made it in white this year, possibly they could make a gingerbread one next year if the sales are good enough on the gingerbread figure this year.  I don't know at this time if they have the steel molds for the gingerbread house or gingerbread snowman.

 

Mel

 

EDIT: I just noticed, the new gingerbread figure is not the same as the one in your picture, the new one does not have the candy cane and has white trim only, no blue or red colors.  In my opinion that would make the ones in your picture more desirable and worth a little more. 

 

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Thanks for the info. I'm pretty excited about getting them tomorrow. I've been on the hunt for a rare item(s) for my display this year and this set is it! Will post pics pending the sale goes through as planned. Thanks again!

 

Christopher

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Mel stole my thunder. He's right........The multi Colored Gingerbreads are hard to find at times.  They show well lit up at night and are also very colorful during daytime. The multi colors on the pieces make them in my opinion premium and more valuable then the 2 colored ones. I sold a set like this last year on Ebay for $229.00 but that's Ebay, you will get top dollar there eventually

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After a couple days going back and forth...I went for it and bought the set! Picked up a few other molds along the way! One of the gingerbread candy canes is broken, I'm gonna try to find a replacement. Any suggestions?

Christopher

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They look good and the North Pole sign is another good addition for your display.  The replacement candy cane might be hard to find, we need one for one of our Union Products bears and I haven't been able to locate one yet.

 

Mel

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I believe Garden Ridge which we have locally might have something that would work for your candy cane...they have a ton of xmas stuff...almost 80 percent of store during xmas and I remember seeing some different style candy canes similar to that...I bet one of them would work.

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Ebay has them on a lot, prices vary from sellers who are reasonable to those that are ridiculously optimistic of their value.  I skip those sellers ...I find their listings to be just out of greed as they do no research on how many or how much others are offering the same product.  I guess I just believe in being fair all around....as for your $100 investment, I watch ebay a lot so I know that from that perspective that is a very reasonable price for the set especially if no shipping is involved.  Hopefully your sale goes through and you can smile that your seller wasn't short changed and you weren't over charged.

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Thanks everyone. The seller was hesitant to let them go at first. She kept saying she was gonna list them on eBay because she was aware of the value. I kept stressing I'm a collector and not out to resale for a profit. In addition to needing a unique display this year to set me apart from the competitive neighbors. :) I'm very happy with my purchase and I'm already planning where to display the items in the yard!!

I believe Garden Ridge which we have locally might have something that would work for your candy cane...they have a ton of xmas stuff...almost 80 percent of store during xmas and I remember seeing some different style candy canes similar to that...I bet one of them would work.

I love Garden Ridge so that gives me another reason to go soon. Thanks for the tip!

Christopher

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Yeah I hear that a lot from folks around here when their wanting to sell something about what it sold on ebay for or what they see it listed on ebay for and I know they don't have a clue about how ebay selling/buying works.  Anyone who has sold on ebay knows its a hit and miss on those sales...one day it might sell for $100 and the next cant get a buck for same item and then you get the pleasure of  packaging, shipping, and praying its not broken during transit- minus all the fees the seller has to pay between ebay and paypal.  My neighbor is moving into a smaller home and is in the process of trying to sell household items and she asked me to list for her on craigslist and some of the other local free classifieds a list of items with that same attitude...I know the value so I'm not taking less...well, lets just say from personal observation....her perceived value is just that...most things are not worth used what you paid for them new....lets just say she doesn't have any Louie the V renaissance chairs on that 3 page list she gave me. 

 

I hope your display turns out awesome with your new finds. 

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Yeah I hear that a lot from folks around here when their wanting to sell something about what it sold on ebay for or what they see it listed on ebay for and I know they don't have a clue about how ebay selling/buying works.  Anyone who has sold on ebay knows its a hit and miss on those sales...one day it might sell for $100 and the next cant get a buck for same item and then you get the pleasure of  packaging, shipping, and praying its not broken during transit- minus all the fees the seller has to pay between ebay and paypal.  My neighbor is moving into a smaller home and is in the process of trying to sell household items and she asked me to list for her on craigslist and some of the other local free classifieds a list of items with that same attitude...I know the value so I'm not taking less...well, lets just say from personal observation....her perceived value is just that...most things are not worth used what you paid for them new....lets just say she doesn't have any Louie the V renaissance chairs on that 3 page list she gave me. 

 

I hope your display turns out awesome with your new finds.

 

 

 

You're exactly right, ebay throws a lot of people off. No auction is created equal. Haha. Good luck with with helping your neighbor get things sold.

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