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Empire molds on eBay (actual molds)

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I wonder if it's the scrap metal dealer that bought the unsold 'molds?

TED

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The sellers ID is :  Metallogics   Hes currently got 10.500 items listed on ebay, so you would need to search his listings using: BLOW MOLD 

I wonder if theres money to be made by acquiring a few of the more popular molds, and contracting  with a place to run your blowmolds. Then theres deburring,  painting,  light plate bracket and cord, transport, storage, and maybe more important than anything, a contract or network by way to sell them.

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On 11/4/2019 at 10:13 AM, Scrooge said:

I wonder if theres money to be made by acquiring a few of the more popular molds, and contracting  with a place to run your blowmolds. Then theres deburring,  painting,  light plate bracket and cord, transport, storage, and maybe more important than anything, a contract or network by way to sell them.

There might also be a minimum quantity in order to have them made.  That could make it hard to do.  Imagine if you had to order 1000 to get them made.  (Yikes!  Storage!)

That place in Memphis owns a few Grand Venture molds.  They have the 37" snowman  ($79.95 painted--3 styles available, $39.95 unpainted)  and the Climbing Santa ($74.95 painted, $35.95 unpainted).  Free shipping for orders over $109. 

TED

They are all several thousand dollars.  Yikes!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sofindtype=0&_byseller=1&_nkw=(blowmold%2Cblow+mold%2Cblow-mold%2Cchristmas%2Cxmas%2Cx-mas%2Challoween%2Choliday)&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=72207-1745&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_salic=1&_fss=1&_fsradio=%26LH_SpecificSeller%3D1&_saslop=1&_sasl=Metallogics&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_fosrp=1

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I think it would be tough but there could be money made. Things I would think about some of molds at GFP we’re in bad shape they had issues ( do not use was marked on some of them) and it’s hard for laymen to determine if it good is still good just by sight. Also the more units you produce at one time the cheaper it will be. I attached the post I made with YouTube video of Cado factory. I know ones you get mold setup correct you can make 200+ Blow molds in 8 hours. With 3 shifts working you could end up 600+ in a day. Also it looks like just mold and not set of stencil used in painting process which could be one or up to 6.

On 6/3/2019 at 11:07 AM, Scott Rob said:

I found a youtube video from a few weeks ago about CADO plastics and there different products. Towards the end of the Youtube video they go down to the floor and film the making of the snowman with penguin 75305.

The youtube video is long but it has some good information the last 5 minutes is the best!!!(in my book).

youtube link: 

 

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I purchased one mold (Poloron Noel Lamp) from them back in July. I plan on actually displaying the mold itself this year... nice marriage of two passions, industrial history and Christmas blow molds. I think it will be awesome to show the Noel Lamps  (I have 3 in great condition) right next to the actual mold they were produced in years ago. The company was great to work with, accepted a substantially lower bid, and was willing to ship it to me. So, if you want to save one like I did... go for it! Let us know which one you get.

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I am very happy you got the Noel lamp. Thats a great piece!!! I hope others are able to buy the rest!

On 11/8/2019 at 10:53 PM, Light in the Dark said:

I purchased one mold (Poloron Noel Lamp) from them back in July. I plan on actually displaying the mold itself this year... nice marriage of two passions, industrial history and Christmas blow molds. I think it will be awesome to show the Noel Lamps  (I have 3 in great condition) right next to the actual mold they were produced in years ago. The company was great to work with, accepted a substantially lower bid, and was willing to ship it to me. So, if you want to save one like I did... go for it! Let us know which one you get.

 

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On 11/8/2019 at 12:37 PM, Scott Rob said:

I think it would be tough but there could be money made. Things I would think about some of molds at GFP we’re in bad shape they had issues ( do not use was marked on some of them) and it’s hard for laymen to determine if it good is still good just by sight. Also the more units you produce at one time the cheaper it will be. I attached the post I made with YouTube video of Cado factory. I know ones you get mold setup correct you can make 200+ Blow molds in 8 hours. With 3 shifts working you could end up 600+ in a day. Also it looks like just mold and not set of stencil used in painting process which could be one or up to 6.

I agree with you.  (I wasn't trying to knock the idea.)  Somebody on here purchased about 10 or so of the molds at the Gen Foam auction with the idea of having some made.  I can't remember who it was but I'm sure some of the 'molders will know.  I wish we could figure out some way to get reasonable shipping rates.  The shipping cost can be a deal breaker...

On 11/8/2019 at 9:53 PM, Light in the Dark said:

I purchased one mold (Poloron Noel Lamp) from them back in July. I plan on actually displaying the mold itself this year...

That's a pretty cool idea!  Please make sure you secure it some way so that it doesn't get stolen.  Unfortunately you have to worry about scrap metal thieves in addition to regular thieves!

TED

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