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Shaking head in disbelief......

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8 minutes ago, Light in the Dark said:

I saw that too. I thought about bidding when it was in the 200s.

I have mine on a cabinet in my living room right now.  I pulled out my blow mold list and looked it up.  I purchased the same blow mold back in 2015 for $28.00 plus $10.60 for shipping. 

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The description of it being a

I wonder if the buyer thinks he is getting a full sized Santa and sleigh that would be shown on a roof?  It matches the Daypol 14" Santa sleigh and the white 11 + 1/2" reindeer .  I looked at a couple of these on eBay and often the sellers often do not give the dimensions.  The $20 shipping fee is a dead giveaway that this is probably a small blowmold.  

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20 minutes ago, Rich in Las Vegas said:

The description of it being a

I wonder if the buyer thinks he is getting a full sized Santa and sleigh that would be shown on a roof?  It matches the Daypol 14" Santa sleigh and the white 11 + 1/2" reindeer .  I looked at a couple of these on eBay and often the sellers often do not give the dimensions.  The $20 shipping fee is a dead giveaway that this is probably a small blowmold.  

That could very well be the case.  The description does say "rooftop store display", however the seller did list the dimensions in the item description .  Can you imagine what the response will be if the buyer expects a full size set.  Yikes!!

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1 hour ago, tin barn christmas said:

But 45 bids on it 

 

If in fact the bidder thought it was a full size set I would love to know how Ebay handles it. 

My first thought was that the buyer did not read the description or look at the photos.  We all know about "buyer beware" , however the bid was so high that it makes me think that there was something amiss here.  

Then again it could just be a buyer who wanted this at any cost.

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9 hours ago, The Blow Mold Expert said:

The buyer is gonna have a heart attack when this thing shows up in a shoebox :)

LOL!!!!!!!!!!😂

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Well,  the buyer didn't think it was a full size set and appears to be very happy according to his/her review.  I am still amazed 😮

 

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