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Gonzo

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PostSubject: Inflation????   Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:58 pm

I knew the value of our currency was dropping but didn't realize it had gotten to the point one could take a chop saw to a beech dowel and start selling em as tampers for $12+ with the s&h scratch

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEECH-WOOD-SMOKING-PIPE-TAMPER-NEW-PERFECT-/310808507691?hash=item485da1752b:g:tt4AAOxy3zNSl8bx
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:34 pm

What the market can bear, yes?
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:07 pm

Agreed,lol Just have a hard time with what the market will bear sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:51 am

But the dowel is nicely shaped at one end. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:00 am

And the grain is outstanding !!! 5)

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:56 am

Looks like those they hand out at pipe smoking contests. Most of that seller's stuff is slightly "fringey," if that's a word. I like the fly ashtray, actually, and just might buy it unless someone more depraved than I beats me to it. The shipping cost rankles, though...







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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:33 am

That's what unscrupulous people do. $3 for a dowel and $9 to ship it, I wonder where he's making the more profit.
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Gonzo

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:03 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
That's what unscrupulous people do. $3 for a dowel and $9 to ship it, I wonder where he's making the more profit.

I would have been less taken back by this if a little of the profits had gone to some light grade sand paper to remove those rotational tool marks up the sides.
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:15 pm

YGBSM Suspect Suspect Suspect !!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:45 pm

ftrplt wrote:
YGBSM Suspect Suspect Suspect !!! cheers FTRPLT

Had to look that one up, fighter pilot.

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:15 pm

12 ALREADY SOLD! WTF?
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Gonzo

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:39 pm

Yeah Zero...that was my feeling on this. If only someone had let all the pipe and accessory makers know this what people really wanted. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:21 pm

A hunk of dowel makes a nice tamper. Not at that price, though. Unless one cannot afford the sandpaper and/or cannot cut a piece off of a full dowel.
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:32 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
YGBSM Suspect Suspect Suspect !!! cheers FTRPLT

Had to look that one up, fighter pilot.

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Hey Bro', nice find!!! Been there, done that; albeit in a different airplane! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:49 pm

It seems I put too much effort into my craft.....................
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:44 pm

Fazby wrote:
A hunk of dowel makes a nice tamper.  Not at that price, though.  Unless one cannot afford the sandpaper and/or cannot cut a piece off of a full dowel.

I'll stick with a 20 penny nail in a pinch, requires no mods to be functional.

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
It seems I put too much effort into my craft.....................

Imagine what you would do without all the time invested in making a nicer finished product though...you could make twice as many things you wouldn't want a decent picture of. Idea For what it is worth I have enjoyed your work.
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:05 pm

And the salient point is that this seller will very probably sell many of these.

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Caveat emptor!

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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:33 pm

Hell, maybe I outta just give up making pipes and start making tampers, it's seems the profit margin is better. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Inflation????   Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:04 pm

Gonzo wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
It seems I put too much effort into my craft.....................

Imagine what you would do without all the time invested in making a nicer finished product though...you could make twice as many things you wouldn't want a decent picture of. Idea  For what it is worth I have enjoyed your work.

I'll second that. I love the pipe I got from him.
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