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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 01:21:12 PM »
Not even big enough to eat my cereal in. I would have only paid 1million. It would be a good cat food dish.
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 02:00:31 PM »
I so wish something like this would happen in my sphere.  All I ever find is junk. :angel:

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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 12:45:25 AM »
I'm just bowled over! I really can't imagine someone going to a garage sale and finding this for sale at $3. "Oh that bowl there...How much do ya want for it? Three dollars! Mmmm...Would ya take $2.50? No I would make a loss of millions of dollars give me three and it's yours."
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 01:27:04 AM »
See, I wouldn't have even bought the thing for $3, because I think it's ugly.


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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 02:18:07 AM »
Wow!
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 03:22:20 AM »
How does something like that even survive for a thousand years? When I was around 13, my mother bought a complete set of stoneware dinner service for eight. We've got two dinner plates, three salad bowls, four soup bowls, a sugar bowl, and the salt and pepper shakers left, after 37 years. So, about 3/4 of all that stuff is broken and in landfills from NJ to NC. Heck, when my mother dies, whatever I keep of that stuff, about half of it will get broken before I die, most likely! Then, it'll probably all get trashed. So, you really have to wonder, how did this bowl last a thousand years, and get from China to New York?
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 06:17:56 AM »
It sounds like an urban myth! I don't know why but I don't believe the 'whole' story.

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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 06:04:31 PM »
A big chunk of the story is missing.

1: Bowl bought at garage sale
2: ?
3: Bowl sells for millions at auction


The missing part, step 2, is what made the person who bought the bowl suddenly say, "Hmmmm, I really should have this appraised because, despite the fact that I paid less for it than a Happy Meal, I feel it may be a priceless treasure". That, the missing part, is the real meat of the story. 

Frankly, if I had bought that bowl at a garage sale I would be eating M&Ms out of it right now, unaware of its true value.

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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 06:17:50 PM »
See, I wouldn't have even bought the thing for $3, because I think it's ugly.

My thoughts too! As they say though, one man's junk is another man's treasure.

 ;)

A big chunk of the story is missing.

1: Bowl bought at garage sale
2: ?
3: Bowl sells for millions at auction


The missing part, step 2, is what made the person who bought the bowl suddenly say, "Hmmmm, I really should have this appraised because, despite the fact that I paid less for it than a Happy Meal, I feel it may be a priceless treasure". That, the missing part, is the real meat of the story. 

That's correct. The other missing angle is the reaction of the yard sale seller. "Nonsense" he might be saying. "I was with my mother when she bought the ugly thing at Woolworth."

 ;)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 06:21:59 PM by Hepcat »
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 07:45:13 PM »
Where is Lovejoy when you need him?

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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 08:57:51 PM »
I used to so enjoy Lovejoy.

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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 09:02:12 PM »
I still love Lovejoy .. all the shows have been uploaded on youtube.
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2013, 12:38:41 AM »
Never mind Lovejoy, Lo-Pan want's to know if it has green eyes!
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Re: $3 Garage Sale Find Sells For 2.2 Million
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 02:29:38 PM »
How does something like that even survive for a thousand years?
China and New York don't have earthquakes?? ...wait, that's not right.  :-[
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