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Yiddil posted 04-09-2008 04:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for Yiddil   Send Email to Yiddil  
Thought everyone should know....Whaler Apparel has posted their 50th Anniversary Die cast Model for a "buy it now price of 129.00 plus shipping. Now hopefully all those who want to buy a model for a decent price will be able to on the fle bay and not be jacked around by the flippers and speculators who charge astronomical prices to people who don't know better. Me thinks there will be a few people here who land up with lots of models for their personal collection :)WHaler apperal just took the play out of the flippers:)Yippie:)
Tohsgib posted 04-10-2008 11:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Where ya been Yiddil...that is where I bought mine in October for $129 plus I think $8 shipping. People who bought them on E-Bay were/are stupid unless they got it cheaper which I have seen a few go for.
Florida15 posted 04-10-2008 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15    
Bigshot is correct. I got an e-mail from Whaler about the new die cast model back in late fall.
It's always been $129. The people paying $289 on E-Bay just aren't aware of the Whaler website.
Reckon they'll be upset when they find out about it ?
Florida15 posted 04-10-2008 02:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15    
Ahhhh, what Yiddil meant was they have posted it on E-Bay for that price. They must not be selling too well.
Yiddil posted 04-10-2008 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Nope, what I ment was they put it on ebay to stop the flippers from over charging people who didnt know they could get them for 128 and shipping...bye bye flippers:)

There selling pretty good actually:)

Florida15 posted 04-10-2008 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15    
I can't believe they haven't sold out the 2,000 that they said they were going to make. Or did they decide to make more ?
Either way, I've been meaning to get one, have just been putting if off. So, after seeing it posted on E-Bay, I went to the Whaler site and ordered one. I figure once word gets out , they'll be gone pretty quick and I'll be kicking myself. It's a cool little item that I'm sure will skyrocket in value when they quit making them.
witsendfl posted 04-10-2008 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
This is America. The land of Capitolism and stupidity. It isn't the sellers fault for selling at a high price. It's the buyers. If you don't want to buy one for $289 then don't buy it. Don't get angry at a "Flipper" for making a buck. Make fun of the idiot who bought it. I sell lots of boats for a living. Someone wants to pay MSRP I am not stopping them. We are adults out there.


Jim K

PS: Do you cut out coupons ?

Florida15 posted 04-11-2008 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15    
Can't argue with that. Unless the seller had an unusually high reserve, he had nothing to do with it going at such a high price. The fact that it went for over double what the cost was at is because the buyer failed to do some research.
I'm sure he thought it was some kind of collectible that they quit making long ago.
Back when the Danbury Nausets were being made, I always said when a 13' is made, I will get one. So I did.
Not sure what the last comment meant but yeh, if it's a buck or two I'll cut a coupon in a minute. Don't mess with the 25 cent ones though.
DaveS posted 04-11-2008 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
Just goes to prove what PT Barnum said so many years ago, "there's a sucker born every minute and two to take advantage of him!"

I'm always amazed when I see the whaler steering wheel centers going for $15-$20 when you can get them from the online store for about $5, same thing for the burgees.

Go figure!

Tohsgib posted 04-11-2008 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I sold my Bronco a few months ago for full price. The woman said you want $XXX and I said that is my asking price and she said Ok and handed me the money. It clearly stated OBO on the window but I gues her best offer was full price...who was I to argue. I did feel a tad weird and almost felt obligated to give her like $50 or something but my wife said she was the one who gave you the money. Guess she is right about that.

I have said for years that Whaler itself should sell stuff on E-Bay but then again if Nike and Mako and IBM and Chevrolet would be a friggin nightmare.

Kingsteven18 posted 04-11-2008 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kingsteven18  Send Email to Kingsteven18     
OK, I finally broke down and ordered one. Now lets see guys: Does it come with the right prop? Should I raise the motor? Do I leave the drain plug in or not? Etc., etc.,......
Tohsgib posted 04-11-2008 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Since it is under a hard cover, do what you want with the plug. Personally I would not trust a 50 year old engine, especialy a Mercury ;)
Florida15 posted 04-11-2008 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15    
I once saw one of the $6 burgees go for $128. That seller was smiling.
A lot of those Whaler trinket and beads go for double or triple what you can buy them for on-line. Uneducated buyers.
Tohsgib posted 04-11-2008 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Yeah before Tom Clark came along...I used to make a fortune selling old Whaler brochures and owner's manuals. ;) Good thing is I am down to only a few duplicates so not much more could have been had. I got almost $200 for a 1979 Bertram 31 brochure with original price sheet in MINT condition. Wish I had a stack of those.
Yiddil posted 04-11-2008 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I guess your all right, people are still paying more than Apperell listed theres for..So unbelievable! Oh Well:)Nice try apperrel:)
Kingsteven18 posted 04-11-2008 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kingsteven18  Send Email to Kingsteven18     
Let's see: What did the full size version of that boat (as shown) cost in 1958? What would it be worth now?
friend99 posted 04-11-2008 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
What amazes me is how certain people on this board continue to make a fool of themself by starting meaninless threads like this one.
Bulldog posted 04-12-2008 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
On line auctions or even local in person auctions, it always seems there is someone to pay more then it is worth. Then there are the people that do well buying low and selling high later at any kind of auction also, I think the people buying high think they are getting a deal, and just get caught up in the auction....Jack

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