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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 12-22-2011 11:24 PM 3954 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SCOTSMAN

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12-22-2011 11:24 PM

Is this a joke this guy is selling little basic wood turned mushrooms for exhorbitant prices plus exhorbitant shipping fees to UK.These mushrooms sell here for around £3-£4ishAlistair

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LATHE-TURNED-WOODEN-MUSHROOM-GARY-DONALDSON-/180767504204?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1695374c

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 11:50 PM

Wow! If I could sell those for $100 a pop, I could quit my day job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 11:55 PM

Okay Alistair you convinced me …................I need a lathe … now ….. LOL

Dennis

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 11:55 PM

I think he’s serious…

That lil thing must have taken a long time to make!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Pop

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 11:57 PM

Hey Scotsman you know the deal, as old P. T. Barnum said “there’s a fool born every minute.” You know it’s a very bad deal and I know the same, but you can bet there’s people in the UK (God bless their little hearts) that will pay this guy his price for these VERY SPECIALmushrooms.

*MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU IN THE HIGHLANDS ! !

pOP

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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crank49

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 12:00 AM

Well look at some of his other junk.
A mexican sombrero for only $499.
? ? ?

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 12:16 AM

Love you guys/n/gals every one of you is special very special you have great hearts of gold you deserve the best .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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bigkev

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#7 posted 12-23-2011 12:48 AM

I see exorbitant prices on items from the UK and exorbitant shipping on items from the UK all the time.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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TheDane

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 01:15 AM

Alistair—Guess I’m in the wrong business!

Have a blessed Christmas!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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poopiekat

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#9 posted 12-23-2011 01:15 AM

My first reaction is ’why not make our own?’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxt4ABkXOEw

Easy!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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ajosephg

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#10 posted 12-23-2011 01:57 AM

Well——there is a big difference between putting something up for sale, and making a sale. Like if I put my house on the market for a million dollars and actually getting somebody to pay it.

-- Joe

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 12-23-2011 05:53 AM

Looks like he has a knack for locating fools http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350511934376

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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HalDougherty

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#12 posted 12-23-2011 01:16 PM

Click on the feedback # after his user name and you’ll see items listed that he sold and got feedback on. He actually sold a few high dollar wood items, but on the 1st page, I don’t see any comments about mushrooms. Just because an item is listed, doesn’t mean it will sell…

The auction that impresses me the most is one on etsy… Some seller has a quart jar of sawdust for $20. You’ll have to see this auction to believe it. I have burned thousands of dollars worth of this stuff…

www.etsy.com/listing/68854537/

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Tootles

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#13 posted 12-23-2011 02:23 PM

Ah but you see, the mushroom is signed and the sawdust comes with a certificate! It’s not so much the product as the added value that people are being asked to pay for.

The bit I like about the sawdust is the answer to the question of “when will I receive my items?”. Here you go, read this and weep …

All of our items are custom made to order & therefore special time is needed to create & personalize each and every order – Most orders do SHIP within 2-3 weeks but larger orders may take a bit longer. We appreciate your understanding!

Obviously we all need an attitude adjustment. The items we make are just a by-product of the really valuable sawdust that gets produced! Well now I’ve seen it all.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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Bagtown

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#14 posted 12-23-2011 02:57 PM

Well folks, as it turns out I have a fortune down in the shop in my trash can/dust collector separator. Excuse me while I go and print some “Certificates of Authenticity”, and get me an Etsy account.

Just checked my calendar and nope, I was wrong. It’s not April Fools Day. As a matter of fact it darn near Christmas. So I best get downstairs and get it in high gear and get those presents finished.

Merry Christmas,

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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ChuckV

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 03:14 PM

I have no idea how many dust collector bags full of “gold” dust have ended up in our gardens!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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