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Forum topic by Brett posted 06-18-2012 04:02 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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06-18-2012 04:02 PM

I see a lot of hand tools at antique malls priced at $22. Is there a reason for this? Something to do with numerology, astrology, eastern religions, or Las Vegas?

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 04:42 PM

i think it has something to do with being twice the fifth prime number… and vegas

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 04:43 PM

It is an old ancient woodworkers proverb from the book of sawdust that says “If it is quality and only cost 22 then it probably isn’t worth poo

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 04:57 PM

around here its $35. $35 is a magic number all planes are worth if they know absolutley nothing about planes. I’ve seen a series of planes marked $35 from a broken no-name #5 to a nice original Stanley #6. Someday I’m going to ask whats the magic in $35. The good thing is when you start talking like you have a clue, they will usually negotiate.

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#4 posted 06-18-2012 05:04 PM

Ever looked at some of the stupid pricing on the Bay?
Bill

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 06-18-2012 05:04 PM

Here it’s $20. Have no idea why. When I lived in the Pocono’s, visiting antiques shops the magic number seemed to be $65-75.

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404 - Not Found

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#6 posted 06-18-2012 06:44 PM

Maybe the price they’re looking for is actually 20 bucks but have factored in 10% for bartering.

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#7 posted 06-18-2012 08:40 PM

Here’s the real reason. At the antique mall the “mall” its self takes 10%. Thats why most stuff is $22, $44, etc. the seller wants 20 bucks and 10% for the house.

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#8 posted 06-20-2012 02:39 AM

ditto to Newage Neanderthal. I’ve got some stuff in an antique store and I do the same thing to cover the 10% the store takes.

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#9 posted 06-20-2012 02:44 AM

All the parking garages in Manhattan have these bizarre hourly rates. Or so it seems. Once you add the sales and parking taxes (which total 18.875%), you get nice, round numbers.

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