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Old 08-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #181
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These are FREAKIN’ Pez dispensers people! Get a grip!
Sure glad I didn't have more than a small sip of ice tea in my mouth when I read that. Was thinking the very exact thing
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That Four Characters painting is pretty cute, but I can't get over the Pez dispensers.
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Yes, yes.. $700 for Pez dispensers might classify as a little OTT...but no one has asked the burning question........























...the really, really obvious burning question.....













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What were you and Fran going to do with that cannon???????
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We talked to some folks after the auction and were told that the people running the auction this year were very pushy and aggressive and in your face and made it an uncomfortable experience for many, with some bidders being pushed to bid higher than they maybe wanted. Did you notice this?
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:19 PM   #185
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Oh my, my, my......$700 for 2 Pez candy dispensers.....lol Of course the Swarovski crystals are pretty!!!

Only $10000 donated to UNICEF....that's actually a bit disappointing. Does Disney really need the proceeds from the auction???

Enjoy your time away....we'll be patiently waiting for your return!!!
I guess the crystals are valuable, but you'd think they could have thought of something a little less tacky to put them on. So much for enjoying my time away! We had a blowout or something just past the grapevine exit at 11PM last night. Not only did we sit by the side of the freeway for an hour waiting fir a tow truck, we never made it to our intended hotel. We're in a rental car right now and the damage to our car was minimal. It's waiting for us back in Bakersfield while we wrap up our business an hour North of there!

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When the bid on the tour with Alice Davis was finally accepted did she aknowledge the bidder with a wave or anything?



I guess I'm going to have to be patient for your return, but I did enjoy seeing a few more items.
She was acknowledged during the bidding and gsve a wave to the crowd. After the auction she had a line of people wanting to talk to her and I assume get her autograph.
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I guess the crystals are valuable, but you'd think they could have thought of something a little less tacky to put them on. So much for enjoying my time away! We had a blowout or something just past the grapevine exit at 11PM last night. Not only did we sit by the side of the freeway for an hour waiting fir a tow truck, we never made it to our intended hotel. We're in a rental car right now and the damage to our car was minimal. It's waiting for us back in Bakersfield while we wrap up our business an hour North of there!

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OH NO!!! That's the ONE thing i'm always afraid of when traveling through the grapevine...i'm even more scared in the winter at nighttime.
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Sure glad I didn't have more than a small sip of ice tea in my mouth when I read that. Was thinking the very exact thing
That's funny! It just seemed so silly to me to put crystal heads on something made of plastic.

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That Four Characters painting is pretty cute, but I can't get over the Pez dispensers.
Some of the art pieces were really nice, they just went up too high.

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Yes, yes.. $700 for Pez dispensers might classify as a little OTT...but no one has asked the burning question........

...the really, really obvious burning question.....

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What were you and Fran going to do with that cannon???????
Put it with the big figs of the Red Head, the Auctioneer, the Black Pearl, the Drunk Pirate sleeping with the pigs, the Skeleton Helmsman (we actually ended up with two of those as well as the Red Head), and the set of keys used as a prop in the first movie. . What else would we do with it?



























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We talked to some folks after the auction and were told that the people running the auction this year were very pushy and aggressive and in your face and made it an uncomfortable experience for many, with some bidders being pushed to bid higher than they maybe wanted. Did you notice this?
I haven't covered it yet here because the gentleman on our side of the room (and the other gentleman on the opposite side, as far as I could tell) were fairly polite towards the bidders. I'll have more in a couple items because I want to tell the stories in context. However, I think the word "thieves" could be considered an accurate description of the way that these individuals coerced folks to part with their money. However Fran disagrees with me and says that is how auctions are done, the people are there to spend money. It's not like they ate going to get a bargain at a Disney auction!
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OH NO!!! That's the ONE thing i'm always afraid of when traveling through the grapevine...i'm even more scared in the winter at nighttime.
With all the construction going on and the road all torn up something just whipped up under the car and damaged the tire as well as the wheel well covering. It's sort of just hanging there now.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:37 PM   #189
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My gosh having a tire blow out has been a long time fear of mine. I did have one of the inside dual tires blow out once. That was frightening. Even having another tire to drive to nearest place to get it fixed was not fun.

So glad I never had a front tire blow.

I have to say that grapevine makes me nervous-- going up -going down-- not sure why. Glad you got help pretty quick.

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My gosh having a tire blow out has been a long time fear of mine. I did have one of the inside dual tires blow out once. That was frightening. Even having another tire to drive to nearest place to get it fixed was not fun.

So glad I never had a front tire blow.

I have to say that grapevine makes me nervous-- going up -going down-- not sure why. Glad you got help pretty quick.

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It was scary, but luckily everything went fine. I'm mostly the passenger, but when I drive I stop at the bottom of the hill, or take over once we're down the other side. I don't like driving such a steep grade!

And the pez dispensers, they had a disclaimer in the auction program (candy not included).
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It was scary, but luckily everything went fine. I'm mostly the passenger, but when I drive I stop at the bottom of the hill, or take over once we're down the other side. I don't like driving such a steep grade!

And the pez dispensers, they had a disclaimer in the auction program (candy not included).
LOL!!! Well..THAT should have made the selling price much lower!
My DD had a bowout and flipped..scary indeed...her friend from Vegas was visiting and had to wear a neck brace for awhile, but nothing serious, luckily...bet her folks thought bieng in the middle of nowhere was safer than Vegas..not so much.
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That's funny! It just seemed so silly to me to put crystal heads on something made of plastic.



Some of the art pieces were really nice, they just went up too high.



Put it with the big figs of the Red Head, the Auctioneer, the Black Pearl, the Drunk Pirate sleeping with the pigs, the Skeleton Helmsman (we actually ended up with two of those as well as the Red Head), and the set of keys used as a prop in the first movie. . What else would we do with it?













Of course! So obvious now! Silly me!



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LOL I am really enjoying this thread. I thought I was extravagant when I bought a DCL Alaska sweat shirt that I really didn't need.

I'll go to bed grinning about the Pez Dispensers!

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Yes, yes.. $700 for Pez dispensers might classify as a little OTT...but no one has asked the burning question........


...the really, really obvious burning question.....

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What were you and Fran going to do with that cannon???????
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Put it with the big figs of the Red Head, the Auctioneer, the Black Pearl, the Drunk Pirate sleeping with the pigs, the Skeleton Helmsman (we actually ended up with two of those as well as the Red Head), and the set of keys used as a prop in the first movie. . What else would we do with it?

Haha! I laughed out loud over this little exchange. And PrincessInOz, I was thinking exactly the same question when I read the cannon post. I see a Pirate-themed bedroom in the future. Just what you need in your bedroom, A, strange men! (JK, of course).

I work for a non-profit foundation and we hold several auctions a year. It is the auctioneer's job to encourage people to spend money, whether it is a charity auction or not. A good auctioneer gets people to raise the paddle and hopefully, have fun doing it. High pressure tactics are the norm. At our events, if there are two high bidders competing for a single item and the bidding has stalled, the auctioneer will sometimes miraculously find a second, duplicate item and offer it to BOTH bidders. Moral of the story, if you can't afford it, don't raise your paddle!

Blowouts are scary. Glad you two were safe.
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Put it with the big figs of the Red Head, the Auctioneer, the Black Pearl, the Drunk Pirate sleeping with the pigs, the Skeleton Helmsman (we actually ended up with two of those as well as the Red Head), and the set of keys used as a prop in the first movie. . What else would we do with it?
Sounds reasonable to me! I am enjoying reading your report and esp the auction recap! I have those big figs too! Except I didn't know there was one of the Drunk Pirate sleeping with the pigs - do you have a picture?
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