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nowhammies10

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Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« on: February 24, 2021, 10:32:54 PM »
One of what, only 130 made? In the original box, this prize for Whammy! S2 runners-up can be yours for the low, low, $ale of the Century price of $1,710 plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 10:48:42 PM »
And itís reduced, too!
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 01:10:27 PM »
Well, they know their audience.
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 12:31:39 PM »
Well, they know their audience.

First rule of Ebay:  It only takes one.
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 07:23:32 PM »
Just outta curiosity: how much would one of those have cost new? If they were to sell to the general public.
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 08:32:40 PM »
Just outta curiosity: how much would one of those have cost new? If they were to sell to the general public.

Going rate for the absolute bottom-of-the-line Croton watch is $15. So prolly $10 back then?
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 08:37:33 PM »
Just outta curiosity: how much would one of those have cost new? If they were to sell to the general public.

Going rate for the absolute bottom-of-the-line Croton watch is $15. So prolly $10 back then?

True, but this is marked down quite a bit. Which seems to be the case for all of the watches on the site; wonder why.

I would figure, considering what cartoon character watches (good ones) can go for, $50 wouldnít have been outta the realm.
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 12:47:29 PM »
It can now be yours for the low, low sale-of-the-century price of only $1,500.

I really don't get this.  Virtually all of his other watches -- including some I would think were much more desirable -- are priced at $100 or less.  He appears to be equating scarcity with value, and that's not always the case.  I have a Bill Cullen signature Zippo lighter, and I'm sure there aren't more than a few dozen of them in existence, but that doesn't mean they're worth $1500.

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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2021, 09:49:05 AM »
Precisely. Sure, it's the only one I've ever seen pop up on eBay in the 18 years since the show went off the air, but when you're asking Rolex prices for what's effectively a Mickey Mouse watch, I don't see you getting too far.

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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2021, 02:57:51 AM »
Listing ended. For now. (Only saying this because I think heíll try again.)
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2021, 11:05:57 AM »
Decided to dive a little deeper into the sellerís offerings.

He has a crapton of watches for sale. And I mean crapton. Some of them are really pretty cool, admittedly.

But like the Whammy watch, heís asking way too much more than a lot of them are worth and not a single one has any bids on it. Itís a nice collection, but who did his valuing?
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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2021, 10:31:36 AM »
It's back, and now for only $1000. 

It looks like this guy is going to Dutch auction this thing until he gets his sucker.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/RARE-Press-Your-Luck-WHAMMY-Croton-Diamond-Character-Watch-in-the-Original-Box/274712806078?hash=item3ff628c2be:g:ekAAAOSw8ZFgIsWO
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nowhammies10

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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2021, 11:47:44 AM »
Yeah, $1000 is still too steep. I'm intrigued but no way am I paying more than the cost of a vowel.

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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2021, 05:24:34 PM »
Yeah, $1000 is still too steep. I'm intrigued but no way am I paying more than the cost of a vowel.
I'd even say $250 is steep, small diamond and all.

/says the person who spent 5 digits earlier this week

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Re: Rare eBay find: Whammy! Croton watch
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2021, 08:40:02 PM »
Annnnnnnd itís gone. With no bids again.

If he lists again, over/under on asking price?
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