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Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 7:56 AM


I'm going to have a Sploofus Island Ebay Garage Sale - What I would like is for everyone to weigh in (even those who normally don't) - with what you would like to contribute...ignore the typical ebay rules (i.e. the puzzle we took last night doesn't apply) - I will go through and make sure that nothing is listed that'll get me kicked off ebay.

Basically think of what you would normally put in a garage sale, give to Good Will, sell to a pawn shop or just plain throw away.

Multiple items are requested - try to list as much as you will sell in one post.

The sale is imaginary - of course, but the results of the postings will hopefully will result in something fun - and I will actually do something with it that will be fun for all of us!

I should probably add keep in clean for the family friendly site

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 9:18 AM

I've got a Mutt 'n Jeff comic book, a 1937 Michigan road map, a George Wallace campaign button, 4 old corncob pipes that still smell like pot, a trailer hitch for a '56 Chevy, 6 nude photos of Peggy (don't remember her last name), Old Far Side calendars and a sound track CD from the Brando movie "The Wild One"
Onward and Upward

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:02 AM

I'll donate a 'Charlie's Angels' thermos, several Hummel figurines and decorative plates, a portable crib/playpen, and a 70's model-home-style chandelier in need of some repair.

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:08 AM

For starters I have a 1:20 scale model of Smaug and a collection of 19th centutry hatpins. Please, please, one at a time!

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:18 AM

I have about 6 inches of hair that got cut off yesterday that I would like to sell.

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:51 AM

To go with the hair I have,
Eye of newt,and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
and a whole load more of the same ilk.

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:58 AM

I have a pristine 70-year-old Aperture Flywheel Grommet with a Vacuum Gasket. It has a hand knurled Gribbler and the optional three position Frester Switch. It is essential for removing and installing muffler bearings on pre-WWII Fords and Chevys. Without the three position Frester, you need to do half the work by hand with a left handed socket set.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 838)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:59 AM

To start Please! Someone take my husbands Drums,next up is a 1987 Chippendales calendar with February printed with 31 days, 1st Playboy Magazine issues in 1953,and Mickey Rooney's Autograph.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:00 AM

To make a note, I have begun a quiz that will include the items posted for sale in this topic.

Will be anxiously awaiting all entries! Thought you might not want to contribute - think about it - you and your items could the star on a genuine Sploofus trivia quiz -- start digging through your closet and drawers and garage!

Lodi - will the hair be tied with a ribbon?

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:03 AM

I'll leave digging thro' drawers to Smaug as it seems to keep him amused. Other people's drawers that is!

Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:04 AM

I will contribute a 1972 Partridge Family Shopping Bag LP (still with original free plastic shopping bag!), a set of 9 Little House On The Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and 4 Campbell's Soup mugs.

Side note to Lodi: OMG! I have been contemplating the same for months but just don't have the guts...and how do you feel about it today?

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:16 AM

Wow. If you can, find good owners for all these expensive treasures, Lorrie, you'll be doing, the public and wonderful service.

Buy now, you won't regret it later:

13-inch Sears Black and White TV (a collector's item!)
A disposable panoramic camera (came free with a Time subscription, so it must be valuable)
Aerobic Rider exercise machine (what was I thinking?)
Case of Banana Boat Sport Sunblock SPF 30 (exp. April 2001)
First Grade Perfect Attendance Blue Ribbon (have to make room for all my Olympic Gold Medals, so this has to go)

Roccotab  (Level: 60.4 - Posts: 185)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:52 AM

Please put a reserve on these items they will go quick.

A "Rodney The Roadster" redline Hot Wheels car, extremely rare mint condition

A vintage collection of campaign buttons

A 1973 headless G.I. Joe a must have

A huge collection of vintage trolls

And a large collection of Homco figurines.

4getful1  (Level: 183.6 - Posts: 3057)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:54 AM

***These are just teasers to draw a crowd to buy the wonderful assorted antiques below... my adult sons would die a thousand deaths if they thought this stuff was going to be sold: ***** Original 1980s era Star Wars Toys and action figures (X Wing Fighter, Millenium Falcon, etc); GI Joes, He-Man action figures; Transformers; Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Game Boy systems and assorted games).

NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF: Originial AT&T Antique Design Line Rotary Telephone (still works); 50 Rotary slide Carousel Slide Trays (16 Focal, 34 Kodak); Assorted exercise equipment and VHS Tapes (i.e. Tai Bo, Pilates, Joyce Vedral, Tony Little, Callanetics, Body by Jake, Body Shaping, etc.); Ab Machine, Buns and Thigh Rocker, and Stride Machine; and finally, an 8-Track Multiplex Music System.

Ta da! This was a fun scavenger hunt, and I barely scratched the surface -- unfortunately.

Chyenn  (Level: 209.4 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 1:26 PM

i have a few things to add....

an Atom Ant metal lunchbox with thermos (glass inside thermos is gone. it's just the outer housing).

a Jetson's metal lunch box. i carried both of these to school in '64 and '65

A small box of 45's. mostly country artists like Red Sovine, Jeannie C Riley, and Johnny Cash but one is by Ringo Starr singing 'You're Sixteen' that i got on my 16th b'day.

a Lodge cast iron Dutch Oven with lid. never used, still in box

Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 1:45 PM

A Hopalong Cassidy wrist watch from the 50s, still working
Assorted vintage magazine ads from 50s and 60s
A collection of miniature pitchers from Frankoma pottery

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 2:20 PM

I will put in a bid for Tuzillas Flywheel grommet. the thruster knob snapped off of mine a few years back and resulted in severe burns from hot muffler fluid.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 3:12 PM

Hair had hit my waist, so 6 inches wasn't that big of a deal. It looks healthier and it prevents trying to roll over in bed only to find your hair is pinned under a body.

And no, the hair isn't tied up in a ribbon. I'm really not that ribbon type but I am willing to tie it up with anything if it fetches a higher bid.

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 4:14 PM

I have my old pet rock Jeffrey and an old Barry Manilow LP.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 4:17 PM

You're in luck! We're packing up the house and need to get rid of a few things...

A 1978 commemorative mug of Clemson's ACC football championship

An unopened 6-pack of Billy Beer.

A 1948 U.S. road atlas (meaning no interstate highways).

A set of maracas made from coconuts with "Havana" and "Cuba" carved in the side.

A plush 24-inch tall Ultraman doll.

An autographed picture of Lester Maddox (pick-axe handle costs extra.)

A collection of movie press kits, including "Beastmaster" and "Yentl."

Pony up, folks!

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 7:03 PM

I want to put my dibs in on the Hoppalong Cassidy wrist watch.
It will go very nicely with my Roy Rogers bolo tie.

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 8:10 PM

Lodi ... How about tying up the 6 inches of hair in bailing twine? It would give it a rustic look.


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 8:12 PM

I do have plenty of bailing twine. Its a lovely shade of orange but that might clash. We do want it to be presented in the most appealing way you can present a wad of hair. I'll have to think about it.

Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 9:38 PM

Sammy The Punk is my most prized Beanie Kid (err.. my daughter's!) She is worth quite a bit - Any takers? (The bear, not the kid!)

Stone  (Level: 35.0 - Posts: 259)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 10:34 PM

I have a "Letterman Online" T-shirt and an Eeyore pen that lights up when you write.

Oogie54  (Level: 209.5 - Posts: 1120)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 11:32 PM

A tattered and bedraggled "Andie Panda" stuffed bear I got on my first birthday....a little over half a century ago.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 12:31 AM

I could donate the "hoodie" sweater
with SPLOOFUS written on the front
IF it ever arrives at my house!!!!

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 4:21 AM

This could be the answer to my boys' prayers! I'll contribute my collection of probably 200-plus ashtrays. Some have advertising on them, some are silly and some are pretty. My kids have been fighting as to who will get the short straw and HAVE to clean the darned mess out when I die. I keep telling them those ashtrays will be valuable some day, but they all just laugh at me. I could also toss in my Little Orphan Annie green plastic Ovaltine shaker cup with the round red cap. I'll also toss in some clothes in just about every size they make, most of which I can no longer wear. i'll keep looking I know there's a lot more.

Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 10:45 AM

My best offering is a stack of huge records of Tijuana Brass, the Swingle Singers and enormous albums of Reader's Digest Magical Melodies, etc. These are stacked within a sound system with a tape snarled inside and the turntable broken. Also have a tall jerky jar full of stirs from cocktails from all over the world, some with cute little whistles and other little arty additions, all bearing the name of the club, airline, etc. I had a 1951 waffle iron but somebody stole it. My granddaughter talked me out of my special glass globe of a California snowman... water with a carrot and coal floating around in it. Circa 1976.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 11:22 AM

I got some 5 1/4 inch floppys to throw in - among other things

Allena  (Level: 266.4 - Posts: 1409)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 4:47 PM

6 foot tractor tire with only one hole; a twelve foot windrow dump hay rake; the drive train from a 1955 chevrolet bel air, and a 32 foot extention ladder.

Markied  (Level: 30.9 - Posts: 109)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 6:55 PM

My Alice Cooper "School's Out" Album,(original 1972 issue), complete with the paper panties, that the vinyl album came in..
..a copy of Scottish Superstar Band Wet Wet Wet, singing their 1994 massive World-wide hit "Love Is All Around", (15 weeks at No.1 in the UK).. and No.1 in 16 other countries from the "4 Weddings and A Funeral" movie.. and a signed Billy Connolly programme (from 1977)

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 3:17 AM

You're the answer to my prayer....
The town where I live is on a No Smoking Kick
Can't buy a regular ashtray in this burgh!!!!
Can't rent a roof over your head - if you smoke
Can't buy a new car with an ashtray in it

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 10:45 AM

want to know the real joke? I don't smoke! Did smoke some when I was in my teens and early 20s. My mother cured me of smoking .... she was taking care of my baby while I worked and she saw the cigarettes in my purse. She issued a choice: If you want free babysitting, you'll get rid of the cigarettes. If you want to smoke, then pay for a babysitter!

I started collecting ashtrays because I really thought they would be worth something someday as non-smoking laws became more prevalent. I am amazed about the no ashtrays in cars. Maybe all new cars are minus ashtrays (don't buy new cars either!lol)

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 11:21 AM

Anyone looking for a set of hardly used American Rugby World Cup kits?

Surreyman  (Level: 272.4 - Posts: 2771)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 4:37 AM

I'll sell Scotland.

Markied  (Level: 30.9 - Posts: 109)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 5:29 AM

I'm not biting, this time..

Captaintony  (Level: 79.5 - Posts: 75)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 10:04 AM

My table's up and ready for the cash to flow...


2 slightly used 8-track tape players, and an eight-track tape of Ray Stevens Greatest Hits...

One Starland Vocal Band album, complete with "Featuring the hit single 'Afternoon Delight'" sticker in the top corner...

three campaign packets (bumper sticker, lapel pin, and 8x10 poster) from the Dukakis/Bentsen campaign...

a baseball bat signed by Barry Bonds, complete with asterisk burned into it...

400 back issues of "Mad" magazine...

a six-foot tall blow-up "Godzilla"...

a plaster impression of a Bigfoot footprint, purchased at the Bigfoot Museum in upstate Washington...

a working Mattel Intellivision set, with Football and Shooting Gallery cassettes...

five Caribbean Polka albums (don't ask... they came as a set for $1.00...)...

and one slightly-used set of Twisted Sheila Australian Tequila shot glasses...

Any takers?

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 12:29 PM

Dang! that's some good stuff! You got Burger Time or Donkey Kong on that Intellivision?

I'll trade you some Creepy and Eeries for those Mads....I'll throw in issue No. 1 of Fangoria.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 3:10 PM

I agree Rev....still have some 8-Tracks
floating around here - and no player....
Is this Sale for Charity????

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 4:10 PM

If charity means donating to Lodi's underwear replacement fund, then yes.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 16th Oct '07 1:53 AM

Or the Furniture drawers for Lodi

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 9:47 AM

I'm going to start working on a quiz for this thread - so if anyone has anything to throw in - nows the time! Remember you can throw in things that are not normally allowed to sell on ebay as well - because THIS is sploofus island - we can do anything we want

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 10:22 AM

I have an old suspender belt - which I kept in case panty hose didn't catch on....
And a '70s suede miniskirt (with a zipper up the front for easy access) - think I kept it in case someone found the Fountain of Youth before I die
One of the first Polaroid cameras ever made....buyer to supply own film....
A dozen unread volumes of Reader's Digest Condensed Books - which I bought because I didn't have time to read the Unabridged versions.

Geophile  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 1545)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 4:33 PM

Please, please someone...take the Ronson Food Dehydrator from me. I am not a pack rat, I have a neat garage on MY side, you could eat off the floor. My husband's side is clean but obviously shows "collector's" mentality. I hate this Ronson thingy. I have never used it, yet it is stored, taken out, offered to kids, neighbors, stored again; there isn't any person in the world who wants it. I was going to dry my own beef jerky, lavender, bananas, apples, etc. I've never even plugged it in. I have a psycological distaste for using it and even more for getting rid of it. What's going on here?

Geophile  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 1545)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 4:34 PM

NOTE TO SUZER....Do you know how much those Hummel figurines are worth???? Check it out.

Eileeny  (Level: 70.6 - Posts: 240)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 5:01 PM

I have one hormonal teenager make an offer.
pink shag pile throw rug.
1 mouse works occasionly had an accident drowned in some brandy and sprite.
new jeans cant wear too tight like stretching a mosquitos butt over a rain barrel.
and probably a whole lot more junk if i look..
Ohh yes and a whole bunch of friendly dust bunnies.

Eileeny  (Level: 70.6 - Posts: 240)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 5:02 PM

Oops hope i didnt offend anyone with my post i meant ti all in the nicest possible way.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 12th Nov '07 3:31 AM

Claire Geophile....
I've been pondering this question and have decided that your mother was probably
scared by a Food Dehydrator when she was carrying you....(did they have them in
those days????) So now you have "adopted" this appliance to face your fear of it.
But you are obviously ambivalent about it....because you keep it in the garage,
instead of in your bedroom. I expect you either have to make a friend of it by
using it - maybe as a clothes dryer or dehumidifier - OR you must take it to the
Salvation Army. They will find it the good home it deserves....and where it will
be encourage to reach it's full potential....

Huntingtalk  (Level: 15.5 - Posts: 6)
Mon, 12th Nov '07 5:51 AM

my wife's Lucy Barbie Doll Collection

Chyenn  (Level: 209.4 - Posts: 1332)
Mon, 12th Nov '07 8:00 AM

Rowlanda are you really Dr. Phil in disguise??

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 12th Nov '07 8:21 PM

Or Dr. Laura???

Geophile  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 1545)
Mon, 12th Nov '07 8:52 PM

Rowlanda...I'm so old the Ronson Food Dehydrator was just a gleam in the inventor's eye.
But you are correct in saying the Salvation Army would have a use for it, but I don't think it is going to make it there.

We have in our family a compilation of bad buys called the Afghan List. An Afghan show dog was my first really bad purchase in our marriage...had lots of hope for her in the show ring and paid beaucoup bucks for her. She cut her monkey tail on the oven door, requiring 80 stitches, and her tail drooped like a whippets. Something had to be the first on the got worse from there. Actually, the Ronson doesn't even rate on the Afghan List - it was pretty cheap. Ask me about the Jaguar and boat...they were the BIG losers!

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