eBay Beeg Sale

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eBay Beeg Sale

Unread post by rodndtube » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:50 pm

There must be something very special about this board...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-Cu ... 1809691087?
Or, did somebody add to many zeros? It sold for $13K (22 bids, and started at 99 cents!).
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Unread post by Nels » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:44 pm

Must be money laundering, because looking at that I'd say it's a mediocre reshape of a broken old double foam stringer longboard in poor condition. There's a balsa bellyboard from the 50's that has potential Bob Simmons lineage (which can't be verified beyond whatever it is today I guess)...and they're selling that for less last time I looked.

Poobah has good timing if he decides to thin out his paipo quiver on ebay though...

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Unread post by rodndtube » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:54 am

Poobah might make a fortune!!! Looking forward to his total offering. He has some nice boards.
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Unread post by bgreen » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:01 am

What was the background to the board? I couldn't see any details. It looks like a dog and isn't in good condition.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:53 am

Not much in the way of background... see below:

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eBay link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-Custom-Bellyboard-Surfboard-VG-/221809691087?
Seller ID:   ozstreasures
Time left: July 2, 2015, 10:40PM
Starting bid: US $13,000.00 [ 22 bids ]
Shipping: Free Local Pickup | See details
Item location: Lake Forest, California

This is a custom made Very Rare Oldskool Belly Board . It is in great condition. Will ride very well . Has minor wear and tear.
34 x20. Please email me any questions. Thank you.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-Cu ... 1809691087?

The bidding was wild.
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Unread post by bgreen » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:47 pm

Rod,

Can more be found out? I'm amazed someone would fork out so much $ based on such limited information. Does the person sell other stuff?

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Unread post by Nels » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:17 pm

Does the person sell other stuff?
Somebody does... :roll:

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Unread post by rodndtube » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:41 pm

I did not do any follow-up. Feel free to try contacting the seller using the above link. Check the buyer history as well. Both may be kind of cloaked.
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Unread post by Nels » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:36 pm

A cool $15,000 is the "buy now" price for this piece of (my) surfing history...

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Unread post by rodndtube » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:05 am

Nels... is it full of secret microfilm data intercepted from those big antennas near by your haunts?

Sweet looking Blob!
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Unread post by Poobah » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:36 pm

I'm guessing that the ebay seller is initially responsible for a fee based on the end of auction. I wonder how long it takes to sort that out. The bidding was done by two newbies, or one person pretending to be two people. A flaw in the system...maybe newbies shouldn't be allowed to bid over a certain dollar amount.

I also have to fault the seller for calling the board rare, and saying it only had minor wear. But also worth noting that the bidding started at 99 cents.

Once upon a time that little board probably had a great value to someone. Maybe it was for a son or little brother. From that bygone era before the arrival of Chinese junk. It warms my heart and makes me a little sad at the same time.

Back to the tangent...Nels, is the Blob a strap-on handboard?

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Unread post by matt23 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:17 am

Nels would you take $14,750 for the Blob?

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Unread post by Nels » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:23 pm

Nels would you take $14,750 for the Blob?
With that much of a discount you would have to pick it up here in California...but it's summer and we're supposed to get some surf soon...
Once upon a time that little board probably had a great value to someone.
That is the only thing that might make sense...but...well...
is the Blob a strap-on handboard?
You said "strap-on"...heh heh heh...but no, it's about a 36" chunk of semi-reshaped broken board scavenged from Supertubes in far north Malibu. Close examination might reveal it to be a classic example of throwing everything into one project (like throwing a bunch of colors together)...which would be fairly true...but at the time I was interested in the idea of a mass of floatation with some static planing surface. I was getting into mats, I'd read and remembered about people riding wet "inflated" pillow cases or whatever, and too shy to try out some oddball inflatable toy. And I was playing with colors and sparkles and foam and fiberglass...completely burnt out coming off an aerospace "career"...

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Unread post by krusher74 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:30 am

This makes little sense :shock:

If it had some heritage I would have thought Rod or someone here would have known of it.

I watched one of the surfboard auctions and boards with documented history were going for a lot less than that :?

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Unread post by rodndtube » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:33 am

For having heritage that info sure wasn't posted on the eBay sales page. The two big bidders may known something. Or something else was going on, be it legit or not. Sure is curious.
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Unread post by John Mellor » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:27 am

SheeeeIIIIItttttt.... if you think THAT'S a deal, check out THIS!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tandum-Bicycle- ... 4183353ae2

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