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The $49 Deal of the Century!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ebay seller Wally Wannabe
There's been a sudden spike in value for the classic TimMee Patton tank....well, according to a slew of online auctions there is. Some Ebay sellers (aka, greedy, entrepreneur wannabees) from across the land have found well-worn examples of this champion toy tank hidden deep within their attics or basements and with a few featherbrained  keystrokes have set the price at a head-scratching $49.00. Has greed completely snuffed out common sense in the land of opportunity? Are google searches really that much trouble? As Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars would say, "just because something's old doesn't mean it's valuable." Now, if you happen to come across a first edition tank sealed within a mint header card and bag then perhaps you can spring for a family discount matinee at the local multiplex on a Saturday afternoon. Otherwise, you need to come back down to Earth with your prices so you can move that so-called treasure trove of inventory you have and actually make a few bucks. There were hundreds of thousands of TimMee Patton tanks cranked out at the factory in Illinois over the course of 40 years and much more to come with the new reissues. They'll be around long after we're all dead and gone...just like the cockroaches! 

Semper Fi!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is soooo true and sad really. When I was looking for some ol' deuce 1/2's to go with reissues saw prices from $11-$55. Sad really sad.

Paul Gruendler said...

That Eager Beaver Deuce and a half has not yet been reissued. OH! but when it IS!

Lorrie Causey said...

..the re-issues are very well done..but I would like a few of the originals as well......