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Found these on evilBay the other day. I had bid on one saying Liverpool Yacht Club, with a lovely red color, but thought it ended earlier than it did, so lost out on it by fifty cents. Went for $15+ and I believe $3+ shipping. I could have cried. But, found another, that I got for $25, and about $10 shipping, so I'm not terribly heartbroken. Very neat chairs, and the prices vary tremendously. Shop around and you can probably find one for around $25, plus shipping. They were originally patented in 1935 I believe it was, and I've got the patent stuck away. Many say 1939 World's Fair on them, but mine says 1940, which was the year I was born.
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I think I'll try to copy this, so I can save the original, and just use the copy. Supposedly the original could hold 380+ lbs.

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Found these on evilBay the other day. I had bid on one saying Liverpool Yacht Club, with a lovely red color, but thought it ended earlier than it did, so lost out on it by fifty cents. Went for $15+ and I believe $3+ shipping. I could have cried. But, found another, that I got for $25, and about $10 shipping, so I'm not terribly heartbroken. Very neat chairs, and the prices vary tremendously. Shop around and you can probably find one for around $25, plus shipping. They were originally patented in 1935 I believe it was, and I've got the patent stuck away. Many say 1939 World's Fair on them, but mine says 1940, which was the year I was born.
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I think I'll try to copy this, so I can save the original, and just use the copy. Supposedly the original could hold 380+ lbs.
Velly Intellestink!!!! Does any one have a plan on making one of these chairs? It shouldn't be too hard to build one.
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Found these on evilBay the other day..
Why is it, that anything successful these days are referred to as evil?

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Velly Intellestink!!!! Does any one have a plan on making one of these chairs? It shouldn't be too hard to build one.
Probably no plans, but how about the patent instead?
https://www.google.com/patents/US200...ed=0CDYQ6AEwAA

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Why is it, that anything successful these days are referred to as evil?
If you have dealt much with eBay, you will know why I call it evilBay. It is my last resort for 'anything'; but occasionally, it is the only place to find something; but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Always, and I do mean 'always', check the shipping cost before you bid on anything there.

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This is the Liverpool Yacht Club one I originally lost out on. Lovely.
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If you have dealt much with eBay, you will know why I call it evilBay. It is my last resort for 'anything'; but occasionally, it is the only place to find something; but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Always, and I do mean 'always', check the shipping cost before you bid on anything there.
Theo, I agree with you about the shipping charges. However I always take shipping into account when ordering by mail/phone/internet. Many brick and mortar retailers have exorbitant shipping charges. If that makes them evil.. so be it I guess. I have bought a lot through eBay, and sold some as well. The seller, not eBay, set the shipping charges. If they are too high, I just don't bid.

I have seen stuff go for crazy prices at "in person" auctions. I suppose if that makes the auctioneer "evil", he and I can both live with that!

And you are right, you don't have to like it. Still doesn't really make it evil!

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Theo, I agree with you about the shipping charges. However I always take shipping into account when ordering by mail/phone/internet. Many brick and mortar retailers have exorbitant shipping charges. If that makes them evil.. so be it I guess. I have bought a lot through eBay, and sold some as well. The seller, not eBay, set the shipping charges. If they are too high, I just don't bid.

I have seen stuff go for crazy prices at "in person" auctions. I suppose if that makes the auctioneer "evil", he and I can both live with that!

And you are right, you don't have to like it. Still doesn't really make it evil!
Yeah, but that's the only word that easily fits the e in Ebay.
They had made some changes for the worse, hence the evilBay. Since then they have flip-flopped, and made some changes for the better. Not fantastic, but better. But I will probably call them evilBay forever. I got hosed by a seller on there, and 'eBay' did absolutely nothing for me. I had even returned the junk I had been sent, and got absolutely no return. That didn't go well with me. But, I am quite serious about them being the last resort for me, I used to get a lot of old books, mostly on boatbuilding, and that was the only place I could find one. And passed on any number of them, because the shipping cost made the price too high. OK, so maybe it's the sellers that are evil, but when shipping cost for a book is $50, when it can be shipped for about $2, and eBay just lets it slide, then they inherit at least part of the evil.

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I have sold and purchase (to much) on Ebay and had No problems.
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