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Old 10-31-2006, 12:40 PM   #29
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:17 PM   #30
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This is just wrong

OHMAGOSH! THis is an outrage. I bought mine for $12.95 this morning, I have the invoice to prove it. No wonder the guy at customer service told me "Yeah, tell all your friends we still have a few in stock, but they are going FAST!" Then he turns around and ups the price, EXPONENTIALLY. I'm not believing this. They've even added all this "collectors item" verbiage to the description. Isn't there a law or something? Flamingo price gouging? Ya'll I'm sorry I even called to see if they were really Featherstone's in stock.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:17 PM   #31
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Last week they were clearance items. Since that article in the newspaper they are collector's items. If a company does buy those moulds and puts them back into production, you probably won't be able to give them away.

I wonder how much they want for those moulds anyway. Hmmm, my company doen't have a policy against moon-lighting. I could put the kids to work on weekends, keep production low, supply low, and that would keep demand high and prices high...what is Union Products' phone number?
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:52 PM   #32
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...what is Union Products' phone number?
Well, you are running out of time but you can try: Dennis Plante, Union Products, 511 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453-0330
Phone: 978/537-1631.

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Old 10-31-2006, 04:38 PM   #33
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:16 PM   #34
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:54 PM   #35
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OK- This is really going crazy! I had just purchased 50 pairs of Don's flamingos for $10.95 a pair. I just contacted both of my suppliers and they are out of stock; GONE! What is this world coming too? If I find another supplier I will post it immediatly. PLEASE beware of knock-offs!
Last month, I purchased 50 pairs myself to give out to each rig attending the NEU maintenance rally the first w/e in May 2007. Hmmmm, perhaps by May 2007 they will be worth alot more?
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:58 PM   #36
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:44 PM   #37
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Turn on NBC evening news for a report on the demise of the pink flamingo. Coming up tonight. In a few minutes.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:46 PM   #38
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Turn on NBC evening news for a report on the demise of the pink flamingo. Coming up tonight. In a few minutes.
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Glad we got some last night at gulp $50 a pair.

I wonder if LoJack will fit inside?
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Glad we got some last night at gulp $50 a pair.

I wonder if LoJack will fit inside?
I wonder if we will see an Airstream in report.

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Old 11-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #41
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Glad we got some last night at gulp $50 a pair.

I wonder if LoJack will fit inside?
You could mate them to get your money back.

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Old 11-01-2006, 05:59 PM   #42
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Nice broadcast. The good news (for those of you who haven't spent $50 to get a pair) is that a couple of companies are in negotiation to purchase the molds. The goal of which ever company purchases the molds is to resume production in 2007.

I saw something interesting on eBay the other day. Apparently, before Union Products made the decision to go out of business, they had already manufactured a limited edition gold-colored 50th anniversary flamingo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Union Products flamingo in 2007. Check out this auction...one of the sets went for over $300!
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