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Old 03-18-2008, 08:34 AM   #99
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Gary- Beware; the flamingo at AS are imported from China and may have the Bird Flu. Nothing against JC but they never carried the Featherstone Flamingos.

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All jokes aside - are there any quality issues with those on Airstream.com?

I think I'll wait until I get down to Florida. If I order them from JC it'll cost me $30 with shipping, plus fees and surcharges that UP$ always tacks on...

I like the idea, but too much.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:12 PM   #100
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All jokes aside - are there any quality issues with those on Airstream.com?

I think I'll wait until I get down to Florida. If I order them from JC it'll cost me $30 with shipping, plus fees and surcharges that UP$ always tacks on...

I like the idea, but too much.
I had traveled to JC to inspect, interview and evaluate the Pink Flamingos in Sept. 2006. As noted, they were from China and did not hold visas or traveling papers from Homeland Security. Other than that they were pink, each had a pair of metal legs and did appear to resemble a flamingo. So, nothing wrong with them as long as one understands they are not the Don Featherstone designs. When I had last spoken with Don about the rip-offs on the market he remarked that it was not praticle to persue imitators.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:40 PM   #101
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I had traveled to JC to inspect, interview and evaluate the Pink Flamingos in Sept. 2006. As noted, they were from China and did not hold visas or traveling papers from Homeland Security.
They must have snuck in past the border with a flock of Canadian Geese heading south on their winter migration... We'll have to alert Customs Officials to keep a lookout for pink geese.
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They must have snuck in past the border with a flock of Canadian Geese heading south on their winter migration... We'll have to alert Customs Officials to keep a lookout for pink geese.
As we all know, Canadian Geese Migrate from the Canadian nesting grounds to Mexico for the winter; so which border are they crossing in from?
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:50 PM   #103
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Well - they freely cross the US/Mexican border - I've seen several flocks heading north through New Mexico - but there were funny looking pink birds mixed in with them!
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I found and purchased a pair of the D. Featherstone mingos @ Dollar General Sunday here in Alabama. One of two boxes on the shelf.

In Gulf Shores they are in spring & Easter break mode as their "high season" is beginning. It's considered "winter" here before that.

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I picked up a couple of boxes at a Dollar General in IL. Not complaining, but just observing and noting that they aren't exactly the same as the original Featherstones...the coloring is a deeper pink and the box graphics are different. They are certainly nicer than any other brand of flamingo I've seen on the market these days.
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OK - you all need to quit hoggin them all. Checked today - still none here....
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OK - you all need to quit hoggin them all. Checked today - still none here....
They are located in the lawn and garden section of the store. In talking with the employees in the IL store, they indicated that the spring stock (i.e., flamingos) is still flocking in so check back!
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I picked up a couple of boxes at a Dollar General in IL. Not complaining, but just observing and noting that they aren't exactly the same as the original Featherstones...the coloring is a deeper pink and the box graphics are different. They are certainly nicer than any other brand of flamingo I've seen on the market these days.
After taling with the nice folks at the new "Union Products", yes not only did they buy the molds but also the name, the did design a new box and the color may be a bit deeper. Seems that ours may have fadded and/or they are using a better resin than in the flamingos last few years of living up north. Of course it really does not seem fair that those folks who live near General Dollar and Family Dollar stores get to buy new flamingos and those of us here in the New England area are skunked!
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After taling with the nice folks at the new "Union Products", yes not only did they buy the molds but also the name, the did design a new box and the color may be a bit deeper. Seems that ours may have fadded and/or they are using a better resin than in the flamingos last few years of living up north. Of course it really does not seem fair that those folks who live near General Dollar and Family Dollar stores get to buy new flamingos and those of us here in the New England area are skunked!
Yeah, the color is definitely much deeper. I have an original Union Products set (still in the box, never been removed, stored in a dark closet) which I compared to the Dollar Store set and the Dollar Store set is a much deeper shade of pink.

That's a good thing for us folks that "got-to-have-the-original-Union-Products" flamingos.

We now have a means to differentiate between the two products.
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I have a red chicken in the yard, purchased in Santa Fe. She's metal, not plastic. No eggs so far.

She does not travel.

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Heck with flamingos! I want one of these!
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Yeah, the color is definitely much deeper. I have an original Union Products set (still in the box, never been removed, stored in a dark closet) which I compared to the Dollar Store set and the Dollar Store set is a much deeper shade of pink.

That's a good thing for us folks that "got-to-have-the-original-Union-Products" flamingos.

We now have a means to differentiate between the two products.
I finally broke open the box of flamingos I purchased from the dollar general and you will never believe what I discovered! The mold they used to create the pink flamingos was the mold that Union Products used for the white "snomingo"! My pink flamingos have "snomingo" stamped on the bottom! Now I'm wondering if these misstamped flamingos are like a mis stamped coin and worth alot of money!
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