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#206986 - 05/16/12 04:07 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
Mark Wagner Offline
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"It will be 80% off if everyone just waits."

No need to wait, on the depots web site click on the tab "Blockbuster Sale-Harbour Lights "..... it's 80% off

That includes the 20th Anniversary Alaskan Replica Set for $94.00,

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#206988 - 05/16/12 10:23 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
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So over the past few days I have spoken with several HL dealers and they have all confirmed that within 30 days Harbour Lights will be officially gone!


Edited by wyattd01 (05/16/12 10:24 PM)
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#206989 - 05/17/12 03:29 AM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
CAVR Offline
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"Tick-Tock goes the clock"....

HL's time has about ran out!
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#206990 - 05/17/12 04:29 AM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
Mark Wagner Offline
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Loc: Munster, In.
The 20th Anniversary Alaskan Replica Set for $94.00

The word "replica" makes me wonder if these are any different from the pieces that were distributed to the reunion attendee's, does any one know if there is a difference ?

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#206991 - 05/17/12 08:22 AM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
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Rich, I think any increase in price is a temporary abberation. Once HL is gone you still have a collector base becoming more and more disinterested and getting older. I think it spikes a little (ebay) and then drizzles down to the market that is now (HL). They certainly will have value as they are nice pieces but more in the current discounted range. I think the older pieces will decline faster due to visual quality of the last decade. I bot my first one this year with a plan of buying one a year. I now have 46. Yikes.
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#206993 - 05/17/12 04:53 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
MelJB Offline
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Well I saw John's email too late. By the time I contact LHD yesterday all the #5500 were gone cry
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#206994 - 05/17/12 08:30 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
DANIEL Online
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Loc: Florida
I sent my list out for the first 5, two hours after Johns post on the forums. They were already gone.


Edited by DANIEL (05/17/12 11:15 PM)
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#206996 - 05/17/12 08:47 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
flacoastie Online
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Hey, what's up? I thought that we had a long discussion about ayear ago and the majority of the members thought that the 5500 group was ugly junk. My, how things and ideas change once the price goes down for the Founder's Collection.
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#206997 - 05/17/12 10:35 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
Mark Wagner Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
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I sent an email shortly after John posted to facebook (my email was sent around 12:30p central time tuesday) Inquiring about 5 pieces - 4 old 1 newer, and all my requests were gone already

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#206998 - 05/17/12 11:19 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
DANIEL Online
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Rich
You know I never said that. The 5500 group is my favorite and I have most of the variations of them.
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#206999 - 05/18/12 01:15 AM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
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Daniel - You are in the minority, as I am, that feels the 5500 group had character and actually resembles the lighthouses as they actually look. Too many fancy gadgets and twigets on the newer ones in my opinion.
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#207010 - 05/19/12 03:09 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: Mark Wagner]
DANIEL Online
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The 20th Anniversary Alaskan Replica Set for $94.00The word "replica" makes me wonder if these are any different from the pieces that were distributed to the reunion attendee's, does anyone know if there is a difference.


I have seen the word “replica” used before by Lighthouse depot, meaning Replica of the actual lighthouse. Note that also on their site, the little lights of mine are called “Little Light Replicas”

Mark as far as I know these are of the same group of lighthouses that was produced for the reunion. The only difference of these lighthouses and the one offered at the reunion are they are higher numbers and probably not signed.

Lighthouse Depot claims only an edition of 360 and reading between the lines I came up with only around 175 of them sold at the reunion. (Tony said only 45% to 50% of the reunion people were HL collectors). This would leave around 185 not sold.

Now the Standard minimum for ordering HL figurines from the manufacturer has always been 500. So if they just did a small order of 360, I am sure these pieces were very expensive.

That is why lighthouse depot started to sell Reunion pieces right after the reunion. It was to recover their unexpected losses.
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#207011 - 05/19/12 08:29 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
CrystalRose Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
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I was able to get two of the founders collection pieces. Probably only because the ones I requested aren't super "popular". I didn't try for any of the 5500 group only because my husband and I have most of those from years back.

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#207012 - 05/19/12 09:17 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
Mark Wagner Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
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Loc: Munster, In.
It would appear that collectors world bought most if not all of the #5,500 (Nancy pieces) I don't know if they bought the founders collection pieces or not, but I noticed the piece Rich just bought from collectors world was on the same list from LH depots founders collection page, I called collectors world this morning and asked what he had left, they were the same ones from the Depot's list. I don't know about the founders collection pieces because I didn't ask

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#207013 - 05/20/12 02:06 AM Re: The Death Knell [Re: CrystalRose]
DANIEL Online
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Loc: Florida
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I was able to get two of the founders collection pieces. Probably only because the ones I requested aren't super "popular".


I think that all that is left of the founders collection are the unpopular ones. I don't see these selling very fast. Of course the discounted price will help. I am gald the founders collection was not destroyed last year like was stated. humm, I think I might buy one or two more.
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#207048 - 05/24/12 02:43 PM Re: The Death Knell [Re: The Cape Cod Store.com]
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I could never see LD destroying something they could eventually make a little money by selling at a later date.
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