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Requiring Blowmolds

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Greetings Planet Christmas Blow mold family!!!!

Question for everyone. How would you handle this situation? There is a family that lives not far from us and they used to set up an impressive display. They are older and she worked at Walmart and was talking to my mom one day and said they still had the items but weren't in the shape to put the display up anymore. She mentioned a yard sale but nothing as of yet. She hasn't been at work in quiet a while either so no contact with her. Would you all if you were me stop and ask about the items or just wait? I don't want to seem pushy or overstep any boundaries.

Up for any suggestions.

Thanks,

Jerry

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15 minutes ago, BamaSanta said:

Greetings Planet Christmas Blow mold family!!!!

Question for everyone. How would you handle this situation? There is a family that lives not far from us and they used to set up an impressive display. They are older and she worked at Walmart and was talking to my mom one day and said they still had the items but weren't in the shape to put the display up anymore. She mentioned a yard sale but nothing as of yet. She hasn't been at work in quiet a while either so no contact with her. Would you all if you were me stop and ask about the items or just wait? I don't want to seem pushy or overstep any boundaries.

Up for any suggestions.

Thanks,

Jerry

I would stop by in a minute...

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I'd stop and tell her that the decorations would be going to a good home where many people will enjoy seeing them.;)

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1 hour ago, Rynelson said:

I'd stop and tell her that the decorations would be going to a good home where many people will enjoy seeing them.;)

I agree. In my opinion most Christmas enthusiasts would rather see items put to good use, rather than getting a few extra bucks from strangers.

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I would stop. I have done it several times, I stopped by houses that used to put up nice displays and stopped doing it and I scored a couple times. The worst is they can tell you is to hit the road.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I believe that I will stop by and see what they have to say. It is great having a family like this that I can go to and receive information from everyone. I'll keep everyone posted.

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On 2/24/2017 at 6:47 PM, BamaSanta said:

Question for everyone. How would you handle this situation? There is a family that lives not far from us and they used to set up an impressive display. They are older and she worked at Walmart and was talking to my mom one day and said they still had the items but weren't in the shape to put the display up anymore. She mentioned a yard sale but nothing as of yet. She hasn't been at work in quiet a while either so no contact with her. Would you all if you were me stop and ask about the items or just wait? I don't want to seem pushy or overstep any boundaries.

You know based on this information that they are interested in selling their decorations.  What you could do is stop by and say that your Mom mentioned to you that they might want to sell their decorations.  Tell them that you would be interested in buying some of the items if they aren't going to use them anymore.  Then you might also explain that you have many collector friends online from Planet Christmas.  Ask if they would like you to help them find new homes for their display items where they would be taken care of an enjoyed.  It could be a big relief and service to them if you can help them find buyers for their display items.  If it's a really big display they might also consider an auction.  I went to an auction a couple years back and couldn't believe how much people were willing to pay for some items!

What kind of stuff did they have in their display?

TED

P.S.  I don't get the title of this thread.  I thought you were going to say that there was a neighborhood or a contest or something where every display was required to have blowmolds!  :D

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