Dear Mound Builders on Ebay: How Many Grandpas You Got?

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snagstangl

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Every listing says from grandpa's collection. But they keep forcing Grandpa to buy new pipes and sell them immediately, what kind of sick assholes are these guys, oh and no refunds or returns. Minty, what can you say.

 

chasingembers

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Never came across one of those. All of mine just listed name brand, any kind of stamping, and overall condition.

 

ashdigger

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I've noticed the same disturbing trend. I saw one the other day that read "from my personal curated collection", yeah sure, since the stem was clearly, obviously, upside down.

 

theosprey247

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Feb 29, 2016
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A sales gimmick like this car was owned but a grandma who only drove it to church and the grocery store.

 

brian64

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Jan 31, 2011
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What's a 'Mound Builder' ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH3l6RpAfFE
Or, a very different example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT8vuM0OUh4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezQ2UouoHDU

 

sablebrush52

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The following listing is far more up to date. Not stinky dead Grand Pa. This one is about modernity. This pipe comes from a climate controlled home:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Barling-pipe-unsmoked-all-pipes-kept-in-climate-controlled-house/202592998603?hash=item2f2b7bd4cb:g:BlQAAOSw-hRcX6ub:rk:1:pf:0
And as we all know, meerschaum must be kept under the most rigidly controlled climate conditions, right?

 

brian64

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Jan 31, 2011
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I dream of one day living in a climate controlled home so I can own a meer.

 

trouttimes

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Are you guys always this cynical? With so many divorces and blended households, there could be that many grandpas. And who doesn't have heat and air these days, climate control at the finest. Now if they say vegan and gluten free home, that is something to pay attention to.

 

brian64

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Jan 31, 2011
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And who doesn't have heat and air these days
Spoken like someone of extreme carbon footprint privilege. Here in my fishing village of bamboo huts we don't share your kind of pampered life (there is wifi of course...but who doesn't have that?).

 

ashdigger

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Jul 30, 2016
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This explains why my pipes taste like they do. I keep mine in the outhouse outside my cave.

 

judcasper

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Jan 9, 2019
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What's a 'Mound Builder' ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH3l6RpAfFE
Or, a very different example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT8vuM0OUh4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezQ2UouoHDU
Ah, thanks! As clear as mud :D

 

aldecaker

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Feb 13, 2015
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Are you guys always this cynical? :rofl:
This is actually the least jaded and cynical I've seen these guys in months!

 

trouttimes

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Ash, does the outhouse give the pipes a je ne sais crois of flavor? I bet it is like Haunted Bookshop.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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That kind of a sales pitch means there is something wrong with the pipe, the price, and always the seller.

 

pappymac

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Feb 26, 2015
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And as we all know, meerschaum must be kept under the most rigidly controlled climate conditions, right?
I'd say about 97% of houses in the United States are climate controlled.
I do question that Barling being new and unsmoked since he didn't post photos of the bowl to prove it.