Is it just me?

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JosephDurham
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Is it just me?

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I’ve been away for a while, I’ve had a lot going on. We lost my father in law, my son changed schools, new job, et cetera. My lanterns haven’t been off of my mind, but I’ve not been buying either, I just have not had the time nor the energy.

Looking around tonight, is it just me or have prices sky rocketed?

I hope everyone is doing well. Glad to be back.

Joseph

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

rob_pontius
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Re: Is it just me?

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Post by rob_pontius »

It isn't just you. Prices have been through the roof lately, even on common lanterns and stoves.
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JosephDurham
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I saw a Coleman heater shipping cost $65, four states away. Lanterns that were around $70 have nearly doubled. I saw a mil spec for over $400. Just seems like prices have just gone crazy.

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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Rfieldbuilds
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Post by Rfieldbuilds »

Dont worry, they are coming back down. Remember asking price is not selling price.
Prices are less today than 2 months ago.
Randy
QL #15, Slant Saver #59, #0269 Turd Hurdler, #0269 Mil Spec Syndicate, Coleman Blues 243 #0269, BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #072, Sears Traveler 2.0 Host #1, and a few others too.
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Loganeffecto
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Post by Loganeffecto »

Unfortunately you are not alone. I don’t really actively look anymore. I haven’t even seen anything shiny in several years.
Logan, formerly known as Fester. (It means to rot)
pagrey
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Post by pagrey »

When you weren't looking your collection has gone up in value. I'd be happy about that. If values were low the high shipping costs would really kill it for allot of people. I've also noticed that lanterns tend to be abused and end up in the dump when values are low which isn't good either.
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Post by ashdavely »

I see green 220s listed between $60-80 all the time now on Offerup. I rarely look at craigslist anymore.
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A Seabee
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Post by A Seabee »

There’s still deals out there, you just gotta be quick
Dan

looking for 1/61, any Coleman lantern
Found 10/95 birthday lantern!
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