Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Bryan Young on December 17, 2011, 05:20:54 PM

Title: Model Pricing.
Post by: Bryan Young on December 17, 2011, 05:20:54 PM
Are you sitting comfortably? Are you constrained to your chair with heavy leather straps? Yes? Then I'll begin.
I came across this "thing" in a Sunday supplement magazine. It appears to be not much more than 12" long. Doesn't seem to have any radio gear or suchlike.
It's advertised as a "Union Jack Pond Yacht".....................at £150.000.
I think we'd all better start re-evaluating our models if some idiots (customers?) are willing to pay that much for this bit of crud.
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: Netleyned on December 17, 2011, 05:25:44 PM
Is it still for sale ?
It will probably sit on a shelf for a long time  <*<

Ned
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: ZZ56 on December 18, 2011, 02:42:44 AM
Could it be antique?
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: derekwarner on December 18, 2011, 04:20:45 AM
Now the seller may in fact have quality taste....... {-) we see the cover of the Beatles Revolver above the yacht....then to the left the cover of Sargent Peppers...
....but I am not sure of the cover to the right..  >>:-( could it be Hotel California? ...Derek

Yes found it on GOOGLE the hotel california it is
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: deadbeat on December 18, 2011, 12:36:45 PM
I have the original issues of Sgt Pepper's and Hotel California are they worth anything?
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: Norseman on December 18, 2011, 12:43:40 PM
The Hotel California is like Mayhem

'You can check out, but you can never leave' :}

Dave
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: Patrick Henry on December 18, 2011, 12:52:49 PM
"If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?"






Rich
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: Nige52 on December 18, 2011, 12:59:59 PM
Who said that??
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: bobk on December 18, 2011, 01:29:03 PM
Who said that??

That's the opening line from "Free Bird" from the American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: funtimefrankie on December 18, 2011, 01:31:57 PM
A quick google gets the price down to a reasonable £95.... :-))

http://www.buythesea-bymail.co.uk/union-jack-pond-yacht-1792-p.asp

or
£110
http://www.pavilionbroadway.co.uk/union-jack-pont-yacht.html

or £130
http://www.hanworthhouse.co.uk/product.aspx?ID=2516
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: deadbeat on December 18, 2011, 01:51:23 PM
One of my favourite tracks is the live version of Free Bird.
Title: Re: Model Pricing.
Post by: Norseman on December 18, 2011, 03:46:59 PM
It would make a good ongoing thread - which lyric
The ones for flags, ship parts, and all things nautical are too much for me {:-{
but lyrics - well maybe I'd get the odd answer (pre 1980 that is)
what do you guys think?

And my all time most hated was Tie a Yellow Ribbon (round the old oak tree, blah blah blah)
1973 by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - I just couldn't escape it. <*< in May 1973, "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"
sold 3 million records in three weeks. When the dust settled, BMI calculated that radio stations had
played it 3 million times—that's seventeen continuous years of airplay  <:( <:( <:((that last bits from wiki)

Dave