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    People keep asking me, so I thought I'd post this again here. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260200423260

    It's too bad, in the end I will most likely be taking a loss after I pay taxes on it. I have learned much being in this hunt and watching Dar and Scrollquest. If you have ever planned a hunt with a prize or prizes it would be wise to learn from the mistakes, decisions, and outright bad management of those that have gone before you. I know I'm putting together safegaurds and such for a future endeavor I have planned.

    So, if you're looking for something to spend your tax return on, bid early and often!
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    Pookyperson - I didn't realize that you were Starthinker! Cool! Good luck with your Ebay sale.
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    star good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by suelough View Post
    Pookyperson - I didn't realize that you were Starthinker! Cool! Good luck with your Ebay sale.
    I thought my cover was blown a while back. Thanks. I hope it sells this time because baby needs a new pair of shoes.
    What manner of man am I? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man I am. I live for a sigh, I die for a kiss, I lust for the laugh, ha! I never walk when I can leap! I never flee when I can fight! I swoon at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what you will - my love endures. Beat me. Kick me. I am yours.

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    Hey man, what was the deal with the taxes? Are you getting taxed for the appraised value? If so, that is harsh!

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    Yes, but I can't dispute it until I get the forms from ATT. I hope I get them soon. For some reason I think they'll miss the January deadline.
    What manner of man am I? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man I am. I live for a sigh, I die for a kiss, I lust for the laugh, ha! I never walk when I can leap! I never flee when I can fight! I swoon at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what you will - my love endures. Beat me. Kick me. I am yours.

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    If you don't mind my asking, how much did they tax you? Are you selling it to get the money back from what they charged you? They make the prizes seem so wonderful and glamourous in the ATT book, but really from those pictures it looks so small... I guess, they ARE broaches, but I imagined them to be bigger. I feel like everyone has put so much time into this and the way both of these hunts are ending is slightly disapointing. Don't get me wrong, I've had so much fun trying to solve this with my family, even if it's been frustrating. I wish I had $2,500 to spend, but, alas, I don't. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystalbtrfly07 View Post
    If you don't mind my asking, how much did they tax you? Are you selling it to get the money back from what they charged you? They make the prizes seem so wonderful and glamourous in the ATT book, but really from those pictures it looks so small... I guess, they ARE broaches, but I imagined them to be bigger. I feel like everyone has put so much time into this and the way both of these hunts are ending is slightly disapointing. Don't get me wrong, I've had so much fun trying to solve this with my family, even if it's been frustrating. I wish I had $2,500 to spend, but, alas, I don't. Good luck!
    Yes, they are beautiful, and I would think anyone who collects or likes brooches like this would love to have one. But the appraisals were just so inflated it isn't funny. When/if I get my tax form (no, I haven't seen it yet) I do plan on fighting it. I've shown this to jewelers and even some antique dealers and they just laughed at the appraisal. If anyone really thinks they can get $12,000 out of this thing then they should jump on it at my starting price.

    No one's jumping and I can't hide my disappointment any longer.

    I really, really wonder what MS paid for it. But hey, I like to drive a bargain so if anyone from Tweleve would like it, I'll knock another two hundred off the price and throw in an autographed copy of ATT. Maybe, just maybe it may have fetched more if I had gotten it back when ATT was still in full swing and there was media attention and publicity, but everything just seems cursed now.

    I'm really sorry, Mike, but that's just how I feel.
    What manner of man am I? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man I am. I live for a sigh, I die for a kiss, I lust for the laugh, ha! I never walk when I can leap! I never flee when I can fight! I swoon at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what you will - my love endures. Beat me. Kick me. I am yours.

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    Starthinker, I've got it on 'watch', and talked to the boss about it. She's not interested, unfortunately, but gave in with a heave and said, 'OK, we'll just cash in a CD and get it', but that means 'no' in boss-lingo, if I know what's good for me.

    Sorry. I'd really like to have it, personally.

    The H'bird is another matter. Boss wants that (Maskit, are you thinking about selling?).

    I, too, would like to know what MS paid for the Snail. I was surprised at how hollowed out it is, as seen from the reverse. The obverse as depicted in ATT looks pretty solid. The high valuation must be coming from the 'fancy' pink diamonds.

    Maybe I can work some overtime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by perchprism View Post
    Starthinker, I've got it on 'watch', and talked to the boss about it. She's not interested, unfortunately, but gave in with a heave and said, 'OK, we'll just cash in a CD and get it', but that means 'no' in boss-lingo, if I know what's good for me.

    Sorry. I'd really like to have it, personally.

    The H'bird is another matter. Boss wants that (Maskit, are you thinking about selling?).

    I, too, would like to know what MS paid for the Snail. I was surprised at how hollowed out it is, as seen from the reverse. The obverse as depicted in ATT looks pretty solid. The high valuation must be coming from the 'fancy' pink diamonds.

    Maybe I can work some overtime...

    P/

    Oh, come on, you know you want it. It's full of goldie goodness. And when you shine a laser into the diamonds it sparkles all around the room. In the hollowed out part really, really brings out the gold. I know you can't resist. I'll throw in a Morgan dollar. Gold and silver, you can't beat it!
    What manner of man am I? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man I am. I live for a sigh, I die for a kiss, I lust for the laugh, ha! I never walk when I can leap! I never flee when I can fight! I swoon at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what you will - my love endures. Beat me. Kick me. I am yours.

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