Sportsman globe
Blow out price
Was $19
Now $8
JeepJeepster
I knew from the get go that dealing with this person on ebay was going to be risky business. The listing was for a '1984 Coleman Fuel CLX Adjustable Model 290 Gas Lantern 2-Mantle w/ NOS Mantles.' Here is what was pictured on ebay. 







As you can see it shows two different lanterns and the first photo shows a smaller lantern off to the side. The description said '1984 Coleman Fuel CLX Adjustable Model 290 Gas Lantern 2-Mantle w/ NOS Mantles. Condition is Used. Bid if for this lantern I also have a smaller one available that is an adjustable two mantle 1986 can combine if interested.'

So I won the bid for $32.30 shipped and sent them a message asking about the additional lantern. Also asked for a photo of the NOS mantles but that was never answered nor did I receive any NOS mantles. 

They replied 'its a smaller lantern and I could have both for $40 shipped.' They didnt know how to send me an invoice with the corrected amount so they canceled my order and had me bid on a listing for $40. Stated that had just gotten out of the hospital and was sick... 

I asked them to please package the globes well as they commonly get broken in shipping, they said 'ok.'

Here is how the lanterns arrived yesterday. They wrapped the globes in plastic and laid some ripped up fabric in the box. How are the globes intact?!




The picket fence globes are my favorite for some reason. The 288 appears to have been taken on 1 camping trip and was put up, only a few scratches on the fount. The CLX looks good aside from several chips in the vent. Chips in a vent ruin a lantern for me, personal pet peeve I suppose. Hoping the collar cleans up but the coating may be burned. 

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Gunhippie
Luck happens.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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surffisher60
WOW ... the shipping gods were smiling on you .... i like the picket globes as well.

bob
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242burner
Perhaps UPS ad FexEX are not seeing how far they can throw a box marked "glass" or "fragile".  UPS delivered my phone yesterday, they actually knocked on the door.  When my four brake rotors and pads came, they actually wheeled them in my garage.  (one box 85 pounds).  You never know....
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
500 Speedmaster

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BSAGuy
What Timm said.  Glad it worked out.
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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Dan
Agree, glad it worked out. Fingers crossed, waiting for six 200 globe$ currently, taking some comfort in the fact I'm dealing with an experienced shipper. He insured the package. Will see what happens😥
Dan 
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Shihan
You got a good deal for $40. He picket fence globes are my favorite, too. Well done!
Dennis in Ventura, CA
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Aspbear
Come on. He gave you the shirt off his back for shipping.  Give the man a hand
G.B. Harp
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jaellis01
You are quite lucky indeed
The Coleman Blue's 243's #105
MilSpec Syndicate #1985

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Dan
As noted previously,was waiting for 6 globes,arrived today intact.(sigh of relief here) individually bubble wrapped in a box encased in styrofoam peanuts, I would say I dealt with a shipping savvy vendor.
Dan 
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Chucker
Great deal - two picket fence globes and two free lanterns! 
Chuck
"Be angry and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still...put your trust in the LORD." Ps. 4/4-5
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ecblanks
Must not have written "fragile" on the box, is probably what saved you.
Carlton - 9/73
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
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