Monday, August 2, 2010

Tell Me Why This Sold For So Much Money? 1950's Sunbeam Egg Cooker



A 1950's Sunbeam egg cooker.

Sold for $222.50.

I don't get it?



Sure, it's mint in box, but so are a lot of mid-century small appliances and such.

It's not particularly space age atomic shaped or anything that screams "great design" either.



So... Why did it sell for so much money HERE?

$222.50.



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21 comments:

  1. Because people are stupid. Someone probably wanted to buy back their childhood and picked this to do it.

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  2. What the hell?! Perhaps something fishy with the bidding. Or maybe it's just a good old fashioned bidding war. It's a ridonkulous price and nowhere near worth it (except when it comes to recapturing memories, I guess?)

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  3. Blimey that's a lot of money! It's nice enough, but not $222.50-nice!

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  4. I'm all about buying back the childhood, but jeez, spread the cash out over several things that buy it back. Yikes!

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  5. Because at least 2 people REALLY wanted it. Prices on eBay often don't make sense. =)

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  6. Because someone had some eggstra money laying around the coop.

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  7. Ugh. Some folks have too much money. I don't know why this is so flippin expensive.

    eBay is so cryptic...

    Hugs, Miss A!

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  8. Those are actually rather rare, especially MIB. I would never pay that much as I will never in my life have the cash nor the need to eat that many eggs...BUT...if I did love eggs that much and had the money, I would have paid that. I LOVE Sunbeam appliances. There's just something about them. I for one prefer the early 50s, pre-atomic things often a lot more than the atomic stuff.

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  9. Hmm well I've seen mid-century espresso makers and malted milk makers sell for a lot of money, but never an egg cooker. And I watch a whole lot of auctions. =O

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  10. Apparently you have not encountered those creatures called Appliance Collectors. My former partner is a member of the Vacuum Collectors Club, and those folks have been known to bid things up very high (and a lot of them collect vintage appliances in general)...when two fools want the same item. I suspect this is a rare piece, and that combined with condition caused a couple of people to go nuts :-)

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  11. lol... I understand some appliances selling for a lot of money. Often it's the design, or like I said,, espresso machines. Things people use.

    But I still do not get this item selling for THIS much.

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  12. I'm afraid I agree with Barbara. lol

    There are a lot of people out there who have no idea what things should cost. Whoever bought it probably thinks they got a great deal.

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  13. Amazing. You would really want to have it to pay that much...not sure why. Although it is pretty cool looking.

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  14. It does look cool but not THAT cool, however the market will find the price, maybe on another day without the right people watching it would go for $30?

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  15. for 25% of this price my ex fella has bought a 50's stromberg carburetor with the complete box...

    222 $ for a egg cooker !! oh my !!! that's a joke !!!
    I probably never put more that 8 $ and under torture !!! ha ha ha ha

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  16. At least it wasn't something you wanted.
    That's what I find heartbreaking. Not just that the things I like are ridiculously expensive but that the things I considered obtainable (cheap) will probably never be within my grasp.

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  17. Wow! That seems like a lot of money!

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  18. Actually I have a Sunbeam egg cooker like that one... and I even use it - makes a fine poached egg. ;) But I didn't pay anywhere near $222 for it (more like $4 or $5), and I wouldn't buy it for that price even it was mint in box. It may be a simple case of a bidding war as Kim suggested, maybe between a few of those rabid appliance collectors that moviemag46 mentioned. Ebay does funny things to people. ;)

    And ditto what MoonDoggie said.. I've had the same experience too many times...

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  19. Oh dear! So sorry to hear this turned out this way! I was sure I had seen those when I was shopping with my mom, she actually was looking at them. If you needed some proof, next time I am at pier one I can see if they have an old catalogue, would that help?

    Shermy

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  20. Oops I posted that on the wrong post!! Silly me!

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  21. lol no worries Shermy

    It may not have been from Pier One "Literally", but the sculptures are NOT "eames 1960". Maybe IKEA?

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