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I hope my wife likes what she bought me for Christmas

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by SouthBound, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    My wife has been on me to tell her what I want for Christmas, even if it's a new pipe. Well I've had my eye on a couple of pipes on eBay, and today I couldn't resist any longer. So, Merry Christmas to me. Thanks, honey.

    I've admired the Savinelli Autograph line for awhile. The blast job and classic styling on this one just turned me on.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/390492554481?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    I wasn't looking to win this one, but that last second snipe tipped the scales. The grain is nice, but the shape is killer. I hope it's a good smoker.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300810820958?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    So, what do you think, guys? Did I pay too much, or hit it just right?
     
  2. Calam

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    I love that second one. I don't know if you paid too much or not, but it sure is awesome to look at.
     
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  3. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Can't go wrong with the Sav Autograph. Not that familiar with L'Anatra...both are sweet pipes!!
     
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  4. Fbones24

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    I hope your wife is grateful that you found those wonderful bargains for her. :xd: What a great husband, bargain shopping to save his wife some money during the holiday season! Beautiful pipes. :toast:
     
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  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    You did wonderfully! Actually, that Sav looks a lot like the one I got my ex-wife for our last Christmas together. And she didn't blink an eye when I asked for it back during the divorce proceedings. And it was unsmoked!

    G'job, Paul! :th1:
     
  6. SouthBound

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    Mike, not Paul. You got me confused.

    I just had to have that Sav. The ring pattern of that blast job is just sick. I don't blame you for asking for yours back.

    The reviews I read about L'Anatra were all pretty positive. It also has a huge chamber, which is a big plus for me. It's unsmoked, too. If the online prices for new ones are an indicator, then it seems I got a pretty good deal at less than $95 delivered.
     
  7. Buckshot

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    That L'anatra is a mighty fine looking pipe. Nice score!
     
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  8. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    You scored on that Sav. It's a little sad that the Autographs don't hold their resale value, but it's good for "us."
    Congrats!
     
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  9. Hudson

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    I like the "Golden Egg" one although I think I'd like it better in Spanish.
     
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  10. Capt

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    Nice Sav!
     
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  11. IrishRover

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    I must say I like that autograph a whole bunch! Great score on the pipes!
     
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  12. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Sales Account

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    I was watching the Sav intently, but I wasn't QUITE sold on the shape -- I went for the Viprati that ended around the same time instead. I was debating if it's a grade 6, 8, or 0... the imprint wasn't quite clear enough in the photo (well, actually it looks like a "G" to me, but I'm not familiar with that as an autograph grading). Regardless, I think you got it for a very good price - the bigger the number is the "better" the price ends up being, but a good price regardless. Same for the L'Anatra, definitely a fine looking specimen for a fine price even with the hefty shipping cost.
     
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  13. AussieTX

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    Those are some nice looking pipes, be sure to let us know how they smoke.
     
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  14. Riff Raff

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    Very nice, both, I'd say you did well!
     
  15. Old Codger

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    Congrats. The things that we do to try and keep women happy, saving them from the arduous task of buying Christmas presents, are truly selfless and noble acts.
     
  16. phinz

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    I have a small Sav Autograph that I adore. Got it in a lot of 20 estate pipes that I picked up for $30 a couple of years ago. Man, I miss those days.
     
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  17. SouthBound

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    I'd like to see the return of those days, also. It's really ridiculous what used pipes are going for now.
     
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  18. jpberg

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    Mike, you know those are made of briar, right?
     
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  19. SouthBound

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    Are you sure? That Sav looks a little cobby.
     
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  20. PipeWife

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    Yeah, hubby tried that with me ... so I returned the favor last night. Now I have to keep off of evilBay since I used up my exception.
     
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