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Old 05-13-2009, 06:25 PM
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Mikus....yes, I am aware of the problem. I tried to upload new version of database1 file on Monday and the upload failed mid stream due to connection timeouts. Since then I'm been running around Shanghai-Wuxi area and can't get a good enough internet connection to try to upload and correct. Please have patience with me until I fixed maybe tonight or tomorrow. All of this would be simpler if I was in the USA with a roadrunner connection.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:37 PM
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Since then I'm been running around Shanghai-Wuxi area

Eat any fried scorpions lately?
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:16 AM
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Eat any fried scorpions lately?


Naw....just snake and pig intestines.....sometimes you just dont ask and it is ok.

The database1 link is fixed and back to normal. Will add a few more individual K kit pages based on Doc's eBay listings. Strong prices on several early kits!
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:03 PM
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No problem, I just wanted to make sure you knew.

I sure hope you get to come home soon.

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Mikus....yes, I am aware of the problem. I tried to upload new version of database1 file on Monday and the upload failed mid stream due to connection timeouts. Since then I'm been running around Shanghai-Wuxi area and can't get a good enough internet connection to try to upload and correct. Please have patience with me until I fixed maybe tonight or tomorrow. All of this would be simpler if I was in the USA with a roadrunner connection.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:26 PM
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I sure hope you get to come home soon.


Yes...coming back to grand USA on May 20 for a few weeks of home leave. Top priority is CMASS launch on May 30 and finishing a vintage Omega before then.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:56 AM
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Default May 23 Update is Online

The trip back home to Maine was uneventful. We like them that way. But now it is jetlag time so using the earlier Saturday morning hours to update the website. Progress is definitely being made on website content. The individual kit pages are becoming obvious as a reader scans the database pages. The individual kit pages are still going through several rounds of tweaking until I like the format. Hopefully, I'm done tweaking and the current format is it. I need to focus on adding more pages now that I home and have access to the rocket collection.

Yesterday, I photo'ed many of my K kits and will use those images to replace eBay photos. I like the light blue background for highlights light colored kits.

Mojo1986 was kind enough to send me his historical pricing database and that information will be slowly transfered into the individual kit pages so folks can see if kits are increasing or decreasing in price. Let's face it, an Estes kit collection is a substantial amount of money and should be considered as a small investment beyond the fun of learning about all the old kits and owning them.

My kit collection increases every week and now totals 408. Thank goodness I am still working and can afford to pour monies into the collection otherwise I would have to sell some Liberty Seated dimes to fund the new passion.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:24 PM
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Default June 13 Update

Back in China once again and nearly through another round of jetlag. Being awake during early morning hours allowed for tabulating another Estes kit database update. The official June 13 update is online. The Database 1 table (kits through 1299) continues to grow in size as I add more of the K kit variations including hang tag and facecard changes in the early Pre Damon Era and Post Damon years.

You will note that Estes eBay prices are under strong pressure and are moving upwards. There are numerous new High Price entries. One major buyer has stepped in and appears to be assembling a significant collection. The Top 15 Most Expensive Kits table is now exclusively kits priced at $200 or higher. It appears to be a good time for those who want to trim back or dispose of their collections.

During the Maine home leave, I photographed many of the Estes kits and have nice images for the individual kit description pages. Those images are with me in China and progress on adding a few more individual kit pages should be noted in the next two weeks.

I'm planning to be back to USA for the July 18 CMASS Amesbury launch........can't wait!
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:16 PM
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I thought I paid a lot for my collection over the last 3 years, but it is nothing compared to what 9**K is spending. In one day he spent over 900.00 dollars.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:16 PM
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Indeed 9***K is on a buying binge and one cannot outbid this individual for difficult kits.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:27 PM
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Yes he is. I was outbid on a Der V-3 today. I didn't know they were worth $66!
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