Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:28 PM
If anyone could help me I wanna start a collection of my own and would like to know where I can go on Ebay or other sites. Thanx
You can't run and you can't hide...The Beast at PKI
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:30 PM
Just type in a park name in the search function on e-Bay. I know "cedar point" will return 50 - 100 items on average.
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 8:46 PM
I have a few searches I run that way, but it doesn't turn up everything -- the Disney name, for example, is often NOT in the searchable item description because the stuff is listed in the "Disneyana" category. I suggest running your park searches (being careful to run alternate spellings separately -- "King's Island" often brings up different items than "Kings Island"), but also run a blanket search like: park patch,or maybe "roller coaster" patch. Maybe even try a very specific search like: Viper patch. And be sure to check the box that also searches the description, not just the title. Yeah, you'll get a lot of chaff -- but that way you won't miss the wheat.
Happy Hunting -- I guess we'll be bidding against each other from now on!
Friday, April 27, 2001 7:13 AM
I noticed this morning that there is a Pontchartrain Beach amusement park patch up for sale. The park closed in 1983, but if you visited it then and didn't get a patch and therefore still need one, this is your chance!
There's also an "I challenged the Python" (Busch Gardens, Tampa, roller coaster) patch up for auction. Both are on e-bay.
Somewhere else you might want to try is www.e-musementparkstore.com,
which acts as sort of a broker for people who want to buy and sell patches and other coaster (and park) items, such as mugs, T-shirts, etc.
*** This post was edited by Belmont Babe on 4/27/2001. ***