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I think I'll stop selling clothes and start selling only electric curlers

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by ellenm, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. ellenm

    ellenm Registered Guest

    I think I\'ll stop selling clothes and start selling only electric curlers

    I have sold these sets before for good money -- $25 - $65. But this one is at $102.50--unbelievable! The newer plastic-y sets don't sell, but these old GE sets do great.

    GE Electric Curlers
     
  2. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Unbelievable. I keep thinking this hot item is going to cool ;) but the price on these has really remained steady, hasn't it?

    Lizzie
     
  3. Over $100 buckaroos...you go girl!

    I have had good success with the Lady Schick Beautifying Mist set also.

    Keep your eyes open shoppers!!
     
  4. I have tried a few set but never had much luck. I think the key thing to look for is "mist". Correct me if I am wrong.

    Marie
     
  5. I have the same question. What are the desirable characteristics?

    Steph
     
  6. do people find they just are more reliable than the more modern ones or do they really look better for retro hairstyles?
     
  7. ellenm

    ellenm Registered Guest

    I wish I knew exactly what the attraction is. The last buyer of one of these sets told me that she had used one for years and it had finally stopped working so she needed another. I think they are made very well and hold the heat in the curlers very well.
     
  8. worth-a-peek

    worth-a-peek Alumni

    I think it's more reliable tried and true than for particular styling.
    Back in the day that I used hot rollers I know I was sick when mine pooped out:(
    Last time we talked about hot rollers I picked a couple up but didn't list them.
    Have to go dig in that pile of stuff behind me and see which kind I got.
    Regardless they are going up:)
    Thanks for the reminder
    Karen

    I remember something about the "mist" too
    Now if I could just remember what I remember:D
     
  9. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    Not electric, but Spoolies go well too.

    Spoolies
     
  10. cosmiccowgirl

    cosmiccowgirl Alumni

    The GEs are a cult thing. The women who have used them for years are very loyal and believe this is the best hot roller set ever made. GE no longer makes them, so their only alternative to replace a non-working set is the secondary market. I've had one go over $100 but usually they sell in the $60 to $80 range. Always with multiple bids. Always with a $9.99 no reserve start. Wish all things were like that!
     
  11. ellenm

    ellenm Registered Guest

    Thank you, cosmic. I still wonder though how one of these sets can possibly work better than a brand new set by some other maker. I guess "cult" is the only word for it.
     
  12. Andrea

    Andrea Guest

    Thanks for the tip! I find these all the time, but never buy. hugs~
     
  13. sues*stuff

    sues*stuff VFG Member

    I sold some Beautifying Mist Curlers about a year ago for $60-$70. Someone on VCA had recommended looking for them.

    After they sold I emailed the buyer and asked "so what's the big deal with these?" She said she just liked them. However, I had looked at her bidding history and she had bought 3 or 4 of them, so I don't quite think she was telling the truth.

    Sue
     
  14. sues*stuff

    sues*stuff VFG Member

    I sold some Beautifying Mist Curlers about a year ago for $60-$70. Someone on VCA had recommended looking for them.

    After they sold I emailed the buyer and asked "so what's the big deal with these?" She said she just liked them. However, I had looked at her bidding history and she had bought 3 or 4 of them, so I don't quite think she was telling the truth.

    Sue
     
  15. cosmiccowgirl

    cosmiccowgirl Alumni

    Sue, these ladies tend to stockpile them. Since they're old and prone to break without warning, they want to have a backup or two ready!
     

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