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Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:01 am
by surly
I notice there's been an Asbestos Firestarter lingering on ebay for sometime with a $20K price tag.

Obiviously these babies don't show up for sale too often -- Anyone remember the last time they saw one on the market and what did it go for?

I don't remember exactly, but the last time I saw one was around 2 years ago and I thought it was in the $10-15 range. Like I said, my memory could be faulty.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:33 am
by TheCollector
The last few sold for somewhere between $14,000 - $16,000. While I wish the seller plenty of luck, I don't expect anyone to pay 20k in a less then red hot collectors market.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:42 am
by surly
Just throwin' this out there to the universe, but if anyone has (or knows of someone) that wants to unload their copy send them my way.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:51 pm
by TheCollector
You should try getting hold of the seller and see if he'd go down in price....after all, if you don't ask, you don't get :mrgreen:

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:39 pm
by biomieg
Mike Pasiuk is a great guy so it definitely wouldn't hurt to just ask him :D

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:24 pm
by George at C-Springs
Betts Books currently has an "M" lettered Firestarter on consignment for $19,000, marked down from $20,000. Today's economy and market being what it is, the seller may well accept a much lower offer ... again you never know if you don't ask.

Maybe I'll throw a $1K offer his way and it'll turn out be one of those divorcing wives selling the Porsche for $1 out of spite.

Um-hmmm, no such luck.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:35 am
by biomieg
The copy listed at Betts is the same as the one mentioned 'upthread' that was listed on eBay.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:01 am
by surly
Yep, same one.
I made a couple of offers on it but without any luck.
I got discouraged after my last offer and used the money to buy a couple of other items on my wish list instead, so it all worked out -- no regrets.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:20 am
by ur2ndbiggestfan
Damn, I wish I had bought that asbestos FIRESTARTER in 1995 when I could have picked it up for $400! Please form a line to kick me.

Re: Firestarter - the really expensive one

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:15 pm
by needfulthings
It is my understanding that there are now only 25. Anyone know the story behind the loss of the 26th?