SNYD Posted January 22, 2009 Report Share Posted January 22, 2009 Polished marbles.............. :Emoticon-jawdrop: oh my god ! Before I get into the machine portion of this topic, let me please explain my thoughts about polished marbles. I know some of you have heard this before but here it is again. I think that within our fine community of marble collecting there are subgroups that have different intensions and goals. You have the group that I call ( _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ) sorry ! These are the people who have obtained tons of marbles in which any manner they could. They did this as an investment and want a good return on that investment. This people do not like polished mibs becaue now a hard working person can by a marble that is very very nice for a lower price than their invested original. Here is where it becomes confusiing: :Sad_headshake_tweetz: You buy an old house and spend time and money restoring it.......you sell it for a good price You buy and old rusty junk car and you restore it for big money You buy and restore old guns for huge money You buy and restore old furniture for big biog bucks But you restore an old part of history made of glass the siae of a peanut and your a bad person and the mib is not worth good money? uhm You see. If these people keep pushing out polished mibs their investments stay strong. They do not give a hoot about anything other than how they will make out in the end. Now you have the group that loves collecting to make some money but to have great looking mibs. This folks can afford a polished mib that is $40 instead of the $300 it is in it's original state. I'm cool with this. I have a lot of great old mibs I have polished and look darn good in my collection. The cost is so far below the cost of buying a mint mib. Yet, I know and tell everyone they are polished. In some cases I have been told they look better than original marbles. The thing that really gets me is this. The jerks that feel they can polish a mib and then sell it for the original cost and lie about it being in it's original state. So, now you dishonest people involved and you have the investment sh_ _ heads giving a polished mib a bad time. Hey if everyone threw every marble that was not mint in the furnace and distroyed life would be so much better. You see, I am a perfectionist when it come to polishing. My driveway is full of mibs that just could not be saved, so they get a kind word and booted to the gravel driveway. Okay you saying where is all this going......... Buy and sell polished mibs as they deserve. Not like a banished unforsaken glob of junk. Be honest and sell them as they are. This may help people understand the fine life left in such a marble. Polished marbles are nice and could bring more money than they do if they were given the respect they deserve. They may not be the $300 original but they could be just as nice $40 or $50 mibs. As far as machines. I was tired of buying machines that did not do the job or did not hold up. I designed and built my own machines. ( I do not polish for people, I can't trust how they will sell them) I have had a bunch of folks want to buy my machines. So, I priced everything out and I have come up with a price. I have been told I am $100 - $200 less expensive than machines on the market made from wood. I am going to show my machines for the first time ever at the Sistersville marble show in WV this year. I am going to bring five machines to sell and I will have one or two set up and running. This is a good way to increase your collection. The machines are made of aluminum and have 60 RPM motors. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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