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Pretty cool cats eye shooter.

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With the frilly vanes and the clear base, this could be a Vacor. 

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Thank you Steph. I know cats eyes aren't the most sought after marble, but are there any that are considered collectible or have much value?

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The 6 vane, 3 way crossthrus used to have more value as did the 9 vane (3 color types) (exterior vanes) - still have more value than commons but...

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53 minutes ago, Al Oregon said:

The 6 vane, 3 way crossthrus used to have more value as did the 9 vane (3 color types) (exterior vanes) - still have more value than commons but...

but...they're still just  cats eyes? :)

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The 1"-ers are worth a little more for being one inch.

I'm not aware of demand for Vacor cats.  But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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I'm starting to find out cats aren't real popular. I had these listed on ebay for pretty cheap and didn't get one bid. These are a bit bigger. About 1 1/8". Having better luck just selling large lots of marbles and throwing some of the cateye shooters in with them.

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Yes, in general, cat's eyes are not popular.  Cat's eyes often subtract from the value of a mixed lot.  

I would have bet  on you being able to sell a lot full of super-sized marbles, but yeah, basic six-vane cats with that orientation of the color are considered very common.    

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If the title did not say the size, the potential buyers might have just passed it over looking at the picture, thinking they were 5/8 size.

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5 hours ago, Al Oregon said:

If the title did not say the size, the potential buyers might have just passed it over looking at the picture, thinking they were 5/8 size.

I specified the size. Had all 6 on bid for a week. Starting bid at $3.99 and no bites. Maybe I'll try again with a lower starting price. 

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1 hour ago, rjx said:

I specified the size. Had all 6 on bid for a week. Starting bid at $3.99 and no bites. Maybe I'll try again with a lower starting price. 


I'd be tempted to start higher.  Maybe put it at $9 on one of those month-long fixed price listings, and maybe someone would pick it up when they bought another of your listings.

Well, good luck.  Make sure you don't take a hit on shipping if you put it lower. 

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8 minutes ago, Steph said:


I'd be tempted to start higher.  Maybe put it at $9 on one of those month-long fixed price listings, and maybe someone would pick it up when they bought another of your listings.

Well, good luck.  Make sure you don't take a hit on shipping if you put it lower. 

Thanks Steph. I'll either try that or try selling more at a time for about the same shipping cost. I have about 50 -75 of the 1" cat eye shooters. I picked those 6 because they were 1 1/8. Maybe I'll have better luck selling 20 - 25 at a time. I definitely don't want to take a hit on the shipping or let them go for next to nothing. I'm sure I'll sell them eventually. If not, they'll make a nice gift for my future grand kids :). Thanks again Steph.

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