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How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

What Price Range are you interested in (USD)?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:17 pm

100 - 150 USD, 62 - 93 GBP
8
44%
150 -175 USD, 93 -109 GBP
1
6%
175 - 200 USD, 109 - 124 GBP
6
33%
200 - 250 USD, 124 - 155 GBP
2
11%
250 - 275 USD , 155 - 171 GBP
1
6%
 
Total votes : 18

How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby Bob » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:17 pm

Myself and the other mods are just beginning to think about the 2015 POY and how to provide the best options to the members and get the most orders. This is for you. Please, only participate in the survey if you would participate in a POY if the price were right for you and you like the pipe a lot. Any comments on the direction we go would be appreciated. Feel free to state your max price in a poll category and what you would expect for that price.

This poll will be open until we decide on a POY.

Thanks!
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby acaciavet » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:31 pm

I guess I have spoken! :lol: Close the poll!
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby Piperman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:00 pm

175-200 USD.
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby KevinM » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:32 pm

I would be willing to throw two Benjamin's towards it if I liked the pipe enough.
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby frenchman » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:41 am

A POY should be special, so for the right pipe by the right maker I'd happily pay top dollar.
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby HowlinWolf » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:46 pm

I'm probably not in the market for a POY
but in my opinion what makes a POY a POY is its clear commemorative inscription of some sort (stamping or band) rather than how "nice" it is

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the more it costs the more likely it is that people will pass on it ("I'd like a POY but I don't want to spend that much on a pipe that is a shape, color, size, and finish that I don't particularly like or want")
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby KevinM » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:51 pm

the more it costs the more likely it is that people will pass on it ("I'd like a POY but I don't want to spend that much on a pipe that is a shape, color, size, and finish that I don't particularly like or want")


No offense Wolf, but last years POY was VERY reasonably priced (under $100 USD shipped), had a nice stamped ban (nicer than the 2012 and 2013's stamping IMO), and we had a total of (drum roll please...) 10 pipes ordered from forum members!! Two I ordered myself for me and Eric. So, I would disagree that price is a deal breaker.
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby HowlinWolf » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:33 am

KevinM wrote:
the more it costs the more likely it is that people will pass on it ("I'd like a POY but I don't want to spend that much on a pipe that is a shape, color, size, and finish that I don't particularly like or want")


No offense Wolf, but last years POY was VERY reasonably priced (under $100 USD shipped), had a nice stamped ban (nicer than the 2012 and 2013's stamping IMO), and we had a total of (drum roll please...) 10 pipes ordered from forum members!! Two I ordered myself for me and Eric. So, I would disagree that price is a deal breaker.


Well, I bought one and I like it. But if it had been a $250 brand I wouldn't have because I'm not >that< much of a fan of straight billiards.
It's always been a mystery to me why more people didn't jump in on that POY.
I didn't buy the previous year's Fernwood pipe because for that kind of money there are dozens of pipes I'd rather have. I didn't much like the size, color and finish either.
But if it had been a $100 or $150 pipe there's a better chance I would have bought it anyway for its memento value.
That's what I'm driving at.
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby sfduke » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:50 am

Up to $200 or more...depending on the pipemaker.

Don Carlos would be my top pick for a 2015 T&P POY pipe...let me know if there is any interest...
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby CPWSolf » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:08 am

I personally went for the cheapest option as not everyone (myself included) can afford top end prices.
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby Bob » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:41 am

I think this would make a good POY. It's only $3.5 million. I wonder if they can make 20. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMWLvQc ... e=youtu.be
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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby 12toneman » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:29 pm

Bob wrote:I think this would make a good POY. It's only $3.5 million. I wonder if they can make 20. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMWLvQc ... e=youtu.be



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Re: How much are you willing to spend for a POY?

Postby Bob » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:07 am

It's real but the value is not in the crappy pipe. :)
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