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Old 09-07-2006, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Lake Winnipesaukee Water for sale

http://cgi.ebay.com/LAKE-WINNIPESAUK...QQcmdZViewItem

can you believe this?

"BRING HOME A PERMANENT PIECE OF THAT SPECIAL VACATION OR GETAWAY AT THE LAKE.

AUTHENTIC WATER FROM LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE. YOU SPECIFY THE SECTION OF THE LAKE IT COMES FROM. CHOOSE FROM: WEIRS BEACH, ALTON BAY, WOLFEBORO BAY, 19 MILE BAY, MEREDITH BAY OR CENTER HARBOR.

SHIPPED TO YOU IN AN ATTRACTIVE BOTTLE. DISPLAY A PIECE OF THE "BIG LAKE". NEVER BE FAR FROM THOSE SUMMER MEMORIES!"
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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Red face Floaters

Does it have the floaty stuff in it?
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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Well....we all know it has healing powers.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:21 AM   #4
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Shouldn't they specify it as not for drinking?
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:01 AM   #5
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Oh boy, what people will do to make a buck.
I just hope it doesn't have those invasive milfoil spores in it!
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:40 AM   #6
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Ships from Concord, NH. so they don't even live here apparently. Tell you guys what, for $1.99 I'll take a picture out my window of the lake and send it to you.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:41 AM   #7
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Now we can't blame the damn operator for letting to much water out and making the water level so low. People are actually bottleing it up and selling it........oh well, one way to get rid of duck itch.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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Hopefully it is not being drawn from Braun Bay on a hot Saturday afternoon...
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:26 AM   #9
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The Forum at Winnipesaukee.com makes the news again!
(link is to a Citizen article that requires registration)
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:25 PM   #10
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Unhappy doesn't hold water

Bottling lake water makes me sad for not easily explained reasons. Too personal to sell? Too cheeky, from people who don't live 'round these parts? Callous? Hmm.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:43 PM   #11
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Default How about lake Winnipesaukee driftwood?

Wish I had posted this one.... several weeks ago e-bay had someone trying to sell Driftwood.. collected from the big lake.. the auction has expired.

Noone bid on that either...

It is fun to look on e-bay and search "lake Winnipesaukee' it's amazing the stuff people have out there for sale..
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:06 PM   #12
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Talking What a Hoot!

RamJet, thanks for posting this E-bay item. What a hoot!
McDude, thanks for posting the article. We just love our press.

How many of us will be looking around now for interesting items like this to sell? Personally, I think this auctioneer should have posted a photo of the bottle, not just any one will do.
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:39 PM   #13
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Talking It's going up!!!

Hey everyone, get your bids in...
It's up to $5.99 as of 6:30 pm!!!
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:55 PM   #14
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I think I will start selling off Bear Island, one rock at a time.

We have plenty!
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:27 PM   #15
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Default Selling Lake Winnpesaukee water?

I believe a quote from Mr Barnam would be appropriate: "there's a sucker born every minute" .
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:25 AM   #16
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I believe a quote from Mr Barnam would be appropriate: "there's a sucker born every minute" .
Well wait a minute now. Last winter I captured a little sand from the Bahamas, do you think I'm....naw!!
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:27 AM   #17
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I can remember a guy on eBay getting $250 for an old LL Bean flannel shirt. His claims were that he never failed to **** when he was wearing his "Lucky Flannel Shirt" but he was getting married and the future wife ordered him to dispose of the shirt. He wanted to pass his good fortune on to another person so he was selling it....as opposed to donating it to Good Will. Have also seen stuff like a potato chip shaped like Lincoln's silouette, a sandwich scrap off the plate of a movie star at a restaurant, someone was even selling pieces of the Old Man in the Mountain when it fell a few years ago. I think the next time I go out on the lake I'll take a couple of gallon jugs, a shovel and a sand pail. Not to mention what I could find snorkling at the Witches. WOW!! I may be able to afford a new boat in the spring. Watch for my upcoming ads on eBay!!! hahaha!
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #18
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Default Lake Winnipesaukee For Sale

I'm so glad I saw this posting, it reminds me of the need to change the air in my tires. Each Fall I remove the Summer air and its extra humidity and replace it with Fall air which is less humid. One year I forgot to do this and the clink-clink-clink of the frozen bits of humidity rattling around in the tires drove me nuts all Winter long. Once again, thanks for reminding me.
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Old 09-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #19
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Okay, I'm a geek.

While in college, I had a glass bottle filled with Lake water in my room. It kinda filled a void that all these web cams do now.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:52 PM   #20
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Post Ebay is amazing

I am continually amazed by ebay. I do use ebay quite a bit and am in the process of liquidating some coins from my late father.

A few years back I put my old running shoes on ebay. I did not think that they would do much, but the alternative was to toss them. They sold for $80 and the buyer sent me a personal thank you note. One man's trash is truly another's treasure.

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Old 09-09-2006, 07:28 PM   #21
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Question Winni Water

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Okay, I'm a geek. While in college, I had a glass bottle filled with Lake water in my room. It kinda filled a void that all these web cams do now.
Just curious, did the water grow anything? If I fill my dog's bowl in the morning, by evening there is a coating of slime in it.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:51 PM   #22
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Default eeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!!!!

My boat ("Bear") actually keeps "her" own sample of Winni Water at all times -- in the bilge! Guess "she" doesn't need to bid on e-bay...........
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:38 PM   #23
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Has anyone seen my lucky flannel shirt that I paid $250 for?
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:13 AM   #24
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Default duck itch

I sold a bunch of my old toys (circa 1950s and 60s) including a 1958 Barbie doll that were stored in my folks attic. I made over 2K.

I wonder how much someone would pay for a bottle of Duck Itch?
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Old 09-11-2006, 12:34 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Bear Islander
I think I will start selling off Bear Island, one rock at a time.
I wonder if I could sell off the Weirs, one tourist at a time?
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:23 PM   #26
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Default Auction ended

An eBayer named jp75023 was the auction winner and paid $7.50 for something in a bottle.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:03 PM   #27
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Not all of us are able to be at the lake as often as we would like. Living in Texas it's hard to get to the lake every weekend. Yes I purchased the bottled lake water as a Christmas gift to my 9 year old nephew who lives in Fort Worth Texas and loves the lake. He has one corner of his room devoted to memorabilia of the lake and I knew this would be one of his most favorite presents. Hope this doesn't sound too harsh, however, everyone has their reason for purchasing items.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #28
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Janet - sounds like a great purchase, which will become a treasured gift! Good for you! I'm sure your nephew will absolutely squeal with delight when he opens your gift this Christmas!
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:17 AM   #29
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Sounds OK to me.

As a Christmas present, however, it needs to go to the freezer on Christmas Eve!
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I see a few red faces on the forum today.What's wrong with a souvenier from the big lake?I bet some members might have dirt from a certain field in Foxboro!
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Thumbs up Janet = Super Auntie!

Janet, this “Lake Winnipesaukee Water for Sale” has given a lot of us something to smile about. It’s a cool thread with a uniquely cool subject! Congratulations on your purchase! You are a wonderfully thoughtful aunt! Every child should know that kind of love.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:24 PM   #32
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The person who did this is second on my list of entrepreneurial heros only to the guy who came up with the Pet Rock!

I wish I had thought of it first!
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Not to rain on this parade...but..How do you know it has come from Lake Winnipesaukee and not a faucet or other local source of water ??

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Old 09-14-2006, 08:41 PM   #34
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:49 PM   #35
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Thanks Pepper and Rattlesnake Gal for your kind words. I know my nephew will be excited when he opens his present. He won't know if it really came from the lake or a faucet - he'll think it's lake water and will be thrilled.
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Janet,
faith will do in this case. It sounds like your nephew will treasure this gift.
(i guess i am just too much realist and not enough romantic)

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Old 09-15-2006, 05:19 AM   #37
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Having once lived in Concord where the seller was shipping from, theres not a whole lot of diffrence between water from the lake and water from Concords taps!
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