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Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

This is a discussion on Will 20000.01 win me this pipe? within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Simply stunning. Bo Nordh Cross Grain Belge Pipe UNSMOKED Condition Coopersark No Reserve | eBay...

  
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    Leading Puffer Fish Troutman22's Avatar


     

    Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

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    Leading Puffer Fish Chris0673's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    $6700??? That's a mite rich for me. It is a beautiful pipe though.

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader MarkC's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    I remember the last time a figure of 20K came up on this forum. I said I could imagine paying that much for a pipe if I had it to throw away, and ever since I shot off my mouth, I've tried to figure out what kind of pipe I would pay that much for. Even the flawless 19th century meer later owned for at least forty years by J.R.R. Tolkien came up short until I added the jewel encrusted case...

    I think your bid would be fairly safe.
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    Wizard of the puff shire Gandalf The Gray's Avatar


     

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    Wow, I would never spend that much on a pipe. I do not see what makes this pipe any different from a $200 pipe or less? Yes it looks stunning, but there are others out there that are allot less that look the same or even better. What makes this $6000 pipe different?

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    Leading Puffer Fish Troutman22's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Bo Nordh has a following as one of the best carvers to ever live. I assume this is similar to buying an Elvis guitar or a Abe Lincoln hat.
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    Ruler Of The Galaxy Emperor Zurg's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    I'd wager it doesn't smoke any better than a $4 cob...

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Or a Jenna Jameson dildo?

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    Ruler Of The Galaxy Emperor Zurg's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by MiamiMikePA View Post
    Or a Jenna Jameson dildo?
    ROFL!

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    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf The Gray View Post
    I do not see what makes this pipe any different from a $200 pipe or less? Yes it looks stunning, but there are others out there that are allot less that look the same or even better. What makes this $6000 pipe different?
    I think the statement in the blurb for the pipe says it all: "Bo Nordh pipes are at the ultimate pinnacle of pipe collecting."

    At this end of the market little matters (anymore) other than the name "Bo Nordh". Perhaps once, but now I'll warrant that you could sell a rough of his for a telephone number price. There may be a market for his hair or toe-nail clippings. I hope his heirs remembered to take samples...
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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader MarkC's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Zurg View Post
    I'd wager it doesn't smoke any better than a $4 cob...
    I'll wager you don't know very much about pipes.
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    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    I'll wager you don't know very much about pipes.
    I'll bank roll that wager for you Mark.

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    Leading Puffer Fish Chris0673's Avatar


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Ok, I know I'm still a noob and don't know much about pipes. But still....7k for a pipe???? I get that it's a Bo Nordh and that they are, now, super rare. But 7k??? I could buy a car for that price. I know I'm going to get pounded for this but what makes it worth that kind of cash?

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish


     

    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    A luxury item is just that, a luxury item. At that point you are paying for artistic ability and craftmanship. Would I pay that much for a pipe? No, but then again I wouldn't pay say 30,000 for a watch either. Bte I don't think that this pipe is for people who would buy a 7,000 dollar car.

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    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0673 View Post
    ...I know I'm going to get pounded for this but what makes it worth that kind of cash?
    Truly, it's because someone will pay that much for it.

    They are (apparently - I don't know much about them) meticulously made from the best materials possible and entirely by hand. The shapes are dictated by the nature of the wood and I'm sure there would be a huge number of false starts and discarded rough pipes. No fault in the wood was tolerated. All that makes a pipe expensive. I read that each pipe represents 100 hours of labour. Almost three weeks pay for a highly skilled artisan, plus materials, overhead and, of course, profit. Taking that into account, $7000 doesn't seem that outrageous.

    As regards how "good" these pipes really are, there is a law of diminishing returns at play. I'm sure any of us would notice that these pipes smoke better than a "normal" factory pipe. Certainly the appearance is delightful (if you like the particular pipe; there are some really odd ones - that's what was "in the wood") and the craftsmanship will be obvious. But would most of us notice that it smoked better than a $400 pipe? I probably wouldn't. Better than a $1000 pipe? Perhaps no-one could tell. Until they looked for the maker's stamp. What makes a Van Gogh "better" than a really well executed painting and allows them to demand the prices they fetch? Sadly, these days, it's the signature.
    "Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp

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    Re: Will 20000.01 win me this pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by pipinho View Post
    Bte I don't think that this pipe is for people who would buy a 7,000 dollar car.
    What are you trying to say, bub??? My Jeep was 7k! And I'll put my Jeep against any 30k watch, or 100k+ luxury car!

    LOL just kiddin. You're probably right. To me that would be a colossal waste of money. But then I've had the same $30 Timex for 15 years!

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