I snagged this Pink/Pink Giant this morning in South Austin for $30! I woke up around 1a last night to find that it was just listed on Craigslist in the last few hours:
I texted the former owner at 6:30a and by 10a this beauty was mine!
The guy said his friend gave it to him and he'd never run it -- his wife was making him get rid of stuff. (I've never met her, but I know I love her!)
I had the globe strapped into the passenger seat of my pick-up. All the way home, I couldn't stop looking at it. The liquid looked neon to me -- like a pinkish orange-ish neon. I had read all there was on OG about Giants before going to get it this morning, and I just couldn't place this color while driving down the road.
Here it is spiking...
I know it looks sorta' red (damn iPhone camera), but believe me - the liquid is pink! I'm not sure if the wax is white or pink. I can't wait for it to flow! I'm so excited!!!
The base has a couple of dents (I WILL get them out) and the original felt on the bottom is stamped Mar (can't read the day) 1996.
Erin - Patience does pay off!
Great find/deal! I got another purple/yellow Grande today from Craigslist today for $25. I won't have it in hand for a couple of weeks when we are able to meet up but the deal is done. Today must be *the* day!
Awesome, Rudy. It looks like our day. Cheers!
Guys - I've seen lava like this in only one of my other lamps - a Carlisle. This lava is like freshly churned, creamy buttah! Yum! Yum!
Oh, and I was wrong - I think the wax IS pink! Once flowing - it looks like a pink/pink to me. So pretty. Photos coming...
Good for you!! I would love to have a pink/pink giant!
I need to mow, feed the chickens, weed the garden -- but I'm way to excited to do anything but watch the giant!
Wow, I am blown away! Put my name on this one if you ever sell it. ;)
You got it, Erin! :>)