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thebeast1190
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posted 03-01-2013 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thebeast1190   Click Here to Email thebeast1190     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am new here and was hoping to get some information. I recently met someone who owns one of the Apollo 16 charms and he told me he ordered it from moonpans.com. I have a friend who would love this and I was going to purchase it for her birthday.

It is now priced at $1200, the man I spoke to said he paid under $1000 (don't remember the exact price). The question I had is do you think it is worth this much? I know the Robbins Medallion's can sell for thousands but this is not that (obviously).

garyd2831
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posted 03-01-2013 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one the Apollo 16 medallions without the attachment loop at the top the medal. This was the 1st of two sets of medallions that Mike-Moonpans was selling. I purchased my in Sept 2009 for the price of $995. The increase in price reflects the supply and demand I would guess.

Dan Lorraine
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posted 03-02-2013 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan Lorraine   Click Here to Email Dan Lorraine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The charms are slightly different than what was offered at $995. I purchased one several years ago from Mike at Moonpans and highly recommend that item ... if you can spend the extra $200, his framed presentation is quite nice! Mike is a terrific guy to deal with too!!

rgarner
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posted 03-02-2013 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like Gary said, supply vs demand. People will pay it. You just have to decide whether its worth it to you.

stsmithva
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posted 03-02-2013 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The charm is on the small size for a flown item, but is attractive, won't have preservation issues, has good provenance, and is 1/2 to 1/200 the cost of other flown items. The Moonpans presentations look great and are from a reputable dealer.

mmmoo
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posted 03-02-2013 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all your comments, the charms are great little flown items.

Just a quick update on them, there are only 2 left from the 15, so if you are thinking of getting one they will be sold out soon. Thanks.

Mike Constantine
moonpans.com

garyd2831
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posted 03-02-2013 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I stated: Supply & Demand. Don't regret not buying.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-02-2013 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like them. I picked one up last year. Mike is easy to deal with and has some very good items.

Sam Que
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posted 03-02-2013 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice looking item, the presentation looks great for the extra $200. I've purchased several items from Moonpans and have always been satisfied.

thebeast1190
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posted 03-02-2013 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thebeast1190   Click Here to Email thebeast1190     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys convinced me, I decided to order one. Thanks for the help.

rgarner
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posted 03-03-2013 05:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haha welcome to the ranks, Beast.

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