Baker bites the dust

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roger
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Baker bites the dust

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My life-long fascination with coin=ops began when I was very young... A neighborhood convenience store had a
gumball machine called BAKER BOY....You simply inserted your penny and the BAKER would scoop up
a gumball which, magically, was delivered to the patron.

This coin-op wizardry would entice me into lifelong hobby. I bought my first Baker Boy in my early days of collecting.
I flipped the little guy for a tidy profit. NO PROBLEM, as machines were always available at rock bottom prices.
And then, "POOOF", seemingly overnight, there was a proliferation of literature,dealers,price guides, and high profile
auctions. Prices of my Baker Boy went thru the roof and my baker was lost forever.

Now that I have you in tears, would you please help me find my cute little friend with the funny white hat ??? :'( :'( :'(
If nothing else, would you please post a few notes of sympathy. ROGER
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john t peterson
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Roger,

Seller's Regret comes with the territory. Most of us sell items from our collection as we "upgrade" to nicer or more rare items. Unless you have unlimited space and budget, selling as you grow is a necessary feature of collecting. It's important to remember that all these things we love are ultimately just "stuff" and we are custodians for a brief period of time. If you enjoyed Mr. Baker during your ownership, that should be sufficient. For most of us, the regret part is really a yearning for our youth, never to be reclaimed.

J Peterson
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John, your poignant and erudite reply is, as always, very well expounded. !SMARTY! :didact: !SMARTY!
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