Wednesday, May 28, 2008

EBayed


I have to confess: I am something of a Glass Junkie. I love those glasses that McDonald's and Burger King use to sell back in the seventies and eighties. I remember having these four from Burger King back when Star Wars came out. I can tell you, also, that I got these from the BK across the street from Mickey D's on Charleston Highway. My Dad used to call it Hamburger Hill. At the time, I did not get the Vietnam references, and that is what I called t for many years. Some time ago, BK had a falling out in Columbia, and they all but disappeared. Apparently, that McDonalds is still doing well. There use to be an Arthur Treachers's Cedric's Fish and Chips up there as well.


On Monday, I was browsing Ebay and came across these glasses. Something nostalgic kicked in me, and I did something I don't typically do: impulse. I bided on the glasses and got them for what the seller was asking. I was all very happy, until I saw the shipping charges. That sorta took the fun out of it, but, I will place these next to my Lord of the Rings glasses.

4 comments:

George said...

"Arthur Treachers's"? I remember it being a Cedric's Fish and Chips and a Chappy's Fish and Chips (not necessarily in that order).

Anyway, nice glasses. So how much were the shipping charges?

Chuck said...

Ah, yes Cedrics. I think it may have been all three at some point. For some reason, Arthur Treachers sticks in my mind, but I will defintely concede to the other two names.

The shipping for the glasses was $9.99. I was going to buy a case for my Sansa off of Amazon, but the shipping was a little steep also.

Martha said...

I love ebay. You can find the most interesting things on there! We lived not too far from Hamburger Hill - I think everybody called it that as Daddy called it that too.

Fun times!!

Todd said...

I love ebay. I recently purchased a Wisconsin Badgers wall clock and a Ramones T-shirt. I am somewhat of a retro man myself.

I have quite the glass and coffee cup collection as well, much to the dismay of the carbon-based wife unit.