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PostSubject: Schleich elephant with an unusual tag   Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:12 am

I just today bought the old female Indian Elephant. The store had four left, and, as always I chose the one which was best, in terms of damages. After picking it up, I noticed that the leg ribbon had a yellow spot ($6.49) instead of a gray one ($7.99). I'm not sure why this has happened, when it was scanned it came up as the correct animal, so no one was switching tags. I was wondering if this is a misprint or mistake of some sort, and if it was one, would it be worth anything at auction? Thanks in advance. elephant
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich elephant with an unusual tag   Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:43 am

Congratulations with your find cheers

It sounds like they did a printing error on the colour, doesn`t it ? scratch

I have no idea about price ! Most often I ( most people? ) take the price tag off and throw it away Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich elephant with an unusual tag   Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:52 am

I don't know but I have seen few times different situation: animal which has cheaper spot on website had more expensive colour in the shop... Rolling Eyes I thought maybe someone exchange these price tag to buy other animal cheaper or so Shocked Rolling Eyes

But it could be that was just mistake in factory too :) scratch
Anyway congrats on Your find :)

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich elephant with an unusual tag   Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:40 am

Congrats for your find cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich elephant with an unusual tag   Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:31 pm

Thanks. I had an explanation myself, that it was once a lower price, and was since raised, but I think it being an error was more likely. this would be my second misprint, after a Safari suchomimus with a T. rex label.
To answer Ana, I have also seen such a thing where the store raised the price, the store's sticker was put over the original colour to put it in a higher price group.
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