I rode that chair a fair amount. Went to look for pics with it, but didn't find any.Nubs Nob is selling the equivalent of its Pali Chair, the Blue Lift for $400 but to passholders only via lottery.
Half are being saved for charity and for parts/spares for their other Poma double chair, but about 25 are being sold.
I had heard, at least in early March pre Covid they had gotten over 200 requests. They joked they could’ve made a small fortune selling the chairs but wanted to keep it reasonable for the passholders. That way at least families and others in the community have a shot and can afford the price so they don’t all just become porch pieces for the 1% crowd out on Harbor Pointe or Bay Harbor.
i think the structure of the raffle for the opportunity to purchase for the chairs @$400-$500 is for the boring tax/accounting purposes, so in essense the $500 or so is the "minimum fee" or pethaps you'd say "nominal fee".They should raffle a few off to people who’ve held seasons passes. Maybe you start at 3 passes and get a certain number of tickets for each year. Something to increase the odds of winning for people who’ve had a lot of passes. Or you just hold raffles in categories. Like 10 years, 5 years etc. Then the winner pays a minimal fee to deliver it. At least build some good will.
Well I MIGHT pay $50.00 for one, but that would be about it. I've got enough semi useless/useless objects in my life to try to get rid of before I die.........................But I wouldn’t pay $2,500 for an old rusty chair. Or $50. I just don’t see the point. I have no use for it, no place to put it, and separated from its environment, it doesn’t seem to have any special meaning for me.
I’m a sentimental person, just not about objects.
That chair was underused even when it was new. Maybe because the trail itself was underused, and the chair only served that one trail.the quad on Devil's Fiddle near the abandoned loading area. I kind of went exploring about five years ago. Maybe they are still rusting away? That lift was closed by the time I started skiing there
Demand and what people are willing to pay for it which I think for Pali chairs is about $5,000 each or so tops give or take.That being said, what establishes the value of a chair?
Do you have a favorite chair that you'd pay a premium for?
Maybe we can pick it up for you and deliver it to KentuckyYes $2500 is a bit much for a useless ornament, however I would like to have one of these chairs. My guess is that there will be no shortage of patrons putting up $50 for the chance to purchase. I may do so myself, maybe even purchase more than one $50 chance????. It would be the first lift chair most kentuckians have ever seen.