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Gore Galore
06-14-2011, 06:53 PM
We took on a custom project for a up and coming home haunter looking to go pro. Well before we finished this facade for him, he ran into some personal problems that are forcing him to sell this facade before he even receives it.
It is built very light weight for his event and for easy storage.
2 x 2 construction w 1/2 ply covered with nethercraft vacuform panels, and hard coated dow board foam,
Doors are mounted with heavy duty spring hinges.
It also has 2 Satyr wall decor, 2 gargoyles, and one Bat boy wall decor. All cast out of heavy duty 17 lb foam and with blue leds. The leds can be operated with 9v batteries or be converted to wall wart transformer very easily.
All Panels were built 4 x 8 for easy set up, tear down, and shipping
We were recommending him drop 4 x 4 in the ground and putting 2 x 4s between each 4 x 4s and then attaching facade to that for proper strength.

All reasonable offers will be considered.
you can pm, call or email anytime.

06-14-2011, 10:06 PM
Let's start with a ballpark so we don't insult. What was his cost?

damon carson
06-14-2011, 11:36 PM
Nice looking great job Kevin. Ya ballpark please.

Gore Galore
06-15-2011, 06:55 AM
We built it for $6000 and that included shipping.
But like I said any offer is considered.
If we sell it for $6000 the shipping would also be included. But below that we would not be able to cover it.

I am guessing the freight would be about $600.
But we will fully crate and pack it in dow foam so it would not be damaged in shipping.
we will throw in the vacuform surplus panels. I think there are 2 or 3 and some cut ones. There are also a few skull panels. Plus touch up paint: 2 gallons of the black (to suspend the fire retardant), and a gallon of the brown, and a container of the highlight brown we used. We were going to use some moss and spanish moss to finish it out. So I can also throw some of that in to help sell the facade.
It has yet to be fire treated and the back has not been blacked out (reason for including the 2 gallons of black). It was intended to be used on exterior front of a private owners home and he wasn't sure of the need and didn't want the added expense.

Again, please remember any reasonable offer will be considered.

06-15-2011, 02:05 PM
Awsome looking facade. I wish I could afford it but I just bought my house for my haunted house. Great looking job

Gore Galore
06-17-2011, 05:54 AM
Come on folks,
We need more offers made on the facade. He needs the money, and I need it out of our shop.
I will try to sell it for 1 more week and then we ship it to him.
So, please feel free to make an offer. All offers are good at this point.
yes, he paid $6000, but he would be happy to sell it and isn't expecting to get $6000. I would like him to get that much. but He is open to offers.

06-17-2011, 09:13 AM
No offense Kevin, but the price of 6k seems awfully high for vacu form. You can buy 4x8' vacu form panels fully painted from Nightscream Studios for about $150 each, so it should be less than 1k in wall panels there, add another 1k for the props which are pretty affordable on your website, and all you need is wood so I'd say it could be made for $2500 total. Unless I am missing something, it seems it's a tough sell at 6k. Beautiful facade though!


Gore Galore
06-17-2011, 10:39 AM
No offense taken. However you are speaking from a hands on haunters perspective.
but, at the same time, that is kind of the point. We are looking for offers

I would love to see him get $6000, but he is not expecting that. $6000 included the shipping and you know that is $600 for a 4 x 8 x 52" tall crate lined with foam and includes the time and materials to pack properly and ship.
we are looking for offers. Like I said, he really has to let this go.

Very sad situation,
He is getting a divorce, and he made ALL these investments to work on going pro and now he is selling everything.

And thank you for the bump.

06-17-2011, 12:41 PM
Why don't u see if there's a 501c3 charity haunt he could donate it to? Then he gets his full 6k.

06-17-2011, 03:42 PM
That's a tough situation Kevin, I hope for his sake he does well on the sale.


Gore Galore
06-17-2011, 05:17 PM
Definitely something I could look into for him.
The local haunt could even use this, but not sure how to go about so that he could get the money back on it.

Thanks DA,
I am sure he would appreciate the support.

Matt Marich
06-17-2011, 05:53 PM
It's a great deal, beautiful, add our full Haunt Interior for 20k, (see below) and your in the business of scarring people. Sorry Kev. just hi-jacked your ad.

Matt Marich
Edge Designs

Gore Galore
06-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Anytime Matt,
What you are selling is a great deal.

06-17-2011, 11:21 PM
All you need is to donate the object is have a letter of proof from the charity.

"But if you made a donation worth more than $250, including a gift of credit card rewards, you'll need a letter acknowledging receipt from the charity, said Barbara Weltman, a tax attorney and spokeswoman for J.K. Lasser. That's because the same rules that apply for an ordinary cash donation apply for an unconventional method like giving up your cash back rewards."

Gore Galore
06-23-2011, 05:40 PM
We got a couple offers that were lower than we wanted, but it has to go. If you are interested in this facade, please get with me soon and make us an offer. We will take the first $3500 offer and ship it right out.

06-24-2011, 12:42 AM
It's a great deal, beautiful, add our full Haunt Interior for 20k, (see below) and your in the business of scarring people. Sorry Kev. just hi-jacked your ad.

Matt Marich
Edge Designs

See below where?

Gore Galore
07-11-2011, 12:58 PM
Facade has been sold.

Linda and Russell,
thank you for picking up the facade, and hanging out at Gore Galore.
Sorry it was so hot.
I mean so hot, it is hard to breathe today. WOW!

07-12-2011, 10:37 AM
This was a very professional transition :D
It was everything & more as posted.
Thanks to Kevin's attention to detail in creation,care and assistance in packing / pick up it made a safe arrival to it new Haunted Home in Florida
It even came with an assembly sheet + x tra materials for a flawless installation
The tour of Gore Galores Monster shop and meeting his team was worth the trip itself You guys with orders in progress are in for a great season it all looks awsome even under construction.
This is our 3rd major purchase from this Trading Post ,as a small Haunt we appreciate this forum making it possible for us to make it affordable to make our haunt better each year.
As for the weather who knew it was Hotter in INdiana than Florida 120 degree heat index at 11am WHAT! Well Kevin we cant control the weather LOL I dont know how all that corn survives
Linda & Russell

Raycliff Manor
07-19-2011, 06:12 PM
It was amazing to read this and see what length Kevin went to in order to help his customer who purchased the facade and then faced some challenging times.

Kevin I appreciate the heart you put into the entire transaction and the compassion you showed for your customer. You definitely demonstrate a rare quality of putting people first and that is, in my opinion, what makes the best of the best in Customer Service and in being at the top of the best vendors in the industry. You're awesome my friend!


07-19-2011, 09:43 PM
Kevin needs to do a class at Transworld on how to become a ''respectable'' vendor, it starts with honesty. There are a ton of you vendors that could learn something on how they handle their business and communications with a buyer. Brett

Gore Galore
07-21-2011, 06:16 AM
Kel and Brett,

I and my company are honored by your comments!
So here is my seminar in a nut shell. LOL

I am doing nothing rare here.
Or at least something that should not be rare.
I try to be an honorable person in my personal life, and so that carries over into my business since I own the company.
I am just treating people how I expect to be treated. Actually, I am kind of an A hole. I don't tolerate crap from anyone. I demand respect. But I am as honest in a transaction as I can be. I hate liars, and don't like being called one. I just try to put everything on the table.
I don't use the excuse, "it's just business". That is bull. I hate that!

And most importantly, (I am sure this explains it all) I take personal responsibility for my actions, the actions of my employees, and the actions of my company.
And you know what?
I am sure that is why our business does well.

I have found the main thing everyone likes is to just know what is going on. Even if an order is late, it is not really that important as long as they know.
On, this is all in addition to trying to make innovative and dependable products that I would want to use in my haunts. And you know something. We can't even do that without the help of our customers.

But here is the tough part. You can't teach people to take personal responsibility for their actions. That is being an adult. That is a hard one. How do you make people grow up? You can't.

So, what else can we do other than live by example.

07-22-2011, 12:41 PM
Well put! A happy customer we are
Linda & Russell
Facade now in its new home getting ready for the season

Gore Galore
07-23-2011, 07:50 AM
Look like that is going to be the perfect place for it. Glad the color tones work. I prefer Browns to give it warmth rather than gray.
All you need now is Sphagnum Moss to adhere to areas to make it feel like it has been there a long time;)

07-26-2011, 08:18 PM

Gore Galore
07-31-2011, 06:31 AM
Nice work,
That looks great.
thank you again. It was great working with you.

Jim Warfield
07-31-2011, 07:12 PM
Very much so.
For some unknown reason from the first glimpse of those walls the thought:"Gothic Nudist Colony" came to mind.
Maybe the walls to keep the "eyes" out?
Wait, no good, there was no such thing as nudity in the olde days.
forget it.
Very nice work.

damon carson
07-31-2011, 08:01 PM
No back then they had chasidy belts Jim! LOL!