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Postby ArcherAce » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:45 am

For those who are not familiar with the phrase:
At the Battle of Thermopylae 300 Spartans faced Xerxes Persia army. Vastly outnumbered, Xerxes reportedly told the Spartan king, Leonidas, to lay down their weapons. Leonidas replied "Molon labe", meaning "come take them". If you've seen the movie 300, you know how things turned out. :D It's easy to see how this saying relates to RKBA.

Oh, it's pronounced Moo-lone La-vee.

I purchased some molon labe decals last year. I put them on my cars, my bike, and handed the rest of them out to friends and family. I went into my desk to get one for my new Jeep, and realized that I had given them all away. The online source that I had originally purchased them from is no longer making them, so I had a local guy with a vinyl cutter make me some. 100 to be exact. Needless to say I have extras.

The decals are 10" long and 1" wide. They only come in white

I'm selling these for $3.25 each, shipped. I put together this page to sell them.

If you'd like to purchase one with a money order, my address is listed on web page.

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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby dan dan the XD40 man » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:28 am

Is your Paypal a business or personal account?
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby ArcherAce » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:02 pm

dan dan the XD40 man wrote:Is your Paypal a business or personal account?


business I believe. I've had if forever.

Guys, don't forget to drop me an email or at least a PM telling what forum your order came from!
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby ArcherAce » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:52 pm

I just donated $15 online to OFCC for decals sold. The donation order number is 6396

I sold 11 of them here, but figured they charge OFCC to process the online donation. So I kicked in a few bucks.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby jeep45238 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:43 pm

Are all of them gone, or no?
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby ArcherAce » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:24 am

jeep45238 wrote:Are all of them gone, or no?


Plenty left
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby BigV » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:45 pm

Thanks ArcherAce !
Sent money (cash ) on Friday, received the decals today.
They are nice and for $3.25 each, you can't beat the price.
Looks good on the back window of my Suburban too!
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby DGMilty » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:12 am

Besides issues with PayPal (my account was compromised last month by Skype) I received my stickers in a few days after placing the order. When I get the rest of the car washed, I might post a picture. While waiting in the car while my wife went into a CPZ yesterday, there were several people who just stopped and looked at the ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ on the back of the car! There was one guy who looked at it and appeared to tell his family what it meant.

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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby Birdman » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:09 pm

Thanks from me also, ArcherAce. I just ordered two. I've been wanting something like this for a while. No time better than now. Obama comin' ya know.
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby ArcherAce » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:14 pm

Paypal is straightened out, DGM.

I have your order, Bird and will get it out in the morning mail.
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby tjeffries » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:19 pm

Just ordered five, looks like I'd better be brushing up on the history of the Battle of Thermopylae before they arrive :lol:
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby DGMilty » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:04 pm

Washed the car, put another one on the front windshield, but no picture yet! Looks good there too!
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby 1911nut » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:09 pm

I forgot to post when I got mine. Very quick!

I still haven't put one on yet though :oops: will be doing that before it gets too cold though.

Archer have you ever done decals on a window professionally? I was told by a pro, the best way to do this is to get the window hot/warm (if you can get a hair dryer out to it that will do the trick, if not start the car with the windows up and put a coat or something over the area with the defroster on(if windshield)and let it get good and warm)and clean, then put a mix of soap and water on the window (I know this sounds crazy), apply decal and move where necessary, then let dry. It'll stick like there is no tomorrow, you'll need a razor blade to get it off. This also allows you to "work" the air bubbles out with out compromising the decal. The only issue I see is the size of the decal and depending on how stuck they are to the clear that could be an issue, I'll find out when I get mine done in the next day or two.

Any questions feel free to PM me guys.

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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby Skull » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:24 pm

ArcherAce wrote:Leonidas replied "Molon labe", meaning "come take them".

The phrase in Greek actually uses a verb tense that we don't have in English, and the translation is more like "you will have had to come and take them".

In effect, it is an acknowledgment that he and his men will lose the coming battle, but they will not surrender. Although a bleaker sentiment, in many ways I like it better.
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Re: Molon Labe Vinyl Decals

Postby ArcherAce » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:10 pm

Skull wrote:
ArcherAce wrote:Leonidas replied "Molon labe", meaning "come take them".

The phrase in Greek actually uses a verb tense that we don't have in English, and the translation is more like "you will have had to come and take them".


This came up on another forum. He's my reply
I've a read a number of different arguments regarding what is the "correct" translation. The way it appears on the decal is the accepted English spelling. The translation is loose. The spirit of the phrase, however, is the same.


Technically, you are correct, Skull.
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