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Did I sleep to pricing way up

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dauphinee, May 9, 2013.

  1. Dauphinee
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 79

    from New York

    Did I sleep thru a couple years this winter.
    I know my name is Teddy and my mom calls me bear but I don't think I slept thru a couple years.

    Last years prices for cars and this years is like night and day.

    Have the car prices increased that much?

    Did we bounce back that quickly or are people trying to get more out of their rides than they should be.

    Just curious
  2. TULSA
    Joined: Sep 27, 2008
    Posts: 659

    from Tulsa

    Really hard to say unless your talking about a particular style of car, certain model or year... I think they are just as popular as last few years... maybe more guys are able to buy?
  3. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    Tri-five Chevy's, 47-55 Chevy trucks, and early novas have really went up in price around here.
    They don't sit for long either.
  4. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


    They been going up. It is only certain cars though.

  5. 1954fordkustom
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
    Posts: 593


    It's all the tv shows that sell cars for crazy amounts of money
  6. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    They only went up if your a buyer.

    When your sellin they mysteriously drop....

    Why is that
  7. Cars are being sold from areas where the local folks
    don't have money ....

    So I get calls daily from people wanting hauling done out
    of Georgia - Alabama - Tennessee - North Carolina - South Carolina

  8. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,045

    from Conneticut

    "Saw one just like it on Barrett-Jackson go for..., so my pile of twisted metal and rust have got to be worth 80% of that." It's the same thing with the OT used cars, prices are way up. In my area, apparently, if it is worth registering (OT cars, of course), it's worth at least $2500. Someone in my area has advertised on Craigslist an early 30's Dodge Bros. coupe, trunk, no rumble seat, that they say runs, has "just a thin line of rust on the running board" and they want $7,000 for it. From the pictures, it doesn't look bad, but not $7K worth, to me.
  9. You must not do the shopping at your house...EVERTHING is going up and the end is not in sight
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 325

    barrett-jackson syndrome strikes again. Stopped to look at an old 55 GMC pu a few weeks back. Mostly rust, tires flat, sunk in the ground nearly to the frame. The old timer said "I'd probably sell it, but those are worth a lot of money right now... Saw one sell on TV the other night for over $10,000."
  11. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,099


    I think the B-J auction blame is misplaced. B-J prices were a heck of a lot higher six to eight years ago.

    on the other hand, they do have influence on particular models. Certainly late 40's to early 50's pickup trucks.

    If I were to point towards a contributing factor, I would look to overseas buyers. Due to the weaker American dollar, they are able to get more bang for their buck.

    remember this, it isn't the price of gas going up, rather it is the value of the dollar going down.

    and that is going to continue at a quicker pace
  12. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    Ive noticed stuff going up lately. especially this spring it seems.
  13. AutoArt66
    Joined: Apr 3, 2010
    Posts: 274


    The asking prices have gotten way out there - but a roll of cash is still king.
  14. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679


    Yeah, asking prices are up because of the TV shows, but most cars aren't selling at that. Show up with cash, hit them with a gut wrenching lowball and usually you can pay earth prices before they let you walk away.
  15. BRENT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
    Posts: 252


    Quantitative Easing. The cost to borrow is low, bubble will burst....again, real soon. Lol
  16. Ive noticed the same thing. People think they have gold in their back yards.
  17. That's how its always worked for me. Of course the deal of the century always comes up when I'm flat fuckin' broke.

  18. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    I too have noticed rising collector car prices.. I wonder if they are getting their price...
  19. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,464


    I see prices for parts and cars climbing. I think part of it has to do with how many salvage yards have crushed out in the last decade. Cars and parts are getting somewhat harder to locate. And if you want to buy my Nomad, it's only $35,000! :)
  20. I Drag
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 884

    I Drag

    I think the asking prices are way up. But thats not the selling price.
  21. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,183

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    No they are not up!.....guys are just asking crazy money. Look at the completed listings on epay, You will see that many are being listed every week for big money, But very few sales.
  22. Dollar value down and every thing feels high priced including cars.
    Dollar value up and things feel kind of reasonable or cheap.

    The overseas buyer is really enjoying the dollar value differentiation , stuff feels cheap to them in the US markets.
  23. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,029

    Jalopy Joker

    Buy High - Sell Low - The Average American Way
  24. pastlane
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,063


    Buy high, sell low. I lose money on every deal but I make it up in volume
  25. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    Did I wake up to read another whine?
    If the price is too high they don't buy,a real simple way to live.
  26. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,297


    Slow economic recovery. People generally have a little more disposable income again for toys.
  27. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,135


    I wish selling prices were up. I cant seem to give away some of the cars I try to sell
  28. Fuel to burn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2009
    Posts: 279

    Fuel to burn

    Things are definitely up around here. In 2009 there were some great deals on the local CL and they would be up for a week or more. There are still good deals out there but they go a lot quicker.
    My recent score on a 59 merc is proof of that, I was the first to show and I bought it on the spot. Four years ago I didn't have the money and few others did either.
  29. Motomike43
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    Posts: 156


    The economy keeps getting worse and the cost of living keeps going up. Anything and everything is over priced. Its not just cars and its happening fast. I dont see the end of it yet.
  30. kracker36
    Joined: Jan 21, 2012
    Posts: 756


    Through scientific deduction, I have determined that people put cheap ass 350 Chevy's in their hot rods; brag about how much cheaper they are to build; and then ask astronomical prices for them.

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