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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3step, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,077

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    Wow, you scored. Yeah, "local pickup only" discourages a lot of folks.
    Throw him an extra $20 or something so he doesnt feel gyped...you never know, other guys that were watching it and forgot to bid could be hitting him up after the fact and offering him more $. If might be worth a negative feedback for the $500 someone could be offering him.
     
  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,912

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    From looking at the add it looks like he just wanted it out of the garage and wasn't interested doing the research to try and get big bux out of it.

    Nice score there.
     
  3. 28hiboy
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 397

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    from milton fl

    Sweet! Ebay is like a tool. Use it right and you get good service. Nice score. Happy for you.
     
  4. ro51_hemi
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 264

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    from York,Pa

    great deal, maybe his buddy put in the first bid to bid it up, ha
     
  5. NightMarcher
    Joined: Jun 25, 2008
    Posts: 36

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  6. Wow what a deal!
     
  7. krackerjack88
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 1,247

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    from Fresno,Ca

    Want to triple your money? Nice score!
     
  8. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    from Idaho

    That engine is a '49 or '50 ...
     
  9. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 844

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    from garage

    yeah,you got screwed ,no wonder knowone else bid on it...

    :D:D
     
  10. for a ten spot he might have had more stuff layin around! excellent score BTW!
     
  11. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,861

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    I obviously do not know how to search.
     
  12. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 997

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    Guess you got a better deal than me. I bought a completely rebuilt, never been started, '56-324 Olds from a guy in Long Island a few years ago off ebay. $50.00 but cost me $370.00 to ship it to Detroit, MI. Still was a good deal.
    Congrats on yours.
     
  13. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,426

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    You really should have posted a "What's it worth?" As in, "Is an Oldsmobile engine worth a dollar? Should I buy this? Is this too much?" Something to rile the troops up a little! :D

    Nice score!
     
  14. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

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    from Las Vegas

    There's a secret place on ebay where idiots post great stuff - I always look there first. Found a 56 Chev 2dr hdtp in SE Idaho, got it for $1500 (this was a bit over a year ago). Had been sitting in front of the old guy's 'driver' (some late Buick) for years - his kid 'drug it home' to work on, then married some chubby little gal in the next town over and never looked back. The dad called and the kid kept putting him off, so the guy stuck put it up for sale in the section he thought best described the car, and that's where I found it. Ran up there, didn't even try to start it, put it on my trailer and headed south. Wound up selling it less than a month later to a guy in SLC for more....much more. It ran just fine and dandy, but the PG was useless. I think Ebray is great - for buyers.

    dj
     
  15. zorch
    Joined: Dec 7, 2005
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    I'll give you a five-spot for the valve covers.
     
  16. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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    There are some guys that will give you 500 bucks for the valve covers to hide their motor !!
     
  17. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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  18. ratpak
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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    from Onsted, Mi

    thats a sweet find, i was bidding on some rusty valve coves for 40 bucks and gave up when they reach 80.00 CONGRATS!!!
     
  19. greasemunkey
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 201

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    from katy, TX

    That's just a damn good score...you suck.
     
  20. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,210

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    last summer I bought a 48 ford coupe and a sedan for $200 for the pair, some people just don't know how to list things properly and really don't care what they sell for.
     
  21. rollinlow&Slow
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    well crap I live 10 min. from reidsville in the next town...............................:mad:
     
  22. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,251

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    ........ and I thought my 99 cent polished stainless steel muffler from the same site was a good deal!
     
  23. vertible59
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
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    I lived in "REIDSVEGAS" for 18 years. Used to be a lot of old car guys in that area. Anyhow, that was a great score!
     
  24. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008

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    it isnt alchemy... and it isnt a deep dark skull and bones secret either. its just ebay searching
     
  25. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,616

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    So, you're the one that outbid me!!!
     
  26. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Is that some kind of an LP/Propane carb? I don't know Olds, but it looks kinda funky with that rear inlet to the carb....
     
  27. Trucked Up
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,580

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    If your a little short I'll be glad to front you half. Considering the econmy thats the best I can do.:D
     
  28. I'll give 2.08 and pick it up since I'm here in NC !!! HA!HA!HA!
     
  29. T-Time
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,627

    T-Time
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    from USA

    The reason to bid .99 cents is to keep the seller from ending the auction early, while you ponder if you want to make a real bid or not. I don't know if this still works, with all of the ebay rule changes in the last couple of years. It used to be that once a bid was received, then the seller could not end the auction early.
     
  30. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,592

    HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    No, you can end an auction with bids on it. I've seen it happen several times.
     

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