6' x 9' mega Pegasus

Posted by: bigandtall

6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Thu Sep 07 2017 09:35 AM

I am considering going after this sign, but, wanted a value of what I could resell this at within one year or less (at a show like Peotone, IL) to just break even if I were to get into financial trouble. Please, please give me your best conservative opinions of value. Thank you.

P.S.: Can anyone post what the back of one of these mega signs looks like? I have no idea how the mounting points look.

P.S.S: What does one of these weigh?
Posted by: petropumps

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Thu Sep 07 2017 06:02 PM

Well...it's on ebay right now. If you're the high bidder and "win" it, that means that you will have paid more than everyone else that was bidding and/or watching it...the same guys that attend the gas shows. I would think that therein lies your answer.
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Thu Sep 07 2017 08:58 PM

Plenty of things on eBay bid way over current market value, and then can't be sold at a break even point for years, or decades! Your comment doesn't help one bit. I asked for specific help, not a self serving monologue.
Posted by: chevy3535

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Thu Sep 07 2017 11:04 PM

Bigandtall...to come to the defense of petropumps...a veteran member...please don't insult with your replies...you asked for opinions and you got a reply...no need for your hasty "self monologue"comment
Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Thu Sep 07 2017 11:20 PM

I have seen people ask anywhere between 4-7k. Most probably sell for 3-5k depending on condition. This would be probably $3800-$4000? Great sign!
Posted by: petropumps

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Fri Sep 08 2017 12:36 AM

Self serving monologue, huh? Don't you have a penchant for the dramatic. My point was (and is) that you're about to see what it's worth. How do you think prices are established in an extremely limited market? Auction prices are a major part of the calculation. You say things are bid "way over current market" at times...how do you think a 1k sign becomes a 10k sign? Somewhere along the way someone bid "way too much" right? The inverse is true as well. If the bubble pops, down go the prices.

Oops...that may have been another self-serving monologue. The joys of a public forum I guess.
Posted by: TheHorse13

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Fri Sep 08 2017 05:46 AM

About a week ago, a sign in similar condition to this one was posted on Craigslist at $3,500. It was gone in less than a day.
Posted by: BryceG

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Fri Sep 08 2017 07:18 AM

a staple sign in the hobby, but also one that is very common. i agree with all of the above. plenty of completed auction results out there to search on google & ebay.

do some research and pay what you are comfortable with. do you really want to make a multi-thousand dollar decision based on what a couple guys tell you on a message forum?

and when you see sold results, always assume you will get less. a lot of the sold results are from resellers or auctions that spend thousands on networking and advertising in order to achieve the highest prices possible. the problem in this hobby a lot of the time, is that sellers expect to realize those prices without putting in the same work.

good luck.
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Fri Sep 08 2017 07:56 AM

petropumps and BryceG are experienced and know what they are talking about. Their logic is tried and true.
Posted by: JimT

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Fri Sep 08 2017 07:58 PM

Not to mention you have to get it from Ok. to IN. They arent rigid, by the way.
Posted by: cggas

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Fri Sep 08 2017 08:45 PM

1 piece of plywood with 2x4'screwed on end around the perimeter, take sign apart & place it in crate, screw 2nd sheet of plywood on top. Fits perfectly inside...... and it's not cheap to ship. I sold one in a 6 condition for $3500, but that was 12yrs ago. Chris
Posted by: JimT

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Sat Sep 09 2017 04:31 AM

Im not saying its not possible. Im saying when the buyer says free local pickup, you have to some how talk them into doing this. Usually talking some stranger into doing something like that requires money. That has to be added onto the final price. If your buying a sought after sign off ebay, planning on flipping it in a year, and getting a large sign halfway across the country ,Good Luck.
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Sat Sep 09 2017 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By petropumps
Self serving monologue, huh? Don't you have a penchant for the dramatic. My point was (and is) that you're about to see what it's worth. How do you think prices are established in an extremely limited market? Auction prices are a major part of the calculation. You say things are bid "way over current market" at times...how do you think a 1k sign becomes a 10k sign? Somewhere along the way someone bid "way too much" right? The inverse is true as well. If the bubble pops, down go the prices.

Oops...that may have been another self-serving monologue. The joys of a public forum I guess.


I publicly apologize to you. I took your comments wrong and let my frusteration run away.
Sorry.
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: 6' x 9' mega Pegasus - Sat Sep 09 2017 08:49 AM

Originally Posted By JimT
Im not saying its not possible. Im saying when the buyer says free local pickup, you have to some how talk them into doing this. Usually talking some stranger into doing something like that requires money. That has to be added onto the final price. If your buying a sought after sign off ebay, planning on flipping it in a year, and getting a large sign halfway across the country ,Good Luck.


Bidding is up to over $4,000 already. It had a buy-it-now price of $4,995 but that disappeared right after the first bid at $2,600 was entered.

Sounds like the size, weight, and flexibility of this is more than I want to get into. I'd be just as happy with a smaller Pegasus.

Great advice in here, thanks to EVERYONE!