Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST

Posted by: Oldgas

Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Sun Jan 23 2011 12:46 PM

At the request of members, we have established this forum specifically for asking questions and answers about the value of gas station and auto service memorabilia.

Thanks to long time Shop Talk member, Alex, for accepting the moderator role for this forum. Please follow the guidelines and limit discussion to only replies concerning value facts and opinions.

Remember there are other resources to check first:

Completed Auctions on e Bay

Matthews Auctions Archive

Please do not post offers to buy, sell or auction items in this forum category. Mentioning that you are looking to sell now or later will be considered a violation of the "no offers to sell" rule. Posting a "PM sent" post will be considered a marker that you have sent an offer to buy and will also be a violation of this guideline.

"Is this for sale?" is prohibited.
"PM sent" is prohibited.

"I'm thinking of selling ..." may be taken as an offer to sell.

Asking for a value without posting pictures of the item is a "shot in the dark" waste of time.
Pictures of the File Manager direct image upload step-by-step process:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=129148#Post189696

Clean dirt off your item.
Measure and post dimensions of signs.
Post pictures of both the front and back of signs.
New member posts to this forum are reviewed for Guideline compliance before becoming visible to the public.

As a courtesy to the members who do help with values, we ask that when you do decide to sell, to offer them in our For Sale forum or announce an eBay auction in our Online Auctions forum.

Thanks for your cooperation.
Posted by: Johnnyleduc

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Sun Jan 23 2011 05:53 PM

Thank you Jim

I hope everyone treats it well.

Johnny
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Thu Jan 27 2011 09:30 PM

A fantasic idea!
Posted by: KZ1000

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Sun Jan 30 2011 07:23 PM

I think a Picture of the item your inquiring about should be MANDATORY in this forum. Otherwise it is just a waste of time and then the smartass comments start.(yes I'm guilty)
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Sun Jan 30 2011 07:33 PM

ME TOO & I AGREE, Front & Back of signs/globes & multiply of pumps.
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Tue Feb 15 2011 07:40 AM

...how can we encourage potential posters to check eBay first?...seems like a LOT of the items people are seeking to have appraised are listed on eBay rather frequently, and IMO there isn't a better way to see what the current market value of a piece is...
Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Fri Mar 04 2011 01:59 PM

This is not the place to post if you are having problems loading pictures.
Posted by: bkcraun

Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST - Tue Jun 14 2011 07:37 AM

Great idea! Very helpful.