IT'S BACK -$138,000.00

Posted by: Dick Bennett

IT'S BACK -$138,000.00 - Sat Aug 27 2005 09:18 AM

Starting @ $47,000.00 ! http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-WOOD-DBL-PUM...1QQcmdZViewItem
DREAMING of a SALE !
DB
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: IT'S BACK -$138,000.00 - Sat Aug 27 2005 09:34 AM

I seen this myself this morning Dick. They should start it at $100.00 with no reserve & it would sell & be cheaper than all the listing fees they are paying. Oh well not my money lol
Posted by: thermactor

Re: IT'S BACK -$138,000.00 - Sun Aug 28 2005 11:38 AM

I sent a message to the seller:
I can't get a copy of it, unfortunately. It just said that it is overpriced, but they're moving in the right direction - just not far enough. I said I figured it was worth 1000 to 3000 bucks, and that they're wasting a lot of ebay fee money, and should let the bidders tell them what it's worth. The email was not ugly or anything.

This is the response I got!!
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Why don't you take the time to contact Petersen Museum in LA. They have called here twice. (Alex Symms--Curator). They have stated that we have it under-priced and are interested if they find find the money in their budget. Also contact Jim Lee in Dearborn, Mich.--One of the largest collectors in U.S.-He wrote the book on Bowser Pumping Cabinets. He stated that we were probably low in our asking price. We are in process of sending a copy of your e-mail to ebay and reporting it as harrasment.
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Wow - talk about rude... I don't think my email was out-of-line enough to be considered "harrasment" (as they spell it).

Man, I bet if I tried to bargain with them at a swap meet they'd call the cops and then try to have me arrested for "harrasing" them.

Wes
Posted by: thermactor

Re: IT'S BACK -$138,000.00 - Sun Aug 28 2005 11:46 AM

Interestingly, there is no Alex Symms (but there is an Alex Symcox (sp) who is a "curatorial assistant") in the phone directory when you call the Petersen Museum. The curator's name is listed on the Petersen Museum website as Leslie Kendall.

Wes

[This message has been edited by thermactor (edited 08-28-2005).]
Posted by: ihavegas

Re: IT'S BACK -$138,000.00 - Wed Sep 07 2005 08:10 PM

yeah and it's not jim lee it's bob, i put a tokheim tag on a wayne 50 showcase pump lee!