Can I go to Oldgas guys for help?

Posted by: mancave1

Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 11:09 AM

I've been collecting signs for a while. I know I've been duped and bought some signs that were advertised as originals and were actually fakes. I read the forum talking about fakes and look at my Sims book. To be honest, I still get confused. I don't worry about buying items from Oldgas members but I do still look on EBay. Would there be an issue if I found a sign on EBay and then ask Olldgas members their opinion of the sign? Thanks.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 11:35 AM

Not at all. Happens almost every day.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 02:30 PM

As Steve says, more than a few have asked about Petro Items before shelling out hard earned money...

Remember though, the Membership is not infallible. Not often, but every once in a while; We get it wrong... (db and I used to tease each other, because we have had to apologize to the Membership for making an error...)

db, had a memory better than an elephants!

And at times, when I was "feeling my oats and getting cocky"... He would bring me down to earth, by starting a sentence... "Remember when you said.... LOL....
Posted by: mancave1

Re: Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 04:52 PM

Thanks guys, all of us mistakes. As I stated earlier I have been duped. This will give me confidence when purchasing off eBay. Thanks again.
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 08:17 PM

Please "DO" ask before buying. Nothing bothers us more than good people getting ripped off by those people that are taking advantage of the uneducated. We want to preserve the integrity of this hobby and preserve the value of the items we have invested so much time and energy into!
Please "DO" ask!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 08:59 PM

Yah, I should have elaborated. With only 3 years in the hobby, I would almost never buy a sign outside of Sunoco without first asking here on Oldgas! It's saved my butt a few times.
And I always watch other peoples posting on the same matter. It's very educational.
Good luck and can't wait to see what you bring to the table.

If your feeling it, post up some of what you already have in the Showcase forum. Always nice to visit peoples collections!
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Can I go to Oldgas guys for help? - Tue Jul 28 2015 10:51 PM

Definitely ask before buying! as they all said above, it happens daily. It hurts nothing to ask before you buy!