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#114129 - Mon Jan 10 2005 11:05 PM Ebay -what good for it age means
5 quart Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jul 06 2003
Loc: Stockton NJ USA
Hi Bought a Shell Bottle- description says "Good shape for its age" this means has only one big chip to top edge- bought fron socony7777- no peply when I complained-
The best description I see is"have not tried to clean -will leave this up to buyer"" translated means i got every bit of dirt and grease off I could- this is as good as it will get- thanks don Got any favorites??

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Wanted 5 quart cans
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[b] Wanted 5 quart cans -old speed equipment -1950-60s- Cad- Olds std shift parts - site at www.oilnspeed.com

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#114130 - Mon Jan 10 2005 11:19 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
Kysoilman Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 22 2001
Loc: Owenton, KY U.S.A.
How about on't know anything about this item (its a repop).
... small push on side (big dent)
... this happened to me ,can is MINT but they don't show the graphic on the can wondered why.. till I got the can poor condition.
...hole the size of a pin head (dime size)
...rare item (to the seller)
LETS SEE SUM MORE.
REX

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#114131 - Mon Jan 10 2005 11:51 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
Lastgas15 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
I feel your pain. I bought a rare (really) globe lens a few years back. The seller said "Good condition". The picture was fuzzy. The lens I received was peeling. When I complained, the seller replied that it was in good condition for its age. I explained that good was good.....age has nothing to do with it. He refunded part of my money.

Here's one. "Slight discoloration" That covers anything from staining to rust.
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


http://www.lastgas15.com/

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#114132 - Tue Jan 11 2005 08:23 AM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
Tokheim Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
REX makes Tokheim laugh. Don also speaks the truth.

I like "still displays really well" = with the lights off and one eye closed.

"A little bit of surface rust" = don't push on that area.

"Almost mint/nos" = only difference being scratches, edge chips and old paint

"I've had this sign in my collection for 10 years" = old repo

"I package well" = duct tape the sign to a piece of cardboard, fold it over, duct tape again.

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#114133 - Tue Jan 11 2005 08:33 AM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
roger cherry Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 04 2002
Loc: Collierville, Tn
Ever heard some of these??
"Day one gloss and color"
"Minty"
"Nice patena"
"Showpiece in real life"

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#114134 - Tue Jan 11 2005 09:15 AM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
kmann Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
selling for my friend (uhhhh.. huhhh)... paint is mint condition 9 (rest of item, which was not photographed, condition 2)... slight fade to reverse side ( usually translates to not being able to make out a damn thing)... rust,dents,scrapes,extra holes but,STILL DISPLAYS WELL.

kmann

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#114135 - Tue Jan 11 2005 05:37 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
st.rod Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Its just like buying a street rod project. "rust free!" Meaning no charge for the rust. Larry
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In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14

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#114136 - Tue Jan 11 2005 06:56 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
the poor mans museum Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 25 2004
Loc: Santa Ynez, CA, USA
It's no different than the personal ads!

SWM mid 40's, healthy, athletic, finacially idependent executive looking for partner for romantic dinners and long walks on the beach.

Means: Middle aged divorvee that likes to watch TV sports has no money and needs to get laid.
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C Cragg

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#114137 - Tue Jan 11 2005 08:22 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
JEFFSAUTOMOBILIA Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 11 2002
Loc: OHIO
good one poorman!

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#114138 - Tue Jan 11 2005 08:27 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
r49th Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 18 2003
Loc: clio, michigan usa
"Vintage"
"Old"
"Nearly New"
"Rare"
A can thats a globe, a globe thats a gas pump, a sign thats a globe AND a an oil can.
Oil cans that you can't tell if they are 1 Qt. or larger, metal or composite.
and the one that really gets me "I'm selling this for my Dad."


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ROD [Mich.]
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ROD [Mich.]

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#114139 - Tue Jan 11 2005 09:06 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
the poor mans museum Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 25 2004
Loc: Santa Ynez, CA, USA
Okay, here’s the ultimate ebay listing for all of you spammers out there. Just use this at the start of your listing and you can cover all of the bases.

Globe pump sign can oil gas service station porcelain porcelane porceline Texaco Mobil quart rare vintage old antique collectible great mint new........key chain (or whatever you’re listing).
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C Cragg

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#114140 - Tue Jan 11 2005 09:07 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
kmann Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
"FOUND IN THE ATTIC"

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#114141 - Tue Jan 11 2005 09:25 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
OR HOW ABOUT THOSE 10' - 20' - 30' (ETC) SIGNS THAT DON'T REFER TO SIZE REALLY, BUT HOW FAR AWAY YOU HAVE TO BE FROM THE ITEM ITSELF BEFORE IT STARTS TO LOOK GOOD!



DOC @ TAG/WEST
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#114142 - Tue Jan 11 2005 10:57 PM Re: Ebay -what good for it age means
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Those are all great.

Antique= overpriced run of the mill piece of junk

[This message has been edited by gaspower (edited 01-11-2005).]

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