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#162855 - Wed Dec 02 2009 02:43 PM Johnson Sign Part 2
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Don't hate the player hate the game. Got on the road at 6:30 this morning to pick up what is the prize of my collection. He got a real kick out of telling people I paid $7000 for the sign. I got it for less. Someone even offered $8000.
And another told him it was worth up to $12,000. I had a couple of sleepless nights waiting for his phone call to tell me he took another offer. As he said, a deal is a deal. A true man of his word. He's thrilled and I'm ecstatic. Here is where it will hang. Going to have a bunch of signs for sale real soon LOL

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Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#162856 - Wed Dec 02 2009 02:47 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: bustermonty]
pollyman Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 15 2003
Loc: California
I was drooling over this one. Great Sign. Congrats!
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6 ft signs & rare pump plates Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Polly, Flying A, Douglas, Richfield, PDQ, Stinker, Beeline, Neon , Dealership.


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#162860 - Wed Dec 02 2009 03:03 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: pollyman]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Looks great Greg, glad it found a good home. Now how about some "Black Friday sale prices" on some of your Sinclair stuff?

On a side note, anyone know who got the Sinclair coupons sign that was on ebay this past week?


Edited by Wes Maxwell (Wed Dec 02 2009 03:04 PM)
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#162861 - Wed Dec 02 2009 03:06 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Wes Maxwell]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
Awesome buy Greg! Early bird gets the worm...
Wes I bought the sinclair sign SORRY! :-)

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#162864 - Wed Dec 02 2009 03:18 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Wes Maxwell]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
So you are one of those people who always asks to end the auction early!
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#162865 - Wed Dec 02 2009 03:22 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: KZ1000]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
IF ya don't ask, you don't get LUCKY !
I've been Lucky a few times.

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#162869 - Wed Dec 02 2009 03:53 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Dick Bennett]
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
Glad to see you got it. Ted
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Ted Pam Ethyl & Polly Roach
Lodi CA.
209-210-8971
Looking for Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Douglas, Gilmore and Richfield

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#162871 - Wed Dec 02 2009 04:02 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Signal Gas & Oil]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Great looking sign, I'm glad that someone here got it. Thanks for sharing photos of it.
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Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

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#162875 - Wed Dec 02 2009 04:07 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Bob Richards]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
well said dick!!!

it only takes that 1 time to make you forget all those rejections!!!!!
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see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.

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#162884 - Wed Dec 02 2009 04:43 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: THERMOMAN]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
WoW..that is a handsome looking sign.
Is it doublesided?
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Collecting Vintage Sunoco

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#162893 - Wed Dec 02 2009 05:07 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Cold Pizza]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
KZ I don't always ask as most of what I buy is sniped. Either I get it or I don't.
When it's special, I go all out to get it as several others tried to do. You really won't get it if you don't ask for it and then back it up with cash and drive to pick it up ect..

Yes it's a 2 sided flange sign. 10"x14"

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#162923 - Wed Dec 02 2009 07:37 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: bustermonty]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Awesome sign Greg !!
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& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers

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#162928 - Wed Dec 02 2009 07:42 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: MetroPetro]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Don't hate the player hate the game! Now that is funny! So what made him change his mind? He replied and posted in the ad he wanted to let it run than ends it.
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Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.

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#162948 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:57 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Jarvis]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
Welcome to the Club--

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ha!

Glad you got it brother, hopefully see you and Tom at Columbia this year...later
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There's no stopping the Cretins from hopping
You've got to keep it beating for the hopping Cretins

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#162951 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:59 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Jarvis]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Jarvis
Don't hate the player hate the game! Now that is funny! So what made him change his mind? He replied and posted in the ad he wanted to let it run than ends it.



$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

A bird in hand is better than a feather in the nest. He likely didn't know what it was worth, therefore went for the cash he thought would be better than then letting the auction running it's course and getting less...He gambled and likely lost. Oldgasser 1 Seller 0
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Always looking for Quality Canadian Oil & Gas & Ford Signs

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#162952 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:59 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Jarvis]
Dale Stephens Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
bustermonty:
Is the sign you have pictured above the one you are getting or another sign? The one pictured looks like a flat sign to me. But I could be wrong.

Congrats on the flange. Very nice...Dale
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Wanted: Champion Spark plug, Shell, Pennzoil, Kendall, and Woco Pep signs...Dale Stephens

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#162953 - Wed Dec 02 2009 09:02 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Jarvis]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By: Jarvis
Don't hate the player hate the game! Now that is funny! So what made him change his mind? He replied and posted in the ad he wanted to let it run than ends it.

It just baffles me why someone will end an auction early, If they get a decent offer and reject it, that same person is going to be bidding at the end, There is no doubt auctions that end earyl are NOT getting the full value. Unless it is one of those cheap B---ards who complain about ebay fees smile
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#162954 - Wed Dec 02 2009 09:03 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: 1970mach]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Very nice buy!!!! Now we all know that you are a player LOL laugh wink
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Brad Ralston & my website is
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#162955 - Wed Dec 02 2009 09:15 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: gasoildude]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
KZ, When i see something i really want i ask if they will add a buy it now or will sell it now. You have to because so many others do it. About 99% of the time i get "i want to let it run" and i respond with a "thanks, i just want a chance to buy it now or at the end of the auction". Most of the time i get it less than i offer so i am glad they let it run. LOL

Glad you got it Greg!
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Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.

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#162961 - Wed Dec 02 2009 09:42 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Jarvis]
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
I am guilty of offering sellers money to end the auction. If its an item I have to have, I will continue to bid. Most items I don't bid on if the seller rejects my offer because I am a impulse buyer...
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Scott Wright

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#162969 - Wed Dec 02 2009 10:18 PM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: powerlube]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Very nice sign. Thanks for sharing.
Mike

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#162976 - Thu Dec 03 2009 12:07 AM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: bruzer75]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Ditto what Mike said, nice sign Greg.
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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#162991 - Thu Dec 03 2009 06:55 AM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: powerlube]
Fueluser Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
I was going to pass on this topic (making an offer and ending the auction early) because it really gets me mad thinking about it. Not the high dollar items, because I can't afford those but here is and example from last week.

Seller had two porcelain angle lights with a buy it now price of $45.00 opening bid of 9.95. On the opening day I bid the 9.95 price and the buy it now price went away. In his ad he said he had it a long time and had a buy it now price so it would sell quickly. My bid made the seller have to wait the 7 days. Well on day 3 the seller ended the auction after no movement on the price so I figure 1) either he was worried he wouldn't get his $45 or 2) someone offered the $45 though, I'm not sure if anyone looking after I bid would have known there was a buy it now price. I thought that was pretty poor business practice and told him so. If he wanted a certain amount guaranteed he should have put a reserve. And if it makes any difference I am a snipe bidder so my bid never comes until the end. (have to admit I'm cheap but my loosing bids always bumps up the closing bid lots of times smile )

Anyway if its normal items which I think I would have a chance at winning and the seller repeatedly ends the auction early I've pretty much blackballed the seller.

Oh by the way.... Killer sign. Color me jealous.

John


Edited by Fueluser (Thu Dec 03 2009 06:56 AM)
Edit Reason: added sentence

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#163018 - Thu Dec 03 2009 10:25 AM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Fueluser]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
It's still, all about who wants to get the most and who wants to buy the cheapest,,you were hoping to get them for $9.95 didn't want to pay $45.00, until you lost it and you had the first option and passed,,, ( you snooze you loose ),,can't complain if you had the option to buy it now, FIRST ! It's like Colin said, bird in the hand is better than a feather in the nest...( or something like that ha,ha,ha,, )
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Wes.......

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#163024 - Thu Dec 03 2009 10:40 AM Re: Johnson Sign Part 2 [Re: Wes Hague]
cmeon66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 10 2006
Loc: Clinton, Illinois, U S A
Great sign, glad that a real collector got it.You said you may be selling some signs soon, lets see some. Norm Huff
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