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#216881 - Sat Dec 04 2010 05:51 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: roadrelics]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Lets keep in mind here guys,,,, if the accusations that guys are saying on here in regards to schill bidding wouldn't be enough to standup and convict someone in a court of law then they shouldn't be made in this public forum. Just my opinion..
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#216887 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:04 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Wes Hague]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
A few years ago there was a discussion on here about someone shill bidding on ebay. The guy that was doing the shill bidding got on here and defended the practice! He had multiple user ID's that he would use to shill bid. He also mentioned at least one other person (his son) that would shill bid on his items and the person's items this topic is about. He also posted that the seller in question would shill bid for him as well. I searched and can't find the topic. I suspect it was moved to the moderator's forum.
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#216888 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:11 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Wes Hague]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Lets becareful as we all know what happens when personal attacts take place. Threads get locked and people get suspended.
Lets get back to the original topic... buyer beware! This thread was started to let guys know what was happening... bidding high and early. Not the normal for gas and oil ebay auction unless it's rare stuff.

All I see are olddgas guy guessing why.
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#216900 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:43 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Jarvis]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
I just wish I had some of the signs, beautiful signs and great toys. Just think of the fun of finding or buying such great items, and great to see them on ebay or any other place just to know what is out there.
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#216914 - Sat Dec 04 2010 09:06 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Craig... not me! I like being a collector way more than being a dealer. Those are to totally separate hobbies.
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#216917 - Sat Dec 04 2010 09:11 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Bottom line is ...

If you have proof of something phony going on in an eBay auction, click the Report link there to tell eBay about it.

If you are suspicious of a seller, the auction item or the bidding activity, keep your money in your pocket and your fingers away from the bidding button. But if it is something that you are highly motivated to get, bid with both eyes open and only up to what you are comfortable with. Don't let any person or situation push you into a place you may regret.

And ...

OMG, if I ever get in trouble, I hope nobody comes to my "defense" by posting a link and methods on how to do objectionable things.
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#216919 - Sat Dec 04 2010 09:23 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Oldgas]
roadrelics Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
Jim, Thanks for bringing us back on Topic...i agree it is always "buyer beware" no matter if its an undated repo, schilled, no matter what "buyer beware" or at least protect yourself.......Unfortunately not everybody has the knowledge or expertise to do so & thats where this forum & thread become invaluable.....I just learned about ebay stealth..LOL
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#216927 - Sat Dec 04 2010 09:47 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Jarvis]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Originally Posted By: Jarvis
Craig... not me! I like being a collector way more than being a dealer. Those are to totally separate hobbies.


I can agree with that smile
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#216932 - Sat Dec 04 2010 10:07 AM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: ebaygenious]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: ebaygenious
Read it for a week or so and maybe you'll get it...but probably not.


Please tone it down a notch. Nobody appreciates comments like this on Oldgas.

Ryan
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#216996 - Sat Dec 04 2010 05:35 PM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Dick Bennett]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
I have seen these items and yes they do have a lot of bids. My honest opinion is most of the gas and oil signs on ebay are not top quality. It is very rare you see a "Mint" sign on ebay. Most of the signs I have seen are anywhere from a 3-6 on a scale of 1 to ten. Most of the bids do come at the end, but this seller does have some rare items and the condition of them is very good. It is odd to see an item jump so fast, but even as a novice collector I know that quality items sell fast. I have seen so many poor signs on ebay sell for crazy prices and I think "who is buying these signs for that price. I was at an auction a few weeks back and repro mobil pump plates were selling for $300 +. Most of these items are quality and some are rare. It is always good to be on the look out- especially the way this hobby has grown and the inflated prices of these gas items. Just my 2 cents.
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#217002 - Sat Dec 04 2010 06:52 PM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
I guess that somehow some way somebody took my reply to this wrong. I was mearly saying that the signs were great and finding them would be also great. Does not mean that you would have to sell all, I certainly do not. I can only afford a few things and sometimes have to sell in order to proceed with other things in life. I wish that after seeing all that I have sold over 25 years, I could have kept it all. Would need a big place though, and lots of dollars to restore it all.
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#217012 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:04 PM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Guess I am as dumb as a bag of hammers. Would someone PM me an auction number so I can look and judge for myself? i will keep it confidential. Thanks
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#217014 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:11 PM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: Alex]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
HERE'S ONE OF THE AUCTIONS FOR STARTERS: 390267512767
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#217019 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:39 PM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
oh.....thanks
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Looking for Texaco and Power Gasoline items

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#217021 - Sat Dec 04 2010 08:52 PM Re: Most of us all know but reminder Beware [Re: 57tbirdkid]
porcelain-neon Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2007
Loc: Minot,ND USA
Originally Posted By: GASEX-57
I have seen these items and yes they do have a lot of bids. My honest opinion is most of the gas and oil signs on ebay are not top quality. It is very rare you see a "Mint" sign on ebay. Most of the signs I have seen are anywhere from a 3-6 on a scale of 1 to ten. Most of the bids do come at the end, but this seller does have some rare items and the condition of them is very good. It is odd to see an item jump so fast, but even as a novice collector I know that quality items sell fast. I have seen so many poor signs on ebay sell for crazy prices and I think "who is buying these signs for that price. I was at an auction a few weeks back and repro mobil pump plates were selling for $300 +. Most of these items are quality and some are rare. It is always good to be on the look out- especially the way this hobby has grown and the inflated prices of these gas items. Just my 2 cents.


Many of the items being sold by this person were purchased on ebay, all you have to do is compare his feedback items to what he is selling. I know the vertical Pontiac neon was listed on ebay at least twice before selling.

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