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#245320 - Mon Apr 04 2011 07:01 AM RARE CAN?
dodgeman60 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
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THIS MUST BE A RARE CAN? E-BAY 380328885698
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#245329 - Mon Apr 04 2011 07:17 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: dodgeman60]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Wholy Schnikies....That's Insane! 4X what it's worth....or am I missing something?
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#245338 - Mon Apr 04 2011 08:14 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
PennWheelerPetro Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 07 2009
Loc: IL
I would stay away from anything this guy has he sells a lot of repops as orignial and schills his auctions. A lot of the time if you watch his stuff something will sell extremely high to a newer ebay user ID and a month later he will list the same exact item again.
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#245343 - Mon Apr 04 2011 08:22 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: PennWheelerPetro]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Jerry, I have to disagree. I have bought and sold to this guy several times. If he sells a repop it's because he was fooled. He is a strong buyer at almost every show in the midwest. As far as shilling I don't know. I have seen him get good money for items and have seen him sell for less than he paid. I could be wrong but in my book this seller is good.

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#245355 - Mon Apr 04 2011 09:14 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: bustermonty]
TeeTee Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 04 2004
Loc: MI
About five or six years ago another 2 gallon Phillips 66 can in similar condition brought hundreds on ebay and it just blew me away, so seeing this one at this price does not surprise me now. Do these cans show up often? I have and have had a lot of 2 gallon cans, but I have not had this one. Does anybody on this site have one in that condition?
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#245359 - Mon Apr 04 2011 09:43 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: bustermonty]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
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This seller's items always have a ton of bids and always bring high $$$. Lots of activity on their auctions. I have not seen many repops from this seller but I will agree with the poster above. Something is going on here.


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Mon Apr 04 2011 09:43 AM)
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#245375 - Mon Apr 04 2011 11:03 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: 57tbirdkid]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
outrageous price
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#245390 - Mon Apr 04 2011 11:50 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: advertologist]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Can't say the guy has shill bidders. He's a strong buyer for sure. I've seen him buy 40% of the items in an auction! He'll turn around and list everything on ebay with no reserve at less than what he paid. He loses money on some, makes money on some, and in this case hits a home run.
Yeah, thats a crazy price for that can.
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#245397 - Mon Apr 04 2011 01:16 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Lastgas15]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
I have seen in person the same thing as Bob just said. I have bought from this seller on eBay and have gotten real items with no bad feelings about the experience at all.

I've seen a lot of various big cans in poor shape. Could be bidders have gotten tired of searching for this one in decent shape and they're motivated. All it takes is a couple of motivated (crazy) bidders.
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#245409 - Mon Apr 04 2011 03:11 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Oldgas]
toychaser2005 Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 07 2007
Loc: Hibbing,Minn,US
***** ? R U KIDDING I COULD OF BOUGHT LIKE 10 OF THESE by now for less the 30 each in very clean cond this smells fishy to me
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#245417 - Mon Apr 04 2011 03:54 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: toychaser2005]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Originally Posted By: toychaser2005
***** ? R U KIDDING I COULD OF BOUGHT LIKE 10 OF THESE by now for less the 30 each in very clean cond this smells fishy to me


Please explain how this could be fishy.

I don't think I've seen 10 Phillips 66 2 gallon cans like that in 20 years. 5 gallon yes, 2 gal no.
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#245418 - Mon Apr 04 2011 03:59 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: toychaser2005]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I've not seen any 2 gal REPOPS.
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#245420 - Mon Apr 04 2011 04:14 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
I've not seen any 2 gal REPOPS.

With prices like this we'll probably start seeing them.
The can in question is real. I saw it at the auction where the ebay seller bought it. I think the ebay deal is legit as well.
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#245422 - Mon Apr 04 2011 05:04 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Lastgas15]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
watch his stuff all the time. Always has great items that all start at 9.99/ Hes the reason I do the same on most items.

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#245491 - Mon Apr 04 2011 09:00 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: always lookin]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
I too have seen him at sales and he buys 90% of what he sales on ebay at auctions. As it was stated before, he does lose money on items, but the the items he does make money on far exceed the ones he does not. I have bought several thing from him in the past. From my experience, he is legit. This is what he does for a living I do believe.

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#245502 - Mon Apr 04 2011 09:19 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: chadrock00]
JOSBORN Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 25 2008
Loc: Plainfield Il. US
I sold him four signs at Peatone and he had them listed and sold on Ebay the next week. He made a good buck on them.
I think he does right!

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#245686 - Tue Apr 05 2011 07:43 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: chadrock00]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I also know him. He is a straight legit seller & great person. I would buy anything from him anytime!!!
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#245701 - Tue Apr 05 2011 08:10 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: gasoildude]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Originally Posted By: gasoildude
I would buy anything from him anytime!!!


Even a $430 2-gallon Phillips 66 cans?

Brad, I have a Bridge I wanna sell ya cheap! wink
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#245781 - Tue Apr 05 2011 11:29 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Another possibility........assume there's 20 different Phillips 2 gallon cans known to be out there, and the bidders already have the other 19 in their collections. The value of an item sometimes depends on how it fits into a specific collection. It might be worth $40 by itself and $400 to complete a "set".


Richard

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#245785 - Wed Apr 06 2011 12:56 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Pegasus]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
PLUS the condition has a LOT to do w/ price.

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#245817 - Wed Apr 06 2011 08:26 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I wonder how many checked their garage to see if they had one of those to put on ebay? Usually when something brings a really good price, a lot of them turn up right away on ebay!
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#245822 - Wed Apr 06 2011 08:46 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: K W FRITH]
TeeTee Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 04 2004
Loc: MI
Well...I asked the question earlier if anybody on this site has one...no response...does that mean that out of the hundreds of collectors on this site we can't come up with one? Maybe it is kind of rare? If you got one in that condition, speak up.
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#245839 - Wed Apr 06 2011 10:09 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: TeeTee]
tjhvintage Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 22 2001
Loc: Tacoma,Wash. USA
The two gallon can just topped the $600 mark a couple minutes ago. The same bidder is in the lead on a matching quart at $200! item # 380329094165. I have bought from this seller before and the items were clean and as described. Too bad the bidder's ID is hidden. Everybody could dig their Phillips cans out and offer them to him. wink
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#245863 - Wed Apr 06 2011 11:46 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: tjhvintage]
DP Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
I have one just like it that I bought on Ebay for about $80. It was 6 or 7 years ago, however. I really don't remember it having many bids on it. Maybe one or two others. This may be the only other one I recall seeing available since then. The condition of mine is actually a little better than that one. Two years from now I could probably list mine and it would bring $50.


Edited by DP (Wed Apr 06 2011 11:47 AM)

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#245865 - Wed Apr 06 2011 11:49 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: DP]
DP Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
That $200 quart usually brings about $35 - $45. They're pretty common.

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#246043 - Thu Apr 07 2011 05:58 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: DP]
dodgeman60 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
WELL DP IT IS TIME TO GET IT ON E-BAY, IT IS UP TO $1006.66. WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT YOURS WOULD BRING? HOLY SMOKES!!
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#246044 - Thu Apr 07 2011 06:09 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: dodgeman60]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I don't care what anybody says, that auction has fraud written all over it. "Private" feedback, and multiple bids in $20. increments. Rare or not it STINKS from here
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#246090 - Thu Apr 07 2011 12:28 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: KZ1000]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Starting to smell like a family of Skunks.

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#246117 - Thu Apr 07 2011 02:31 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
DP Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
I have to agree with the smell. This is getting funnier by the day.

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#246118 - Thu Apr 07 2011 02:38 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: DP]
DP Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
I see another one has be listed in better condition opening at $125. I don't blame him.

290553712366

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#246218 - Thu Apr 07 2011 11:14 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: DP]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Vintage-FLEETWOO...=item2a0f6d9fee


Something isn't right. Check out some of his other 2 gallon cans.

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#246224 - Fri Apr 08 2011 12:46 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: chadrock00]
tjhvintage Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 22 2001
Loc: Tacoma,Wash. USA
1000 dollars on the 2 gallon can with two days to go.....
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#246249 - Fri Apr 08 2011 08:37 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: tjhvintage]
JW32 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 11 2008
makes you go HMMMM, maybe I should consign some of my stuff with him, gets more money than any auction service around, what a joke!!, Jerry you called it right early in the post

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#246299 - Fri Apr 08 2011 01:29 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: chadrock00]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Retracted: US $1,006.66
Explanation: Entered wrong amount

Can is back to Reality! $440
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#246301 - Fri Apr 08 2011 01:58 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
DP Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
Private bidder is no longer listed.

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#246302 - Fri Apr 08 2011 01:59 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Normally 2 gallons cans just aren't that sought after to demand such strong prices but there seem to be a number of them getting really decent money lately. A shift in interest or some new players maybe. I don't know about the Phillips but it just seems to good to be true. If the solid orange can design with with the big emplem and black ribbon (but I don't know if there was a 2 gallon made) were selling I could see these prices but this design was used from the late 30's clean thru to the early 50's and of the early phillips designs, this one is rather generic compared to the Trop Actic designs. Condition is awesome.....but not $440 worth
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#246308 - Fri Apr 08 2011 02:24 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: lordparaffin]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Seller or someone else might just have wanted to know what had been bid!
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#246334 - Fri Apr 08 2011 05:05 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I Don't think so, Private bidder was upping the bids by $20. he did not post a High bid and walk away, HE was driving it up. Sounds like Mr. Goodguy got caught, He must've been reading OldGas
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#246374 - Fri Apr 08 2011 07:21 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: KZ1000]
JW32 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 11 2008
kz, I agree with you, I know this guy & would not buy from him, he gets a bit pissy when you bid aginst him at auctions

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#246375 - Fri Apr 08 2011 07:27 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: JW32]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Quote:
he gets a bit pissy when you bid aginst him at auctions

That's cause your cutting into his profit he'll get when signs & stuff is sold!
WE all would like the buy Low & sell High.

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#246419 - Sat Apr 09 2011 02:34 AM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: Dick Bennett]
67Chev4X4 Online   content
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Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
I spent some time last night looking at the bidders on quite a few of the auctions that were high. Two bidders were running the auctions up. One with ID of 1##1(350) was bidding up the other every time he bid. He had around 400 bids in the last 30 days. Very few in gas and oil. The other bidder ID R##R(29) was upping the bids by $5 to $10 at a time. He had 1300 or so bids for the 30 day period. He was bidding on mostly gas and oil. The interesting part was that quite a bit of it was listed in Advertising Petrol which tells me that he may live in the UK or Australia. Just my Thoughts. Mitch

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#246558 - Sat Apr 09 2011 07:38 PM Re: RARE CAN? [Re: 67Chev4X4]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I guess someone overseas with some capital and a strong desire to collect from the inventory state side could drive up prices especially if price was no object.
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