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#291312 - Fri Dec 16 2011 08:19 PM "$$$ & Sense"
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
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#291318 - Fri Dec 16 2011 08:50 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
Not that bad a price if you want one. Seen them go for way more than that before.
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#291329 - Fri Dec 16 2011 09:52 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: pumpingethyl]
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
A can that doesn't show up very often even in our region.

One would think the someone had to "squirrel away" a case or two or more of the cans in the Portland/NW Oregon/ SW Washington area.
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#291332 - Fri Dec 16 2011 10:29 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I was watching the auction & missed the end of it. It went over my $600 bid. I would of paid $800 for that can!!
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#291333 - Fri Dec 16 2011 10:32 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: gasoildude]
66phillips Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
I paid $1100 for one, at Iowa Gas auction, 8 years ago.

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#291391 - Sat Dec 17 2011 10:36 AM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: 66phillips]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Would this can have brought more if full of oil?

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#291430 - Sat Dec 17 2011 02:26 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: Cold Pizza]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I dont think that matters much when it comes to cans. The graphics on a can is what sells them. As for my cans I prefer them empty but do have some that have oil in them.
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#291499 - Sat Dec 17 2011 09:03 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Sun Jul 11 2004
Loc: calgary ab canada
what year did they start putting liters on the cans

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#291507 - Sat Dec 17 2011 09:25 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: mobil100]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Can't give you an exact year, but the US "flirted" with changing over to the metric system in the early 70s.

Jimmie Carter, when he became President pushed the Country even more so towards the Metric System. But, thankfully (IMO), wiser minds prevailed..... LOL

The metric system is waaaaaaaaaaaaay to confusing in my opinion and I need things as simple as possible.
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#291513 - Sat Dec 17 2011 10:27 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: Bob Richards]
badgas Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Millimeters, centimeters and kilometers are not as confusing as inches, feet, yards and miles. Same goes for pounds vs kilograms and gallons vs liters.

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#291518 - Sat Dec 17 2011 10:54 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: badgas]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Any language [metric system] is easy IF that's what you grew up with. Bad enough to go into Wal Mart & see everything written in Spanish [or as in parts of Los Angeles, Vietnamese, Korean, etc]!
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#291531 - Sun Dec 18 2011 05:36 AM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: Dick Bennett]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Was watching a medical show where the doctor told the patient if the injury had occured 2 millimeters lower she would have been paralyzed. After the doctor left the patient asked the nurse what 2 mil was and the nurse showed her. 'Wow, that's not much' the patient replied.

So our science and medical professions do use it. And for some inexplicical (sp?) reason, so do soda manuacturers. 2 liters of soda anyone?

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#291574 - Sun Dec 18 2011 09:19 AM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: Dick Bennett]
Signs&Neons Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 25 2010
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Any language [metric system] is easy IF that's what you grew up with. Bad enough to go into Wal Mart & see everything written in Spanish [or as in parts of Los Angeles, Vietnamese, Korean, etc]!


agree on both accounts - metric system is very logical and simple - and being based on tens is easy to work with, convert, etc. - but it's not what most of us grew up with and learned so it seems hard or difficult (like most new things).

Also agree on the other languages (without getting too political)

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#291598 - Sun Dec 18 2011 10:39 AM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: Signs&Neons]
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
I was never taught the American system despite growing up in the heartland in the late 60s-early 70s. I learned metric, and the only time I use the traditional system is in sewing and a hybrid mishmash for cooking. Rarely I used American measurements--mainly gauge and pipe measurements--in my first career.
Even librarians use metric!

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#291703 - Sun Dec 18 2011 07:15 PM Re: "$$$ & Sense" [Re: mobil100]
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Originally Posted By: mobil100
what year did they start putting liters on the cans

I've seen QUART cans from the late 1940's/early 50's with .946 liters on the can as well.
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