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#295569 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:15 PM Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay!
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
This has got to be top 10 of all the signs out there!
I estimate this sign to bring 15-25K!
Lets see who can come closest to the ending bid!
PS: Dont waste your time contacting her as she is letting the auction run REGARDLESS of the offers she gets!
I asked for pics of backside and she told me someone already offered 8K for it BUT she will let it run!
Ill say $21,550....
What do you guys/gals think???
Item number 140677247892
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#295572 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:32 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
field of sign is pretty nice
I'd say in the 18K plus neighborhood..
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#295575 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:35 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Beauty!

I feel like throwing $10K at it to make others work hard to pass me. I mean they have 9+ days to think about it! LOL!
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#295577 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:38 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
there other item listed- not to bad..
ebay # 140677259589
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#295580 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:50 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Beauty!

I feel like throwing $10K at it to make others work hard to pass me. I mean they have 9+ days to think about it! LOL!

140674782612
Current bid US $11,100.00


Edited by Dick Bennett (Sat Jan 07 2012 08:52 PM)
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#295581 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:51 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
I am gonna say $22,751.01
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#295582 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:52 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Was @ $3k When I looked at it. No smoke....I could cover $10K easily if I had to.
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#295584 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:53 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
you better dig up another coffee can..
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#295585 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:53 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Taking into consideration the edge wear, minor damage to the field, economy and the time of year. Signs and cars are not demanding the prices they were. I'm going to be a little more conservative and speculate that the winning bid will be in the $12,000.00-$15,000.00 range.
I base my speculation on the following math. If the market is down 30 percent. On the high end $21,500.00 - $6450.00(30%)=$15,100.00.
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#295586 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:55 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
the only thing cheap about this sign is the postage..
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#295587 - Sat Jan 07 2012 08:58 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Originally Posted By: advertologist
you better dig up another coffee can..


Around here, we keep our petro money in mason jars buried in the yard. wink
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#295591 - Sat Jan 07 2012 09:06 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I won't be surprised the way it is rising that when the hammer comes down it will be around $19k-$21K.
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#295622 - Sat Jan 07 2012 10:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
66phillips Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
The market won't be down for this sign!

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#295623 - Sat Jan 07 2012 10:26 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Bob Richards]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
I won't be surprised the way it is rising that when the hammer comes down it will be around $19k-$21K.


The way it's going its going to hit that tonight..
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#295637 - Sun Jan 08 2012 12:00 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
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#295638 - Sun Jan 08 2012 12:04 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Scott Baselt]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Wow!
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#295640 - Sun Jan 08 2012 12:13 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: K W FRITH]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
WOW

Freakin' amazing sign...
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#295641 - Sun Jan 08 2012 12:22 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DCpate]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
THREE WOWS!
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#295648 - Sun Jan 08 2012 02:00 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Finder Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 24 2011
Loc: Quebec
Wait! You are all missing the other great piece this seller has up for sale "LePETOMANE, A MAN WHO SANG THROUGH HIS ANUS, SHEET MUSIC"....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LePETOMANE-MAN-S...=item20c0ded594

Check the fart man out on youtube... Sorry to hijack this thread but I couldn't help it.

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#295652 - Sun Jan 08 2012 05:43 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Finder]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I would think a few bidders are placing bids,knowing full well it will sell for more then they bid,just so they can be a part of the auction & see the name of the winning bidder.

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#295655 - Sun Jan 08 2012 06:28 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Cold Pizza]
dodgeman60 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
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#295656 - Sun Jan 08 2012 07:26 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: dodgeman60]
publicenemy1925 Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
24,500... Someone has to go over the top!!!
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#295657 - Sun Jan 08 2012 07:44 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: publicenemy1925]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
I'd rather have this than the Grizzly that didn't meet reserve. Over 30K is my guess.

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#295658 - Sun Jan 08 2012 08:02 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bustermonty]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
If this sign is as great as everyone says it is. If I had 20k to spend on a sign, I could probally come up with 40k. How many times in your life will you have the chance to buy this sign in this condition. Next time there is an opportunity it might be 10 years from now, and how much will it fetch then. If you stretch your funds today you will be enjoying a sign that will certainly gain value.
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#295660 - Sun Jan 08 2012 08:31 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Finder]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
I think this puts the whole "holy grail" thing in proper perspective. Dave
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#295661 - Sun Jan 08 2012 08:34 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THERMOMAN]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
Not necessarily...They said the same thing about 950 Wurlitzers before 1992. Try to get $30,000 for one today. 1015's were bringing over $10,000...not now. Dave
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#295662 - Sun Jan 08 2012 08:36 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Catauladave]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
$14,600 with 9 days left....
Whats gonna be the final price? Lets hear your estimates...

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#295664 - Sun Jan 08 2012 08:55 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
It could sit at that price until the end and then a select few will battle it out. I have to agree on the shipping though...seems quite cheap. LOL!

I'm gonna say Between $19-22K. But what is a sign like this truly worth and do we appraise it based on the end result of this auction or do we just assume that somebody overpaid just to have the piece in their collection or perhaps to flip it for possibly more?
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#295670 - Sun Jan 08 2012 09:29 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
As far as shipping he says he will give you the total once the destination is known and has a reserve on it, because he says he does not know the value of it. How can you put a reserve if you dont know the value!?

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#295689 - Sun Jan 08 2012 11:10 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Tankar]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Sellers usually put a reserve to protect their initial investment and it is not an indication of the value of the item.

If I had seen this sign privately a week ago, I would not have known it was such a desirable and valuable sign. Just goes to show that I'm still learning.


Edited by Dave's Garage (Sun Jan 08 2012 11:11 AM)
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#295692 - Sun Jan 08 2012 11:18 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
It is already past the reserve or it would say that reserve has not been met.
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#295693 - Sun Jan 08 2012 11:20 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
There is no reserve.
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#295694 - Sun Jan 08 2012 11:22 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
YES The reserve was 1,000...lol

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#295696 - Sun Jan 08 2012 11:24 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
There was a reserve when the sign came to auction. It was blown away within hours of the start of the auction. When I first looked at the listing, there was a footnote, that reserve had been met.....
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#295701 - Sun Jan 08 2012 11:46 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Bob Richards]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
My Mistake.

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#295713 - Sun Jan 08 2012 12:54 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Tankar]
grabber Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 26 2007
Loc: Lynn, NC USA
38.5k...
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#295729 - Sun Jan 08 2012 02:55 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
27,500
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#295840 - Sun Jan 08 2012 08:31 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: minuteman]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
28,750
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#295950 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:12 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: philmccauley]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
32,500
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#295955 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:50 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Seems the Heavy money is now looking and getting ready. Slowed to just small bids instead of big even numbers. It also might just be that it fizzles, everyone is probably reviewing their accounts and thinking. They have a week almost now to mull it over and talk.
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#295970 - Mon Jan 09 2012 10:35 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
gmstuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Elkridge, MD, US
I'd be shocked if the seller let the auction run it's course.... I'm guessing it will end early?.....

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#295975 - Mon Jan 09 2012 10:55 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: gmstuff]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Since she started with a $1000 reserve, I would bet that she is so shocked at the amount that she won't pull it off for anything!
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#295977 - Mon Jan 09 2012 11:00 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: K W FRITH]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Compared to that,just think if she started it with a BIN price.

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#295987 - Mon Jan 09 2012 11:24 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: gmstuff]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: gmstuff
I'd be shocked if the seller let the auction run it's course.... I'm guessing it will end early?.....


It'll go the distance..
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#295988 - Mon Jan 09 2012 11:49 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
I'm sure she has had some good offers.

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#296002 - Mon Jan 09 2012 12:19 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Tankar]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
You never know. I've seen some pretty good auctions end early. Hopefully, she will let it run it's course. She'll get more money if she lets it run its course.
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#296036 - Mon Jan 09 2012 02:23 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
So if the winning bidder does bid through Oldgas then what kind of $$$ could Jim receive from the auction??

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#296041 - Mon Jan 09 2012 02:31 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
Cold Pizza Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Totally agree...I'd let the auction run it's full duration.
What a beautiful Double sided sign!

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#296045 - Mon Jan 09 2012 02:47 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Cold Pizza]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
I just got an email from the OWNER of the sign (Suzi) stating she has been offered 30K by 2 different people now!
She also advised me she has been informed of my posting here on oldgas!
Welcome aboard Suzi! God has truly blessed you! Not only with AN amazing sign BUT with US TOO!!!!! lol

PLEASE LET THE AUCTION RUN!!!!!!
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#296046 - Mon Jan 09 2012 03:00 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
OK guys/gals...I got Suzi's permission to post her email!
She is kinda on the fence about ending the auction...Here is here email...
Hello,
Some nice person gave me the link to the gas collector's site. I would like to update
you on the price of the sign. I have been offered 30K from two different buyers...one back
east and the other the next state over. I am very stressed about whether to end it or let
it ride.
Suzi

My response was...
Suzi,
I buy and sell antique signs for a living!
DO NOT END it! Millionaires all over the country are watching this sign and you will sell yourself short! Buyers like us collectors on the website have auction snipers that bid with 7 seconds left in the auction! It will go from 20K+-God only knows in the last 7 seconds! Im sure the same guys that offered 30K will set the bids into their auction snipers and fight for it! I honestly think it will even surpass 30K!
They will tell you that you save ebay fees by ending it BUT dont Suzi!
It might go astronomical!!! 40-50K!!!
You are blessed with 1 of the rarest signs money can buy so dont let an offer set your price! Let the market set the price! I have brought this to the true collectors attention and the consensus is WE ALL want to see it end!
Do you mind if I post this email....The collectors will verify what I say!
Thanks for emailing me! God has blessed YOU! Sit back and enjoy..... smile
Tom VanHolten
219 778 3155
anytime!
PS: If you have any other signs THEN NOW is the time to get them listed! YOU have everyone's attention! LOL Thanks again...

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#296047 - Mon Jan 09 2012 03:02 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
HERE is Suzi's answer to my email!

Thank you so much for your email. Maybe now I can quit shaking.....near tears half the time
about this decision. I will let it ride. And no, I don't mind you posting my email to you.
Thanks so much........I really really appreciate it!
Suzi

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#296051 - Mon Jan 09 2012 03:48 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
From her emails, she sounds like a nice person.... Glad this opportunity is working out for her!

I am looking forward to seeing the final hammer price.....
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#296052 - Mon Jan 09 2012 03:51 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
The only reason there are offers being made is because they want to eliminate the competition. Those are self serving offers, not in the best interest of the seller. In my opinion; anyone who makes a behind the scenes offer is selfish and willing to go to any lengths to screw everyone else who is playing fair.
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#296055 - Mon Jan 09 2012 03:59 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
signgod2112 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 14 2010
Loc: Texas
I wonder how many watchers she has...

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#296064 - Mon Jan 09 2012 05:08 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: signgod2112]
publicenemy1925 Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
Originally Posted By: signgod2112
I wonder how many watchers she has...
176 watchers
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#296065 - Mon Jan 09 2012 05:16 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: publicenemy1925]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
$25,100 and 7+ days...
765 people have viewed it...
AMAZING!
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#296070 - Mon Jan 09 2012 05:34 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
So much for my ability to guesstimate.... LOL
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#296080 - Mon Jan 09 2012 06:22 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Bob Richards]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Just wondering what the fee is on 25,100. I need to be on the selling end but have never been. It would be tempting to end early when this amount is on the table.
Have to give her thumbs up if she lets it run.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Mon Jan 09 2012 06:25 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling little better
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#296088 - Mon Jan 09 2012 06:40 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
I was told by another that she has turned down $30,000.00 now and will let the auction run.
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#296097 - Mon Jan 09 2012 07:01 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
I was told by another that she has turned down $30,000.00 now and will let the auction run.


CRAIG DID YOU NOT READ THE TOP PART OF THIS PAGE? LOL! wink
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#296099 - Mon Jan 09 2012 07:07 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
whatever the ebay and paypal fees are they are well worth it once again, for the cheap advertising she is getting more than she could have ever imagined. A weaker person would sell out now just to avoid the fees from the outlet that put them in touch with the buyers. Glad to see a legit honest seller again.
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#296100 - Mon Jan 09 2012 07:07 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
dodgeman60 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY WATCHERS KENNY???
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#296102 - Mon Jan 09 2012 07:12 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: dodgeman60]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
She has had over 840 views of the auction page according to the counter at the bottom of the page.

I'm not sure that anyone besides the seller knows how many have marked the watch button on the auction?
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#296103 - Mon Jan 09 2012 07:13 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: dodgeman60]
Jay Leeper Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 17 2000
Loc: Alva, Ok.
Originally Posted By: dodgeman60
HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY WATCHERS KENNY???


http://www.collectorsweekly.com/signs/gas-and-service/auctions?sort=most-watched

187 now


Edited by Jay Leeper (Mon Jan 09 2012 07:14 PM)
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#296141 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:14 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Scott Baselt]
Dean Castellano Offline
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Loc: Florida, USA
Had to check this out.. Wow.. Up to 25K as of now.

Good find!
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#296149 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:20 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dean Castellano]
coopwyo Offline
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Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
So ...... At the risk of looking like an idiot. ....... What is so special about the sign? Looks, rarity, condition?
Chris

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#296150 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:24 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: coopwyo]
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You named 3..
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#296154 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:27 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Jay Leeper]
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Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
Originally Posted By: Jay Leeper
Originally Posted By: dodgeman60
HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY WATCHERS KENNY???


http://www.collectorsweekly.com/signs/gas-and-service/auctions?sort=most-watched

187 now
Dat is how I do it!!!
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#296185 - Mon Jan 09 2012 09:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: coopwyo]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: coopwyo
So ...... At the risk of looking like an idiot. ....... What is so special about the sign? Looks, rarity, condition?
Chris

It's Prettier than a ERIE 70 Glass Top!
LOL
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#296193 - Mon Jan 09 2012 09:29 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: coopwyo]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
Originally Posted By: coopwyo
So ...... At the risk of looking like an idiot. ....... What is so special about the sign? Looks, rarity, condition?
Chris


Looks... Great Graphics (sun, car, airplane, colors, gloss, shine)
Rarity... this is the 4th or 5th known example
Condition... 90% of the center has a few dings but nothing that greatly impacts the graphics, edge chipping is common and this is not really considered severe.

Hope that helps.
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#296225 - Mon Jan 09 2012 11:55 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Chevrolet SS]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
The fact that there were "2" people offering 30k was a pretty good indicator that it will fetch at least that. Glad she was able to read our comments to help in her decision.

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#296240 - Tue Jan 10 2012 06:35 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada

The only reason there are offers being made is because they want to eliminate the competition. Those are self serving offers, not in the best interest of the seller. In my opinion; anyone who makes a behind the scenes offer is selfish and willing to go to any lengths to screw everyone else who is playing fair.


Dave, that is quite the comment,,how can a buyer have any best interest in working for the best interest of the seller,,back here in Ontario we have a saying " he who has the pesos has the saysos" ,, actually the guy who makes the highest offer outside Ebay is screwing the seller not the buyer. Who's says buying on ebay is fair,,,it's an auction..


Edited by Wes Hague (Tue Jan 10 2012 06:36 AM)
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#296241 - Tue Jan 10 2012 06:38 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
or 10 have viewd it 75 times , LOL !!
Originally Posted By: tomzcollectiblez
$25,100 and 7+ days...
765 people have viewed it...
AMAZING!


Edited by Wes Hague (Tue Jan 10 2012 06:42 AM)
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#296245 - Tue Jan 10 2012 06:51 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Wes Hague]
publicenemy1925 Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
227 watchers now!
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#296320 - Tue Jan 10 2012 03:58 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: publicenemy1925]
66phillips Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
The Ebay and Paypal fees are around 10%.

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#296330 - Tue Jan 10 2012 04:29 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 66phillips]
oldnfuelish Offline
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27552.00 now. think this is gonna surpass 30k easy.wonder how many eyes are gonna be on it in the last seconds!!


Edited by oldnfuelish (Tue Jan 10 2012 04:31 PM)
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#296340 - Tue Jan 10 2012 05:07 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Jarvis Offline
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Loc: Evansville, In
Butch, It's a percent up to amount right? They stop at $100 on fees right?
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#296363 - Tue Jan 10 2012 06:29 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Jarvis]
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Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
quote=Jarvis]Butch, It's a percent up to amount right? They stop at $100 on fees right? [/quote]

Fees not over 100 ,deal I agree where else could you reach so many for that amont of bucks.
Lot of bang for the buck. I never knew as I have never sold.
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#296375 - Tue Jan 10 2012 07:13 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
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Loc: Portland Oregon
Guess my question still is why would someone bid this up now when it still has 6 days left and not just wait till the end? Especially when it has been stated many times that the auction will not end early.
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#296378 - Tue Jan 10 2012 07:19 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
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Sometimes people like to play games. When their up this high in price what's a few hundred dollars? The major players will battle it out in the end.
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#296382 - Tue Jan 10 2012 07:27 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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Auction-style listings: The final value fee is based on a percentage of the item's total cost to the buyer (less any sales tax). The maximum final value fee for auction-style listings is $100.00. For example, if you sell an item for $1,500.00 and charge $10.00 for shipping, you'll pay only $100.00, even though 9% of $1,510.00 is $135.90. This maximum final value fee does not apply to Stores subscribers.
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#296384 - Tue Jan 10 2012 07:28 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
Guess my question still is why would someone bid this up now when it still has 6 days left and not just wait till the end? Especially when it has been stated many times that the auction will not end early.


Everybody has there own ways to bid, I see it all the time, bidders with a couple thousand feedback bidding up items a dollar or 2 at a time everyday for a week, you think they would've learned about putting in a high bid and sitting back after spending years on ebay.
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#296386 - Tue Jan 10 2012 07:37 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: KZ1000]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
SOME just like seeing their name on Top, even through NO ONE else can, Except seller.

Been thinking of the Violin that was Smashed by direction of PayPal, that IF I was the seller I'd have Buyer send a CERTIFIED CHECK.
OR
Have buyer pay w/ CASH in person at a bank where they can verify that it's not Counterfeit/Drug Tainted CASH!


Edited by Dick Bennett (Tue Jan 10 2012 07:45 PM)
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#296404 - Tue Jan 10 2012 08:29 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Don ,Jarvis, Butch thanks for answer knew we would get there.
Hope this was grandpas sign and suzi goes and sits on the beach,wonder if she had any idea what she had.
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#296420 - Tue Jan 10 2012 09:11 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
It's at $30,100.00 now & she had a $1,000.00 Reserve to cover what she paid/thought it was worth.
I know of one that a guy traded a $600.00-$1,000.00 Floor Model Coffee Grinder for, 8-10 yrs ago!
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#296421 - Tue Jan 10 2012 09:20 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
I just went and looked she does as much buying as she does selling,so probably not grandpas sign huh. Still happy for her.
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#296436 - Tue Jan 10 2012 09:53 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Jarvis]
66phillips Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
You're right John.

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#296438 - Tue Jan 10 2012 09:54 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 66phillips]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Loc: Antioch,IL
32,600 now!maria says 50k!
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#296441 - Tue Jan 10 2012 10:10 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Loc: So. Ca.
I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD GET THIS HIGH- 6 1/2 DAYS LEFT-
FUN TO WATCH..
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#296442 - Tue Jan 10 2012 10:13 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Holy Bingo!--$35,100
Bet shes happy she didn't sell out!
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#296444 - Tue Jan 10 2012 10:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: K W FRITH]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
looks like it may be down to 2

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#296445 - Tue Jan 10 2012 10:25 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Tankar]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Don't count the lurkers out! Probably someone in the wings, just waiting for the end!
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#296468 - Wed Jan 11 2012 12:58 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: K W FRITH]
jeff anderson Offline
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Registered: Mon May 03 2004
Loc: brookfield. WI, 53005
All that guessed under 40k are wrong-was just talking to someone who's bid is north of 40
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#296472 - Wed Jan 11 2012 02:18 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
67Chev4X4 Online   content
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Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
I see someone is trying to stir up the troops on ebay. Sunset sign different in many ways but same sign. $30000 with a reserve. You west coast guys should know who it is. I betting he is trying to make a point. 250970817613 Mitch

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#296475 - Wed Jan 11 2012 05:12 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 67Chev4X4]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
I think he is trying to make a buck not a point. Not a thing wrong with that, more power to him. Another chance for serious collectors. Not as rare as the one with blue in the center but still a very rare and desirable sign. Probably started a little high and might not get any bids but it's worth a shot. A few Harbor signs showed up when one brought huge money. IF! I had one hanging with little cost I believe mine might be for sale as well.

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#296484 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:39 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bustermonty]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Is the newer (auctioned) sign on ebay anybody from oldgas?
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#296487 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:50 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Is the newer (auctioned) sign on ebay anybody from oldgas?


Yes. Look him up in the user list.
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#296494 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:31 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Scott Baselt]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Pdxgasman. Portland, Had an auction about 2-4 years ago at Mathews. Nice sign.
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#296577 - Wed Jan 11 2012 01:58 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Was there any relation with Sunset oil to golden west oil co?
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#296590 - Wed Jan 11 2012 02:56 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DIESEL]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
Originally Posted By: DIESEL
Was there any relation with Sunset oil to golden west oil co?


No. Golden West was a small San Antonio based company.
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#296608 - Wed Jan 11 2012 03:58 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DCpate]
DIESEL Offline
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Yea i know they were down here in S.A TX & drilled the hell out of Caldwell county in the 30's, but i thought that they were owned by Wilshire oil company & wondered if there some type of west coast connection between the two ? I'm not sure if this is true, but that the golden west scene on sign, was supposed to be a shot of the bay in San Francisco before the golden gate bridge was there? Anyways when i first saw the sunset sign ,it just reminded me of the golden west sign & wondered if there was any connection. ~Chris
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#296615 - Wed Jan 11 2012 04:22 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DIESEL]
DIESEL Offline
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I bet even good ol'Uncle Sam is watching this one,you know that was probably one of the angles that some of these offers has been,"i will pay you cash under the table",or God only knows what some of those messages look like! lol... wow!I wonder how much Uncle SAM will pocket?? crazy


Edited by DIESEL (Wed Jan 11 2012 04:25 PM)
Edit Reason: added text
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#296622 - Wed Jan 11 2012 04:41 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DIESEL]
Nicole Offline
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Loc: Maryland
$36,100...

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#296629 - Wed Jan 11 2012 06:07 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Nicole]
signgod2112 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 14 2010
Loc: Texas
How long do you think it will be before the guys in India and Argentina repop this sign?


Edited by signgod2112 (Wed Jan 11 2012 06:08 PM)

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#296631 - Wed Jan 11 2012 06:18 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: signgod2112]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Originally Posted By: signgod2112
How long do you think it will be before the guys in India and Argentina repop this sign?


I bet they're rolling off the line right now mad mad mad mad
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#296635 - Wed Jan 11 2012 06:35 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
57tbirdkid Offline
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I think if everyone took the two minutes it takes to report these sellers eBay may look at it . If they see a mass amount of people and the same seller names they might take action. You see how strict the PayPal policy is on counterfeits. We might as well try. Some of these signs are getting pretty good. They will eventually kill the value of our collections and deter many people from this hobby.


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Wed Jan 11 2012 06:38 PM)
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#296640 - Wed Jan 11 2012 06:46 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 57tbirdkid]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Loc: smyrna, de USA
Looks like the high bidder has withdrawn their bid.... And has threatened a lawsuit??? This is new territory!
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#296648 - Wed Jan 11 2012 06:59 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THERMOMAN]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Loc: Antioch,IL
Holy smokes!
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#296669 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:45 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: oldnfuelish]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
What kind of pos has an attorney threaten a lawsuit. Without a signed contract I don't see what could be done. Any lawyers want to weigh in?
Once the auction ends she should have enough to defend herself lol.

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#296671 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:49 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: oldnfuelish]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Wow! First time I've ever seen a seller post something like that!
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#296672 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:49 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bustermonty]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
lol, I can think of a couple
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#296673 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:55 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bustermonty]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
pretty nervy and pretty pathetic for sure, people are sue happy.

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#296682 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Neil Gerrard]
Jamie Crosson Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Alabama
What ground would the bidder have for a lawsuit??? Because change of payment terms???
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#296683 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:20 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Jamie Crosson]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
"Also shipping has to be carefully considered as FedEx and UPS are funny about taking rare items."

I should think that anybody having that kind of end result Money (whatever that may be), Would want to travel to Oregon (or within OR) to get the museum piece personally.
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#296686 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:25 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
we have chatted about ending auctions early and Suzi just sent me this...She asked me to post it here.

"I just got an email from a man in Idaho, rather a man's attorney's assistant, in Idaho who has threatened to sue me if I don't sell him the sign as price he said I agreed to....
Can you get the word out to your friends about this? I cannot believe the nerve of
this jerk. I can't believe there are people who would stoop to such garbage.
Suzi

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#296687 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:28 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: always lookin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Suzi should save any contact that person had with her to prove she didn't come upon any sale agreement with said person instead of deleting them in anger.
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#296693 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:48 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Loc: Antioch,IL
You go girl!
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#296695 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:51 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Loc: Portland Oregon
Emailed her to support her and got back some emails. I think that there will be alot of support from others, and will be interesting whomever or what ever comes of this. Money just changes so many things. Lets hope for the best for her.
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#296711 - Wed Jan 11 2012 09:30 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Judge Judy says "If you need to prove it in court, GET IT IN WRITING". A verbal agreement is a wasted breath.
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#296720 - Wed Jan 11 2012 09:41 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Is the guy in Idaho potato bob or something like that?
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#296742 - Wed Jan 11 2012 10:37 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: powerlube]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Now I know what DB does when he is not rebending cans.
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#296744 - Wed Jan 11 2012 10:48 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Now that all the first guesses (sp?) at a final price were pretty much blown out of the water, sure would be fun to hear some guesses now.
Personally I have no clue, but I would bet that the high bid will come from somebody that places only 1 bid, the one that counts.

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#296748 - Wed Jan 11 2012 11:23 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bppierce]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Trust me, there's more collectors out there than you might think that could and/or would pay $50G for a sign they really want.......this sign is probably one of them.

Richard

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#296756 - Thu Jan 12 2012 04:47 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Pegasus]
THERMOMAN Offline
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I guessed 40k.... I'm not blown out of the water. I still have a chance.
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#296772 - Thu Jan 12 2012 07:02 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THERMOMAN]
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379 watchers now!!
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#296776 - Thu Jan 12 2012 07:30 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: publicenemy1925]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
My original guess was 21,550....I am doubling my estimate to
$43,100....
SHAME on the guy threatening to sue! Dick nailed it! A verbal agreement is NOT binding in any court!
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#296791 - Thu Jan 12 2012 09:25 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
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Just going to place a guess,46 something. If buyer has a copy of email,suzi may be in trouble. Judge Judy likes them. The bidding seems to have calmed,but the final seconds will be a slug fest.
Am I cheating? this gives me a window all the way to 47-sue me.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Thu Jan 12 2012 09:29 AM)
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#296797 - Thu Jan 12 2012 10:05 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
I wish this person selling the sign nothing but the best of luck. I do wonder if prior to ebay or right after she posted if someone offerd her a price and she agreed and then changed her mind. I believe she is within her legal rights to change her mind. Even ebay has told me they can't force anyone to sell their item ince it is listed. Heck, when you buy a house the seller can still change thier mind at the closing. I was reluctant to speculate as this is a private matter. But I did......
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#296800 - Thu Jan 12 2012 10:16 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Alex]
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I would think whoever ends up with the sign ,would definitely send someone out to take delivery & not take chances with shipping it.
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#296801 - Thu Jan 12 2012 10:19 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DIESEL]
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I'm available... wink

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#296807 - Thu Jan 12 2012 11:03 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Cold Pizza]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
I wish only the best for seller also. Not to stir to far from orginal post. Just a few more thoughts.
Any thing awarded on court shows are payed by promoters of show. Loser is out nothing. And verbals are nothing that will hold up. Learned this the hard way subbing thru contractors when the housing market bellied up. I agree this is a private matter but when you post a statement as seller did attached to auction-not so private anymore.
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#296904 - Thu Jan 12 2012 05:24 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
DIESEL Offline
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Loc: TEXAS
You know about that "so called lawsuit....lol.." i personally think that's kind of ambiguous of him , 1st off who has an assistant place a call & threaten a lawsuit??? The attorney would be on the phone in my opinion & if they were seriously going to make a attempt at going after "Suzi" in civil court ....."in my opinion" the attorney would not play that card, because we all know what there trying to do with an threatening email like that,just a poor attempt to scare a sweet lady into thinking...... that they need to "OBEY OR ELSE.... EXPECT A LAWSUIT" I can definitely see how a filthy rich "selfish" person would be on the phone with his attorney saying "LOOK ...FIND A REASON, I HAVE TO HAVE THIS SIGN" I WANT WHAT I WANT & I WANT IT NOW" that kind of mentality.He did not get his way & it dose not matter if Suzi committed to a price with a verbal "or" written agreement or email chat, it just dose not stand up in court "agreements", don't get me wrong, they have weight,but good lawyers find ways to go completely around them....i know this from experience running a used car business,unfortunately i have to deal with sue happy folks daily & have been floored by the way agreements are treated in Texas civil courts...they "MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING" Suzi it's your sign & you have the right to do as you please ,i personally would not broadcast another thing on ebay . Let er' roll & sit back & enjoy & count money! Good luck & congratulations on your sale!
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#296907 - Thu Jan 12 2012 05:34 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DIESEL]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Did you ever think Suzi may not own the sign and might be selling it for a collector who does not want to be involved in the sale?
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#296912 - Thu Jan 12 2012 06:01 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Cold Pizza Offline
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I'm pretty sure Suzi owns it...for another 4 days & 18 hours anyway.

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#296930 - Thu Jan 12 2012 07:13 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Cold Pizza]
Serialist Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 09 2011
Loc: oregon
wow, trying to sue over a sign. that is pathetic. you win some you lose some, deal with it.

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#297050 - Fri Jan 13 2012 06:48 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Serialist]
Wes Hague Offline
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Little sweet Suzi has been registered on Ebay since Feb.2, 1999 , I'm pretty sure Suzi or whoever that person is knows what there doing,,, don't be tricked guys...you never know who's behind a name on Ebay unless one of you gas guys knows for sure who the person is.. Just my thoughts from an ole guy LOL !!
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#297601 - Sun Jan 15 2012 03:21 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Wes Hague]
bppierce Offline
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I guess I missed a few days of this thread. Who is the seller trying to trick?

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#297605 - Sun Jan 15 2012 03:27 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bppierce]
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The other sign has been pulled either because of a sale or just because.
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#297734 - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:35 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Craig Osbeck]
signgod2112 Offline
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Loc: Texas
The price dropped from $35,352 down to $27,552. Maybe they pulled the bids from the guy harassing the seller.

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#297735 - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:37 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: signgod2112]
moore798 Offline
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This situation is becoming FISHY!!
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#297739 - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:40 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: moore798]
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Top 2 bidders both retracted their bids.
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#297749 - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:50 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: pumpingethyl]
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Oh, the shill bidding has retracted. I'll have to check it out.
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#297755 - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:58 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Chevrolet SS]
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Loc: So. Ca.
COLD feet- auction is tainted..


Edited by advertologist (Sun Jan 15 2012 09:59 PM)
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#297757 - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:59 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
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As the world turns.
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#297758 - Sun Jan 15 2012 10:01 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Chevrolet SS]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
The current high bidder.

30-Day Summary
Total bids: 8
Items bid on: 2
Bid activity (%) with this seller: 87%

WOW... 87% in thirty days. Must be a neighbor...LOL


Edited by Chevrolet SS (Mon Jan 16 2012 06:02 AM)
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#297763 - Sun Jan 15 2012 10:24 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Chevrolet SS]
advertologist Offline
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Loc: So. Ca.
7 of those bids are on this subject..
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#297776 - Sun Jan 15 2012 11:14 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
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Jumping to conclusions or making assumptions isn't very cool.
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#297788 - Mon Jan 16 2012 06:10 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave's Garage]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
I don't have as much intrest in this sign as many of you do, but I know how discouraging it is to see a great sign go through public sale or auction.... Only to find out you may still not know it's value on open market! The whole thing stinks now!
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#297791 - Mon Jan 16 2012 06:23 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: THERMOMAN]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
well like I said earlier, the seller (aka Suzi) has been selling on ebay since 1999 , not NEW to this game..:) very interesting..


Edited by Wes Hague (Mon Jan 16 2012 06:31 AM)
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#297800 - Mon Jan 16 2012 08:42 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Wes Hague]
DP Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
The only thing left to make this complete is if the sign turned out like that Polly lens and was a fake that was just starting to be made in Argentina and no one had seen one yet or knew anything about it.

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#297801 - Mon Jan 16 2012 08:52 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: DP]
roger cherry Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 04 2002
Loc: Collierville, Tn
Its amazing how one sign can generate all this interest. Its a great rare sign, but sometimes the "hype" over something gets everyone in a tizzy. I am curious to see how all this plays out too. Very interesting.......Or like the above post, "As the world turns"........LOL

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#297804 - Mon Jan 16 2012 09:07 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: roger cherry]
Jamie Crosson Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Alabama
This is a great example of where a 10 day auction is not always good. If it were my sign, I would be perfectly happy to sell at $26100 (today's high bid) but would be disappointed to think it had reached a high of 36000. I think all the drama of the lawsuit and the added information has, as one post stated, tainted the auction.
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#297806 - Mon Jan 16 2012 09:24 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Jamie Crosson]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Jamie Crosson
I think all the drama of the lawsuit and the added information has, as one post stated, tainted the auction.


I think that was a poor decision to air the drama.
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#297809 - Mon Jan 16 2012 09:48 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Dave Richey Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
Notice that two of the three retracting bidders (27.5K and 40K, I believe) have a history of retracting bids. One has retracted 9 bids and the other 25 bids in the last 6 months. To me, this indicates, not collusion, but people "playing". How many of those other bids (not retracted) at lower money were people doing the same thing, knowing the price would rise above the amount they bid. I have been on ebay since 1997 and have never retracted a bid. I have put an entry level bid in on an item that I knew I wasn't going to win in order to see who won it once ebay started changing years ago. Other than that, this is not a game, it is commerce. I agree about airing the drama-it may have made a serious bidder skittish.
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#297819 - Mon Jan 16 2012 10:53 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave Richey]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
I don't know that I would judge this seller dishonest. I speak from experience that 10 day auctions are a bad idea. Gives people time to reconsider and get cold feet. I sold a high end car on ebay in a 10 day and it turned into a nightmare, people trying to get me to close the auction, retracting bids when I wouldn't. Don't know Suzi at all but I just don't see the any proof that she's doing anything but selling a sign her dad had. I think the dishonest sellers on ebay make everyone jumpy these days.

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#297824 - Mon Jan 16 2012 11:16 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Neil Gerrard]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
While certainly suspicious, retracted bids are not always shilling. There are bidders who play around or change their mind. A serious bidder who is spooked by how this is playing out may get cold feet.
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#297831 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:01 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Oldgas]
Finder Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 24 2011
Loc: Quebec
The retracted bids could be a scheme thought up by a buyer doing the old "bump it up then cut it back" scenario that creates a certain uncertainty regarding the sign - therefore making people think twice before bidding on it, period. I feel sorry for the seller.

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#297833 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Finder]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
a couple more retracts & the sign will be down to where it should be- the smart one is the proprietor of the other one- this is like watching the stock market..
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#297834 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:18 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Finder]
moore798 Offline
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The whole story may never come out! HANKEY-PANKEY
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#297837 - Mon Jan 16 2012 12:39 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: moore798]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Retracts:
it takes 5 days before you relize you-
ENTERED WRONG BID AMOUNT?

Do you think this will finish for more or less
than it is right now 26,100. with 1 day left?


Edited by advertologist (Mon Jan 16 2012 12:42 PM)
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#297857 - Mon Jan 16 2012 02:08 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
moore798 Offline
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Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
I BELIEVE IT WILL BUMP THE 30k mark
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#297858 - Mon Jan 16 2012 02:09 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Dave Richey Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
I see a Second Chance Offer in the future, and not because of the seller's actions.
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#297864 - Mon Jan 16 2012 03:33 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dave Richey]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I don't get the PUBLIC accusations/slander against the seller. Although one guy threatened a lawsuit (maybe he should put the lawyer expenses into the bid amount instead) and two bidders retracted their bids (that have quite a history of retractions), "she" has done absolutely nothing to warrant the negative remarks against her.


Edited by bppierce (Mon Jan 16 2012 03:44 PM)
Edit Reason: Why can't I catch the misspells before I post?

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#297869 - Mon Jan 16 2012 04:48 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bppierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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#297908 - Mon Jan 16 2012 07:16 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
bppierce Offline
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Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Does it catch missing the "e" in "one"?

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#297913 - Mon Jan 16 2012 07:47 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: bppierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Only if you tried to spell it ONW/ONR [typing err], Options; NOW, OWN, ONE, ON, OW/NOR, ONE, ON, OR & OAR!
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#297985 - Tue Jan 17 2012 10:59 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Dick Bennett]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
$27,552 with an hour and 15 minutes to go! It'll be fun to watch the last 15 seconds!
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#297994 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:03 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: K W FRITH]
LOWright Offline
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Here we go!
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#297997 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:10 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: LOWright]
always lookin Offline
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1 min... $29,398.69

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#297998 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:11 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: always lookin]
always lookin Offline
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final, $35,525.00

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#297999 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:11 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: LOWright]
advertologist Offline
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Loc: So. Ca.
hammer's down a cool.. $35,525.00
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#298000 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:13 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
The 2nd place bid placed in the very last second...wow.

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#298001 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:15 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: advertologist]
moore798 Offline
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Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
AMAZING!! I believe I'll put mine up on the auction block!
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#298002 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:20 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: moore798]
gaspumpdon Offline
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Loc: Missouri
It was fun to watch!!!!

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#298003 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:22 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: gaspumpdon]
K W FRITH Offline
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Nice little bit of history happened right before our eyes!
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#298004 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:22 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
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Inbetween all the toys- magnets- repros etc a good item still shows up once in a while- thanks don
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#298010 - Tue Jan 17 2012 12:40 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 5 quart]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Hammer Down, 43 bids - 35,525.00 ,as if we are all not watching. Got back to where it started backwards. Folded hands then got back in ? I'm sure seller hopes this is final,and buyer has good intention.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Tue Jan 17 2012 12:57 PM)
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#298030 - Tue Jan 17 2012 03:02 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
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I wasn't watching. But nice to see some major intensity surge this rare sign back up to some decent numbers in the end. Hope the transaction ends on a high note for seller and buyer.
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#298032 - Tue Jan 17 2012 03:07 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Loyd Pierce]
mdmike Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2007
Loc: Maryland, USA
Now that this sign has finally sold, I would like to add my comments.I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A FIGHT!!! I believe that I was one of the first potential buyers to offer the seller a very fair price for the sign, the seller accepted but stalled in getting it done. I'm sure she was inundated with requests to buy-it-now after my offer was sent.I took the no response as "Oh well, I tried but it didn't work out for me" approach. Usually I do not buy large dollar items on Ebay but I asked all the right questions and felt good about the responses. I did this because of all the comments that were made in Oct-Nov time period on this site regarding ending Ebay sales early and I gave it a shot.

Next, whomever contacted the seller from this site should have directed the seller to someone like Dan Matthews who specializes in such types of sales. If that had been done I know for sure that the seller would not have had to deal with all the drama and stress she endured. I believe that the final selling price would have been higher and all the negative comments would have been kept to a minimum.

There are many buyers who have adapted a "I am privlidged" approach to buying whether on Ebay, internet auctions or at the swap meet. These types of buyers take a lot of fun out of the hobby and they make it difficult for the regular buyer to compete.

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#298035 - Tue Jan 17 2012 03:26 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: mdmike]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Originally Posted By: mdmike

There are many buyers who have adapted a "I am privlidged" approach to buying whether on Ebay, internet auctions or at the swap meet. These types of buyers take a lot of fun out of the hobby and they make it difficult for the regular buyer to compete.

Almost all of your points are very valid. Competition is in every hobby, business, ect. That's the way it is. The only level playing field here is which person wants to fork over more cash. If you have a desirable item, you will have other people that want to buy the item. More demand/ interest makes the price rise. You cannot expect to have no to little competiton when the item is on eBay. People from all walks of life buy on eBay.


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Tue Jan 17 2012 03:28 PM)
Edit Reason: Add quote
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#298040 - Tue Jan 17 2012 03:57 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
Suzi's other eBay item... Richfield sign brought a fair price. Hammered $3,750. I actually think I know the collector who won it. I'll have to call and verify.
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#298048 - Tue Jan 17 2012 05:05 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Chevrolet SS]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Four different bidders in at 32,000+...........pretty strong indication the final price was exactly what that sign is worth on 1/17/12. Can't imagine there's anyone out there who wouldn't be proud to own it!!


Richard


Edited by Pegasus (Tue Jan 17 2012 11:11 PM)

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#298069 - Tue Jan 17 2012 06:17 PM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Pegasus]
Cold Pizza Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I'm not asking for the name of the winning bidder here,but merely asking any of you that participated in the auction if you recognize the name of the winner?
Curious if it went to someone well known in the hobby,or did it go to a stranger?

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#298162 - Wed Jan 18 2012 05:33 AM Re: Holy Grail Sunset sign on ebay! [Re: Cold Pizza]
Mattgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat May 05 2007
Loc: Nokomis, Il. USA
I know two major players that did not bid on the Sunset sign because of all the post on the seller's ebay page including bid retractions, her own post and the auction running 10 days. Both bidders would of went over $40,000 but both were worried about getting title to the sign. Another bidder was worried after reading the post on oldgas. This just what I know about the subject. Thanks Dan

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