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#314435 - Fri Mar 23 2012 10:51 PM Remember when?
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Remember when, this hobby was about our collections, and not about "picking"?

Remember when, we would be looking forward to meeting a fellow Oldgas member on a road trip, or at a show, instead of "making a score"?

Remember when, "For Sale" items had a price?

Remember when, asking for a value, was a breach of etiquette?

Remember when, you could ask a simple question, without it being taken as a "Personal attack"?

Remember when, a member always commented, that "He likes pie"?

Remember when, a post, such as "Post "A" random photo" meant that you only posted ONE photo?

What has become of Oldgas lately? Are we now some sort of TV "Reality show" nightmare?

What ever became of manners, and etiquette?

Unless we change direction, we are destined to end up in the direction that we are headed...
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Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#314437 - Fri Mar 23 2012 10:57 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: Thunder II]
Lost Highway Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Greenville SC
I wish i was around back then. I recently got a smart phone and check the site ten times a day and all i see is value questions.
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#314440 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:00 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: Lost Highway]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Without picking, where would your collections come from?


Edited by LApicker (Fri Mar 23 2012 11:01 PM)

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#314441 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:01 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Originally Posted By: LApicker
Without picking, where would your collections come from?


Friends...
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#314442 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:02 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Lost Highway Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Greenville SC
From the source... without people who dont collect getting their cut.
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#314443 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:03 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: Thunder II]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
But where did your friends get them? You can't tell me these items just magically appeared in their front yards one day. Someone had to find them, bring them to market/public area, and then your friend had to acquire them.

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#314444 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:05 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
This should probably be in non Petro discussion

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#314445 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:05 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Back in the day, it was about friends... Check it out. Even Huskybob thought it was cool... But that was before he got wrapped up with the bunch he hangs with now. smile

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=107545#Post107545


Edited by Thunder II (Sat Mar 24 2012 12:01 AM)
Edit Reason: The smiley face thing...
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#314446 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:06 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Lost Highway Offline
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Loc: Greenville SC
Collectors can buy things from farmers too...
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#314447 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:16 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: Lost Highway]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Isn't he essentially picking still? I don't try to get steals. Infact later this week in meeting someone with a large clock collection. With me being a college student, I dont know what I'll be able to afford and not afford. I will pay a fair price, and you will probably see them for sale here. I'm not gonna bull ***** you. I'm new to the collecting scene but I'm no amateur at making money the hard way. I would say atleast half of the people on this site that I see post alot always criticize people. If you want to straighten this site out we need to start from the top down. Lead by example.

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#314448 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:22 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: Thunder II]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Originally Posted By: Thunder II
Remember when, "For Sale" items had a price?

Remember when, asking for a value, was a breach of etiquette?

Remember when, you could ask a simple question, without it being taken as a "Personal attack"?


Unless we change direction, we are destined to end up in the direction that we are headed...



What other examples can we offer?
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#314449 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:28 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: Thunder II]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Lead by example means to actually apply the above examples. I havent seen many if any people do so.

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#314451 - Fri Mar 23 2012 11:31 PM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Originally Posted By: LApicker
Lead by example means to actually apply the above examples. I havent seen many if any people do so.


Did either of your posts, about the Bear sign, or the saddle bags have a price?

Not a personal attack... I'm just asking...
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#314458 - Sat Mar 24 2012 12:05 AM Re: Remember when? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Remember when we were the new guys and gave respect to the older collectors. We came to this site for learning as we are collectors.
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#314460 - Sat Mar 24 2012 12:12 AM Re: Remember when? [Re: Thunder II]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
As a "Veteran Member," my member number is 57, I want to say to Thunder, that I agree with you 100%.

I have been picking since I was 24 (when I got out of the Army), 53 years ago. I started picking when I was in college. Picking is nothing but selling the things you don't want to keep. We have a house and a garage filled with keepers.

I have over 4000 posts here on OG, and not one of them is a request for "value."

As the author for four value guides I get at least two emails per day requesting values, my reply is the address where they can purchase my books.

I have made a lot of money using my knowledge, I have also spent a lot of money getting this knowledge, so it doesn't bother me to ask to be paid for my knowledge.

Jack Sim
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We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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