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#34041 - Thu Jul 21 2005 05:03 PM Tok36b
speedway Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 08 2003
What is the price range to buy a good restorable Tokheim 36b..with the top..computer face? I don't get to many shows so a few opinions would be helpful. Thanks, Speedway

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#34042 - Thu Jul 21 2005 08:53 PM Re: Tok36b
NC Royalty Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 21 2005
Loc: raleigh, nc, usa
$575

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#34043 - Thu Jul 21 2005 11:07 PM Re: Tok36b
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
You must be dreaming ! Tops are almost bringing that.
Better start digging up about $800-$1200, unless you find one on a farm.
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#34044 - Thu Jul 21 2005 11:50 PM Re: Tok36b
besgar Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 20 2004
Loc: BEULAH CO
I have 2 for sale one with top $1200 one without $800
Brandon

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#34045 - Fri Jul 22 2005 12:49 AM Re: Tok36b
sslick68 Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 24 2005
Loc: Rolla Mo
Where do you guys get your pricing from???If you have any in the 600 dollar range I will take everyone!Dick is right on with his pricing for these.

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#34046 - Fri Jul 22 2005 08:58 AM Re: Tok36b
the poor mans museum Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 25 2004
Loc: Santa Ynez, CA, USA
You can try Dick's five finger discount and save a bundle on one.



Saw a so-so one at the Santa Rosa gas bash for around $1,000.00
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#34047 - Fri Jul 22 2005 09:52 AM Re: Tok36b
NC Royalty Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 21 2005
Loc: raleigh, nc, usa
It's not that rare a pump........ And I guess we could all pay triple the amount of what the thing is worth . He asked what a "restorable" pump might bring. Not a perfect sheet metal, all complete, original paint still on it, no rust pump....... a restorable one. Y'all wouldn't pay any $1200 for a "restorable" T-36B rough out of the field that needed a little work....... Let's get real........

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#34048 - Fri Jul 22 2005 09:59 AM Re: Tok36b
aquaelvis Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 29 2003
Loc: Bakersfield, CA
Prices go all over. I have seen nice ones (needing resto) sell for $1500+. I have owned a couple, paid as little as $350 for one with no top and $800 for a complete one.
Who knows? The price is what you can get it for at the time! I paid $700 for my wayne 60, I see people get better deals on those all the time. I was offered $1800 for it. Whats it worth? Who knows?
Just like A-38's, I passed on them for $400, seen people buy them for $1200+. I passed on an A1 for under a grand, one of the other oldgas guys bought it a month later. I didn't have the room to move any more pumps to Seattle. (and I think they are ugly pumps)
Some people value things like original doors and stuff, others don't care if they have to buy repop skins.
My point, if you are looking for a pump you like and find a nice one... get it. By the time it is finished and in your game room who cares if you paid $600 or $1000 for it.

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#34049 - Fri Jul 22 2005 10:18 AM Re: Tok36b
besgar Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 20 2004
Loc: BEULAH CO
Maybee in NC they sell for that but you cant touch one that needs restored out here for $1000 and they will bring that allday so as to youre coment "get real" I am and have sold them in the $1200 dollar range. Those $100 dollar bills are real enough for me!
Brandon

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#34050 - Fri Jul 22 2005 10:47 AM Re: Tok36b
racemad55 Offline
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Registered: Tue May 11 2004
Loc: Lake Luzerne Ny
This "hobby" is getting way out of control,just like my 55'-57' chevys & old corvettes,almost to the point of being no fun. Everybody wants to make big bucks on everything! The almighty dollar rules! They call this progress I guess. Back to the question,mine were $50,$75,and $200 just because thats what I offered for the last one. Maybe we should wait it out like the Model"A" kraze in the 60's when they were like gold,I'M glad I didn't hoard all the rusty roadster bodies I could find and sit on them!

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#34051 - Fri Jul 22 2005 10:58 AM Re: Tok36b
dodogas Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Kelowna British Columbia Canad...
If you live in an area where there are still many wild pumps, prices will be lower..but that is not the norm.

Buy them, sell them if you must but dont count on always finding more..for those prices.

The big difference I see between petro and Model A's is that kids that could not have seen these pumps as a baby still want them and are willing to pay for them.

In the end an original will always be worth mare than a reproduction..my 2cents..

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#34052 - Fri Jul 22 2005 03:07 PM Re: Tok36b
NC Royalty Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 21 2005
Loc: raleigh, nc, usa
I hear ya racemad55, you hit the nail on the head !!! I agree with you...... These are just old metal gas pumps, not status symbols. Hell, let's just inflate EVERYTHING and nobody can afford to buy anything. I know good is good, and rare is rare, but there is a reality to what is rare and what is "good enough" to bring crazy money. A Tok 36B is not any $1200 in half-*** condition - sure you may have seen one at a show for $1000, but it just sat there unless it was really clean and all together. It just sat and nobody bought it and it got packed up and taken back to where ever it came from...... People are funny, (humans are the biggest freak of nature that has ever happened in the history of time), if they have one of something or they have something that they are trying to sell, then it's worth an arm and a leg. But, if they are looking to buy it they want it as cheap as they can get it !!!! That's just how it is. Then of course there are the wealthy "money slingers" that want these old pumps and signs just as status symbols and something to do because there so bored with the everyday life that they have that they are willing to pay triple, quadruple, 5 times the amount that the item is really worth. "Look at me , Look at me !!!" The last Columbus auction is proof of that....... I smell a fish (Trading Paper). Give me a frickin' break !!!!! Then the "big shots" get bored with the collecting after spending about a half a million, a million or so and sell all there stuff at some "BIG" auction somewhere to some more dumbasses - and it's just becomes a repetative cycle of more dumbasses. It boils down to the "hobbie" has become a business that plays on people's emotions and desires. It grew to big to fast and it got exploited. Back to that human nature freak thing again....... It's crazy, but it is somewhat predictable...... That pump unless it is clean and nice, and all there, rust-out free, not pitted, is only worth $550-$650. Plain and simple. The pump kinda sucks anyway......... I'm bored, I think I'll go burn some money.

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#34053 - Fri Jul 22 2005 04:47 PM Re: Tok36b
racemad55 Offline
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Registered: Tue May 11 2004
Loc: Lake Luzerne Ny
NC ROYALITY, just got back from N.C. yesterday ,CHEVROLET NOMAD CONVENTION at CHARLOTTE,drove through your town on way home,dam,wish we could have hooked up! HAD personal tour of Penske racings new shop by body shop foreman I met at show the night before,everybody there treated us like gold.I had enough on me to buy a 36b for that price but didn't see any!

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#34054 - Fri Jul 22 2005 05:56 PM Re: Tok36b
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
NC Royalty, I find your views somewhat ironic seeing how you have a pump on ebay you're asking $5K+ for...
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#34055 - Fri Jul 22 2005 06:56 PM Re: Tok36b
Tom Stover Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 07 2001
Loc: Left Coast
A good friend of mine (who is a long time antique dealer) offered me this advice many years ago & it has served me well. "If the condition is there, if you can afford it & the price doesn't OFFEND you...buy it!! You'll win 90% of the time". Just be careful if you've had too many bullets, right Hubba??? If you don't want to pay the price, don't. Here on the left coast 36b's bring $1,000 give or take. Maybe back east they don't bring that much, I don't know. As far as rare, I'm not sure too many pumps are "rare". Jack Sim & Prof. Bennett could answer that one better than I can. The last 36b top that I saw for sale was $400 & it sold VERY quickly. As far as a hobby vs. business, I buy some things w/resale in mind, others are "keepers". Nothing wrong with making $$ on things you buy. I believe that this train of thought is what drives the economy. JMO

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