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You know what this hobby has taught me?? #350014
Tue Aug 21 2012 02:12 PM
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Todays gas stations suck!! I mean, what the hell happened???

Sorry. Just needed to say that.


Steve Coppens
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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Steven C.] #350016
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They make more money off of pull tabs and food than gasoline and most of all SERVICE!


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Steven C.] #350018
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Feel better??? LOL. Care to elaborate?


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Alex] #350022
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Quote:
You know what this hobby has taught me??

KEEP your mouth Shut till item[s] you found/heard of is in YOUR POSSESSION!

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Dick Bennett] #350025
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Buy the "BEST" you can afford! One, $1000.00 sign is better than ten, $100.00 signs.


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Steven C.] #350028
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Originally Posted By: SC62
Todays gas stations suck!! I mean, what the hell happened???


3 major forces coming together in my opinion.

1. The American consumer demanded it. Today's consumer wants lower prices, convenient hours, and large variety of items. Same mentality that we have seen with mom and pop hardwares stores, auto parts stores, etc... Yes the consumer is partly to blame.

2. Automobile manufacturers have made it difficult for a 3 bay service station to keep up on technology, tools, and training. You need multiple bays to really do it correctly and make a nice profit.

3. The oil companies realized by getting rid of the dealer network they control the product from the ground, to the refinery, and ultimately your car. And trust me, they are making more money on that gas than what you think..it's not just cokes and smokes making them profitable.

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Ohio Oil] #350030
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Well said!!


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: 57tbirdkid] #350052
Tue Aug 21 2012 05:01 PM
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If you find duplicates, of something good in this hobby. And keep the best one for yourself and sell the others just to pay yours and a little bit of profit to pay for your time and effort.And the other collectors don't get a shot at it. They stay mad at you and hold it against you. Just can not seem to please every one in this hobby out here in New Mexico. Just try to stay true with one circle of friends out here. Also what DB said I have had other collectors go behind my back also, When it took me years of being persistent to find it.

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #350061
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I do like Dick's answer though.


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #350064
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Here is a video I found from a couple of years ago.... Not sure if the Station has survived, I hope it has... I also hope that if it has, they are still preforming truly "Full Service" for their customers....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnrG4CqsMLI&feature=related


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Craig Osbeck] #350074
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Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
I do like Dick's answer though.


I don't understand Dick's answer. Please help.

And yes i feel a little better grin


Steve Coppens
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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Steven C.] #350083
Tue Aug 21 2012 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: SC62
Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
I do like Dick's answer though.


I don't understand Dick's answer. Please help.

And yes i feel a little better grin


Don't tell anyone about that sign or pump where it's at.
They will go behind your back in this hobby Especially in NM
They are all hungry for this stuff !!! Just like DB said until you have it paid for and in your hands .

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Bob Richards] #350084
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Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
Here is a video I found from a couple of years ago.... Not sure if the Station has survived, I hope it has... I also hope that if it has, they are still preforming truly "Full Service" for their customers....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnrG4CqsMLI&feature=related


Yup Bob,that station is still doing Full Service @ Self Serv prices today.

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #350085
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:01 PM
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You hang around this hobby long enough and what Dick spoke of will happen to most of us.Mum is the word,till you get the item home safe!
Robert grin


Robert

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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Dick Bennett] #350088
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Quote:
You know what this hobby has taught me??

KEEP your mouth Shut till item[s] you found/heard of is in YOUR POSSESSION!


Oh now I get it!! grin

You just have to give me a little time sometimes.


Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
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