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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Ohio Oil] #350089
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ohio Oil
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.


True Dat!!


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Steven C.] #350101
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:32 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

Send me the Phone # & Address of where you spotted that ERIE 53 & ROMAN last week! You told me what you offered, so IF I offer $100 more, I have a couple of friends that can help snag it out from under ya.

IT HAS happened to me & I have NEVER done it to anyone Knowingly.
It's always a Hard call when I get a call out of the blue & then a couple days later a fellow collector tells me about the same item. IF you have been honest in the past, your fellow collector friend will believe you [he will be jealous], but friends are worth more than Stuff.

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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Steven C.] #350102
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:32 PM
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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Goober's Station] #350105
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:40 PM
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THE HOBBIE HAS TAUGHT ME THERE STILL IS ONE HECK OF A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE OUT THERE !!!! TOM

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: dundign] #350107
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:44 PM
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He won't admit it, but dundign is my Uncle Tom! LOL

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Dick Bennett] #350111
Tue Aug 21 2012 06:51 PM
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KEEP WISHING ---DB LOL

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: dundign] #350125
Tue Aug 21 2012 07:39 PM
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BUT I have already started the Adoption Process! LOL

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Dick Bennett] #350144
Tue Aug 21 2012 08:52 PM
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But i thought that you already were my uncle !


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Craig Osbeck] #350145
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WHAT CAN I SAY !!! LOL

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: dundign] #350149
Tue Aug 21 2012 09:49 PM
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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Dick Bennett] #350159
Wed Aug 22 2012 02:32 AM
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OP... I agree, the modern stations suck... Ugggggly pumps... but on the upside, sometimes the cashier is a pretty girl.

Dick... I feel the similar, except that at times I'd rather have a friend/fellow collector/picker be able to get to the station if I can't get there myself. I'd be more bummed if a total stranger grabbed the opportunity and I never get a second chance at items. At least if a friend gets the stuff I can oogle it and maybe pick an item from them.


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Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: carolinaskies] #350334
Wed Aug 22 2012 08:39 PM
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They do that here in Texas also . You go out with a friend and then a month or two later he comes back with the pump that you found !! That aint right and that aint no friend !!!

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: cosdencop] #350627
Fri Aug 24 2012 08:44 AM
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I think DB has posted a couple of things that he learned the hard way;as did I.Yes,do keep your mouth shut about items you have located UNLESS you have a friend you trust so much that you share leads with so that it goes both ways without fear.And yes,there are a few people that I do that with to the point that I have authority to buy for him and he has authority to buy for me within understood limits.That takes a lot of trust.

For me,the most accurate comment DB made is "friends are worth more than stuff".Well said.Again speaking only for myself,the hobby is a lot more fun when guys look at it that way.

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Old Iron] #350685
Fri Aug 24 2012 01:24 PM
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More than a few times "Friends" have said "If db wants it, it must be worth more"!

Re: You know what this hobby has taught me?? [Re: Bob Richards] #351154
Sun Aug 26 2012 07:04 AM
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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


Great story! Hope they are still in business!


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