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#429526 - Fri Jul 12 2013 08:57 PM why dont people just put a price?
indiananationals Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 09 2013
Loc: indiana
why dont people just put a price so others have a idea of what u are asking


Edited by Oldgas (Sat Jul 13 2013 02:25 PM)
Edit Reason: Move discussion from For Sale topic to General Discussion to comply with For Sale Forum Guidelines

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Please use For Sale forums to sell

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Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#429543 - Fri Jul 12 2013 09:39 PM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: indiananationals]
texacokie Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: indiananationals
why dont people just put a price so others have a idea of what u are asking


It kind of makes me shake my head as well sometimes.....but to each there own I guess.



Edited by texacokie (Fri Jul 12 2013 09:39 PM)
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#429550 - Fri Jul 12 2013 10:12 PM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: texacokie]
indiananationals Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 09 2013
Loc: indiana
it just seems it would save some time i mean alot of items are subjective to what each person thinks they are worth i mean i may think this sign is worth 1000 and offer that to him and he thinks im nuts cause he thinks its worth 10000 just seems it would save alot of time for everyone


Edited by indiananationals (Fri Jul 12 2013 10:12 PM)

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#429564 - Sat Jul 13 2013 12:21 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: indiananationals]
petropumps Online   content
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
This is really becoming an annoying pattern on this site...

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#429568 - Sat Jul 13 2013 12:36 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: petropumps]
Jack Sim Online   content
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
This no price thing is happening all over the place. I get lot of people emailing me saying they have a gas pump or air meter for sale. When I ask what they want for it, they want me to make an offer.
How can I make a sensible offer for something I can only see in one picture, or most of the time, no picture.
I think that no matter what you offer they think you are low balling them.

Jack Sim
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#429582 - Sat Jul 13 2013 06:29 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Jack Sim]
Maxgas Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 25 2011
Loc: Augusta, Maine, USA
Joker, Joker, Joker,

You win the game!

Anyone remember that one?
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#429591 - Sat Jul 13 2013 07:53 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Maxgas]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
I assume the price is "As much as I can get"? As there are no set values for this stuff, a lot of people do not know the top price the buying market would spend. If a person is wanting the most they can get, take offers and go from there. That gives them control of the sale, unlike a no reserve auction where they take what they get after commissions. Or if they decide on a set price of $1000, they will then wonder if maybe I could have gotten more. Not a good set up for the buyers but it does give the seller more options and a better chance to get more money for their item than they might think it is worth. I would rather buy something with a price on it but not all sellers work that way. To each their own..
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#429595 - Sat Jul 13 2013 08:09 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Wes Maxwell]
Carl Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 26 2011
Loc: Arkansas , USA
So why not put a crazy high reserve on it and see where it ends up at? If this were a more common sign folks would know within the ballpark what to offer. Okay.. I will step down from my box and let someone else give their 2 cents worth.

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#429599 - Sat Jul 13 2013 09:14 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Carl]
jbrooks Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 2010
Loc: NJ
why do people need to get every last dollar they can. If you own something then you should know what you paid for it and have some sort of a general idea of its value. Then put a price on it that you think is fair.

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#429634 - Sat Jul 13 2013 11:07 AM Re: why dont people just put a price?
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Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I agree with all the above comments. For the most part, I ignore ad's that don't have a price listed.
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#429649 - Sat Jul 13 2013 11:52 AM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: redhotrelics]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
So, if a novice collector hit the Buy It Now for $4500 you are willing to refund $2500 because you are an honest seller and by all means would not take advantage of an inexperienced buyer/collector.

You are NOT going to survive in this ARENA! shocked
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#429658 - Sat Jul 13 2013 12:31 PM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Chevrolet SS]
roadrelics Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
Originally Posted By: Chevrolet SS
You are NOT going to survive in this ARENA! shocked

and neither are you!!


Edited by Watchdog7 (Sat Jul 13 2013 02:51 PM)
Edit Reason: to fix quote

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#429678 - Sat Jul 13 2013 01:54 PM Re: why dont people just put a price?
1937 GMC Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
There are several very experienced sign collectors on this site to include my "Bowtie" friend with amazing collections...they will survive just fine! wink


Edited by 1937 GMC (Sat Jul 13 2013 02:07 PM)
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#429681 - Sat Jul 13 2013 02:07 PM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: 1937 GMC]
Maxgas Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 25 2011
Loc: Augusta, Maine, USA
I think it was said best a few post ago. If I remember right it was in reference to the guy from Florida, Hmmmmm. I forget the name but haven't heard a peep from him in a month or so now. Was selling the cheezy fakes from South America.
"Every few months one of the "newbies" shows up to entertain us for a while"

Well take 2 or 3 or what ever # take on that one now. They will learn. Asking 2x the actual best day on the open market & at full retail price is just insulting.

Go troll for suckers on some other site!
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#429693 - Sat Jul 13 2013 02:48 PM Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Maxgas]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Maxgas,
Was it Jgoff?
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Re: why dont people just put a price?
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