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why dont people just put a price? #429526
Fri Jul 12 2013 06:57 PM
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why dont people just put a price so others have a idea of what u are asking

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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: indiananationals] #429543
Fri Jul 12 2013 07:39 PM
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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.


Last edited by texacokie; Fri Jul 12 2013 07:39 PM.

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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: texacokie] #429550
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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

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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: indiananationals] #429564
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This is really becoming an annoying pattern on this site...

Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: petropumps] #429568
Fri Jul 12 2013 10:36 PM
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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


Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Jack Sim] #429582
Sat Jul 13 2013 04:29 AM
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Joker, Joker, Joker,

You win the game!

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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Maxgas] #429591
Sat Jul 13 2013 05:53 AM
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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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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Wes Maxwell] #429595
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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.

Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Carl] #429599
Sat Jul 13 2013 07:14 AM
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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.

Re: why dont people just put a price? #429634
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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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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: redhotrelics] #429649
Sat Jul 13 2013 09:52 AM
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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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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Chevrolet SS] #429658
Sat Jul 13 2013 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: Chevrolet SS
You are NOT going to survive in this ARENA! shocked

and neither are you!!

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Re: why dont people just put a price? #429678
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There are several very experienced sign collectors on this site to include my "Bowtie" friend with amazing collections...they will survive just fine! wink

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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: 1937 GMC] #429681
Sat Jul 13 2013 12:07 PM
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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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Re: why dont people just put a price? [Re: Maxgas] #429693
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