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#553714 - Wed Jul 16 2014 08:00 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Bob Richards]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
What you just described is not the value of an item...

What you described is a resale figure... And that usually varies from sell to sell....

And there is a giant difference between the two concepts....



Value to a very great extent is determined by what someone is willing to pay for it.

You simply cannot separate the two imo.

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Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#553735 - Wed Jul 16 2014 09:44 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Ohio Oil]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
5 people go to buy the same car at same dealer & ea. pays a different price.

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#553737 - Wed Jul 16 2014 09:48 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Dick Bennett]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Exactly. 5 different people place a different value on the same item.

What something is worth is subjective.

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#553741 - Wed Jul 16 2014 10:35 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Ohio Oil]
jbrooks Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 2010
Loc: NJ
I've often argues location affects values too. In the New York City area prices will naturally be higher than in a rural area. A sandwich in NY now costs $10 or higher...everything is more expensive around here.

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#553742 - Wed Jul 16 2014 10:51 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: jbrooks]
ironvise Offline
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Registered: Tue May 14 2013
Loc: NJ
very true Jonathan, "we definitely have our own economy" over here
Originally Posted By: jbrooks
I've often argues location affects values too. In the New York City area prices will naturally be higher than in a rural area. A sandwich in NY now costs $10 or higher...everything is more expensive around here.
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#553746 - Wed Jul 16 2014 11:56 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: MARK SMITH]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Originally Posted By: MARK SMITH
I would say the GY signs are worth $191.50 ea.based on the info provided.
Originally Posted By: thermoman
I recently picked up a case of 10 NOS Goodyear signs. All exactly the same condition. I sent them to auction and sold a few locally. This is what they brought.
225
165
85
65
325
175
175
175
225
300

How many people reading this think the Goodyear sign is worth 300 and how many people think it's worth 65. The value forum is moronic.

There are a few people out there that think the India made signs are worth 5000.

If you can't feel out the value of your sign on your own or consult with friend on your own. You need to get out of the house more often.
. Lol , I agree also with you Mark .
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#553919 - Thu Jul 17 2014 01:17 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: 47reo-travis]
Jack Sim Online   content
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
All of this is just plain stupid. When this hobby was started we just went out and purchased items regardless of what we felt they were worth or what we should be able to sell them for.

This website was not started to give people the value of anything, it was started to give each other information.

Jim, just state, or eliminate anything having to do with value. I realize this is contrary to the books I write, but no one will publish my books without values (although this might change for the 3rd book).

This hobby is not about how much is this worth, it is about what part is missing from this pump, etc.

Why should those of us who have been with OG since it started (and there are very few of us left) be concerned about some guy coming on this site just to find out what something is worth.

Easiest way, just state, the goal of this site is not "values" it is to help each other identify, etc.

If something sells for a certain amount in the "For Sale" section, than that is the value of the item that day. Take it for what it is worth.

Let's go back to basics.

Jack Sim
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#553935 - Thu Jul 17 2014 05:30 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Jack Sim]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
How about change the name to this:
"The how much would you pay today if you decided you wanted this item and had the funds readily available to purchase it forum"

And there is only 1 rule.
If you dont know what you would pay for the item at the time of your posting, because you are concerned about it's value, then you are not allowed to post anything.

wink

So that was actually sort of, kind of, a joke, okay? Everyone see's that right?
And of course, this is not a commitment! But only an honest, yet completely hypothetical response.


Edited by Steve C. (Thu Jul 17 2014 05:37 AM)
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#553942 - Thu Jul 17 2014 06:29 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Steven C.]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
It seems giving your opinions on value is only acceptable if you're trying to sell books.

It's pretty simple, don't read the value section if you don't like it. The value section generates traffic (look at the number of topics and posts) and traffic is what pays the bills.

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#553967 - Thu Jul 17 2014 08:14 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Ohio Oil]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Ohio Oil


It's pretty simple, don't read the value section if you don't like it. The value section generates traffic (look at the number of topics and posts) and traffic is what pays the bills.


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#553974 - Thu Jul 17 2014 08:40 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Ohio Oil]
It's for sale Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 08 2012
Loc: Wellington, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Ohio Oil
It seems giving your opinions on value is only acceptable if you're trying to sell books.

It's pretty simple, don't read the value section if you don't like it. The value section generates traffic (look at the number of topics and posts) and traffic is what pays the bills.



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#553981 - Thu Jul 17 2014 09:02 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: It's for sale]
Oldgas Online   cool
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
If the Value forum irritates you, I can make that forum invisible to you. Just click on "Contact" above and tell me you want to ignore the Value forum. I can make it all go away for you. But if you want to keep watching something that annoys you, that is a different story. But if you choose to look, why complain that you did? wink
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#553982 - Thu Jul 17 2014 09:11 AM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Oldgas]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: Oldgas
If the Value forum irritates you, I can make that forum invisible to you. Just click on "Contact" above and tell me you want to ignore the Value forum. I can make it all go away for you. But if you want to keep watching something that annoys you, that is a different story. But if you choose to look, why complain that you did? wink


well said... cool
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#554043 - Thu Jul 17 2014 04:33 PM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: advertologist]
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
I like the Value Forum. It sorts all that stuff OUT of the General Forum for me.

But telling people how to post a correct value is about like me telling the barber to just cut out the grey hairs. smile

Chuck


Edited by Gaspedler (Thu Jul 17 2014 04:38 PM)
Edit Reason: Cain't Spell

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#554044 - Thu Jul 17 2014 05:07 PM Re: The "Value Forum" [Re: Gaspedler]
wolf1980 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Mar 21 2012
Loc: Ohio
I personally would prefer the posts on the value page start one of two ways:

-what can I expect to sell this item for?
or
-I'm looking to purchase this item, what would you value it at?

Boy that's bad grammar. Anyway the first question would be more for the guys looking to purchase for resale. The second question is more from a collector perspective wanting to know what to pay considering condition, rarity, current market etc...

I know it's not a perfect solution but maybe there would be less bickering.

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