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$350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy #585056
Sun Dec 07 2014 07:13 PM
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This guy is laughing all the way to the bank with these! This is about the 10th or more of these he's sold. He's totally honest in that you are buying a repop piece.
I just can't believe people would spend this on repop cardboard. Well, actually, I guess it's real cardboard. grin

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-FULL...W-/261682677493

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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: Steven C.] #585059
Sun Dec 07 2014 07:18 PM
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It keeps happening!Just saw a couple 2 gallons that sold for almost 3x what they should go for(a common Pure 2 gallon for $110!!!!)


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: 2 Gallon Luke] #585060
Sun Dec 07 2014 07:22 PM
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Yah, I was watching that stripped one Luke. I like that can! But $100 was to much for me on it.


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: Steven C.] #585073
Sun Dec 07 2014 08:03 PM
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Stupid people.

Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: nam5072] #585148
Mon Dec 08 2014 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: nam5072
Stupid people.


I think that's the wrong label--more like UNINFORMED!
For all we know, these buyers that pay too much, can be doing so for numerous reasons!
They are probably intelligent people, but severly uninformed when it comes to petroliana. In fact, a good percentage of the world is uninformed when it comes to valuation of these or any collectible. I count myself in with the uninformed, but I do a fair amount of research when contemplating a larger purchase.


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: K W FRITH] #585149
Mon Dec 08 2014 09:20 AM
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A dollar says the new owner of that will come on here soon asking..."what's it worth?"


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: Cold Pizza] #585152
Mon Dec 08 2014 09:51 AM
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Most people probably do not read beyond the title which states:

Vintage NOS FULL 4 oz. SUNOCO Household/Handy OIL CAN DISPLAY

Plus I think he has the original display pictured not the repoped one...


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: nochevys] #585159
Mon Dec 08 2014 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: nochevys
Most people probably do not read beyond the title which states:

Vintage NOS FULL 4 oz. SUNOCO Household/Handy OIL CAN DISPLAY

Plus I think he has the original display pictured not the repoped one...


That's exactly what I was thinking.

Now it may be very hard for some of you to believe I would do such a thing, but when he first listed one of these about 8-12 months ago, I wrote him, told him there was a group of us in the hobby always trying to fight unmarked reproduction, and I ask if he would be sure to label them with "reproduction", with a sharpy on the bottom. He said he understood exactly where I was coming from and would surely do so.
Has anyone here purchased one of these? I know many of them sold at a much more reasonable price point. If so, is it marked on the bottom at all?


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: Wes Hague] #585254
Mon Dec 08 2014 06:39 PM
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Lol! Wes, wow, let it go man! It was between him and I. We had a polite exchange about it. I dont think he followed through, but oh well. You and I are obviously on different sides of this coin. And that's okay. No hard feeling on my end.

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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: Steven C.] #585260
Mon Dec 08 2014 07:17 PM
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Well now, I dont know where it went, but that looks kind of funny now. My comment with Wes's removed.


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Re: $350 for a $50 can and some repop cardboard! Crazy [Re: Steven C.] #585261
Mon Dec 08 2014 07:20 PM
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Lets see now.. Just lost a Wareco 2 gallon on ebay in, say 7 or so condition, for $405.
Seems like it should be a $250 can right???


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