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#592564 - Fri Jan 16 2015 08:35 AM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: powerlube]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
It's called capitalism.

I have no problem with people achieving prosperity in this great country, providing that they do so legally.

Those who constantly rip on pickers, reality show producers, and high end auctions should try socialism for awhile and get back to us.

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#592567 - Fri Jan 16 2015 08:47 AM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: powerlube]
JeffS Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 20 2012
Loc: Manassas, VA
Originally Posted By: powerlube
And you can buy a pair of $8k cowboy boots. Rich or poor, some people are dumb with their money. There is a reason our country has a debt problem...


To some of these guys at BJ, $8K is pocket change. Now look at it another way - tell a starving kid in Ethiopia that you spent $1000 on an old sign. How would he react? You think he would say you are dumb with your money? Of course. It's all relative...

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#592592 - Fri Jan 16 2015 02:31 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: JeffS]
Rich Taylor Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 05 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA. U.S.A.
BJ is COOL and Ron has COOL stuff! Ron made his money working for it. I wonder why he is selling everything and sold his company to? His 1934 Ford would look good in my garage. HA!

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#592594 - Fri Jan 16 2015 02:50 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: Rich Taylor]
jrwienri Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 21 2001
Loc: Gilbert, AZ 85234
Get your Romans out and cleaned up. Pratte's 490 sold for $40K

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#592639 - Fri Jan 16 2015 10:59 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: jrwienri]
67Chev4X4 Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
Say what you want to but I'm on my way home from the BJ Auction right now and I had a ball. I had a great time and got to bid on the thing I went after. Didn't get it but ran the bid up past the reasonable cost to somebody. Rory's staff treated me great just as if I was one of the high rollers and they helped me set up a line of credit so I could get what I wanted. My personal feelings were that I didn't have to buy all of Pratt's collection, just one piece. I sat next to one of the phone bidders that spent over $200,000 for somebody. It was a ball. I would do it again if I had the chance. Anybody interested in this hobby or cars should do it once in their lifetime IMO. Mitch

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#592641 - Fri Jan 16 2015 11:10 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: Ohio Oil]
Consiglia Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 24 2014
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: Ohio Oil
It's called capitalism.

I have no problem with people achieving prosperity in this great country, providing that they do so legally.

Those who constantly rip on pickers, reality show producers, and high end auctions should try socialism for awhile and get back to us.




Some feel that Petroliana should be redistributed to the masses.

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#592651 - Sat Jan 17 2015 05:57 AM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: 67Chev4X4]
RARIN TO GO Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
Originally Posted By: 67Chev4X4
My personal feelings were that I didn't have to buy all of Pratt's collection, just one piece.


Sorry you didn't get it Mitch. I'm sure you made a good run at it. Another one will turn up someday!


Edited by RARIN TO GO (Sat Jan 17 2015 06:01 AM)

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#592718 - Sat Jan 17 2015 04:52 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: 67Chev4X4]
PETRO NUT Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 13 2008
Loc: MN
a few years ago a wayne 515 sold for 40k.and another common wayne sold for 38k. It didn't effect prices at all. Enjoy the show, have fun with the results and circus. I hope to go just to watch someday.

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#592719 - Sat Jan 17 2015 05:02 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: PETRO NUT]
gasmelincelr Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2001
Loc: Mass.
B-J=Nauseating

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#592738 - Sat Jan 17 2015 09:06 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: gasmelincelr]
Tom R. Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Feb 06 2013
Loc: No. Cal. & No. Ohio
I started going to B-J in the 70's to sell cars. Every year I built a car just to take there because there was nowhere else I could get the kind of money I made there. One time old Tom Barrett himself got up on the stage when the bidding slowed on my car and took the mike and said to the crowd "Look ladies and gentleman, you've paid for the pin stripping so far, NOW let's pay for the rest of the car!" And the bidding took off. Is it a circus? Maybe. But they give you something you can't find anywhere else- LOTS of deep pocket buyers. And without them- there is no show. I stopped going in the 90's cause I stopped building cars and haven't been back, but I watch it on TV. It's changed- the show is bigger, the cars are nicer, the women are prettier. Only one things the same-lots of deep pockets. And while we grumble about prices, because we are buyers- someday everyone of us will be a seller.

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#592758 - Sun Jan 18 2015 04:23 AM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: Tom R.]
gasmansgp Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Originally Posted By: Tom R.
I started going to B-J in the 70's to sell cars. Every year I built a car just to take there because there was nowhere else I could get the kind of money I made there. One time old Tom Barrett himself got up on the stage when the bidding slowed on my car and took the mike and said to the crowd "Look ladies and gentleman, you've paid for the pin stripping so far, NOW let's pay for the rest of the car!" And the bidding took off. Is it a circus? Maybe. But they give you something you can't find anywhere else- LOTS of deep pocket buyers. And without them- there is no show. I stopped going in the 90's cause I stopped building cars and haven't been back, but I watch it on TV. It's changed- the show is bigger, the cars are nicer, the women are prettier. Only one things the same-lots of deep pockets. And while we grumble about prices, because we are buyers- someday everyone of us will be a seller.
I agree 100%. A place for everything and everyone in this world. As I said before, it is a Hoot to be a part of. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#592761 - Sun Jan 18 2015 05:32 AM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: Tom R.]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Agreed Tom,,,unless you've been there and done that you don't know what your talking about.. as in comparison if you watch the Daytona 500 on TV or go there and attend "Speed Week" in Daytona there is nothing like it..I've been to both a couple of times,, Best Ever shows.. The Na-Sayers need to think outside the box and see how the rest of the world lives.. smile Definitely worth the price of admission !


Edited by Wes Hague (Sun Jan 18 2015 05:33 AM)
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#592796 - Sun Jan 18 2015 12:39 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: Wes Hague]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
I feel the say way about the prices paid on here in the for sale section. WAY OVER PAID!

So the value is in the buyers eyes. End of story.
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#592821 - Sun Jan 18 2015 04:10 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: jrwienri]
Highway66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Oct 14 2013
Loc: SANTA MONICA, CA
Originally Posted By: jrwienri
Get your Romans out and cleaned up. Pratte's 490 sold for $40K

I saw it up close it looked very nice.


Edited by luminor89 (Sun Jan 18 2015 04:10 PM)

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#592823 - Sun Jan 18 2015 04:37 PM Re: Insanity at Barrett Jackson Auction [Re: Consiglia]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Consiglia
Originally Posted By: Ohio Oil
It's called capitalism.

I have no problem with people achieving prosperity in this great country, providing that they do so legally.

Those who constantly rip on pickers, reality show producers, and high end auctions should try socialism for awhile and get back to us.




Some feel that Petroliana should be redistributed to the masses.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man
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