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Am I missing something? #697569
Fri Oct 27 2017 12:49 PM
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Did these two Mobil tops really sell for only $200?

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/elkhorn-2017/lots/page/15/

Lot W467

Jack Sim

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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697572
Fri Oct 27 2017 01:37 PM
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That is weird because someone got a great deal if so!

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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697573
Fri Oct 27 2017 01:45 PM
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I can not believe that even if they are fiberglass

Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697574
Fri Oct 27 2017 01:46 PM
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I thought the same thing. Wonder if they were fiberglass?


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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Done4] #697580
Fri Oct 27 2017 04:43 PM
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If the results are correct when you log in, it sure looks like lots of stuff went way under the money.

Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697583
Fri Oct 27 2017 05:16 PM
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definitely a bargain .. ... cool


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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697587
Fri Oct 27 2017 06:07 PM
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There were some bargains for sure.

Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697588
Fri Oct 27 2017 06:16 PM
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They sure look like metal. Going to have a very unhappy seller for sure.


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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697596
Fri Oct 27 2017 08:25 PM
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My opinion: Mecum auctions are mostly attended by those who can afford a $40,000 gas pump, not by those who are looking for a top for a pump they are restoring. Maybe we should be watching their auctions a little more.

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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697602
Fri Oct 27 2017 10:12 PM
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They look like metal to me as well. Heck I would have wanted them either way for that price!

Rob

Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697617
Sat Oct 28 2017 06:35 AM
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I watched the auction on and off the three days, definitely a buyers auction. Unusual for Mecum but I'll bet there were a lot of unhappy sellers.


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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697715
Sun Oct 29 2017 11:30 AM
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In looking at many of the other lots in this auction....it seems like some items went high, while others appeared low. No real trend, which was somewhat surprising. John

Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #697762
Sun Oct 29 2017 07:48 PM
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Jolly,
Guys like us who are looking for reasonably price items don't look to Mechum for them. These items are consigned to them to sell, possibly the consignor picked the wrong venue. Mechum is not where we go to purchase parts. It slipped by and like many others here on OG I am kicking my self because I waited until Friday night to see what thing went for.

Jolly, one more thing, I still have one more of those Bud 16 oz. bottles in the cooler, too bad we don't live closer to each other, I would split with you.

Jack

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Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim] #698142
Sun Nov 05 2017 08:24 AM
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Hi, Jack. Just spotted your message. Yes, I hear you about the Mecum auctions not being where guys restoring pumps look for parts. Thus, as you noted, the competitive bidding pressure is minimal on those parts lots. But now, the secret is out!! I wonder how many pump guys will begin following the upcoming Mecum auctions looking for bargains on parts.

On the Bud 16 oz. beer bottle...I would gladly "give" you my half, just for the pleasure of having another interesting conversation with you. You have so much to share (about so many subjects!).

Already thinking about Iowa Gas, 2018. Let's keep in touch about sharing a room again this coming year. You were a good roommate this past August, my friend. Best, John


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