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I can’t figure out why things are selling so high #698605
Sun Nov 12 2017 08:02 PM
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Hi: as you guys mostly know I collect Texaco “stuff”. I have been collecting for 30 years and thought I had a pretty good handle on values. It seems the last few years stuff is selling for some sky high prices. I just watched some cardboard cutouts on eBay from 1949 sell for between $500 and almost $700. While I have never seen these signs before, it just seems “goofy”. Maybe they are that rare. LOL. I mean, congrats to the seller and all that. Anyway, I post this not meaning to whine, but to see what others think of what they have seen in the items they collect.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXACO-MARFAK-C...NR/192352608345


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698608
Sun Nov 12 2017 08:21 PM
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supply & demand .. ... cool


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698609
Sun Nov 12 2017 08:37 PM
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I can appreciate that.


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698617
Mon Nov 13 2017 07:10 AM
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I think it's that way across the board Alex, with any brand.

I do think, however, that the smaller repro signs (PPP's) are starting to hurt that category of collecting. Folks can't tell, and sometimes I think don't care, that they are buying a repro and they're starting to sell for the same money, and lower prices.
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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698622
Mon Nov 13 2017 08:35 AM
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Like you Alex I've been collecting a long time and it is hard for me to accept the current prices based on condition verse cost. All of my friends and I keep saying prices can't go higher only to be surprised every year.

I guess it is time to accept that more people want this stuff and are willing to do what it takes to get it. So on one hand it is good for us that got in early and harder for the people starting their collections. I know that my attitude about condition has lowered quite a bit over the past few years.


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698624
Mon Nov 13 2017 08:47 AM
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I can't help but think that there will come a day when prices will fall. I just don't see many millennials ever wanting to collect this stuff. Sure there will be some, but relative to how many oil gas collectors there are currently?? I just can't see it. And when the millennials kids come of age, I would imagine the amount falling even more. Now, none of that will mean much to us as we will all be long gone. So the question is, what about the next 10, or 15 years. Well, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie roll Tootsie Pop? The world may never know.

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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698626
Mon Nov 13 2017 09:42 AM
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Today’s prices make me think about selling it all. And I’m sure I’d double & even triple my money on all that I have collected over the years.... but I just can’t let it go......YET!! Chris

Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698628
Mon Nov 13 2017 11:23 AM
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Many millennials want to collect this stuff,but they just can't come anywhere near to affording it.What with school debt,etc.Many don't even own their own car for this very reason,and rely on Uber.Some even still live with their parents.

The desire is there,the money is not.


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698630
Mon Nov 13 2017 11:30 AM
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I am 33 which is upper limit of a millennial, but I feel like I am definitely not in tune with generation. There are not a lot of ppl my age in my area into petroliana or old cars. I love seeing everyone’s awesome collections on here. Makes me think about how much better everything was made before plastic. I hope that this is just a phase that young ppl are going through and they will start to appreciate rusty metal and not erase that from the history books.


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698651
Mon Nov 13 2017 03:39 PM
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Don't under estimate the value of plastic.....LOL

Texaco Letters Plastic 1.jpgTexaco Letters Plastic 2.jpgTexaco Stars Plastic 1.jpg

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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698694
Tue Nov 14 2017 07:11 AM
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Just like the stock market,if the investment keeps you up at night get out.

Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698702
Tue Nov 14 2017 09:07 AM
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I never really looked at my stuff as an investment, so I sleep like a baby and enjoy what I have.

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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Done4] #698705
Tue Nov 14 2017 09:42 AM
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Same here, but at these prices I could make a lot of $$$$ chris

Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698712
Tue Nov 14 2017 10:35 AM
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same ol song...

you can look back at CTO and PCM magazines from 10-15 years ago and its the same ol articles about how crazy current prices are blah blah. then you get the same people always talking about the 'bubble' and how the hobby is going to crash.

the hobby is fine, there is no bubble. things will adjust up and down over time, which can be seen year to year. but as long as you buy what you like for what you can afford, you'll be ok... even with today's prices.


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Re: I can’t figure out why things are selling so high [Re: Alex] #698720
Tue Nov 14 2017 11:57 AM
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Absolutely,investment or not nobody wants to see their stuff tank in value.

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