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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735051
Thu Aug 29 2019 07:44 PM
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Hey John,

Congrats on finding such an awesome pump. I can only dream of finding one of those pumps. Don't let folks get to you. One lesson I learned along time ago is not to give a damn what others think or say. Most of those folks who criticize are jealous that you got something so cool and are very insecure as well as selfish. Another thing I have learned is that you have get something for you time in this hobby. I used to drive back roads every chance I got looking for that special gem. I put many miles on my truck and came back empty handed many many many times, but when I found something good, I would try to get something for my time, that was 20 years ago. I was told then I was 10 to 20 years too late, but that didn't stop me and I still found some really cool pieces. There is still stuff to be found but one has to work 2, 3, and maybe 5 times as hard to find it. That obviously is reflected at auction sales, eBay, and even swap meets/flea market prices. I had someone come and look at a sign and pump I had for sale and they told me they could go up to Hershey and buy my pump for $2000 complete. He thought I didn't know what I had...but I told him I would buy every last pump of this particular model for $2000, he never has gotten back to me on that and I have never heard from him since. I knew he was a dealer but I wasn't going to be goaded or bullied into selling something as rare as what I had. So these folks will either pony up the money or they won't. Those folks who want to belittle and/or bully someone can go take a long walk off a short pier as far as I am concerned. Have a little respect for your elders or fellow collectors for that matter. John, I hope some day to meet you, wish you the best with that pump hope selling it goes well!!!

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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735052
Thu Aug 29 2019 09:34 PM
Thu Aug 29 2019 09:34 PM
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If I didn't sell, I wouldn't have the money to purchase the things I want to keep.

Jack Sim


Author, 1st & 2nd editions of Gas Pump ID book, 3rd edition is now available at www.gaspumpbible.com
Air Meter ID book also available
Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Jack Sim] #735058
Fri Aug 30 2019 05:23 AM
Fri Aug 30 2019 05:23 AM
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Severn, Maryland USA
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Originally Posted by Jack Sim
If I didn't sell, I wouldn't have the money to purchase the things I want to keep. Jack's right.....Like food and a place to stay. All of the above have been dead on the money...Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Jack Sim


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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735066
Fri Aug 30 2019 10:33 AM
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The folks who dont think profits are allowed or immoral are just being manipulative IMO. They just want a deal and are happy to make the profit themselves later when they are ready to sell. It's similar to folks who dont recognize that values have increased in the last 30 years when they are buying. Or, similar to people who watch the restoration shows on TV and think restorations are easy and cost almost nothing to do.

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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735089
Fri Aug 30 2019 09:59 PM
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Great find. Way to work and educate yourself......

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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735218
Mon Sep 02 2019 07:15 PM
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John.....

Keep doing you!!! I appreciate all you have done for this hobby!


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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: bsplichal95] #735220
Mon Sep 02 2019 07:24 PM
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Pickett, WI USA
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Originally Posted by bsplichal95
John.....

Keep doing you!!! I appreciate all you have done for this hobby!

Thank you. I love this hobby.



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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735223
Mon Sep 02 2019 07:30 PM
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John.....

Keep doing you!!! I appreciate all you have done for this hobby!

Thank you. I love this hobby.

Me too!!


Braden Splichal

Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: Old Racer] #735227
Mon Sep 02 2019 10:23 PM
Mon Sep 02 2019 10:23 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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John, you are one of the great ones. You are good for this hobby. Even though this will not be a long term purchase for you I bet you are very excited about getting it. I know you will get it to a deserving collector.

I still have these two pumps that you treated me good on back in 2007.

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Re: Selling a rare pump. "Picker" or "Collector?" [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #735229
Tue Sep 03 2019 03:38 AM
Tue Sep 03 2019 03:38 AM
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Pickett, WI USA
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Thanks Matt. Those pumps look AWESOME. You renew my faith in the hobby.
We tried to figure it out a couple of days ago, but I think we have bought and sold over 900 pumps over the years.
Many have been restored, but many have not.
Thanks again.



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