Am I missing something?

Posted by: Jack Sim

Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 02:49 PM

Did these two Mobil tops really sell for only $200?

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

Lot W467

Jack Sim
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:37 PM

That is weird because someone got a great deal if so!
Posted by: Bill jr

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:45 PM

I can not believe that even if they are fiberglass
Posted by: Done4

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:46 PM

I thought the same thing. Wonder if they were fiberglass?
Posted by: JimT

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 06:43 PM

If the results are correct when you log in, it sure looks like lots of stuff went way under the money.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 07:16 PM

definitely a bargain .. ... cool
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 08:07 PM

There were some bargains for sure.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 08:16 PM

They sure look like metal. Going to have a very unhappy seller for sure.
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Am I missing something? - Fri Oct 27 2017 10:25 PM

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.

Jack Sim
Posted by: Gas Pump Rob

Re: Am I missing something? - Sat Oct 28 2017 12:12 AM

They look like metal to me as well. Heck I would have wanted them either way for that price!

Rob
Posted by: Done4

Re: Am I missing something? - Sat Oct 28 2017 08:35 AM

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.
Posted by: Jolly-John

Re: Am I missing something? - Sun Oct 29 2017 01:30 PM

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
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Am I missing something? - Sun Oct 29 2017 09:48 PM

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
Posted by: Jolly-John

Re: Am I missing something? - Sun Nov 05 2017 09:24 AM

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