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"Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46221
Mon Dec 12 2005 02:55 PM
Mon Dec 12 2005 02:55 PM
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See E-Bay Item number: 7204178301.

Nice. Take the shell (just the shell - no "guts") of an old Sinclair pump, add a couple of the repro INDIAN Gasoline plates and one of the B-S "fantasy" INDIAN globes, and pawn it off on E-Bay as an "original" INDIAN pump. And (at time of writing this) 8 suckers had already bid. Ah well - fools and their money!

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Re: "Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46222
Mon Dec 12 2005 03:02 PM
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It is an original pump.....I don't see the insinuation that it was originally Indian...he says the signs have been replaced. You can nearly see the "Reproduction" on the globe in the picture. $350 for this pump is a good buy.

Re: "Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46223
Mon Dec 12 2005 03:15 PM
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"Insinuation"? What do you mean "insinuation"? The first statement in the discription of the item clearly states "Original Indian Gas pump". He says that a previous buyer "couldn't come up with the money". Maybe the previous buyer woke up in time!

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Re: "Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46224
Mon Dec 12 2005 03:40 PM
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I just mean it's a matter of semantics. It is an original gas pump decorated in Indian. There are a lot worse scams than this on ebay.....I'm not giving the guy a free pass, but it's just doesn't seem like that big of a deal. It's not like he goes to great lengths to say the signs/globe are original. I guess he should've said, Original Bennett 766 Gas Pump decorated as Indian Gas. Like I said...this seems like a pretty mild case in relation to some of the things that occur on ebay. If someone buys this pump thinking the globe & signs are original (without asking the seller) they have more things to worry about, like how to tie their own shoes, how to chew food, etc.

Re: "Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46225
Mon Dec 12 2005 04:26 PM
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Seth -

Point(s) taken. I'll get off my soapbox now. I guess I just have a tendency to "go postal" over any falsehoods involving Indian Refining Company - since that's one of the damn few things in life about which I know anything!

Just out of curiosity, though, do you know when Bennett started making their Model 766 pumps? If it was after 1943, that would add even more fuel to the fire about this being false advertising. Come to think of it, I might have to reconsider and demand that this guy be drawn and quartered. Or, at least, publicly neutered.


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Re: "Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46226
Mon Dec 12 2005 04:32 PM
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The pump is definitely post 1943....as to the neutering....I leave that up to you. Just for irony's sake, you should do it with a broken globe lens!!

Re: "Original" INDIAN Pump on E-Bay #46227
Mon Dec 12 2005 05:04 PM
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Broken globe lens???? Hay let JJ do it hes got those!!! LOL


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