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#697569 - Fri Oct 27 2017 02:49 PM Am I missing something?
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Did these two Mobil tops really sell for only $200?

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

Lot W467

Jack Sim


Edited by Jack Sim (Fri Oct 27 2017 02:50 PM)
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#697572 - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:37 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
That is weird because someone got a great deal if so!


Edited by Mike M. (Fri Oct 27 2017 03:39 PM)
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#697573 - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:45 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Bill jr Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Erie Pa
I can not believe that even if they are fiberglass

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#697574 - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:46 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
I thought the same thing. Wonder if they were fiberglass?
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#697580 - Fri Oct 27 2017 06:43 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Done4]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
If the results are correct when you log in, it sure looks like lots of stuff went way under the money.

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#697583 - Fri Oct 27 2017 07:16 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
definitely a bargain .. ... cool
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#697587 - Fri Oct 27 2017 08:07 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
There were some bargains for sure.

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#697588 - Fri Oct 27 2017 08:16 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
They sure look like metal. Going to have a very unhappy seller for sure.
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#697596 - Fri Oct 27 2017 10:25 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
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
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#697602 - Sat Oct 28 2017 12:12 AM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
They look like metal to me as well. Heck I would have wanted them either way for that price!

Rob

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#697617 - Sat Oct 28 2017 08:35 AM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
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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#697715 - Sun Oct 29 2017 01:30 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Jolly-John Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 10 2007
Loc: Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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

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#697762 - Sun Oct 29 2017 09:48 PM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
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


Edited by Jack Sim (Sun Oct 29 2017 09:50 PM)
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#698142 - Sun Nov 05 2017 09:24 AM Re: Am I missing something? [Re: Jack Sim]
Jolly-John Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 10 2007
Loc: Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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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