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Old 09-21-2020, 09:53 AM   #21
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Placing that ad probably cost about as much as the wheels are worth.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:08 PM   #22
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This is the problem with online auction places like Ebay. A lot of people think that just because something is old means it is worth a lot of money. Then another person sees the past auction and it is just a chain reaction.
A lot of sellers follow the rationale "I'm not sure what its worth so I'll price it high to be sure I don't get taken."

Problem with this is as soon as someone offers a more reasonable amount - this is obviously someone trying to "take me." All bid alternates thus become "suspect."

Generally I view such sellers as those to avoid since they obviously think little of me or my judgment - or fairness.

I'm like any other buyer. I like a deal. To me it makes perfect sense as a seller to "price a little high" in the expectation that offers might be somewhat less, and sometimes merely the satisfaction of a self-generated "buy well offer" is enough to carry the deal.

My last wheel purchase was on Craigslist locally. Four wheels, two with tires and held air and paint was "chipped" much as these were. The other two were originals "unrestored" but certain could be brought to restored condition. Ask was $125 but I got all four for $100.

Roll-around wheels. They will need more work before they go on the road.

The best part of the deal was the conversation with the seller who enjoyed driving his Model A and hear of his experiences with local restoration vendors.

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Old 09-21-2020, 03:16 PM   #23
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It's funny how the prices of Model-A parts are going up on greedBay.
But the prices of Model-A cars is going down..........


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Old 09-21-2020, 03:43 PM   #24
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I am guessing he typed in Google "Ford Model A wheel new".
Got the results, then saw this one:
https://www.cokertire.com/wheels/wel...-a-wheels.html

$2,345 plus shipping for brand new ones, "I'll sell them at a discount since they are used"
$2,000 takes them all.

All before actually doing any research on what they cost "in the market".
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:49 AM   #25
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I wonder if he has a better set at say $2,500? I might be interested!
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:04 PM   #26
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The rims are posted on Craigslist now.
Hurry, you can save $99!
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...200843846.html
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Old 09-22-2020, 05:15 PM   #27
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The rims are posted on Craigslist now.
Hurry, you can save $99!
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...200843846.html
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Hmmm.... That sounds like free shipping. Lol


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Old 09-22-2020, 05:43 PM   #28
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Dang!
And in Rialto, Ca, too. If I hurry I can pay him an addition $90 to ship them 11.5 miles to my house in Highland, Ca.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:02 PM   #29
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Dang!
And in Rialto, Ca, too. If I hurry I can pay him an addition $90 to ship them 11.5 miles to my house in Highland, Ca.

Sounds like a steal to me.


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Old 10-05-2020, 01:27 PM   #30
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Thanks to those who contributed to this thread

To close out this thread...

The original comment was:
"Don't take anything too seriously today"

Results:
There were several comments regarding how uninformed and/or delusional some people are. The result is, we are no wiser for this thread, and neither is the seller of the rims. However, we did have a moment of levity.

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Seller has dropped the price from 1999 to 1499 as of 10/5/2020.
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Old 10-05-2020, 03:44 PM   #31
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One thing accomplished was if seller was alerted to This post he now realizes that many people think he is a scam artist.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:53 PM   #32
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Went to a barn/estate sale last year and bought several for $5 each. I should have
bought more.........
I am Grumpy, but got a good chuckle from this one.
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