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  • Buy My Hubcaps or I Will Smash Them

    Well, a threat certainly should make these hubcaps sell. It has me scared. LOL

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/model-A-hub...tZbVDO&vxp=mtr

  • #2
    that dude has an anger management problem

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    • #3
      I can not say that as a seller I have not felt that way when things are alittle rough financially. Right now things are selling very slow and this guy might be going through a rough stretch to make ends meet and buy Christmas gifts etc. Been there done that and it is easy to take it personal when it happens. The feeling of being boycotted when your back is against the wall sucks. Price does not seem out of line, so chances are he is somewhat reasonable. Rod
      Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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      • Rowdy
        Rowdy commented
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        Also this imaginary economic recovery has not made it all of us. Found outast week our hours are being cut soon. Decesions about the promotion I might get are being put off til after the first of the year. So I am going to have to find a way to make up the difference in pay until things pick up again. Wall Street might be on fire, but no change that reflects it here. Rod

      • slammin
        slammin commented
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        Rowdy, I feel your pain. My machine shop's backlog is the lowest since the 08 recession. It's been slow since early summer.

      • CM2
        CM2 commented
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        Things are moving out here,commercial construction is on the rise,something we haven't seen in years.Did 425k revenue as a field mechanic last year,folks are buying equipment too.
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      • Rowdy
        Rowdy commented
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        Slammin, the machine shop that I normally use is closing. The owner wants to retire. He has already closed the parts part of the business and is helping the machinist get the last of the work in the shop done and gone. Not taking any new machine shop jobs. I was planning on having some valve work and balancing done in January or Febuary. The business is for sale with no takers so far. So I am without a machinist for now. Rod

      • slammin
        slammin commented
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        Rod, 95% of my work is industrial. I get the occasional walk-in looking for small repair work. I have a half dozen local customers and one company back in Ohio. After 50+ years in the business, I'd love to retire. If someone came in with the right mount of cash (it wouldn't take much) I'd toss him the keys, grab the cat and head for home. Unfortunately there aren't many fools getting into the business.

    • #4
      The fellow needs to chill out or get a divorce.
      "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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      • Rowdy
        Rowdy commented
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        If they don't sell and things are as tight as I mentioned above for the guy, better he takes out his frustration on the hub caps than his wife and kids. Not everyone handles stress the same way. Rod

    • #5
      He should post them on the VFF for sale area.
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • BNCHIEF
        BNCHIEF commented
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        Great idea then it will be your fault they do not sell.

    • #6
      I say smash them .

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      • BNCHIEF
        BNCHIEF commented
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        Then Brattons can sell more and stay in business for us, sounds like a win win to me.

    • #7
      Well he has dropped the price, twice. Started at $35, then $30, now $25.

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      • #8
        He over estimates his market,those who scream preservation at any cost generally dont back it up with their money.

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        • #9
          Almost like they were being held hostage.

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          • #10
            What are they worth?

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Smashed or un-smashed

          • #11
            I don't think it's the price. It's the quality. I'd have been interested at twice the price IF the quality were better. Looks to be a lot of small scratches, marks, smudges. Maybe he's just a poor product photographer.
            http://www.turnbophotography.com

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            • #12
              Not sure if they are the $9.00 each foreign made ones or the $27.00 made in USA caps. So determining the value is difficult, but $25 for the set does not seem too bad either way. Rod
              Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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              • #13
                I don't respond well to threats at any level. If this guy was offering them free or else he'd destroy them, I still wouldn't deal with him. Deranged people make poor business associates. Even if you bought these caps, the seller sounds like a jerk and you'd probably be buying a headache. He sounds like what my dad called "The south end of a horse walking north."

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                • #14
                  Interesting thought: Seller states "on a car very little" and also states: "the tabs were never bent up on the back" . Not sure how those two statements can equate to each other.

                  If I didn't already have a box full of these, I'd probably fork over the $25
                  Alaskan A's
                  Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                  Model A Ford Club of America
                  Model A Restorers Club
                  Antique Automobile Club of America
                  Mullins Owners Club

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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by CarlG View Post
                    Interesting thought: Seller states "on a car very little" and also states: "the tabs were never bent up on the back" . Not sure how those two statements can equate to each other.

                    If I didn't already have a box full of these, I'd probably fork over the $25
                    That's the part I was trying to figure out also. I agree that $25 is a good price for them, but I don't think I need them.

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                    • #16
                      Anything 1930 or '31 is not very common here. Only a few cars were sold in 1930 and none in 1931. The depression hit very hard here. That is why I am having trouble finding a set of 19" wheels. I'd buy these in a heartbeat but the cost of freight to get them here would multiply the cost several times over.

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                      • Mitch
                        Mitch commented
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                        Arnold that sucks, i'll send some over by canoe

                      • Greynomad
                        Greynomad commented
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                        Mitch, I hope you have a loonnnggg handle on the paddle. It's a long way.

                    • #17
                      Sending things to Alaska isn't quite as bad, but almost.
                      Alaskan A's
                      Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                      Model A Ford Club of America
                      Model A Restorers Club
                      Antique Automobile Club of America
                      Mullins Owners Club

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                      • #18
                        Mikes afordable sell 5 for $45.00 (9.00 each) These are starting out as 4 for $25.00 (5.00 each).
                        Last edited by Mike V. Florida; 12-15-2017, 12:40 AM.

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