Another selling thread

Oct 3, 2018
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I use to sell of eBay but haven't in 12/14 years. I loved ebay back in the day. Not only did i sell but i had a "scam" I did. I'd see something selling that I had, I'd put it in the watch list. If there was a bidding war, I'd go to the bidding history and email the 2nd and 3rd (loosing bidders.)
I'd tell them what I had and the "lower" price. They've call and we'd work out a deal. One I remembered was a rolling frame for a 68/72 A body. The Detroit area seller had a "nothing" special frame with a Olds 2:73 non posi. It sold for like $1395 back in maybe 2002. I got in touch with the non winning bidder, who bid like $1380. I had picked up a stalled 1971 Supreme all tore apart for a thousand dollars I got tons of parts, two engines, rebuilt transmission yada yada. I'd stripped the interior/dash pad, sport steering wheel. The perfect rolling frame, shell body with trunk lid, no doors or front end. The shell body was in great shape and floors and trunk floor great shape. This car had a corporate 10 bolt. The guy from Canada was doing a 442 and he needed floors/quarters. He came down to Ohio and was happy as a Lark, as I was with the $1200.
I miss the "good old days."
 

marcar1993

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Oct 3, 2018
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I feel that craigslist and selling in general was better even 5 years ago. It was always a hassle, but it doesn't seem to get any better with time. Facebook marketplace is a blessing and a curse as well. Some good stuff up there, and tons of exposure. But with that comes all the extra uninterested tire kickers.
 
#3
I too used to love eBay, not as good anymore. Then Kiijji up here, I found my current great running Olds 350 for $120 and #6 heads totally rebuilt with the bowls opened and 2.05" intake valves for $400. The guy actually took down the ad as soon I said I would take them. Now Olds motors, 4L80E are much rarer and the seller asks way more, not cool at all.
 
Oct 3, 2018
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Yes, I've been trying to get motivated and get rid of some sh*t, opps I mean stuff.
I jokingly say(but kind of true) my Daughter "the Attorney" is making me get rid of some of my cars/parts.
She says "what am I going to do with all those cars if you die?" I tell her, either call and auction company or a metal recycler, it's your call.
I'll have to post a thread about such a situation that I know of personally that a similar thing happened.