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John and Tracy Smith
04-14-2009, 12:00 AM
John found these pictures on ebay, courtesy of Bams50's post. He couldn't help but think that they would make a nice Easter/welcome back from Guam gift for his dad, and thus began bidding. He didn't want to spend a ton of money on the pictures, but did find himself bidding back and forth with another prospective buyer. He put in his final bid, telling Tracy, "Fine! If this guy wants them this badly, let's see how much he's willing to pay for them!" Well, let's just say that John did not win the auction. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending, though, and John's dad DID end up with the pictures. Unfortunately, it just cost John's dad a bit more than he had orginally planned on paying.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/studephotos2.jpg


John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/

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Mark57
04-14-2009, 12:03 AM
Great pictures... sorry about the "bidding war"! [:0][8]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0368a.jpg

candbstudebakers
04-14-2009, 12:36 AM
Thats what is wrong with the new e-bay system you never know who you are bidding against, before you could tell and not bid if it was a friend of some thing..Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM000994-1-1.jpg

53hardtop
04-14-2009, 08:44 AM
Not much different than a real auction. Reminds me of a time that my Dad and Uncle stood on opposite sides of farm auction trailer and bid against each other on an item. The auctioneer let this go on for some time, knowing that they were brothers. Finally he clued them in. Got a good laugh out of the crowd.
At least we know that John's Dad got something he wanted!

Rob in ND
'53 Commander Hardtop Resto-Mod (work in progress)

4961Studebaker
04-14-2009, 09:15 AM
Now that's funny, guess he wanted them bad :D.

I have a feeling ol' Dad will find a way to settle the incured debt when you least expect it, John, keep a watchful eye on those truck parts,.....every day.[B)];)

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

bridgegaurd
04-14-2009, 07:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by 4961Studebaker

Now that's funny, guess he wanted them bad :D.

I have a feeling ol' Dad will find a way to settle the incured debt when you least expect

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg
Ol dad is gonna file against him, not only did he cost me money. But since i now own them he violated my copyrights. Then he put em on here so everyone can copy them for free. There goes my retirement fund. Come on over son, i have a new dog i want ya to meet. His name stude.

rockne10
04-14-2009, 08:27 PM
'Course, Phil, now you know the value John places on your paternity.[:o)]

bridgegaurd
04-15-2009, 08:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

'Course, Phil, now you know the value John places on your paternity.[:o)]
I found that out while overseas and my chrome bits appeared on his truck. I guess that's payback from the days i made him call me uncle around pretty girls.

But he doe's have redeeming qualities he finally has a stude and a wife who likes them better than both of us.

bams50
04-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Glad you liked the pictures! Sure wish it came with a journal from the subjects[8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

bridgegaurd
04-15-2009, 03:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
I'm looking forward to their arrival, maybe a little research will bring a story out. Or if all else fails i'll make one up. I have some other picture journeys, perhaps a fictional road trip to a reuion, with all driving studes from different directions.