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John Kirchhoff
12-26-2006, 04:08 PM
I was just looking at a Lark e-bay ad and I don't think some people realize how badly they embarrass themselves! This guy took a comendable number of photos but several were so blurry I didn't know if it was the engine or some kind of tentacle laden sea monster flailing about under the hood. No doubt his rather copious description was written by Scrooge as evidenced by its notable absence of capital letters and frugal use of periods. However, the dearth of capitals was more than offset by the long, rambling, never ending sentences consisting of 73, 78, 98 and 117 words. This schmo must have slept through English class for the first 12 years of school after which he dropped out of the 3rd grade at the ripe old age of 18. Using big words doesn't mean your're an Einstein but at least people perceive you as being half way intelligent until you prove them wrong. Conversely, this guy would have to work very, very hard to prove he's not an complete, certified idiot. Like it or not, people judge you by the way you talk and write and before this guy sells anything else on e-bay, he better find a second grader to correct his grammatical errors.

studeclunker
12-26-2006, 04:20 PM
John, you sound like my Mum. You're right though, long rambling sentences are confusing.

If anyone would like to see this masterpiece in embarrasment:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1960-studebaker_W0QQitemZ250064324902QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6466QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's not really all that bad. They just don't have a very steady camera hand. He needs one of the new digital cameras. The kind that will steady the picture for you. It does take a bit of work to decipher the description though.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
12-26-2006, 04:20 PM
John, you sound like my Mum. You're right though, long rambling sentences are confusing.

If anyone would like to see this masterpiece in embarrasment:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1960-studebaker_W0QQitemZ250064324902QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6466QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's not really all that bad. They just don't have a very steady camera hand. He needs one of the new digital cameras. The kind that will steady the picture for you. It does take a bit of work to decipher the description though.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

bob40
12-26-2006, 05:09 PM
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary comendable is actually spelled commendable.;)

bob40
12-26-2006, 05:09 PM
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary comendable is actually spelled commendable.;)

Dick Steinkamp
12-26-2006, 05:15 PM
Looks like a nice little Lark. Unless he has an unrealistic reserve, that's EXACTLY the kind of ad to buy from. Everybody else is skipping it because of his poor spelling, grammar, and pictures. I've met more honest folks selling cars that couldn't spell worth a hoot than ones that had perfect grammar (and nice white belts and shoes too :D)

http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-26-2006, 05:15 PM
Looks like a nice little Lark. Unless he has an unrealistic reserve, that's EXACTLY the kind of ad to buy from. Everybody else is skipping it because of his poor spelling, grammar, and pictures. I've met more honest folks selling cars that couldn't spell worth a hoot than ones that had perfect grammar (and nice white belts and shoes too :D)

http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

mdelapp
12-26-2006, 05:31 PM
Wow!
Are you guys interested in buying a car, seeing what yours is worth or just don't have a life? Lighten up! If you want to grade papers volunteer at your local school.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

mdelapp
12-26-2006, 05:31 PM
Wow!
Are you guys interested in buying a car, seeing what yours is worth or just don't have a life? Lighten up! If you want to grade papers volunteer at your local school.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

JBOYLE
12-26-2006, 05:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by mdelapp

Wow!
Are you guys interested in buying a car, seeing what yours is worth or just don't have a life? Lighten up! If you want to grade papers volunteer at your local school.



I think their point is valid, especially the photography issue. People won't buy what they can't see.
As far as the writing is concerned, people will feel better about buying something if you seem to know what you're talking about. Proper language use helps with that. We all do typos or misspellings, (I don't expect the seller to have a lit degree from an Ivy League school) but bad grammer and 100 word sentences won't help you communicate with your intended audience.

If the seller looks like he can't write, aren't you a bit concerned that he may not be able to read assembly instructions or shop manuals? :D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
12-26-2006, 05:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by mdelapp

Wow!
Are you guys interested in buying a car, seeing what yours is worth or just don't have a life? Lighten up! If you want to grade papers volunteer at your local school.



I think their point is valid, especially the photography issue. People won't buy what they can't see.
As far as the writing is concerned, people will feel better about buying something if you seem to know what you're talking about. Proper language use helps with that. We all do typos or misspellings, (I don't expect the seller to have a lit degree from an Ivy League school) but bad grammer and 100 word sentences won't help you communicate with your intended audience.

If the seller looks like he can't write, aren't you a bit concerned that he may not be able to read assembly instructions or shop manuals? :D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

gordr
12-26-2006, 06:18 PM
I'm with Dick on this one. Sounds like an honest description, as far as one can tell from the pics. His starting bid makes it look like he doesn't want the earth, moon, and stars for this car, either.

Could be a real opportunity for a Lark lover.

If the seller were looking for top dollar, I'd be more critical of the presentation.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
12-26-2006, 06:18 PM
I'm with Dick on this one. Sounds like an honest description, as far as one can tell from the pics. His starting bid makes it look like he doesn't want the earth, moon, and stars for this car, either.

Could be a real opportunity for a Lark lover.

If the seller were looking for top dollar, I'd be more critical of the presentation.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

bams50
12-26-2006, 06:23 PM
After all that, he seems to be another unrealistic Stude seller; his payment instructions require a $500 deposit [:0]

Other thing is, I don't feel it's ever a good sales technique to be snotty with potential customers (I will not take personal checks, so dont ask)[}:)]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
12-26-2006, 06:23 PM
After all that, he seems to be another unrealistic Stude seller; his payment instructions require a $500 deposit [:0]

Other thing is, I don't feel it's ever a good sales technique to be snotty with potential customers (I will not take personal checks, so dont ask)[}:)]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Dick Steinkamp
12-26-2006, 06:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
Other thing is, I don't feel it's ever a good sales technique to be snotty with potential customers (I will not take personal checks, so


Agree. Never good to be snotty with potential customers (or anyone else for that matter [^])

It's a little silly too. It's fine to accept a personal check...the buyer just doesn't get the car or the title until the check clears. There are probably more scams with bogus "cashiers checks" that a lot of sellers accept with no questions, than with personal checks

(both need to clear before any transfer takes place obviously).

http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-26-2006, 06:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
Other thing is, I don't feel it's ever a good sales technique to be snotty with potential customers (I will not take personal checks, so


Agree. Never good to be snotty with potential customers (or anyone else for that matter [^])

It's a little silly too. It's fine to accept a personal check...the buyer just doesn't get the car or the title until the check clears. There are probably more scams with bogus "cashiers checks" that a lot of sellers accept with no questions, than with personal checks

(both need to clear before any transfer takes place obviously).

http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Guido
12-26-2006, 07:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff No doubt his rather copious description was written by Scrooge as evidenced by its notable absence of capital letters and frugal use of periods.
I think that sprinkling in a few commas would have added something to the description. Though I have limited e-bay selling experience, I write up my description in Word so I can check my spelling and grammar and then cut and paste to the ad.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
12-26-2006, 07:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff No doubt his rather copious description was written by Scrooge as evidenced by its notable absence of capital letters and frugal use of periods.
I think that sprinkling in a few commas would have added something to the description. Though I have limited e-bay selling experience, I write up my description in Word so I can check my spelling and grammar and then cut and paste to the ad.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

rockne10
12-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Everybody needs a hobby. Mine is my Studebakers and the friends I have met through their association.
Attention drawn to a desirable ebay item is appreciated.
Items may be posted by some who did not thoroughly master their language sciences.
Time spent critiqueing the education of others contributes nothing to my enjoyment of the hobby or the friends I have met.
Then again, critiqueing itself may be a hobby, and everybody needs one.
Can the Forum be more purposefully utilized?

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

rockne10
12-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Everybody needs a hobby. Mine is my Studebakers and the friends I have met through their association.
Attention drawn to a desirable ebay item is appreciated.
Items may be posted by some who did not thoroughly master their language sciences.
Time spent critiqueing the education of others contributes nothing to my enjoyment of the hobby or the friends I have met.
Then again, critiqueing itself may be a hobby, and everybody needs one.
Can the Forum be more purposefully utilized?

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

DEEPNHOCK
12-26-2006, 08:43 PM
Man-o-man....
When the winter winds blow, the Stude-shut-in's get cranky, nitpicky, and downrite ornry...
Only thing that is harder is to actually pull out the wallet and spend the money[}:)].
Jeff[8D]

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
12-26-2006, 08:43 PM
Man-o-man....
When the winter winds blow, the Stude-shut-in's get cranky, nitpicky, and downrite ornry...
Only thing that is harder is to actually pull out the wallet and spend the money[}:)].
Jeff[8D]

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

John Kirchhoff
12-26-2006, 10:09 PM
I just love getting you guys stirred up! And it's fun to hear other people's views because I know opinions are like backsides, everyone has one! As far as misspelling "commendable", sometimes my fingers type faster than the keyboard communicates but usually my mind is working very much slower than either.

Seriously, one reason I'm probably overly critical of such matters is because at my town job, I work with the public AND their finances. Long, long ago I learned the hard way that when communicating with someone, you need to be VERY, VERY clear in stating what you need and what they have to do in order to be financially reimbursed. Ten people can read the same sentence and nine will understand precisely what you wrote but to one (usually grumpy old fossils) it will have an entirely different meaning. Believe me, you learn your lesson well when an angry old man is unable to be reimbursed several thousand dollars because the letter you wrote was slightly vague, not to everyone, but vague to that one and only person. In addition, when John Q Public comes in asking for advice or information, talking, writing and sounding like a kindergarten dropout undermines everything you say no matter how intelligent your answer may be. Put it this way; you need brain surgery and how much confidence are you going to have in the surgeon's ability to save your life if he sounds and talks like Gomer Pyle? "Shazam! That's shore is a big ol' tumer you got there!" Get what I mean?

John Kirchhoff
12-26-2006, 10:09 PM
I just love getting you guys stirred up! And it's fun to hear other people's views because I know opinions are like backsides, everyone has one! As far as misspelling "commendable", sometimes my fingers type faster than the keyboard communicates but usually my mind is working very much slower than either.

Seriously, one reason I'm probably overly critical of such matters is because at my town job, I work with the public AND their finances. Long, long ago I learned the hard way that when communicating with someone, you need to be VERY, VERY clear in stating what you need and what they have to do in order to be financially reimbursed. Ten people can read the same sentence and nine will understand precisely what you wrote but to one (usually grumpy old fossils) it will have an entirely different meaning. Believe me, you learn your lesson well when an angry old man is unable to be reimbursed several thousand dollars because the letter you wrote was slightly vague, not to everyone, but vague to that one and only person. In addition, when John Q Public comes in asking for advice or information, talking, writing and sounding like a kindergarten dropout undermines everything you say no matter how intelligent your answer may be. Put it this way; you need brain surgery and how much confidence are you going to have in the surgeon's ability to save your life if he sounds and talks like Gomer Pyle? "Shazam! That's shore is a big ol' tumer you got there!" Get what I mean?

studeclunker
12-27-2006, 12:35 AM
You guys are hilarious! (LMAO):D:D:D:D

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
12-27-2006, 12:35 AM
You guys are hilarious! (LMAO):D:D:D:D

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

CHAMP
12-27-2006, 07:20 AM
I just don't know what the man's ability to comunicate has to do with the condition of the car[?] I f I were interested in his car I would inspect it myself and then decide:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
12-27-2006, 07:20 AM
I just don't know what the man's ability to comunicate has to do with the condition of the car[?] I f I were interested in his car I would inspect it myself and then decide:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

mdelapp
12-27-2006, 08:21 AM
There is an opportunity to communicate with the seller on Ebay. Maybe those of you that seem to be so interested in the benefits of mastering both the English language and typing skills, might wish to pass along your advice to the seller. I would be interested in how many have the guts to do so.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

mdelapp
12-27-2006, 08:21 AM
There is an opportunity to communicate with the seller on Ebay. Maybe those of you that seem to be so interested in the benefits of mastering both the English language and typing skills, might wish to pass along your advice to the seller. I would be interested in how many have the guts to do so.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

8E45E
12-27-2006, 08:27 AM
quote:Originally posted by mdelapp

There is an opportunity to communicate with the seller on Ebay. Maybe those of you that seem to be so interested in the benefits of mastering both the English language and typing skills, might wish to pass along your advice to the seller. I would be interested in how many have the guts to do so.

Too bad this Ebay Lark is not an audio clip edited by Victor Borge!:D

Craig

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

8E45E
12-27-2006, 08:27 AM
quote:Originally posted by mdelapp

There is an opportunity to communicate with the seller on Ebay. Maybe those of you that seem to be so interested in the benefits of mastering both the English language and typing skills, might wish to pass along your advice to the seller. I would be interested in how many have the guts to do so.

Too bad this Ebay Lark is not an audio clip edited by Victor Borge!:D

Craig

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

53k
12-27-2006, 08:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
...It's a little silly too. It's fine to accept a personal check...the buyer just doesn't get the car or the title until the check clears. There are probably more scams with bogus "cashiers checks" that a lot of sellers accept with no questions, than with personal checks

(both need to clear before any transfer takes place obviously).

I agree re personal checks. I have sold several cars where I accepted a personal check including my '64 Avanti. Of course, the buyer wasn't planning to pick it up for several months:D.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
12-27-2006, 08:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
...It's a little silly too. It's fine to accept a personal check...the buyer just doesn't get the car or the title until the check clears. There are probably more scams with bogus "cashiers checks" that a lot of sellers accept with no questions, than with personal checks

(both need to clear before any transfer takes place obviously).

I agree re personal checks. I have sold several cars where I accepted a personal check including my '64 Avanti. Of course, the buyer wasn't planning to pick it up for several months:D.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

John Kirchhoff
12-27-2006, 10:29 AM
mdelap,
Believe me, I'm in no way being critical of your suggestion as to contacting the e-bay guy concerning his communication skills. That's quite reasonable and I've found reasonable people make resonable suggestions. However, after working with the public for 20+ years, I've found the people who need help the most are the ones least likely to ask for or listen to advice, which is why they're in the condition they are. (It has nothing to do with guts or courage.) I've had farmers that would ask me to come to their farm because their pastures didn't produce, their feed bill was too high and they weren't making any money. When I make suggestions (I don't tell, instruct or advise) I always go with the least cost, greatest return option first as well as what I've done on my own farm (my farm is quite profitable by the way). Funny how those people ask me for help, but every single suggestion I make is followed by "That can't work" or "I do things the way my granddad did and I'm not going to change". That's when I change the subject to weather, his dog, tractor, etc and let him go on losing his butt farming.

I guess what's really impressed me with the folks on this forum is the willingness to ask and answer questions. Too many people are content to let their lives stagnate, never asking questions, formulate an opinion or considering doing something that's different. And mdelap, I liked your quip about grading papers at the local school! A very good barb, keep it up!

John Kirchhoff
12-27-2006, 10:29 AM
mdelap,
Believe me, I'm in no way being critical of your suggestion as to contacting the e-bay guy concerning his communication skills. That's quite reasonable and I've found reasonable people make resonable suggestions. However, after working with the public for 20+ years, I've found the people who need help the most are the ones least likely to ask for or listen to advice, which is why they're in the condition they are. (It has nothing to do with guts or courage.) I've had farmers that would ask me to come to their farm because their pastures didn't produce, their feed bill was too high and they weren't making any money. When I make suggestions (I don't tell, instruct or advise) I always go with the least cost, greatest return option first as well as what I've done on my own farm (my farm is quite profitable by the way). Funny how those people ask me for help, but every single suggestion I make is followed by "That can't work" or "I do things the way my granddad did and I'm not going to change". That's when I change the subject to weather, his dog, tractor, etc and let him go on losing his butt farming.

I guess what's really impressed me with the folks on this forum is the willingness to ask and answer questions. Too many people are content to let their lives stagnate, never asking questions, formulate an opinion or considering doing something that's different. And mdelap, I liked your quip about grading papers at the local school! A very good barb, keep it up!

Studedude1961
12-27-2006, 10:34 AM
The seller is probably a math whiz weak on spelling and punctuation AND he most probably paid for his own eBay listing. Add to these facts it's his car and all the sudden it's really none of my business how it was listed, presented, photographed or priced!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
12-27-2006, 10:34 AM
The seller is probably a math whiz weak on spelling and punctuation AND he most probably paid for his own eBay listing. Add to these facts it's his car and all the sudden it's really none of my business how it was listed, presented, photographed or priced!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

BShaw
12-27-2006, 11:07 AM
Okay, fun's over. Let's end it here.

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BShaw,Webmaster
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h53/StudeRobert/StudeWebService-small.gif
60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

BShaw
12-27-2006, 11:07 AM
Okay, fun's over. Let's end it here.

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BShaw,Webmaster
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h53/StudeRobert/StudeWebService-small.gif
60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

raprice
12-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Hey, where do you get thread like that? If I did my wife would surely be convinced I'm a Stude nut. Sorry, I couldn't help it.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Hey, where do you get thread like that? If I did my wife would surely be convinced I'm a Stude nut. Sorry, I couldn't help it.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Roscomacaw
12-27-2006, 04:18 PM
Studebaker thread would've come on a wooden spool! The stuff pictured isn't authentic.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
12-27-2006, 04:18 PM
Studebaker thread would've come on a wooden spool! The stuff pictured isn't authentic.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

BShaw
12-27-2006, 06:07 PM
Mr. Biggs is correct, of course, in that the spools are not authentic for EARLY Studebaker sewing applications when wooden spools and treadle machines were the norm. However, these spools date back to the 50s and 60s when Studebaker advanced High Performace sewing to new heights by making their "R-series" HP spools out of leftover resins from Hawk dashes.:D

BShaw,Webmaster
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60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

BShaw
12-27-2006, 06:07 PM
Mr. Biggs is correct, of course, in that the spools are not authentic for EARLY Studebaker sewing applications when wooden spools and treadle machines were the norm. However, these spools date back to the 50s and 60s when Studebaker advanced High Performace sewing to new heights by making their "R-series" HP spools out of leftover resins from Hawk dashes.:D

BShaw,Webmaster
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h53/StudeRobert/StudeWebService-small.gif
60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

stan zoerner
12-27-2006, 06:27 PM
I love readin' you folks.and boy am I gonna have some fun with my girlfriend who loves quilting,"See Sweetie,Studebaker made ALL kinds of stuff,not just holes in the garage floor to pour money into"

stan zoerner
12-27-2006, 06:27 PM
I love readin' you folks.and boy am I gonna have some fun with my girlfriend who loves quilting,"See Sweetie,Studebaker made ALL kinds of stuff,not just holes in the garage floor to pour money into"

Dick Steinkamp
12-27-2006, 07:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by stan zoerner
"See Sweetie,Studebaker made ALL kinds of stuff,not just holes in the garage floor to pour money into"


...but MOSTLY that :D



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/334764891_cb023f0fb1_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-27-2006, 07:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by stan zoerner
"See Sweetie,Studebaker made ALL kinds of stuff,not just holes in the garage floor to pour money into"


...but MOSTLY that :D



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/334764891_cb023f0fb1_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

John Kirchhoff
12-27-2006, 07:10 PM
I want some of those bullet nose spools!

John Kirchhoff
12-27-2006, 07:10 PM
I want some of those bullet nose spools!