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showbizkid
10-03-2008, 10:33 PM
Last week when I was at SASCO, I picked up a pair of new door handles for the Lark. They cost me $32.00 for the pair.

There's a pair on eBay right now going for over $200! Link: http://tinyurl.com/3zko4k

I am SO GLAD that I joined the SDC!!! :D


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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JDP
10-03-2008, 11:14 PM
I've leaned my lesson, no more $35 pair BIN for those.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

StudeRich
10-04-2008, 02:35 PM
I cannot make the link to the closed auction work, so I have to ask those of you who have the Pic viewable, are you sure those are not the real deal stainless steel 1953 to 1960 outside door handles? [?] [:0]

The ones with the recessed outer face instead of the protruding style cast chromed type? I can see paying a lot for the NLA ones! [^]

I just find it very hard to believe anyone would pay $168.00 too much for those! [:0]

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

Dick Steinkamp
10-04-2008, 02:55 PM
Try this link, Rich...

http://tinyurl.com/4hlegh



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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JDP
10-04-2008, 03:04 PM
Nope, those are the later common ones. I have 8 pair on the shelf.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

StudeRich
10-04-2008, 03:52 PM
Thanks Dick, I did not even search for it because I thought it was closed, shhhesh he even tells you what they are, even though you can't see the face of them! Yikes $$$$$$$$$$$!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

barnlark
10-05-2008, 05:12 AM
Bill dribbles a lot of nos stuff out during the year. I can guarantee he's happy that one paid off. Wow.

mbstude
10-05-2008, 11:10 AM
I've got at least one set of NOS ones, maybe two sets.

I may not for long, though.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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torker
10-05-2008, 11:58 AM
The "new" style handles with the ridge truly blend better with the stainless body molding on a 58. That, and the fact that the older style handles are hard to find and costly, is why I am upgrading to the later handles. See, I yam not a purist--- I just won't eliminate the handles altogether, and putty in the holes in order to give it the "look".

StudeRich
10-05-2008, 12:11 PM
OHmygosh! now they are at $242.50! I would have shut it down at $200.00, that is just ridiculous! ...and robbery! [:0]

Sure you could say that is the way it is supposed to work, they committed to it, but I could not do it with a clear conscience! [8)]

What if Bill meets the buyer later on at a swap meet, after he discovers the true value! [8] What do you say...well YOU bid it up? Does that fix it, and make it RIGHT? [B)] [:0]

At least in the case of a car, you can say, well it is worth what is in the eye of the beholder! And the prices do vary a LOT on a very complex machine like that. But a DOOR HANDLE! [?] [}:)]

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

bams50
10-05-2008, 12:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

What if Bill meets the buyer later on at a swap meet, after he discovers the true value! [8] What do you say...well YOU bid it up? Does that fix it, and make it RIGHT? [B)] [:0]




Yes, that's exactly what to say! If it was me that paid that and found out later what the going rate was, I would place ZERO blame on the seller, and place it where it belongs- on ME, for not doing enough research, or just not knowing where to ask, or just being foolish enough to succumb to auction fever- and chalk it up to experience. I can't see how it's EVER the seller's fault. So if a seller doesn't get nearly enough bid on something, he has no right to get mad at the buyers. So it works both ways.

Of course, this is assuming the item(s) are accurately described, and not being shill bid.

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?"

showbizkid
10-05-2008, 12:48 PM
I have to agree with Bams. As an eBay seller, I've had items go to silly prices for no apparent reason... and I'm happy to let it happen. That's what an auction is all about: getting the most for your lot from the target audience.

But I say again: I am so glad I'm an SDC member and know better! :D


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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www.studebakersandiego.com