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  • #16
    Jack in your case I think I would take it to the meet but not so if going to S/B or other places east of Salt Lake, post it here on the forum with pictures and info well in advance so member going then could come with money in there pockets if they liked what they see here. I think you live close enough to the meet to give it a try. all cars I have taken to meets have been sold in advance and delivered.
    Candbstudebakers
    Castro Valley,
    California


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    • #17
      Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
      NT RN T N L M T

      Want to buy a vowel?
      ht t whn ppl abrvt thngs tht ar nt cmmnly abrvtd , sch s HP, CC, MM. t mks t mpssbl to ndrstnd whn o hv n d wht th'r thnkng bt. Wht hppnd t prpr wrtng?
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      • #18
        That is pretty comical! It must have taken a while to type that out, but I could still interpret it. I am an EMT advanced, and the medical community seems to love abbreviations also. I'm with you, what happened to proper writing?

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        • #19
          Okay Jack, what are you bringing to sell in Tacoma?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tsenecal View Post
            That is pretty comical! It must have taken a while to type that out, but I could still interpret it. I am an EMT advanced, and the medical community seems to love abbreviations also. I'm with you, what happened to proper writing?
            You had the key . At least you tried, and evidently were successful, A+ for you my friend. We could do it more cryptographically and leave out the key as most who aberviate everything do.

            Re, "IM"; Instant Messaging, Iron Maiden, Intramuscular injection, et cetra. Here are 128 more, and none of them are "international meet". https://www.abbreviations.com/serp.php?st=IM&p=99999

            (To avoid snypes. Re, is not an abbreviation. Re; means "re". It is an English preposition in use since at least the 18th century. It means "in the matter of / with reference to".)
            Last edited by bensherb; 05-12-2018, 09:17 PM.
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            • #21
              I sold my 1959 pickup on bring a trailer, while i did not get top dollar I got most of it and it was fun. I just saw a 64 lark sell for 24k last week. If I were selling a car now I would give them a try. It cost the seller $100.00 not bad for what you get. As with most things the more you put in the more you get out.

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              • #22
                Hi Jack,
                I sold my Dad's 914 hotrod on BaT. It's a fun site and brings a lot of different folks and cars. I look at it everyday. Always something interesting and learn something almost everyday. Like any auction, it's a crap shoot. If the right buyers are in the "room", you win. As tman1912 says you have to be involved with the sale. Lots of high res pictures, a video, ready to answer questions and jabs. It is exciting and fun. They write the copy and they will set the reserve, which you have to agree to. You can set it as a no reserve auction. That can work out better then you think, but it's gutsy. My Dad's car had a lower reserve then I wanted, but it did go higher then that. I did not get top dollar but it sold. It might have done better with a no reserve, but I couldn't do it. I agree that eBay would get more in the long run, has a bigger audience. It's not as much fun or involved. Both sites have pluses and minuses. Put it here so that you can see what the reaction from this crowd is and can go from there, before bringing it to the meet.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bensherb View Post
                  You had the key . At least you tried, and evidently were successful, A+ for you my friend. We could do it more cryptographically and leave out the key as most who aberviate everything do.

                  Re, "IM"; Instant Messaging, Iron Maiden, Intramuscular injection, et cetra. Here are 128 more, and none of them are "international meet". https://www.abbreviations.com/serp.php?st=IM&p=99999

                  (To avoid snypes. Re, is not an abbreviation. Re; means "re". It is an English preposition in use since at least the 18th century. It means "in the matter of / with reference to".)
                  Re (re) is also the second note of a major scale.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #24
                    PackardV8, Karen and I went to every meet we could..local, regional, and one International trying to find an Avanti for sale. At the last meet we attended with only our 58 truck left in the flock, we were told by many folks there were no Avantis ever for sale and would not be. We were also told there were none in Nashville where we lived at the time, that were not accounted for. Less than a week after the big meet there in town...1988...we found a one owner Avanti that had been in the guys backyard covered with a tarp, completely visible from two different streets, less than 1/2 mile from the meet site there on Briley Parkway. Uncovered the part that wasn't covered, put a battery in it, poured in gas, squirted some in the carb, and drove it 9 miles to the house !!! ( and yes, left quite a trail of liquids and "stuff", ha ! ) So yes, there are some of us that come very definitely looking and ready to buy ! We would also have bought a 53 or 54 coupe instead if we had found one for sale then.

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                    • #25
                      "ht t whn ppl abrvt thngs tht ar nt cmmnly abrvtd , sch s HP, CC, MM. t mks t mpssbl to ndrstnd whn o hv n d wht th'r thnkng bt. Wht hppnd t prpr wrtng?"

                      What happened to proper writing is the texting craze. We have created a whole generation of young people who cannot write or even speak in complete sentences. Of course the deterioration of our language began earlier. Some of you may recall that not too many years ago we had a president who could not speak in complete sentences. I recall writer and comedian Buck Henry commenting at the time that "The president should speak at least one language fluently."
                      Trying to build a 48 Studebaker for the 21st century.
                      See more of my projects at stilettoman.info

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by j.byrd View Post
                        PackardV8, Karen and I went to every meet we could..local, regional, and one International trying to find an Avanti for sale. At the last meet we attended with only our 58 truck left in the flock, we were told by many folks there were no Avantis ever for sale and would not be. We were also told there were none in Nashville where we lived at the time, that were not accounted for. Less than a week after the big meet there in town...1988...we found a one owner Avanti that had been in the guys backyard covered with a tarp, completely visible from two different streets, less than 1/2 mile from the meet site there on Briley Parkway. Uncovered the part that wasn't covered, put a battery in it, poured in gas, squirted some in the carb, and drove it 9 miles to the house !!! ( and yes, left quite a trail of liquids and "stuff", ha ! ) So yes, there are some of us that come very definitely looking and ready to buy ! We would also have bought a 53 or 54 coupe instead if we had found one for sale then.
                        I can relate to what you have commented here j.byrd.
                        Last year at SB I went to that Meet with no intention to buy a car , just parts and walked away with the best Studebaker body shell I have ever found in the form of a 53 Starliner.
                        If I hadn't been there to see it with my own eyes I would not have bought the car on the internet, there is a lot to say about being "there"!
                        Today I bided on a 51 Bullet Starlight but pulled out of the bidding at the end because I had nobody on the ground to view the car even though it looked good in the pictures and the bidding was going North to what I thought it was worth.
                        If I was there to see the car it might I have been different.
                        Brian Greenall
                        Melbourne, OZ
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                        • #27
                          I had a poor experience with Bring a Trailer. I wanted to list my Lotus 7 replica dedicated autocrosser there. The car is a bit rough as it has only been autocrossed no street driving for about 14 years. It won 8 national championships when owned by better drivers than I. I wanted an 18K reserve. they told me I would have to lower it to 12K to list it with them.

                          So I listed it with Racing junk dot com and on the SCCA free for sale forum.

                          Soon after that I sold it to a fellow who probably came to it by word of mouth. For 20K.

                          I decided that bring a trailer thought it looked too rough for their site. Who'd a thunk with a name like bring a trailer they'd be snooty?

                          lotus 7 at start line.pdf
                          Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by bensherb View Post
                            You had the key . At least you tried, and evidently were successful, A+ for you my friend. We could do it more cryptographically and leave out the key as most who aberviate everything do.

                            Re, "IM"; Instant Messaging, Iron Maiden, Intramuscular injection, et cetra. Here are 128 more, and none of them are "international meet". https://www.abbreviations.com/serp.php?st=IM&p=99999

                            (To avoid snypes. Re, is not an abbreviation. Re; means "re". It is an English preposition in use since at least the 18th century. It means "in the matter of / with reference to".)
                            Maybe it means 'internet market'!

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