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  • Why no bids on 58 President?

    How come no bids on this 58 President 4dr.? No reserve & I think it's worth $6500. unless there is something about the car I'm not savvy to.It appears to be a decent car per the pic's & description

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-...QQcmdZViewItem

  • #2
    Because my (and Dad's [:0]) garage is already OVER-full!!!
    Somebody out there will wait till the last second and swoop in on it...
    if they are paying attention!!!



    StudeDave [8D]
    V/P San Diego County SDC
    San Diego, Ca


    '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
    '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
    '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
    '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
    '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
    '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
    StudeDave '57
    US Navy (retired)

    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
    SDC Member since 1985

    past President
    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
    San Diego Chapter SDC

    past Vice President
    San Diego Chapter SDC
    North Florida Chapter SDC

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    • #3
      Because my (and Dad's [:0]) garage is already OVER-full!!!
      Somebody out there will wait till the last second and swoop in on it...
      if they are paying attention!!!



      StudeDave [8D]
      V/P San Diego County SDC
      San Diego, Ca


      '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
      '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
      '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
      '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
      '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
      '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
      San Diego Chapter SDC

      past Vice President
      San Diego Chapter SDC
      North Florida Chapter SDC

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      • #4
        There's no bids because the opening is TOO high.
        Starting bids should be about 25% of what the item is worth or expected to sell at. Nobody wants to jump in that high. A lower start allows people to become involved...to dream about it...to keep watching it...to ask ??? about it...to bid on it!!!

        Looks like a decent car...try again w/ a lower start...put your phone number on ebay...if it doesn't sell immediately...it may later after the auction is over.

        Good luck!

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        • #5
          There's no bids because the opening is TOO high.
          Starting bids should be about 25% of what the item is worth or expected to sell at. Nobody wants to jump in that high. A lower start allows people to become involved...to dream about it...to keep watching it...to ask ??? about it...to bid on it!!!

          Looks like a decent car...try again w/ a lower start...put your phone number on ebay...if it doesn't sell immediately...it may later after the auction is over.

          Good luck!

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          • #6
            I just realized there's no reserve. Still... opening is too high.

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            • #7
              I just realized there's no reserve. Still... opening is too high.

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              • #8
                That's OK carl - your assesment of the situation was spot on!

                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle


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

                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                • #9
                  That's OK carl - your assesment of the situation was spot on!

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle


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

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    People that list vehicles on eBay this way are looking for a sale and not an auction. If they truly want to auction the vehicle, they should start with a low opening price and have a reasonable reserve.

                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #11
                      People that list vehicles on eBay this way are looking for a sale and not an auction. If they truly want to auction the vehicle, they should start with a low opening price and have a reasonable reserve.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        You're right, Gary. Notice how many car auctions on ebay are done by first-time sellers? They don't get how it works.


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                        Clark in San Diego
                        '63 F2/Lark Standard
                        http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          You're right, Gary. Notice how many car auctions on ebay are done by first-time sellers? They don't get how it works.


                          [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                          Clark in San Diego
                          '63 F2/Lark Standard
                          http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            I hate to be cynical, but I believe most Studebaker collectors already have full garages and more than they can handle.

                            Except for a relatively few exceptional cars, most others are thinly traded (few bidders), that even when a semi-neat car comes up there just are not enough buyers.

                            Don't know why.

                            Paul

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                            • #15
                              I hate to be cynical, but I believe most Studebaker collectors already have full garages and more than they can handle.

                              Except for a relatively few exceptional cars, most others are thinly traded (few bidders), that even when a semi-neat car comes up there just are not enough buyers.

                              Don't know why.

                              Paul

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