I see on Ebay that they have bid a set of Boyco Cans to over $500.00. Where are these type of guys when I want to sell a model T part or accessory?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MODEL-T-FORD-BOYCO-SERVICE-UNIT-OIL-GAS-WATER-CAN S_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ10076QQihZ017QQitemZ270209965394QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZ WDVW
I too have been watching the running board can auctions on ebay. I don't know why they seem to be going for so much, but this is the third set that has been over or very close to 500$ I'm half tempted to put my set on ebay.
Isn't the high price because it's an authentic accessory (gotta have it) which is unneeded when restoring a car so after people finish their cars they want to keep at the improvements so their restoration costs go down (they don't have to buy ten crank shafts to find a good one) and eventually there is money for this kind of thing. It also might be that a small few with pockets down to their knees spring for them. As for cars it seems a lot of them go unsold and the number of bids reflects the realism of the seller.
I have watched some stuff go on ebay at a price that the buyers pockets left tracks behind them as they walked apparently.
When will the madness end on this stuff? More than likely never.
Howell used to sell brand new sets, I think for about $60.00. But he must not have sold many because he is no longer making them. Maybe someone that knows him should tell hime what they are selling for on eBay lately.
They remind me of the Nevelle Fat Man wheel that went awhile back for $650.00.
About five or six years ago I put a Wilmo Manifold on Ebay. I was hoping for $40.00 and it sold for $250.00. Go figure?????
Again who are these guys ?????