We'll find out how bad all the guys asking for these things really want one. My guess is, not as much as this thing one is going to bring. I bought mine on eBay years ago for big money, and it was not near as nice. Hearts will be breaking when the bargain hunters watch the auction end. I'll be watching too.
Wow...that is very cool. The seller is recommending using Fastenal for shipping. For anyone here bidding on this, I would also recommend getting a quote on shipping from Forward Air. Door to door service for a very reasonable price. I have used them to ship large coin-op machines like slots, pin balls and video games.
Be interesting to see what reserve is.
I have heard that Fastenal shipping is a good way to go. It helps to know the people at your local store. Anyone who buys a pan jig can afford to ship it. I just shipped a 680 lb. pallet of Buick parts from Sacramento to St. Louis for $450. The pan jig weighs maybe half that much.
We likely won't know the reserve until late in the auction. There will be a number of bidders pecking away in small increments against each other trying to find the reserve. When it ends, you will see that the winning bidder bids only once, in the last few seconds of the auction, with a sniper app. What this means is, if you want something on eBay, bid late with the most you are willing to pay. Even the snipers cannot prevail if you bid more than them. My guess on this one is $3000-5000. We shall see.
I love the snipers when I'm selling...hate them when I'm buying...grin...
I've been mostly selling (a little buying) on eBay since 1996, about 6 months after they started. I often wish they would go back to when it was a much simpler venue to use with of course, some of the later protections they instituted.
You know you would think because these command the kind if money that they do somebody would think of a reproduction.
Heavy for sure but a almost must have to do a T engine properly.
Just a thought. I would think there would be some market for them.
Fastenal is the way to go ,I shipped 500 lbs from Joplin.mo.to Seattle, wa. for 175.00 just take the legs off and band it down to a pallet, good to go. charley
The bidding has hit 2 grand and the reserve has NOT been hit yet.
$4000, reserve met, with a day to go. I may have to revise my estimate upward. I won't be surprised to see the snipers push this thing well north of five grand. I'm feeling much better about what I spent on mine.
Do they actually ship things out of St Joseph MN. Probably have to wait for the oxcart to take it to the train in Minneapolis.
See Andy, even in the hospital, I still know how to laugh.
What are you doing in the hospital!?
His main bearings are going out and he needs them adjusted.
Hopefully he is going to resist having his water pump removed.
Gall Bladder needed an outside oil line installed. Worse pain I've ever gone through. The doc told me I'd feel a little pressure. I would have liked to give him some pressure with my foot. Now the things draining, the fevers dropped and I quit puking. Surgery in 6 weeks. And you should know, I've never had a model t with a water pump on it, and never will. My cars don't need band aids. They're built and maintained properly.
Good for you! Now get well soon.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
$4,000 snagged it.