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02-06-2013 08:40 PM
painted jester
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Originally Posted by Old Fool View Post
I sold a mini mini van to a young couple with 3 kids, they were all crammed in a VW bug when they came to see the Dodge Colt Vista Van I had for sale. I was asking $1350 for it,( paid $400 for it, fixed the bad diaphragm on the carb and cleaned the interior up real nice.)
They looked it over, set the kids car seats in it to make sure they fit, did a test drive. Said they really would like to buy it and could give me $975 down and make $100 a month payments for the balance. I said ok. Signed the title over to them, they handed me their money. I handed her back a hundred dollars and told her, you don't have any payments, its all yours. They both cried. Young family trying to make it, no way I could take all their cash on hand or payments. I still made decent money, and their kids still got to have new shoes.
And the feeling you got inside you'll always remember!!!!!!

Jester
02-06-2013 07:34 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by painted jester View Post
You know there have been many times I helped People and the good times and feelings have out numbered the mistakes Ive committed and the thanks and returns are worth taking the chance! You , I and most of the guys on here every day probably feel the same way or we wouldn't be wasting our time wearing down our typewriter keys!!!

Jester


And at 67 years old ! after being shot, stabbed, rolled Listening to the news of all the violence Etc Etc I still look for and see good in people

Jeste
Hell,Whats life without the ups and downs LOL
If it were easy it would not be called trials
02-06-2013 07:29 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Old Fool View Post
I sold a mini mini van to a young couple with 3 kids, they were all crammed in a VW bug when they came to see the Dodge Colt Vista Van I had for sale. I was asking $1350 for it,( paid $400 for it, fixed the bad diaphragm on the carb and cleaned the interior up real nice.)
They looked it over, set the kids car seats in it to make sure they fit, did a test drive. Said they really would like to buy it and could give me $975 down and make $100 a month payments for the balance. I said ok. Signed the title over to them, they handed me their money. I handed her back a hundred dollars and told her, you don't have any payments, its all yours. They both cried. Young family trying to make it, no way I could take all their cash on hand or payments. I still made decent money, and their kids still got to have new shoes.

That is so cool, yep, the feeling of helping someone like that lasts a lot longer than the money would.

Brian
02-06-2013 07:20 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by painted jester View Post
Letting a guy you thought was a friend borrow a set of rims and a year later finding out he sold them !!!!!!!
Giving your step son a 66 Fiat spider convert (a few years ago) and him trading it for a Dodge pick up that blew up a week later!!!
Trading a 36 ford coupe 327 chevy 4 speed for a complete custom interior in your 38 Plymouth With a written receipt, And his shop getting busted for drug manufacturing and delivering, and everything seized by the Feds including your interior and you cant get your 36 coupe back
Rebuilding a 426 max wedge cross ram, for a COP!!!! Him owing a balance of 4 grand He gets divorced, the wife gets the car put in her name, You set up a lien and cant do a Damn thing, to get your money!!! ( you can trust cops right)
A guy brings you a car you do the repairs after he signs an ok! You Finnish the car and cant get hold of him, You set up a lein and find out the car is stolen from down state! LOL What a great way to hide a car LOL!!!
You build a Custom 37 Plymouth coupe, paint it candy apple red, Its done!!! the guy is you best friends nephew , your still owed 2 grand on it, he asks you if he can take it to a show right down the street of your shop LOL and he disappears !!! Its in my journal! I cant hold his Uncle responsible LOL I still have the Bill LOL Still cant find the son of a B#$%&!!!!

Put my gaser ( absolutely un street able) on the street just going to a hot dog stand down the street( a DOG and SUDS) Still had the Castler slicks on it from that day at Detroit drag way Was driving home and had a freak cloud burst 5.13 Locker on the rear no front brakes (just rears) red stop light came on cars are in front!!! Hit the brakes and was now in the sport of speed skating LOL Turned the wheel and the locker rear kept pushing the car forward! Any way! I hit A car the Gasser was impounded My points on my license were the Highest recorded in the State ( according to the judge ) That included a lot of street racing tickets

You want to hear more I can keep going LOL


Jester
Yea i would like to hear more,,I can relate to the slicks and rain.A 72 Vega sb 400 hilborn injection /it was only 1/2 mile to cruise inn at Sonic ,What could bo wrong .people watching when i left trying to beat the rain home, YEA WHAT COULD GO WRONG,
02-06-2013 07:05 PM
Old Fool I sold a mini mini van to a young couple with 3 kids, they were all crammed in a VW bug when they came to see the Dodge Colt Vista Van I had for sale. I was asking $1350 for it,( paid $400 for it, fixed the bad diaphragm on the carb and cleaned the interior up real nice.)
They looked it over, set the kids car seats in it to make sure they fit, did a test drive. Said they really would like to buy it and could give me $975 down and make $100 a month payments for the balance. I said ok. Signed the title over to them, they handed me their money. I handed her back a hundred dollars and told her, you don't have any payments, its all yours. They both cried. Young family trying to make it, no way I could take all their cash on hand or payments. I still made decent money, and their kids still got to have new shoes.
02-06-2013 07:04 PM
496CHEVY3100 Jester ,If i could get a trophy for you ,cause you win ,I just dont know what to put on it ..
02-06-2013 07:00 PM
Old Fool
Quote:
Originally Posted by painted jester View Post
Letting a guy you thought was a friend borrow a set of rims and a year later finding out he sold them !!!!!!!
Giving your step son a 66 Fiat spider convert (a few years ago) and him trading it for a Dodge pick up that blew up a week later!!!
Trading a 36 ford coupe 327 chevy 4 speed for a complete custom interior in your 38 Plymouth With a written receipt, And his shop getting busted for drug manufacturing and delivering, and everything seized by the Feds including your interior and you cant get your 36 coupe back
Rebuilding a 426 max wedge cross ram, for a COP!!!! Him owing a balance of 4 grand He gets divorced, the wife gets the car put in her name, You set up a lien and cant do a Damn thing, to get your money!!! ( you can trust cops right)
A guy brings you a car you do the repairs after he signs an ok! You Finnish the car and cant get hold of him, You set up a lein and find out the car is stolen from down state! LOL What a great way to hide a car LOL!!!
You build a Custom 37 Plymouth coupe, paint it candy apple red, Its done!!! the guy is you best friends nephew , your still owed 2 grand on it, he asks you if he can take it to a show right down the street of your shop LOL and he disappears !!! Its in my journal! I cant hold his Uncle responsible LOL I still have the Bill LOL Still cant find the son of a B#$%&!!!!

Put my gaser ( absolutely un street able) on the street just going to a hot dog stand down the street( a DOG and SUDS) Still had the Castler slicks on it from that day at Detroit drag way Was driving home and had a freak cloud burst 5.13 Locker on the rear no front brakes (just rears) red stop light came on cars are in front!!! Hit the brakes and was now in the sport of speed skating LOL Turned the wheel and the locker rear kept pushing the car forward! Any way! I hit A car the Gasser was impounded My points on my license were the Highest recorded in the State ( according to the judge ) That included a lot of street racing tickets

You want to hear more I can keep going LOL


Jester
With your luck, I dont want to be anywhere near you, maybe keep a state or 2 between us

I had a 65 Chevelle SS for sale back in 73. I had stripped the parts off it I needed to use on my 64 and was selling it for $25. Yes it was still a driver. A couple came to my door and asked about the car, she did the talking. Wanted to know if they could have the car now and come pay in 2 weeks when he got his first check from his new job,(reason they needed a 2nd car). I went along with the deal, signed the title over 2 them and said see you in 2 weeks . I was just glad to get the thing gone, had no where to park it at the 4 plex we were renting. 2 weeks pass and they knock on the door, smiles on their faces and he hands me the $25 bucks and says thank you, you don't know how much this meant to us.
02-06-2013 06:53 PM
Old Fool
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Yep I have found that the less you think about the bad things the more they go away. The less effect they have on your life, I spend a lot more time looking up a the beautiful clouds leaving less time for the funky to be remembered.

Brian
No truer words have ever been spoken.
I need to get my 86 yr old father to stop watching news channels for many hrs a day and have him look at the clouds again.
02-06-2013 06:48 PM
MARTINSR Yep I have found that the less you think about the bad things the more they go away. The less effect they have on your life, I spend a lot more time looking up a the beautiful clouds leaving less time for the funky to be remembered.

Brian
02-06-2013 06:44 PM
painted jester
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
LOL, how about something that has went RIGHT for you?

Brian
You know there have been many times I helped People and the good times and feelings have out numbered the mistakes Ive committed and the thanks and returns are worth taking the chance! You , I and most of the guys on here every day probably feel the same way or we wouldn't be wasting our time wearing down our typewriter keys!!!

Jester


And at 67 years old ! after being shot, stabbed, rolled Listening to the news of all the violence Etc Etc I still look for and see good in people

Jester

Hell,Whats life without the ups and downs LOL
02-06-2013 06:30 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by painted jester View Post
You want to hear more I can keep going LOL


Jester
LOL, how about something that has went RIGHT for you?

Brian
02-06-2013 06:17 PM
painted jester Letting a guy you thought was a friend borrow a set of rims and a year later finding out he sold them !!!!!!!
Giving your step son a 66 Fiat spider convert (a few years ago) and him trading it for a Dodge pick up that blew up a week later!!!
Trading a 36 ford coupe 327 chevy 4 speed for a complete custom interior in your 38 Plymouth With a written receipt, And his shop getting busted for drug manufacturing and delivering, and everything seized by the Feds including your interior and you cant get your 36 coupe back
Rebuilding a 426 max wedge cross ram, for a COP!!!! Him owing a balance of 4 grand He gets divorced, the wife gets the car put in her name, You set up a lien and cant do a Damn thing, to get your money!!! ( you can trust cops right)
A guy brings you a car you do the repairs after he signs an ok! You Finnish the car and cant get hold of him, You set up a lein and find out the car is stolen from down state! LOL What a great way to hide a car LOL!!!
You build a Custom 37 Plymouth coupe, paint it candy apple red, Its done!!! the guy is you best friends nephew , your still owed 2 grand on it, he asks you if he can take it to a show right down the street of your shop LOL and he disappears !!! Its in my journal! I cant hold his Uncle responsible LOL I still have the Bill LOL Still cant find the son of a B#$%&!!!!

Put my gaser ( absolutely un street able) on the street just going to a hot dog stand down the street( a DOG and SUDS) Still had the Castler slicks on it from that day at Detroit drag way Was driving home and had a freak cloud burst 5.13 Locker on the rear no front brakes (just rears) red stop light came on cars are in front!!! Hit the brakes and was now in the sport of speed skating LOL Turned the wheel and the locker rear kept pushing the car forward! Any way! I hit A car the Gasser was impounded My points on my license were the Highest recorded in the State ( according to the judge ) That included a lot of street racing tickets

You want to hear more I can keep going LOL


Jester
02-06-2013 10:48 AM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
oops i did it again, I guess we learn from our mistakes,But Ain't it Fun
Im gonna have to Quit doing this
02-06-2013 09:31 AM
MARTINSR Yep, things happen once in a while.I have sold thousands of items and had very few problems. Paypal is the way to go with the payments, they will even back you if someone rips you off. Before Paypal I sold hundreds upon hundreds of items and they simply sent a check and then I cashed it and when it cashed I mailed the part. One day I joked to my wife how I had found a way to distribute our address so people could send me money. No kidding, that is what it felt like, it was soooo easy.

Well, now Ebay gets a little bigger slice, and with all the "stores" and retailers and crap it is a cluttered up mess compared to the simple amateur auction site it was when I started in 99. But it still works pretty good. I bought a bunch of stuff for the Rambler when I was doing it, NOS brake shoes wheel cylinders, shocks, An NOS horn button, I bought all kinds of stuff for it. A crap load of stuff I have for my Gran Sport and all the 53 Corvette motor stuff I am collecting for my truck, all on ebay.

One of the best things you can do is to set your expectations a little low. Say you buy a blower manifold, no matter what the guy says expect it to be just a little shy of how good he tells you. He says there are no stripped holes, expect there to be at least one, you know what I mean? That way when it comes and there IS one, it isn't a big deal you have already accepted that. If it comes and there are no stripped holes you are THRILLED. That is how I look at anything sight un-scene. My brother will have super high expectations and no kidding, over all these years he still does it and often gets disappointed, you have to set your expectations lower. If you are ok with that manifold with one stripped hole you need to fix, they be ok with it and buy it, if it has one you fix it if not you hit the jackpot.

Brian
02-06-2013 09:19 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I haven't sold at a swap meet since ebay. After going to a small meet last year put on by the Early Ford V8 Club like in the good old days I just may go sell at one again, that was really fun. But the big Goodguys ones, thanks but no thanks, I will sell on ebay first.

Brian
Im kinda afraid of ebay is it safe,i thought i might send a part get lost ar damaged in shipping,or someone send me some junk,i need a bbc 671 blower intake with thermostst housind and blow off valve most dont have these , but i have worries ,stripped threads,hairline cracks,Heat warp bad pop iff valve,or something .Have you ever had any problems
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