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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 12:13 am
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Kyle Steck
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This is the most to date I've spent on a fan!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220533164742&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123

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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 01:20 am
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Maybe if you were a current member, some other member would have made you a better deal....??  465 posts and still not a member?   You're missing out!

I just hope the parcel post shipping goes well...  Those fans are VERY heavy...

Good luck...

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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 01:52 am
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Kyle Steck
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I told the seller how I wanted it packed but didn't get a reply.

I was a member and I am going to become one again very soon!


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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 03:58 am
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Kyle, GET a reply from the seller or set up a phone call between you. Left to his own a seller won't always have an idea how fragile these fans can be. Pot metal neck?? If so that's a real weak spot and almost impossible to fix. You've got one chance before he sends it to talk with him and see if it's packed as it should be. And good luck. I always have my fingers crossed when I have a fan shipped.

Sniping!!! Snipe, snipe, snipe...the only way. You'd possibly (probably) saved yourself a significant bit o money if you had sniped in the last 10-20 seconds instead of bidding all the way along. If you hadn't bid how much do you think Private j***n would have bid. He wouldn't have been able to come up to your bid as you wouldn't have bid yet. But you still should have bid the maximum you were willing to pay. Hope it's a good fan and arrives without damage.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 01:54 pm
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Steve Stephens wrote: Kyle, GET a reply from the seller or set up a phone call between you. Left to his own a seller won't always have an idea how fragile these fans can be. Pot metal neck?? If so that's a real weak spot and almost impossible to fix. You've got one chance before he sends it to talk with him and see if it's packed as it should be. And good luck. I always have my fingers crossed when I have a fan shipped.

Sniping!!! Snipe, snipe, snipe...the only way. You'd possibly (probably) saved yourself a significant bit o money if you had sniped in the last 10-20 seconds instead of bidding all the way along. If you hadn't bid how much do you think Private j***n would have bid. He wouldn't have been able to come up to your bid as you wouldn't have bid yet. But you still should have bid the maximum you were willing to pay. Hope it's a good fan and arrives without damage.

I 100% agree!! It is crazy to see a bidder bid against himself and pad the seller's pockets!! SNIPE!! It keeps the price down! Good for the buyer!

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 Posted: Sat Jan 9th, 2010 02:46 am
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he's right Kyle, you are! I considered joining for a while before I did join and I'm glad I did! :)

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 01:41 am
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Kyle Steck
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Do these Peerless fans have a back bearing cover? Mine seems to be missing it if it does or did have one.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 02:53 am
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A lot of fans don't have rear bearing covers and I think the Peerless is one of them. My earlier tab foot Peerless don't have a cover.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 03:36 am
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Kyle Steck
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Well then I learned something tonight! :D

Its been shipped, ITS BEEN SHIPPED! Cross your fingers people! :violin:

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 06:54 am
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If the fan arrives in any way damaged, the seller needs to give you a refund, period.

If you went to the trouble of telling him how you wanted it shipped, and they ignored you, that's not communication, that's completely one-sided.  As the buyer, you have the ability to give negative feedback and many sellers care about that.  I'm not saying it's right that only the buyers can leave negative feedback, but in this instance, you may be able to use that to your advantage.

You're the buyer, and you have a right to say how you'd like it shipped.  When you get the fan, you might take a picture of the box as it arrives, before you open it, so if need be, you can document how it came.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 07:49 am
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I'll open a boxed fan and carefully look, and then feel around and under the fan the best I can before removing any more packing material than I can. Once packing is out and the fan disturbed in the box you don't know if the fan was sitting right on the bottom of the box or too close to the sides, etc. You'll get some good info on how your fans come packed so you can advise better to the seller on the next fan. Fingers crossed!

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 Posted: Sat Jan 16th, 2010 08:27 pm
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Kyle Steck
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It arrived unharmed! It's actually running right now as I type this. I was very very very surprised that it didn't break. I told the guy how I wanted it packed, ( I actually just copied and pasted the section on how to pack a fan from this website ) and it came like that but not very well. The motor and base were barely wrapped in bubble wrap! The shippers must've feather fingered this thing!

I really got lucky :cool:

Also, these Peerless fans are GREAT:up: It runs so quietly and doesn't rattle at all! This might be my daily runner this summer!

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 Posted: Sat Jan 16th, 2010 11:30 pm
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Kyle, glad you got your fan ok. It's awfully discouraging to have a fan arrived damaged. Enjoy your massive old fan.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 24th, 2010 09:19 pm
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Kyle Steck
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I was just curious, what year is my fan? The one in the gallery is close but it has the later style badge. Mine is cast iron throughout and it has a serial number ending in "13". Is this fan from 1913? It has a brass badge with a steel blade spider and with brass oil cups. Has what looks to be a really eligant oscillator arm, maybe drop fordged or cast, not sure if its brass or iron. I figured that since this fan is cast iron that it would have to be before 1920 going by Westinghouse standards.

Any thoughts? :wondering:

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 Posted: Wed Jan 27th, 2010 05:20 am
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I have one like that, it runs great too.  Just letting you know that mine doesn't have a rear bearing cap either.  My oscillating gear is really worn, it could use another one but the thing still runs great, quiet and barely gets warm.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 27th, 2010 05:58 am
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Kyle Steck wrote:
I was just curious, what year is my fan?
I can only take a guess at the age of your fan. Since many fan companies went away from brass cages around WWI I think your fan is right around that time. With the wrapped steel cage it would be earlier than a similar model with a welded steel cage. A friend has what looks to be a similar model with a brass cage. Anyway, my best guess-I've never owned one of these fans- would be c.1917-20.

Anyone with more knowledge or other ideas?

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