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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2016 12:51 am
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Steve Stephens
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-GE-FAN-DOUBLE-BLADE-12-BRASS-BLADES-CAGES-NOT-A-REPRO-/272280723405?hash=item3f65321fcd:g:YxIAAOSw5dNWnrug

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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2016 01:00 am
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Cutndry has posted that a dozen times... quite a piece of work eh?   😁
Geo...

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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2016 01:33 am
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A very cleaver way to mock up a bastard kidney fan missing the kidney.  He bought two fans from me, both on eBay now for a reduced price of $980; 12" 6 wing kidney and 16" R&M 1159 gear back oscillator bought for $300 and $215.   He likes to charge high prices and I don't like to sell cheap and see the buyer do a crummy restoration and charge two to three times the worth of the fan so I blocked him from bidding on my items, first time I have done that.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2016 01:37 am
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I have a few kidney's missing gear boxes and still may make partner fans out of them... I would not do it that way myself but... every ones different...  😎
Geo...

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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2016 05:41 am
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To do it correct, you'd need to have the rear cover notched for struts, or cut the front off of a motor housing and mock that up as a rear cover. Need to have a GE wing repitched instead of using an incorrect Westy blade...... That guy is a piece of work no doubt. I've had encounters with him before.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 24th, 2016 11:28 pm
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Do people actually buy his fans?

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 Posted: Fri Jun 24th, 2016 11:31 pm
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Luke Skelnik wrote: Do people actually buy his fans?
I have never seen this guy sell one... I sell mine for a hunnert thou... so who am I to say?
Geo...

Last edited on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 07:11 pm by George Durbin

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 Posted: Sat Jun 25th, 2016 09:54 am
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I bought a heater fan from him a few years ago that wasn't restored and had some rhetoric about his other fans, he has quite a nice collection. He is now a club member, perhaps some proper restoration techniques will rub off.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 26th, 2016 04:45 pm
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I sure could use those GE Struts.;)

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 Posted: Sun Jun 26th, 2016 05:50 pm
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I believe Chad Baker had the struts your looking for.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 04:39 pm
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I hate to bump an old thread but I too have blocked this guy from bidding on anything I list. Everytime I list a decent fan he always sends me messages. Before he was blocked he would always ask to end the auction early at a low ball offer , when I already had numerous watchers and bidders. I recommend doing the same as you will either get low ball offers or see your fan you once cherished ruined by his "restorations" at a highly inflated price. Seller and Buyer BEWARE.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 07:55 pm
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Here is information that I believe is who this seller is:
cutndry50,  gingersnap54 (new)  Todd Thrasher, Auburn, CA (I have him blocked from buying from me)

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 08:11 pm
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I too have have had this guy make offers to end at lower price than the current bid. Seemed comical.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 08:19 pm
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Chris A. Campbell wrote: I too have have had this guy make offers to end at lower price than the current bid. Seemed comical.Ditto for me!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 08:43 pm
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Chris A. Campbell wrote: I too have have had this guy make offers to end at lower price than the current bid. Seemed comical.It's even more comical when you come off as an educated collector in your description and then he makes an offer thinking you are stupid and have no idea what you have. 

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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2018 02:36 am
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Austin, Craig, Chris, & Steve;

I agree with 100% of what each of you said. No if's, ands, or buts.

I will say this- there are a couple of other current "members" that are not fan collectors, and when I say that I don't mean to criticize the legitimate suppliers that have chosen to support our organization.

I mean a couple of particular members that don't collect fans at all, rattle can them and list them on eBay for premium prices, have never seen a piece of bare metal or a can of primer in their life, and the list goes on.

I've had PM conversations about one member with at least 10 other members, and I've blocked him on eBay but I still see his stuff here. If you're wondering who I'm talking you can PM me.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2018 03:24 am
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Jamie Williams wrote: Austin, Craig, Chris, & Steve;

I agree with 100% of what each of you said. No if's, ands, or buts.

I will say this- there are a couple of other current "members" that are not fan collectors, and when I say that I don't mean to criticize the legitimate suppliers that have chosen to support our organization.

I mean a couple of particular members that don't collect fans at all, rattle can them and list them on eBay for premium prices, have never seen a piece of bare metal or a can of primer in their life, and the list goes on.

I've had PM conversations about one member with at least 10 other members, and I've blocked him on eBay but I still see his stuff here. If you're wondering who I'm talking you can PM me.


My comment only pertained to the Ebay user name posted above repeatly asks that the few fans I list to be ended early and many times at a lower price in relation to the current bid. That is amusing even after 20 years of ebay.

Everyone has their own style from salvage and busted original to pristine glass smoth finish restorations and at no point was I knocking anyone for their abilities, preference, talent, or style.

Thanks


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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2018 10:06 pm
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Wish there was a way to block from seeing his items listed under Cutndry50 and Gingersnap54 from saved search. Seems like every 3 days he relists the Kidney gear boxes at $300-$500.

Even the Sidewinder gear is 3x what one would cost to be machined.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2018 10:22 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Many of these high priced sellers are marketing to the Asian countries. Many folks in Asia love vintage and antique US stuff and are willing to pay high prices for it. I had an Ebay seller explain the market to me when I bought a fan from him at 1/3 his buy it now price which was ridiculous . He said there is also high risk, in several ways, especially hoping it gets there in one piece. 


I'm guessing this guy mentioned in this thread doesn't fall into this category, but there are so MANY grossly overpriced fans on the bay, that I mostly never look there. 

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 Posted: Thu Apr 5th, 2018 04:38 am
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I will not buy from him or allow to bid-thanks Steve, et al.

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