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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 12:45 am
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Steven P Dempsey
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I see a1900 original cake north of 2K with 4 days left on fleabay, I have bought & sold 5 1900-1901 Stick Mounts & Yokes for around $1000 this past 2 years - was I underpriced? I have one better than the one listed I will sell for 2K right now. Free Shipping.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 12:57 am
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I have also been watching this. Not sure if it fanflation, or if there is more money people can play with over the last 9 months.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 01:49 am
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Andrew Sampels wrote: I have also been watching this. Not sure if it fanflation, or if there is more money people can play with over the last 9 months.

Pancake new pricing: $1000 + $1400 stimulus = $2400

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 08:39 am
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Steven P Dempsey
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That makes total sense!! Fan Stimulus $$

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 10:21 am
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Chris A. Campbell wrote: Andrew Sampels wrote: I have also been watching this. Not sure if it fanflation, or if there is more money people can play with over the last 9 months.












Pancake new pricing: $1000 + $1400 stimulus = $2400




Upvote infinity. Free money = inflation.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 11:16 am
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Geoff Dunaway
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free money = inflation , $1.00 = $0.50  :wondering:

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 11:29 am
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As more and more people discover fan collecting, fan prices will continue to climb. I bought my first cake twenty years ago on Ebay and paid $201 dollars for it shipped from Vancouver. It was an '06 CGE and I still have it. I bought my first coin ops from a collector in 2002, and paid $250 each for three complete one speeds. With all the new collectors in the AFCA, I'd say they all want cakes and coin ops, along with any of the more desireable  manufacturers. It's my opinion that the 1900 stick on Ebay is being run up by an inexperienced bidder or shill. While it is the last model of the nineteenth century, there is nothing unusual about it. Run of the mill F9 with spec of 12721. I wouldn't value it at more than $1250 and that's being generous. I think the fan belongs to one of our members.....

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 02:01 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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well good luck! Like I said, you can have my 1900 stick for 2K with free shipping, & it has perfect original paint.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 02:19 pm
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I smell a shill as well. Seems strange to have a very low feedback bidder keep bidding it up. Shame as this is being sold by a member.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 02:32 pm
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Tom Morel wrote: I smell a shill as well. Seems strange to have a very low feedback bidder keep bidding it up. Shame as this is being sold by a member.

Incredibly common for two bidders to bounce bids against each other. In fact low opening bids draw more interest and bidders can fight for it.  A low feedback bidder does not imply a shill bidder account.

There is no reason to assume seller is shilling his auction.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 03:00 pm
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A low feedback bidder often translates to a inexperienced buyer. All impulse and no research.

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For a country that’s in the financial crapper it sure seems like it’s a sellers market for EVERYTHING!  Not real sure how that works.  🤷‍♂️ It only takes two people to have an auction.   A friend of mine recently sold a beer can that he was expecting around $4000 for it.  It sold for $13,000.  

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 04:42 pm
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I happen to know the seller and I believe he wouldn't do shill bidding. If you look at the number of bids ,the leader has only one buy.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 04:53 pm
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Steve Butler wrote: For a country that’s in the financial crapper it sure seems like it’s a sellers market for EVERYTHING!  Not real sure how that works.  🤷‍♂️ It only takes two people to have an auction.   A friend of mine recently sold a beer can that he was expecting around $4000 for it.  It sold for $13,000.  
A lot of people believe in non-cash assets (I do too) but am not crazy. It's worked well for collectors for a long time. Someone always ends up buying the high though...

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 05:23 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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My "Hard Assets" consist of Gold, Silver, & Fans

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 05:36 pm
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I have been socking away to get cake soon I hope I don't have to save $2K. I think attending a meet is my best bet.

For the fan on eBay we are discussing it seems that some people are having a bidding war and one bidder (with 1 rating) really wants that fan. I've made the mistake myself of overpaying on eBay because I was determined to win the auction and forgot to worry about getting a reasonable deal. I think people get caught up in the excitement of the auction.   

Also, that cake could be bid up to any high amount but if the winner of the auction doesn't pay the seller that amount it is never actually sold at that price. Buyers back out all the time on eBay after winning the auction. Backing out may get you one bad rating but that's all you can lose really. 

My opinion is that eBay can give you an idea on value or how to price a fan but shouldn't be the end all determining factor. 

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 08:48 pm
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James Henderson wrote: A low feedback bidder often translates to a inexperienced buyer. All impulse and no research.That was me when I started dabbling on eBay.  The guy I was bidding against must of had a higher final bid so when I bid, it showed that he just over bid me.  I probably put 6 or 7 bids in until I was the leader😀

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 09:14 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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& Luke is asking 1250 for his, seems fair

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2021 11:23 pm
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I feel ...more power to them ..its worth whatever it means to someone else's money

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Tom Morel wrote: I smell a shill as well. Seems strange to have a very low feedback bidder keep bidding it up. Shame as this is being sold by a member.Thats B.S! Its my fan and I offered to personally deliver it to docs for $1200.... I don't understand where the false accusation is coming from. If there's any other concerns or questions Ill openly address them here.

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: & Luke is asking 1250 for his, seems fairIt is mine! I didn't want to ship but it was crickets on here so I posted it on Ebay.

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Good for you Luke!  Everything is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay.  Make all you can and buy something else you want.   👍👍👍

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Luke Skelnik wrote: Steven P Dempsey wrote: & Luke is asking 1250 for his, seems fairIt is mine! I didn't want to ship but it was crickets on here so I posted it on Ebay.
Your doing fine Luke! Don't worry what others think!

Geo...:bow:bigfan

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I sure hope your buyer doesn't back out! Good luck!!

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Good luck Luke, doing great!

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Good Luck, I hear crickets on my 1908 BMY as well - - might try the auction route - - shipping is a great risk - the 1901 Cake I shipped arrived damaged - - I have 2 fans now lost by FedEx

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Also could be a bidder like me who hit the brown & woke up the next day with the winning bid, I paid $1600 for a 1901 12 years ago . . . could have cancelled, but I wanted the fan, my first cake.

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: Also could be a bidder like me who hit the brown & woke up the next day with the winning bid, I paid $1600 for a 1901 12 years ago . . . could have cancelled, but I wanted the fan, my first cake.
Haha yep, happens to the best of us. 

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The cake is Childsplay: "Someone just paid 660,000 for an unopened 1986 Super Mario Cart."

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 Posted: Thu Apr 8th, 2021 11:23 am
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I've been at this fan thing for a decade and like others, have been socking away for a Pancake. I'd thought I could get one in operating condition for $900+/-... looks like that won't be happening at current prices.

The SAC is an understanding woman, but going north of $1000 for a fan... I don't want to have that conversation.

"I know, but honey!!..."

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