Ridiculous Pricing Again

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by drmilktruck, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    When I was a kid the old lady next door had a Rambler like this one, probably paid $1200.
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  3. afire

    afire Country Gent

    This is one of those Japanese "brokers" that just lists a ton of stuff at inflated prices that he doesn't actually have. It's not exactly a scam. If somebody is dumb enough to make a purchase at his price, he will attempt to fulfill the order if the item listed is still available from the actual seller.

    I suppose when you have zero overhead, you don't have to make a ton of sales to be profitable.
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Seller is hoping the gullible will think that all Gretsches are made of unobtanium.

    You can ask for the sky---doesn't mean that you'll get it.

    Caveat Emptor.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    HEY ! I know .... I've got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale if anyone is interested . PM me :p
     
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  6. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    My Dad and grandfather both liked Rambler and we had a few when I was a kid.
    The one in the pic was famous for having front seat backs that would fold down completely to make a bed.

    My Dad was kind of a car guy and in '57 bought a new Rambler Rebel. The Chevies get all the press but this thing was faster, had a 255HP Rambler 327V8 and the only US car quicker from 0-60 was the FI Corvette.
    1957_Rambler Rebel.jpg
     
  7. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    It's hard to tell how small the Metropolitan was, this photo has an old vette in it for comparison. My uncle had one, and he was a big guy!
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  8. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    WOW! B e a u t i f u l !
     
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  9. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

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    Aug 11, 2020
    NYS
    Did it have a jack plate?
     
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  10. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    It had a license plate.......
     
  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    72
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Can you deliver it to Indiana?
     
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    ...as long as your check clears first :D
     
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  13. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
  14. Craig Encinitas

    Craig Encinitas Gretschie

    122
    May 3, 2021
    Encinitas, Ca


    We left for Frisco in your Rambler
    The radiator running dry
    I've never been much of a gambler and had a preference to fly...
     
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Lots of folks were confused by the difference between the two bridges. Tower Bridge is the best known bridge in England, so, many were convinced that it was the one. People are easily duped. It's Tower Bridge because it's right next to the Tower of London. The London Bridge at Havasu is just one of a line of bridges that spanned the Thames at that point.
     
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I got a bucket full of pennies, nickels, and dimes. Will that do?
     
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  17. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Next I caught a ride with a gambler's wife
    She had a brand-new laydown Rambler
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    just like the guy who pays his child support that way ........ I'll take it :p
     
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  19. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Could probably get $20,000 or more now in comparable condition.
     
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  20. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Thought I’d add this. Such a cool car.
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