This is something you don't see everyday on EB

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This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby up148 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:09 am

Nice Challenger model for its time.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203293140169?ul_noapp=true

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:33 am

Seen lots worse stuff on eBay posted here than that one!

Looks to be a decent buy at this point.
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby bob turner » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:05 am

I think Butch was sort of giving it praise. At that price it is a downright bargain, even considering the tender sides need to be redone. I would bid, but I already have four.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby up148 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:06 pm

Yes, praise was my intent. Maybe I missed them, but this is the 1st Lobaugh Challenger I've seen in a long, long time on EB.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:13 pm

up148 wrote:Yes, praise was my intent. Maybe I missed them, but this is the 1st Lobaugh Challenger I've seen in a long, long time on EB.


I know - I was commenting more on the tendency here to fish out the worse thing possible to ridicule while in fact there are a lot of decent or better models on eBay.

Been a while since I've seen one, but then I also don't look that closely at large steam; I can't run it, it doesn't fit, and it's money I can spend elsewhere.
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Chris Webster » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:26 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Looks to be a decent buy at this point.
But now that it's been posted here its price is headed to the moon...

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:00 pm

Chris Webster wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Looks to be a decent buy at this point.
But now that it's been posted here its price is headed to the moon...


Last bid was yesterday and it's at $367. The moon obviously has moved.
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby bob turner » Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:22 pm

It is a $700 model, minimum.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:28 pm

bob turner wrote:It is a $700 model, minimum.


You bumped it over $400, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby bob turner » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:23 pm

If so, I am happy to have done so. I rather doubt it was my fault, because there are maybe 20 or so very savvy Lobaugh collectors lurking continuously on eBay.

If it doesn't get bumped to reasonable value, some merchant will snag it, not add a cent worth of value, and re- post it for $1200. I don't mind merchants, but when no value is added they are just parasites. Opinion.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby E7 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:02 pm

The question here is: How long do you have to hold on to an item to escape the term parasite? Is it like short and long term capital gains? :lol: Entrepreneur is bit kinder description, and as sure as the sun will shine tomorrow there is risk. The only time the term parasite really applies, is if some PARASITE outbids ME! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby bob turner » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:12 am

Two weeks? I see it happen same day. If you don't want me to think of you as a parasite, either open a shop, like Mr. Poplar, or wait a couple months.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby robert. » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:03 am

What is wrong with the sides on the tender?
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby bob turner » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:35 am

Dead soft, and warped. Really rare to see a straight set of the etched sides. Finger pressure will distort them, but usually they were just mis-handled during assembly.

Al Ellis thought that brass had to be fully annealed to bend the curves, and so these sides and the Greenbrier cab were dead-soft. Don't use them.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Chris Webster » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:44 pm

bob turner wrote:It is a $700 model, minimum.

It's up to $537 with 43 hours left to go...


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