OT? Yahoo Free Listing Day

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Wed Jan 23 08:10:06 2002

At 06:19 AM 1/23/2002 -0600, Russ Blakeman wrote:
>Where else would a 1948 Ferguson Ford 9n tractor in fair shape go
>for nearly $10k where they used to get around $5k in way better shape. You
>have a hard time openly selling one for $7500

Blame it on the yuppie farmers, who like an old 8N or 9N
for puttering around the farm. I've just about out-grown my 8N.
It's not heavy enough for snowplowing, overheats when I need
to do lots of mowing in the late summer, and doesn't have
enough hydraulics for a nice lift-bucket.

eBay has allowed new levels of regional arbitrage. I doubt
they're selling many old tractors there, but it has certainly
allowed classic computer collectors to pick up bits and
pieces that were terribly rare in their area.

- John
Received on Wed Jan 23 2002 - 08:10:06 GMT

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