OT? Yahoo Free Listing Day

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblakeman_at_kih.net>
Date: Wed Jan 23 08:52:10 2002

There have been old tractors, ag implements, motor homes and other things
too big to ship - saw an old Oliver cultivator/row tractor on ebay 3 or 4
months ago. Not too many yuppies here, just stupid people with hilly terrain
that a big tractor doesn't work well in. You can't use an 8 wheel pull
tractor from the fields of Iowa/Illinois here in most places as the areas
are too small and too many trees to navigate.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of John Foust
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 8:10 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: RE: OT? Yahoo Free Listing Day

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 - 08:52:10 GMT

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