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#62 of 70 Re: B-Jackson [69MoparFever]
Jan 16, 2009 (8:45 pm)
Welcome to the market oddity that is Barrett Jackson. The "blind guy" is Steve Davis. He's not the main Kahuna (that's Craig Jackson), but he is the company president, I believe. Yeah, he does get kind of annoying when bidding stalls at a price that's already 20% above it's value in the real world and he rants, "Folks, here's a very nice car for not much money". I often wonder what color the sky is in his world?
Jan 17, 2009 (10:30 am)
97 K for a 69 Jaguar XKE. These guys are nuts.
#65 of 70 Re: B-Jackson [parm]
Jan 17, 2009 (1:29 pm)
I think he may have been the guy last year who said 'You can't pay too much at an auction, there's always someone bidding against you.' Okay.....
#66 of 70 Speedvision
Jan 17, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I don't think Speedvision does a very good job. While the announcers are knowledgeable, there are so many promos, diversions, digressions and ads that I doubt we even see half of the cars being auctioned each hour. Maybe 20 minutes of actual auction each hour?
Also, I swear there are either big gaps, or some shills in the audience because some of these cars take a huge jump all of a sudden. Why would a legitimate buyer go way up rather than bid incrementally to try to minimize his price paid?
#67 of 70 Re: Speedvision [berri]
Jan 17, 2009 (5:06 pm)
Because by in large these are people with more dollars than sense.
I've been watching it over the past few days and it seems that the prices are down alot over the past years. It always seemed that people would go way overboard on some Cuda or Challenger clone and I'm not seeing it this year.
#68 of 70 Re: Speedvision [badgerpaul]
Jan 18, 2009 (5:28 am)
I love Steve "sunglasses" Davis whinning that at 68 k it's not enough an they should bid more. He should keep his used car mouth shut and not interrupt the bidding.
#69 of 70 Re: Speedvision [69MoparFever]
Jan 18, 2009 (8:12 pm)
last year or maybe the year before, i remember a charger hemi clone going for over 400K.
why weren't you complaining about that?