Saturday, May 20, 2017

What Not to Sell on Craigslist

Quarter million dollar early motorcycle restorations on Craigslist?  What does this imply for the entirety of the resale market for anything of value? 

86 comments:

Rob Dawg said...

The NPR "commentators" are being preemptively brutally condescending of everything Trump might say.

Cinco-X said...

G'morning y'all

Thomas Stone said...

Dunno what it means, but if anyone wants a 1947 Ford P/U or a 1960 Impala, drop me a line...And I think it would be fun to have Trump come out strong for restoring Glass Steagall and Single payer, just to watch the Dems Froth at the mouth.
The arguments by Bruce Spiva in wlding VS DNC Services have been horrifying and funny at the same time, and the vote rigging in the CA Dem party leadership looks like it's going to get plenty of publicity too.

LBD said...

NPR is radio Moscow isn't it?

Rob Dawg said...

I can see no downside to restoring even expanding Glass-Stegal.

Rob Dawg said...

Tom we can only hope the widening gap between the elite Democrat controlling leadership and the rank and file results in a kidnapping by a real Democrat

LBD said...

The day they announced the end of Glass-Stegal I cringed. Even I knew then the value of separation.

Cinco-X said...

Might as well be....

Cinco-X said...

Well... The banksters might decide to tank the economy... There's that

Rob Dawg said...

In Dawgifornia the financial industry is relegated to three sectors. You can be a bank or investment house or insurer. Pick one and only one.

Lawyerliz said...

I would like those.

Lawyerliz said...

In answer to your question.

Nothing is worth anything.

LBD said...

"Nothing is worth anything"

Not unless someone see's the value in their eyes. Like art.

Lawyerliz said...

The hub and I used to listen to radio Moscow and it was hilarious. Theyn one speaker said something they were not allowed to say and the fun was shortly all over. If somebody has tapes from the old Rado show, I bet they could make some money.

TJandTheBear said...

Dawg,

Remember when the Dem Convention came to LA? There was an article in LA Weekly(?) talking about how the moneyed elite used the private parking lots, entrances, elevators and hallways to get to their exclusive skyboxes & clubs in the newly opened Staples Center -- never having to be exposed to the peasantry below. Pretty obvious then where their true priorities laid.

I'd be shocked if the DNC didn't already have membership into the new exclusive LAX terminal, for those times when their Gulfstreams aren't available.

sm_landlord said...

Quick Channel Islands Air Force update:

The breakwater just outside the harbor looks like a Pelican Parking Lot. They're Heeeeeer!

Unknown said...

Check out the CA DNC convention from yesterday. John Burton and the gang are always so classy. Just ask them.

Mike said...

CA DNC convention

do they start the proceedings with the Mexican National Anthem??

LBD said...

After the chairman Mao prayer.

Mike said...

I wonder if there is some legal remedy against a state who doesn't adequately screen for citizenship when doling out goodies like voting rights. I'd like to see the CA repubs file a class action lawsuit against the state...let it go to up to the Supes to decide.

Lawyerliz said...

Planted more Mexican Heather, oh, noez!

Mike said...

will it be voting??

Mike said...

apply for food stamps on it's behalf..you might get lucky

Lawyerliz said...

Can you buy fertilizer with food stamps?

Mike said...

excellent question..I look forward to standing behind you in line at Home Depot while you argue that..

Mike said...

one thing is certain though..your mexican heather will be given free education all the way thru college..which should give her plenty of time to participate in protests of how badly she is being treated in America..

Mike said...

we should really find a way to commercialize our exchanges Liz (podcast, blog etc)...I'm thinking..

"Liz & Mike..as far away politically as they are geographically" :)

Unknown said...

Did you try the baking soda and vinegar?

Mike said...

sponsored by Arm & Hammer Baking soda..perfect!!

Lawyerliz said...

It's interested only in fertilizer.

Lawyerliz said...

How flattering. Great badinage.

Lawyerliz said...

For what. FIRE ANTS?

Mike said...

ESPN would pick us up..but I'd be fired after a day..and then it would just be the Liz show..and she knows nothing about sports...

wait..that would be perfect for them

Lawyerliz said...

Watching the hub work.

Lawyerliz said...

He's building a magnificent new walk way in the front for the Marigolds to admire. I have a Japanese cucumber to plant!! Also 2 roses and 18 marigolds. So maybe 60 more marigolds.

Mike said...

climate armageddon??

Mike said...

Japs!!

Lawyerliz said...

Ick
Tv?
Ick. I know Gus Triandos was a catcher for the Orioles in the 50s. Was a real fan in the 50s,as a teenager. I got over it.

Lawyerliz said...

Oh, dear goddess! I bought it at home depot! Which will be the last store left standing.

Mike said...

wow..Gus Triandos..good call

looked him up..lifetime .244 hitter..decent power though..30 HR's in '58..which is a lot for back then..

Lawyerliz said...

I took a bunch of gardenias to the UU church to give away. And my talk on the pre American Revolution went over big. I wonder where gardenias are from?

Mike said...

actually..30 HR's is great for anytime...

Mike said...

I wonder where gardenias are from?

my guess would be Gardena CA

give us some of your main talking points from your "pre-revolution" speech

Lawyerliz said...

And Jimmy Piersall was supposed to be a nut job in those unenlightened times. My family was not into football.

Lawyerliz said...

It was 40 minutes long!
George Wash freed his slaves, but Martha didn't. The real tea party tossed 1m $ their money,.into the drink.

Not main points, but odd facts.

Lawyerliz said...

China, maybe. Subtropical or Tropical Asia or Africa. They were named for a plant guy named Garden. Not kidding.

Mike said...

Piersall was "misunderstood"..

you missed the glory days of the Orioles though..late 60's/early 70's

awesome pitching staff..they actually has four starting pitchers win 20 games one year (Palmer, McNally, Cuellar and Dobson)...never happened before..never will happen again.

great offense too.. F Robinson, B Robinson, B Powell, etc

sucked having to play those guys 20 times a year..

Lawyerliz said...

The Brit's had a point in some of the stuff they did

Lawyerliz said...

Who? You?

Lawyerliz said...

I remember Palmer and Robinson. My mom liked Yastremsky. Not necessarily his playing, but his name. Yastremsky Yastremsky she used to say.

Lawyerliz said...

You know, someone could jump in here and say something financial or housing related. We wouldn't object, would we?

Mike said...

oh yeah..Yaz was the Red Sox back then..

I'll let cinco or rob gush appropriately.. :<)

Mike said...

absolutely..we always welcome guest inputs on the Liz and Mike show

Rob Dawg said...

Quick check in from the Malibu Winery. Hope everyone is well.

Mike said...

Hey Rob.. Liz & I are using your turf for an audition for ESPN..hope you don't mind!!

Rob Dawg said...

Free Chardonnay Rose and Syrah. Nothing bothering me.

Mike said...

no Merlot?? hehehe

Lawyerliz said...

I'm drinking Merlot right now.

LBD said...

H2o on the rocks over here.

Pressure cookers are not just for bombs. Wife has made a lot of good food with hers. :)

sm_landlord said...

Is the Rose made from their Syrah grapes?

Somehow I can't see anyone trying to grow Merlot in Malibu, but I'm sure it's possible in one of the umpteen microclimates there. I wonder if the Christmas Tree farm is still operating up in Latigo Canyon?

sm_landlord said...

> You know, someone could jump in here and say something financial or housing related.

OK. I noticed today a few houses are coming on the market here near Echo Beach. I heard a rumor that one of them is priced under $1 million, but no idea which one it is.

Mike said...

priced under $1 million

sweat equity makes this your dream home!!

sm_landlord said...

Or was the tree farm in Coral Canyon? It's the canyon where the road hits PCH just West of Coral Beach. Must remember to take my memory booster pills, somehow I keep forgetting to take them ;-)

sm_landlord said...

> sweat equity makes this your dream home!!

Yeah, if it's under $1M, it probably needs at least $250K of work done ASAP.

Lawyerliz said...

Which I could not afford unless we spent most of our money, which I don't want to do. Lot size? House square feet.

Mike said...

sips Merlot..

"tastes like the back of a LA school bus!!"

Lawyerliz said...

I like Cabernet better, but it's what the hub bought

Lawyerliz said...

You've tasted that, have you?

Mike said...

I'm doing quotes from "Sideways" if you didn't know...

Mike said...

Here's how I picture Rob right now.. ;<)

A little citrus. Maybe some strawberry. Mmm. Passion fruit, mmm, and, oh, there's just like the faintest soupçon of like, uh, asparagus, and, there's a, just a flutter of, like a, like a nutty Edam cheese.

Lawyerliz said...

Didn't see it. Heard it was good.

Mike said...

No, no, no. I like all varietals. I just don't generally like the way they manipulate chardonnay in California. Too much oak.

sm_landlord said...

> No, no, no. I like all varietals. I just don't generally like the way they manipulate chardonnay in California. Too much oak.

You know that you buy unoaked chard from several California wineries, right? It's not very interesting.

Mike said...

I'm just pulling quotes from the movie script sm_l ...

Two buck chuck tastes fine to me..

Rob Dawg said...

Mike. Lol. The Syrah was strange. Thin and no earthiness. I swigged and said "spicy." The pourer said "exactly." So yea I did have a wine conversation.

Rob Dawg said...

Sadly Two Buck Chuck is now Tres Dollaros Swallows.

Rob Dawg said...

For those who cannot get enough econ links:
http://finviz.com/news.ashx
Now carries Calculated Risk.

Rob Dawg said...

Oh and finished the glass while playing a friendly game of Boccé under the California Live Oaks looking over the giraffe enclosure. And yes before Liz asks, we carpooled in the Tesla.

Rob Dawg said...

We won the game and finished in time for the Hula Girl demo. Such is the life of a lower middle class Californian.

Cinco-X said...

Cinco is a football guy... Baseball is just filler between the Superbowl and the start of the football preseason

Mike said...

Hula girl demo??

that must violate multiple California codes..besides making no sense!!

Rob Dawg said...

Malibu, free wine, Luau buffet... what's to make sense? Duuude, go with the flow.

New post.

Walt Tucker said...

Back in the 1960's, a classmate said that his friends were buying some army surplus Indian motorcycles. He said that they were packed in grease and had been stored that way for years. Apparently all rubber components (gaskets?) were partially dissolved by the grease and would have to be replaced. They thought it would be a lot of fun, work, and maybe a pretty good investment. I never heard anymore about the venture.

Cinco-X said...

Most!? Liz is a millionaire!!!

Cinco-X said...

In the afternoon... After beans and franks in the cafeteria... I'd imagine

Cinco-X said...

Why not save your money and chew on an oak board?