Check out this Ebay listing- I'm raising the BS flag

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Monkeypaws
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Check out this Ebay listing- I'm raising the BS flag

Postby Monkeypaws » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:04 am

This guy is trying to sell this Mighty Mite as a NOS John Deere outboard. I have been collecting for a long time and I have never seen a John Deere endorsed outboard. I know the make marine engines but not outboards.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1961-6 ... Sw2VFbDWWr

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Re: Check out this Ebay listing- I'm raising the BS flag

Postby BillW » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:58 am

Gotta give them credit for the repaint, which it does say was done. It actually looks like a really nice motor if you like the John Deere thing. I don't think he really is saying that it was always a John Deere, though. He does get a little vague in his description towards the end, though; I'll give you that!

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Re: Check out this Ebay listing- I'm raising the BS flag

Postby PM T2 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:24 am

Try actually reading and understanding the text before calling somebody out on something. I'll put their text in quotation marks as copied & pasted from the auction ad.

"THIS IS A VINTAGE NEPTUNE 1.7HP MIGHTY MITE MODEL #WC1 SERIAL NUMBER 2797RK MADE BY MUNCIE GEAR WORKS INC. MUNCIE, INDIANA. IT LOOKS TO BE A NEW OLD STOCK MOTOR WITH LITTLE OR NO RUNNING TIME ON IT. THE GAS TANK IS SUPER CLEAN AND IT HAS GOOD SPARK AND COMPRESSION.

IT WAS FOUND IN EXCELLENT NOS CONDITION AND WAS BUFFED AND REPAINTED BY NEIGHBORS OF MINE IN A JOHN DEERE MOTIF AND IT LOOKS BETTER THAN WHEN NEW"

Where does he say that its an NOS John Deere outboard? It doesn't. Those are your words, not the sellers.

The rest of his drivel is just a boner-driven opinion of what many would consider to be a painted up conglomeration of dubious value.

What should be the concern here is that they claim it was an NOS original condition motor, and somebody butchered it with this paint job. Why ruin an NOS original condition motor? That part is probably indeed fresh off the stable floor. More likely it was looking pretty rough and somebody decided to have some fun with it, and this boob wants to pawn it off on some knowledgeable and unsuspecting Humpty for a ridiculous amount of money.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Check out this Ebay listing- I'm raising the BS flag

Postby Garry in Tampa » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:04 pm

I don't know why some people seem to think that a tune up and twenty dollars worth of spray paint will increase the value of an old outboard by a factor of ten. I would think it might go in the living room better than this model . . . 8-)
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