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walter sharp    Posted 04-19-2020 at 07:59:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • my father in law has passed away and we will be closing his estate in late july or august. he has at least 4 rolling 8n's and bits and pieces of probably 6 or 7 more.
    any thoughts on how I can dispose all this steel ?
    estate is located in Tennessee and the family would like to move all this as soon as legal to do so . any words of wisdom??

    Gary in GA    Posted 04-20-2020 at 16:12:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Since you found this page, if you look at the top of the page you'll see "Ads". Place photos of the items which you have on hand. The people on this and other forums are knowledgeable enough to know what they are looking at to not bother you with endless questions. This route may take you a bit longer, but, you'll get more of a return for your father-in-law's investment without making a third party rich in the process. Craigslist is another good site - bought a lot of stuff there. N tractor owners are always looking for original parts as the repops are never quite as good as original. Good luck, and condolences for your father-in-law.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-20-2020 at 06:33:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • As a person who has endured going thru an auctioneer, myself included, if you think you are going to profit you're wrong. The only ones who profit from an auction are the auctioneers. Most all are crooks. Most items go for very little of what they are worth. If you just want to get rid of the stuff as quickly as possible, and/or on time constraints, hire an auctioneer. If you have time, hire a knowledgeable person to get accurate descriptions of each tractor and place ads on the tractor forums (they are usually free) The N-News, and the F/FCA Journal. Ford tractor folks are often seeking parts and tractors to but and sell. Take lots of pictures. Use CraigsList and ebay if you have to.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Brad    Posted 04-19-2020 at 16:30:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • I doubt I have much in the way of wisdom... When I debate, people say I have a point ...but mostly if covered with a hat, it won't show lol ... Here's a few thoughts ... Maybe/maybe not any good ideas?

    Every one of these tractor websites has a forum with classified ads section... Plenty of tractor enthusiasts are looking for parts to fix their tractors ...

    There are specialty online auction houses for vintage power and farm implements... It doesn't take much of a Google search to find auctions and consignments...

    This wouldn't be fast, but it would start to pair things down so there wouldn't be so much left to sell by July... Just a thought...

    John in Mich    Posted 04-19-2020 at 08:21:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sorry to hear of your loss.
    You might try a local auctioneer. You can have them do the entire estate.
    A friend had a large collection of Ford "stuff" along with 2 very nicely restored '39 9Ns that he took to shows and drove across the Big Mack bridge several times. His wife hired a local auctineer. I expected that the 39's would be upwards of $B000. They went for less that $4000. But, everything was sold in 2 days.
    Trying to sell them yourself would be very time consuming and likely not complete.

    JK-NY    Posted 04-19-2020 at 08:19:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Are there implements, or other estate items you want to get rid of? If you have enough stuff, you may want to consider having an auction. That is a good way to get everything sold in one day.

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