In the 1980s and 1990s I had gotten a large trove of the now rare red and white large spoked wheels with lack tires.
The red ones were used in several 1960s/1970s sets, and both red and white ones were found in the 1974-79 Hobby set (only sold in Europe and Australia). The white large spoked wheels are much rarer than the red ones, having only been found in the 391 (Renault) and 395 (Rolls Royce) Homemaker set.
These rare white spoked wheels were NEVER sold in USA/Canada.
I have 2 sets of 6 wheels/tires.... in excellent white conditon... no nicks or blemishes... look like new... tires are also blemish free and still have a shine to them.
No seller on Bricklink in North America has these... so if you bought them from Europe, you could expect to pay a hefty shipping fee.http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=35c01&colorID=1
Selling them for $18 per 6. That includes free shipping (yeah it it's really $15 + $3 shipping). Also if you tell me which model (391 or 395) you want it for, I will include other vintage parts from that era, also in great condition.
If you're like me, you hate opening up a package of used parts, because you never know what kind of nicks or blemishes (or worse... chew marks) you get on your parts. These are in top condition for used parts, and when built into a model will appear new.
Selling only to USA buyers... although I will entertain Canadian offers...
If interested... contact me at: [email protected]
P.S. I need the money to ship out other orders...
Sent you a PM
I do have mixed feelings about you posting items for sale however. Especially since you haven't shipped my items from 3 years ago - including a Thatcher Perkins pack which was supposed to include the same wheels you're posting about here. You still have $364.90 of my money, and I have none of the items you promised. I'll send you a PM so that we can settle up, now that you've got things back in order.
In the meantime, a warning to others that Gary is a valuable member of the LEGO AFOL community, but a terrible seller.
I am currently on a fixed income (on the dole, as you Brits would say), pending my 62nd birthday when I can start getting retirement income next July. The biggest problem has been just paying my existing bills and utilities.
I did comment in my first post about selling here, that the money was going to ship out other (namely much older) orders.
Right now I am in the process of sending very old orders to James in NZ, Matthew in AUS, John in USA, and Jonathan in the UK. In the last 2 years postal rates have gone thru the roof.
For anyone questioning my sincerity please ask BrickBin Bricklink seller Terry. I owed him over $900 in LEGO sales. Fortunately for him, he had a business meeting here in Michigan, and was able to pick up his order in person (fortunate for both of us). He can confirm just how bad things have been for me, seeing it first hand.
But yes... right now I am in a catch-22.... trying to sell some items to pay for older orders just makes those old order folks angry... and understandably so. But for me it's is a way to try to speed up trying to make things right.
P.S. sidersdd... I'm not sure how far away in Indiana you live from me (in the next door state of Michigan) in metro Detroit... but if you were to make a trip here (with such low energy prices) to pick up your pricey shipping charges bulky order... I would throw in $100 worth of extra old LEGO to make it worth your while. And you can see for yourself just how things have been for me. :-(
I honestly ALWAYS thought in the back of my mind, that when things improved for you, you would contact me again regarding this matter :-) Hope you are also pleased to know that I still reference your book till this day... and I know from talk in the background you are sorely missed in the community. Hopefully you join us all back at some stage.. no doubt some people will give you a hard time, but I think overall 99% will be happy to have you back. Take care and I hope things continue on their way upwards.
That being said, this sale thread struck a chord with me. He's selling some of the same items that I supposedly bought years ago. Did he still have my items? Was he still aware of my order? His store was shut down years ago, and Bricklink purges orders older than 6 months old. Also, would others start falling into the same trap as I did? Would Gary fall back into the pattern he had before - taking in lots of orders, but not being able to deliver them?
I'm just posting to warn others of the potential delays you may have in dealing with Gary. As Gary says - it's a catch-22. He needs sales today in order to ship out orders from the past. So, one might say, I should actually be *encouraging* others to purchase from Gary, so that he can get enough money to ship my items. The problem is Gary has been making sales on his guide for the past two years and that still hasn't been enough to get my items shipped. So, I don't know what it would take.
Granted, as Gary reminds me, my order is rather bulky. One of the items I purchased from him was an old wooden storage box. This was to be a gem in my collection.
I've received a good email from Gary acknowledging he still has my items and we're working on a way for me to receive them.