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Post# 999415   7/5/2018 at 16:40 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 999418 , Reply# 1   7/5/2018 at 16:50 by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
Seven thousand two hundred fifty!!!!!

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Yeah it's nice.... but holy moly... NOT for that price!

Post# 999420 , Reply# 2   7/5/2018 at 16:52 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Lot of cash...….but when will you see another one?

Post# 999480 , Reply# 3   7/6/2018 at 07:08 by retro-man (nashua,nh)        

Yes but others have sold for more than $10,000.00 so the ad states, so it must be worth them money. lmfoa


Post# 999481 , Reply# 4   7/6/2018 at 07:12 by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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About 25 miles from me..I should check it

Post# 999495 , Reply# 5   7/6/2018 at 10:05 by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
They ALWAYS "claim" they sell for much, MUCH more!

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I guess I'm one of those who, while yes it IS very cool, doesn't want or need a vintage fridge SO bad I'm willing to drop $7K - $10K for a one.  If my "fridge" budget was that high (it's not), I'd rather buy a new Subzero or similar. 

Post# 999498 , Reply# 6   7/6/2018 at 10:46 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I agree, way too high. Something closer to half of that would be a little more on the money.

 Still, it's gotta be close to one of one, can't say I've seen, or even heard of one.

Post# 999550 , Reply# 7   7/6/2018 at 17:41 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
The heaviest appliance I ever tried to move

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I saw a few of these come in but never really liked them. A working unit that was really dirty took forever to clean up for resale and then they just sat there on the sales floor. Back then people wanted space, not nostalgia. But you do have to admit this one is very clean and looks very complete. A thing of beauty is a joy forever...I guess.

Post# 999561 , Reply# 8   7/6/2018 at 19:50 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Joe, I always find the stories you share about your days at Western to be interesting and entertaining!


Just FYI, a silhouette of the Western Appliance neon sign is a prominent image on banners hanging from the lamp posts in what's now known as the "Midtown" neighborhood.


I heard that the airport made them remove the strobes from atop the three spires.  That is so B.S.


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Post# 999613 , Reply# 9   7/7/2018 at 12:23 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
Not BS, it's very true

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My family was there the night they switched on the sign. It was a San Jose Mercury News front-page event. Those flashing strobes were very bright and lit up the surrounding neighborhood like colored lightening. 


The approach to the airport isn't all that far away so it was understandable why they wanted those strobes turned off. Needless to say the store's owner Franz Neiderauer (a close friend of my dad's) was not a happy camper.



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