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    Porsche wrench/life coach Frank Beck's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium-inc View Post

    As far as showing off what you found at swap meets, overall people love to see this stuff, since most people weren't there. It's like posting finds on Instagram, if you have followers in the double digit thousands, I think it's safe to say people like to see what you find. If someone gets mad about it, well, that's probably just sour grapes, or they are just sour.

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    I understand to some degree promoting a business with social media but we as a culture have become obsessed with self promotion. So much so that it has become normal to boast and brag without even a hint of shame or embarrassment. It is no secret this practice helps validate one's insecurities and shores up their fragile sense of self worth and esteem. I come from a different generation and don't understand it. Again, outside of commerce it has the appearance of narcissism. If people like seeing other people's stuff, I suppose that's cool. But at the end of the day it comes down to why people post their bounty for all to see. In this case I will reserve judgment and assume Michael has the purist of motives.

    Am I viewed as a curmudgeon because of this?

    Probably. Thanks for the compliment.

    But you also won't see me posting thousands of rare and NOS parts as "trophies" online. Unless of course they're for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    I understand to some degree promoting a business with social media but we as a culture have become obsessed with self promotion. So much so that it has become normal to boast and brag without even a hint of shame or embarrassment. It is no secret this practice helps validate one's insecurities and shores up their fragile sense of self worth and esteem. I come from a different generation and don't understand it. Again, outside of commerce it has the appearance of narcissism. If people like seeing other people's stuff, I suppose that's cool. But at the end of the day it comes down to why people post their bounty for all to see. In this case I will reserve judgment and assume Michael has the purist of motives.

    Am I viewed as a curmudgeon because of this?

    Probably. Thanks for the compliment.

    But you also won't see me posting thousands of rare and NOS parts as "trophies" online. Unless of course they're for sale.

    Carry on.
    Like I said, by and large people like to see a good score, that's why guy's write books about it, and why guy's like me have no less than three magazine columns devoted to what I find in barns. Some don't like it, but it's usually because they grumble that they sold all their Speedsters for $5000 in 1977, if only they had one now...

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    Good stuff Michael.

    When this was more of a hobby among fellow Porsche addicts a few years ago, we always celebrated our friend's "scores" at Hershey. It could be a used set of Fuchs for track day or a good price on fenders for your SWB restoration. Granted, much has changed since then, but I still am amazed at what people find. One of my favorites was a dirty, unrestored Carrera 4-cam just sittin' on the back of an old pickup truck at Hershey. And no, I didn't ask....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgarazo View Post
    Good stuff Michael.

    When this was more of a hobby among fellow Porsche addicts a few years ago, we always celebrated our friend's "scores" at Hershey. It could be a used set of Fuchs for track day or a good price on fenders for your SWB restoration. Granted, much has changed since then, but I still am amazed at what people find. One of my favorites was a dirty, unrestored Carrera 4-cam just sittin' on the back of an old pickup truck at Hershey. And no, I didn't ask....
    That was Tim bringing one of Dave Coleman's motors, trying to drum up some business for Dave working on 4-cams, it wasn't for sale, but very very cool to see in the light of day.

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    I love seeing 'scores @swaps' . . .

    . . . reminds me of why to go, in the first place




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    I think if I were more cynical I would think this is just an end around way to post “for sale” items with no price tags while avoiding the “for sale” forum and it’s rules. Sort of in the line of “feeler” posts. The goal being an auction in the form of private messages. Which I’m willing to bet some may have sent here.

    Of course, that would only be the case if I were more cynical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55Outlaw View Post
    It's all for sale
    If I was cynical I would say that we will see this in the "WHATS IT WORTH" next.

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