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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:42 pm    Post subject: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here in Central NY was a CASE dealership started in the 40's, shortly after WW 2. Had been C-IH right up until recently when it got bought by a larger C-IH chain dealership. A good friend of ours who works in 1 of the chain stores is also a long time "CASE guy" who was after anything CASE the new management didn't want. When he would ask to come and take a look, they said "yeah, we'll let you know". Just very recently, last time he checked, they told him "all that old sh't is gone, filled 3 dumpsters". My friend said there were parts, parts books, service manuals and old literature. Our friend didn't want it all for himself, he wanted me to go along, maybe something was there that could have helped any one of us.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's sick.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Those stories make me sick. My Cousin is a big Allis fan and especially loves CAs. THere was a huge parts warehouse west of Chicago not far from my cousin's home. He went to the warehouse one day after allis was finished and they were closing the facility. THere knew of 6 complete CA crate engines setting there. He went there with the intention of trying to buy one, but they had already sold those and the rest of their parts for scrap.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

SO sad when that happens and it has happened time and time again.

To the folks taking over and selling million dollar equipment the old stuff is worth less than nothing, it's just a nuisance.

A nuisance that (apparently) has to be dealt with by destroying it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sad that so many have the throw away mentality now days when much could have been worth a lot of $$
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The corporate mindset. No sense of respect or loyalty to previous customers or sense of appreciation for history. Criminal behavior IMHO
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

AMEN... RB
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 am    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Idiots. I remember that same thing happening when the Case an IH merger happened when some small dealers shut their doors. In my opinion when these conglomerates take over a bunch of individual dealerships, customer service suffers.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like MONROE TRACTOR ???
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's a loss for you and your friend, but look at it from the store manager's perspective. Unless your friend offered some substantial money for the whole lot ($1,000s), and guarantee to remove it all within one day, it really was not worth the extra time and hassle for the store to save any of it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What you say about "hassle" is debatable. We were not even offered a chance to take a look and make an offer. To most all on this forum, everything was quite valuable, shall I say "invaluable". To the new store manager it was sh't.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

a long time dealer who started the same year we did in 1966 Gave me every Case parts book they had FREE,, it was going to me or the dumpster they said as they did not want other competing shops in town to have them,, I have over 500 lbs of parts books and binders from the 30's through current Case CE machines, I did not take the cih binders so they went in the dumpster,, it was two pallets full of them,,
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Case Nutty 1660 wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:17:26 03/06/20) a long time dealer who started the same year we did in 1966 Gave me every Case parts book they had FREE,, it was going to me or the dumpster they said as they did not want other competing shops in town to have them,, I have over 500 lbs of parts books and binders from the 30's through current Case CE machines, I did not take the cih binders so they went in the dumpster,, it was two pallets full of them,,


Seems no less sad that the IH ones couldn't be saved!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I suspect your friend had a fair idea what the manuals could be worth to him, but he was hoping to get them for free or next to nothing. Now-a-days people need to make a serious offer up front for those kinds of things it they really want them. It could have taken your friend several weeks to go through three dumpsters of manuals and work up an offer on each individual piece. A store manager does not have anywhere near the time for that.

An offer of $1,000 or more up front for the lot might have gotten some attention, especially if he promised to removed them quickly and save the store some disposal fees. An offer of paying the store nothing while tying up several days of their employees time can't be taken seriously, so they decided they were much better off not ever to let him into the store.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Really Sad. 3 Dumpsters full. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You are making baseless assumptions. Bottom line. you got a lot of...??..I better stop.
 
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