Happy Thanksgiving Johnny Cash

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table—albeit with some updates to pilgrim’s menu.

 

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Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings, a native of Fort Worth Texas, followed in his dad’s footsteps and developed a passion for cars from an early age, building cars and attending car shows with him. The earliest photograph of Richard, aside from his infant years, is of him sitting in a Volkswagen Beetle pedal car. His dad worked two and three jobs at a time so he could afford to have his one toy — a car or motorcycle he could call his own. Richard bought his first car when he was 14 years old: a green ’74 Mercury Comet. By the time he hit his senior year in high school, he was already on his third car, a ’77 Bandit Trans Am. Richard says he has always worked just so he could have cars. He even took a bullet in the early ’90s as he fought off a carjacker who was trying to steal his ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback.

Richard has held several jobs to feed his car habit. He was a firefighter, police officer and paramedic all before he was 21 years old. He eventually left those jobs to start his own business, building a printing and advertising company from the ground up. He later sold it so he could fund his next venture: Gas Monkey Garage — a world-renowned hot rod shop that has produced and shipped cars for people around the world.

A veteran of transcontinental road rallies, Richard has won the Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun — twice. He is the current world record holder in the Cannonball Run and was even recognized by Jay Leno for this achievement, having broken the record that stood since 1979. He covered the 2,811 miles from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 59 minutes with an average speed of 87.6 miles per hour.

Richard says: “Bottom line, if we’re gonna have fun, it better have a motor!”

Use Escrow to Better Your Business

Published by Dave Link

Business owners large and small are always looking for ways to improve. Be it quicker customer response times, shorter closing timelines, or overall cost savings, businesses are constantly using various tools to tweak a little bit here and there in efforts to nudge the needle just a bit higher. Online escrow is one such tool at the disposal of any business buying and selling high dollar items – and can be especially valuable to businesses with international partners.

Simple Workflow
Escrow companies like PaySAFE can provide a simple, easy-to-use workflow for creating and managing transactions. From the simple items like the buyer’s and seller’s names and total transaction amount to complex purchase agreements and heavy documentation, a simple workflow and history can save time and money while minimizing any potential misunderstandings. Online escrow services also do an excellent job of prompting either party when there are items that require their attention, like the approval of purchase agreements, uploading of required documentation, or approvals for the release of funds.

Lock In Sales
Online escrow can be a great way to separate window shoppers from serious buyers. As all purchase funds are verified and held up front, sellers can rest easily knowing that the total transaction amount is held securely, and is simply awaiting the completion of their agreement. Buyers can also rest easy as funds aren’t released without their approval. This could be at the time of shipment, after arrival, or at various checkpoints throughout the process. Continue reading

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Dear Mr. McDavid,

Attached, please find the Buyer-Escrow Agreement for the 1968 Ford Mustang This Agreement outlines the terms and conditions for all parties and includes wiring instructions for any and all funding to complete this transaction.  Please print and review the Buyer-Escrow Agreement and upon completion, please sign the Agreement (pages 3, 5 and 6) and scan and email (or fax) it back to me as soon as possible.

Additionally, to efficiently complete this transaction, please notify me of the date and time you intend to deposit the funds previously agreed upon.  Please include the confirmation code in order for me to follow and confirm the deposit.  Once deposited, and the funds confirmed, I will notify you  as soon as the funds are deposited in the Attorney Escrow Account at Bank of America to complete the transaction. In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to begin to make arrangements for pick-up.

 

We appreciate your business and strive to provide superior products through a convenient, safe and secure process. If you should have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience, as I am fully committed to do whatever it takes to meet and exceed your level of standard and comfort. Again, thank you for your business and I look forward to working with you to complete this transaction.

 

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Top Luxury Items Sold Online

We’ve discussed in previous articles how the secondary market has become such a great place to buy and sell high dollar and luxury items, but what types of items are listed most frequently? Below we’ve compiled a grouping of some of the most commonly bought and sold items through luxury classified listings and auction sites.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Whether it’s a cherry classic car, a fishing boat, or an ATV for your summer cabin, vehicles of all shapes and sizes are some of the most common listings you’ll find online. Most groupings of vehicles will have niche sites dedicated to specific buyers and sellers, but you’ll also find hundreds of listings on more generic auction sites, like ebay, and classified listings like those found on Craigslist. Regardless of what mode of transportation you’re looking for you’ll easily find a listing to fit your tastes on the web.

Watches & Jewelry
The online secondary market for jewelry and watches is enormous. Because of the longer lifespan of both watches and jewelry it’s common for original owners to sell their items as they upgrade to newer pieces. Luxury jewelry and watch owners also tend to take very good care of their purchases, which means buyers can often find slightly used items in excellent condition at a significant cost savings. Websites like JamesEdition.com and ebay frequently have items up for bids that look and function just as well as they did when they were brand new.

Fine Art
Much like jewelry and watches, fine art is nearly timeless. While tastes will often vary significantly from one collector to another, the internet has made it east to connect with others around the world who share those unique and specific tastes. Websites like Artnet.com have compiled listings from dealers and individual artists and made them available to collectors worldwide.

Antique & Collectable Firearms
Websites like GunBroker.com have made locating rare and unique firearms as simple as a Google search. With a massive dealer and person-to-person online marketplace, firearms collectors now easily connect around the world to buy and sell handguns, rifles, and shotguns. The vast majority of those sales are more everyday hunting rifles and handguns for simple target practice, there are also frequent auctions and listings for pistols, rifles, and shotguns that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Regardless of your specific areas of interest, if your tastes run to the luxury end of the scale you’ll be able to find a website that focuses on your hobby. As your average Joe has become comfortable listing common items online, wealthy individuals have followed suit and are now posting their wears in growing numbers.

For more information about buying and selling luxury items online see our posts about the benefits of the online secondary marketbuying luxury vehicles from far away, and buying jewelry and watches online.

Protect Against Fine Art Fraud

 

We’ve all heard about art forgeries, but most of the time it’s in the setting of an action or drama movie. But fine art fraud and forgery are very real threats, and both occur more than most collectors would like to admit. While it’s generally only the very high profile discovered forgeries that make headline news, collectors are defrauded more than we’d like to think. To help protect yourself against potential fraud and forgeries, the tips below can help you keep an eye out for some of the common red flags.

Know Your Subject Matter
If you’re planning to become a serious collector of any type of fine art – sculpture, paintings, reliefs, etc. – you need to become your own expert. Knowing the habits and most common mediums of your favorite artists will help you be able to spot anything that’s amiss. If your collecting tendencies cover many artists or mediums you may want to enlist an additional expert or two. This will give you the opportunity to focus on the artist or medium you prefer most while relying on your stable of experts to fill in the gaps.

Invest in Basic Tools
When it comes to inspecting paintings, a basic black light and jeweler’s lupe can be a great starting point. Black light reacts with certain types of recently added paint to original paintings – making the newly added paint appear to float above the original paint. This is most commonly seen on painter’s signatures. The microscope can also help during inspection by allowing the viewer to see if naturally occurring cracks in old paint have new paint that’s recently flowed into those cracks. While these techniques can be taught, it takes a great deal of time to hone these skills to an expert level.

Check the Frame
Forgers will often cut down appropriate period picture frames and place them around forged items. Be sure to inspect the seams of any questionable pieces to see if the joints are appropriately aged. Freshly cut joints can be an indication that the piece in question may have been altered to appear older than it really is.

Secure Your Funds
If you’re looking to purchase an item from an unknown artist or dealer, considering using an online escrow company. Escrow works to the benefit of both the buyer and seller by securing fund with a neutral third party. Buyers are protected as all funds are held with a neutral third party until there’s proof of shipping or the item has arrived for a final inspection. Sellers are protected by knowing that all purchase monies are verified upfront and held securely – completely eliminating the risk of non-payment, insufficient funds, fraudulent checks and credit card chargebacks.

When in doubt, consult an expert. You may have all the time in the world to become an expert on a specific artist or medium, but having the assurance of an expert’s say can help put any nervous buyer or seller at ease.

For more information about fraud prevention and safely buying or selling art online, see our posts about how to commission artworkcommissioned art is back, and the five most common internet scams.

PaySAFE Escrow

This weeks interview is with Matt Medlock of PaySAFE Escrow. He’s admittedly not a car guy (yet), but his extensive background in the banking industry led to see the need of safely doing person-to-person financial transactions (such as buying a car from a private seller) that might involve a lot of money changing hands. Long story short, he knew that an escrow account would be the ideal way to protect both the buyer and seller for just such a situation, but he wasn’t aware of a service out there that someone could use on the fly, just for a single transaction. Thus….his new company PaySAFE Escrow was born!

Matt Medlock, founder of PaySAFE Escrow.

Matt’s idea was for a trusted entity to hold the money for both the seller and the buyer until the transaction is complete. This way the buyer would be reassured he wasn’t completely giving his money away without seeing his purchase, and the seller w0uld know the money would be there for him when he shipped the item. Even better, it avoids the need to give out personal banking information to accept wire transfers, or to sweat bullets while waiting for a strangers personal check to clear.

The idea of escrow has been around forever (you likely have one with your home mortgage), but historically setting one up is a very paper intensive and labor intensive process. With the advent of computers, internet, and banking technology Matt saw it is now possible to use the idea of escrow for mid to large scale personal transactions. In the muscle car world this could apply to car purchases, large parts purchases, or even paying for services like restorations and body work.

Matt walked me through the process of using PaySAFE and explained the checks and balances used to ensure that honest people remain honest. I posed a couple different scenarios and he explained how PaySAFE escrow would handle those different transactions. He also explained why a crook would never use an escrow service to rip someone off. Matt further explained that there are processes in place for even the unthinkable situations like acts of God, death, or just inability to contact a buyer or seller. PaySAFE forces both sides to stay honest and insure against the unforeseeable.

This interview will most likely change your way of thinking about your next large transaction. The small fee PaySAFE escrow charges for it’s services could easily save you many sleepless nights on your next purchase. Matt did mention that PaySAFE is not JUST for muscle cars, but can be used for contractor services, boats, RV’s, even Cows and Horses. Any large transaction between two parties could benefit from an escrow service.

Thanks for the interview Matt!

-Rob Kibbe

- See more at: http://www.themusclecarplace.com/tmcp-podcast-173-matt-medlock-of-paysafe-escrow-how-to-do-automotive-person-to-person-financial-transactions-safely#sthash.MUb4qoY2.dpuf

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