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« on: January 11, 2011, 09:05:05 am »

http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=13818460

Sad, but not shocking.

Here's the listing, sounds like Robbie is losing his storage location.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wood-Roller-Coaster-Sale-400-000-Best-Offer-/280614399329?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4155ebed61#ht_813wt_795
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 09:17:39 am »

He was on the radio saying he was selling Zingo so he could build a new Bells

So.. he's selling his card table to pay the ante?
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 09:51:00 am »

He was on the radio saying he was selling Zingo so he could build a new Bells

So.. he's selling his card table to pay the ante?

Yes.

Saw this on the news.  I believe there was a second listing for $250K worth of #1 white pine lumber.  After I saw that pile of rubble, I had a feeling Zingo would never be rebuilt.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 09:57:05 am »

Yes.

Saw this on the news.  I believe there was a second listing for $250K worth of #1 white pine lumber.  After I saw that pile of rubble, I had a feeling Zingo would never be rebuilt.



In the story he says he won't give the buyer the plans to the ride, that the plans are the most valuable part. What a load of crap. I'll take your 400k but won't tell you how to build it? That's just plain stupid. He's lying.

And the listing sounds very desperate, it's basically "we will take anything so long as you haul it off" like a beat up barcalounger left on the curb.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 10:18:18 am »

like a beat up barcalounger left on the curb.

Bahahahaha!

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 10:27:59 am »

Bahahahaha!



ZING!
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 10:54:03 am »

He was on the radio saying he was selling Zingo so he could build a new Bells

So.. he's selling his card table to pay the ante?
Build the new Bells at the site of the Admiral Twin, along with a new screen, and you gotta deal...
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 11:26:37 am »

You guys are great. After I saw him on Fox 23 last night. My thoughts were right along with yours.
Zingo is trademarked and he is not selling that. RRRighttt...nudge,nudge,wink,wink.
And how much is 40+ year old #1 white pine lumber worth ?
sgrizz. Great comparison.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011, 11:31:28 am »

Here at four month roller coaster sales it's gotta gotta gotta go!!

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011, 12:55:50 pm »

I thought he said last night on KOTV that what indicated were core components would not be sold. Gears, chain, etc. The listing seems to indicate the wood is lot 1 and the rest of it is lot 2.

Strange.
Even stranger that no one could find a way to get an amusempark going in a metro area of a million.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 01:03:46 pm »

Will any local or state building codes let you build a coaster, or any other major public structure out of 40+ year old wood that has been exposed for that long?
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011, 01:21:09 pm »

I thought he said last night on KOTV that what indicated were core components would not be sold. Gears, chain, etc. The listing seems to indicate the wood is lot 1 and the rest of it is lot 2.

Strange.
Even stranger that no one could find a way to get an amusempark going in a metro area of a million.

This doesn't make it sound like anything is going to be left:

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Roller Coaster for Sale. Engineered and manufactured by Philadelphia Toboggan Co. Erected in 1968 and dismantled in 2006. The Zingo Roller Coaster formerly at Bell's Amusement Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been dismantled, put in storage and is now for sale. The train, track, gears, motor, chain, bent legs, and lumber (2x6, 2x8, 4x4, 4x6, 6x6, 6x8, 6x12). Tens of thousands of board feet of lumber, all double kiln, dried pressure treated, yellow pine painted with white latex. The coaster was 72 feet at its highest point and 2,675 feet long. This lumber can be cut, sorted, loaded etc, at its present location as long as its gone by 5/30/2011.

This coaster is for sale as a whole unit or can be separated into 2 lots. The lumber as 1 lot and all other components (train, track, gears, motor, chain, etc.) as Lot 2. The asking price is $250,000 USD for each lot, or $400,000 USD in its entirety or Best Offer by 4/15/2011. This equipment and lumber must be moved from its present location by May 30th, 2011. We will entertain any serious offer and help with the logistics of the move. Contact Marc Price at 918-625-0492
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2011, 01:45:49 pm »

I say we see about getting it erected in Bluedome, over, around and inbetween the buildings and lots.  Rename it the Bludedome Zinger!
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 02:10:24 pm »

Here at four month roller coaster sales it's gotta gotta gotta go!!



Man, you are on the gas today!

Robbie was explaining on the news this morning that there were rides far more critical to their business than Zingo and that they could always replace the coaster eventually.  He said the car, chain, track etc. was where the real value was although sounds like they assigned a value of about $250K to the lumber.

I have to give him credit, he's an eternal optimist.  Looks like a good day to break out that copy of his business plan I managed to pull out from under Randi Miller's pillow

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2011, 02:14:05 pm »



I have to give him credit, he's an eternal optimist.  Looks like a good day to break out that copy of his business plan I managed to pull out from under Randi Miller's pillow


Why were you in Randi Miller's bed?
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