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John Schneider: Put Up or Shut Up!!

5/10/2007 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider issued this statement to TMZ, following the revelation that the high bidder in an auction to buy the General Lee backed out:

"As the week has progressed, it appears more and more evident that the winning bidder from my 'Bo's General Lee' auction has no intention of coming up with the promised funds. The deadline for deposit was missed on Monday and nobody is more upset or disappointed than I am. I have been on the phone with my lawyer in Century City [Calif.] all week and am taking steps to force compliance of the winning bidder to the rules and regulations of the auction. This may have been the most publicly viewed auction ever! People's word should be their bond."

Dang! That's tough talk from Bo Duke!

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Michael Richards    

I'll give ya 10 mil for it if Daisy comes with it!

2631 days ago
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Joyce Gomes    

Why would someone pay $10 million for a car!!!!!!!

2631 days ago
3.

hop on top    

How could he ever think anyone would actually be serious about a $10,000,000 bid for that worthless piece of scrap metal??? John Schneider has got to be an absolute moron.

I'm glad the bidder played it like the joke it is.

2631 days ago
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IOWA BOY    

THIS IS WHY EBAY SUCKS FOR THIS KIND OF THING, IT'S TOO EASY TO COMMIT FRAUD. SELL IT AN AN AUCTION HOUSE JOHN, AND TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN.

2631 days ago
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JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

The CW Fired John Last Year from Smallville and that Why He is So Desperate for Money !

2631 days ago
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Leah C    

He would never get the asking price on ebay! He should either let an actual auction house sell it, or donate it to the Smithsonian (they could put it next to Archie Bunker's chair) or some other museum. I'd be too afraid to ruin it by driving it anywhere.

2631 days ago
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emceesquared    

Does this guy know how often this happens on ebay? Most high profile auctions like this always turn out this way. Cut your losses, go down the line of bidders, and try to find out where the serious bidders are. An ebay auction locked on their front page + publicity for said auction = bidding disaster waiting to happen. Guess John thinks he is special. Good luck with that whole lawyer thing and trying to get a 16yr old kid to pay.

2631 days ago
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Esme    

For the record, Johnathan Kent (his 'Smallville' character) was always supposed to die and he was definitely NOT fired! He shot two more appearances after his character died (he showed up as a ghost and was in a family video), and didn't you see 'Superman?' Remember how Johnathan keeled over from a heart attack on the farm? C'mon! Don't be dissin' Bo like that!

I'm a big eBayer and I hope he sticks it to him. It's a legally-binding contract plain and simple. Take him to court!

2631 days ago
9.

Seriously    

Puhlease John, do you think this person gave his real name or info on Ebay?
Good luck finding him/her.
Why would you sell on Ebay, where it's fraudville every day, when you can work
with a legitimate auction house? Hello?

2631 days ago
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MOM    

its a stupid car who cares

2631 days ago
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Hines    


TO HOLDEN MY OWN.....you call it a worthless piece of scrap metal??? It is a Dodge Charger...muscle car.....we have two...a 1969 General Lee replica and a 1968 General Lee replica....the 69' appriased for $50,000 and the 68 appraised for $45,000...with value increasing around $2,000 a year. We collect classic cars....so dont call it a worthless piece of scrap metal til you do your homework on the subject. Plus John's was autographed by the cast, and belonged to the star of the tv show. 10million was alot but these cars are NOT worthless!
Hines

below from article/kelly blue book
All '69 Charger trim levels have seen significant increases in value over
the last two years, with major jumps in price occurring in the last six
months. For example, the 1969 Dodge Charger SE 500 in mint condition
could fetch up to $61,600 today versus $43,900 only six months ago, a 29
percent increase in the vehicle's value. For a mint condition 1969 Dodge
Charger R/T, the price has increased 64 percent this year, up from
$28,200 in January 2005 to $43,900 in July 2005.

Additionally, any '69 Charger model equipped with a Hemi engine is going
for triple the value.

WHO:
Kelley Blue Book's Mark Brueggemann, senior market analyst, and Jack R.
Nerad, editorial director and executive market analyst are available for
interviews.

"1969 Dodge Charger models are selling for more than Ferraris," said Mark
Brueggemann, senior market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.

"As a quintessential example of the American muscle car, the 1969 Dodge
Charger is very popular among enthusiasts and collectors," said Jack R.
Nerad, editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue
Book's kbb.com. "The collector car market reflects the popular culture,
so the fact that the '69 Charger is a star of 'The Dukes of Hazzard'
movie -- and perhaps it deserves top billing along with the movie's
actors -- means its substantial increase in popularity will continue."

About Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com):

2631 days ago
12.

dude    

This guy is desperate as hell, who would be stupid enough to buy a car from such a loser show that it came from. Damn let's spend 10 million to help kid's who won't eat today here in the USA. Stuff like this makes me sick!!!

2631 days ago
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Amy    

I don't believe this. If John really think he will get that kind of money for the car, keep on dreaming John cuz its not gonna happen. That bidder probably did it as a joke or maybe he trying to send John the message that he's crazy or stupid. John, you need to wake up and smell the coffee. This is a real world. If you need the money, get your butt up and get a job. That car is just a car. Nothings special about it. I would be happy to drive a herbie car if I have too as long as its run ok. Grow up John.

2631 days ago
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Justin    

John, get a life and move on....Geez

2631 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

People's word SHOULD be their bond, but these days often isn't. That's why people cand be asked to front a forteitable deposit; to indicate their seriousnous regarding a purchase should they win and back out. I've seen this done when bidding on choice lots of land.
If you do your legal homework beforehand, you won't be bitten in the _ss.

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