Jim's Battery Mfg. (former Antique Auto Battery) is Shipping

Started by Mike Josephic CLC #3877, July 25, 2018, 05:56:34 PM

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Mike Josephic CLC #3877

Just wanted to let everyone know that the guy who
purchased Antique Auto Battery's business has started
shipping.  This also applies to Battery Central Mall,
since Jim's Battery Mfg. (new name) supplies
them.

I had a battery for my 1955 Eldorado on back order
since April and it arrived today.  Looks great, nicely
packed and exactly as the originals.

They are shipping back orders first and have a large
backlog, so I suggest calling before placing a new
order.

Jim's Battery Mfg.
602 W. Rayen Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502
330-480-0755
(on line ordering not up yet)

Mike
1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
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D.Smith


Mike Josephic CLC #3877

#2
Just another update.

Received a SECOND battery I had on order -- I also
needed one for my '73 Eldorado.  This arrived today.

Looks like they are trying hard to catch up.  Good news
for those of you waiting.

Mike
1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
-------------------------------------
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Past: VP International Affiliates, Museum Board Director, President / Director Pittsburgh Region

Jason Edge

This is fantastic news. I was lucky and ordered and received an original style replacement battery for my 1964 Coupe de Ville before the other companies folded, but like to know that they are available if and when I need another one.   
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2002 Escalade EXT - Black
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2013 Escalade EXT Premium Edition - Xenon Blue

StevenTuck

My concern is whether the new company will honor the warranties on the previous companies batteries.
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Dan LeBlanc

If I was a betting man, I'd wager that your warranty is as gone as the company who built it.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Mike Josephic CLC #3877

The warranty, if I recall correctly, was only for 12
months anyway.  My last two batteries from them
lasted more than 8 years.

Mike
1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
-------------------------------------
CLCMRC Museum Benefactor #38
Past: VP International Affiliates, Museum Board Director, President / Director Pittsburgh Region

Cape Cod Fleetwood

Quote from: Dan LeBlanc on July 27, 2018, 04:13:13 PM
If I was a betting man, I'd wager that your warranty is as gone as the company who built it.

You mean like the battery I ordered from Battery Central Mall in December 2017 for $359 that arrived in early May was installed and the case broke in 24 hours then failed to hold a charge a week later was shipped back and I've heard nothing? A warranty like that Dan?  >:(

\m/
Laurie
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

StevenTuck

Quote from: Mike Josephic  CLC #3877 on July 27, 2018, 05:32:11 PM
The warranty, if I recall correctly, was only for 12
months anyway.  My last two batteries from them
lasted more than 8 years.

Mike
Their batteries were warrantied for 48 months. When you buy a company you buy the assets and liabilities.
1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
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Car Show Signs and Car Photo Books
http://carshowsigns.net/

Dan LeBlanc

Quote from: StevenTuck on July 28, 2018, 06:22:53 AM
Their batteries were warrantied for 48 months. When you buy a company you buy the assets and liabilities.

He probably just bought the equipment and the production rights and not the company and incorporated a new manufacturing company to go into operation.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

gkhashem

Only a fool buys the company, you should buy the assets and maybe the tradename and let the old company liabilities die with it.

Very few reasons to ever buy the company itself.

I would imagine the production rights are a license from GM and then a non compete agreement with the old company not to go back into business for a period of time.
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
1964 Oldsmobile 98 Town Sedan (OCA 1st)
1970 GMC C1500
1977 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
1978 Cadillac Coupe Deville (Sr Crown #959)*
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brgham Coupe (OCA 1st)
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo (OCA 1st)
1991 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (Sr #838)
1992 Oldsmobile 98
1996 Oldsmobile 98
*PastPres

Cape Cod Fleetwood

My replacement battery came today. Of course there's no way to know if they simply repackaged the broken one
and recharged it.

Oh well

\m/
Laurie
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Mike Josephic CLC #3877

1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
-------------------------------------
CLCMRC Museum Benefactor #38
Past: VP International Affiliates, Museum Board Director, President / Director Pittsburgh Region

StevenTuck

Quote from: gkhashem on July 28, 2018, 09:30:49 AM
Only a fool buys the company, you should buy the assets and maybe the tradename and let the old company liabilities die with it.

Very few reasons to ever buy the company itself.

I would imagine the production rights are a license from GM and then a non compete agreement with the old company not to go back into business for a period of time.
Whatever Jim did, he is still using the same phone number, address and website. Antique Auto Battery website is still up as always with no changes. Also there isn't a new website up for Jim. He may have a new company trading as Antique Auto Battery. There is a lot of value in continuing a trade name that has been around as long as Antique Auto Battery.
1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
http://bit.ly/1NfPNHE
Car Show Signs and Car Photo Books
http://carshowsigns.net/

gkhashem

Yes there is some value and yes you can buy a trade name like any other asset. Which is what I said, but there is no way he bought the company he bought the assets and maybe the name. Unless he had bad advice.

Unless you would like to argue with a CPA who has an MBA from an Ivy League school, and I am not BRAGGING. I am saying unless you are involved in business sales your opinion is not likely a good one.

Buying a small company and assuming the company is bad tax advice and bad legal advice but I cannot provide legal advice, good for the seller.
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
1964 Oldsmobile 98 Town Sedan (OCA 1st)
1970 GMC C1500
1977 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
1978 Cadillac Coupe Deville (Sr Crown #959)*
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brgham Coupe (OCA 1st)
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo (OCA 1st)
1991 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (Sr #838)
1992 Oldsmobile 98
1996 Oldsmobile 98
*PastPres

StevenTuck

Quote from: gkhashem on July 29, 2018, 11:38:22 AM
Yes there is some value and yes you can buy a trade name like any other asset. Which is what I said, but there is no way he bought the company he bought the assets and maybe the name. Unless he had bad advice.

Unless you would like to argue with a CPA who has an MBA from an Ivy League school, and I am not BRAGGING. I am saying unless you are involved in business sales your opinion is not likely a good one.

Buying a small company and assuming the company is bad tax advice and bad legal advice but I cannot provide legal advice, good for the seller.
Why are you so worked up...geeze! I was not questioning your education or otherwise. I was making an observation about the facts as known. You nor I know what he did which is why I stated "Whatever he did." Take a chill pill!
1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
http://bit.ly/1NfPNHE
Car Show Signs and Car Photo Books
http://carshowsigns.net/

gkhashem

Already chilled here just stating facts.

I never assumed what he did but never am surprised either by what people do. But you seemed to want to quote me like what I said was incorrect.

I stand by what I said, and good luck to the new endeavor. I have already received my 1959 Delco battery. I have restricted myself to this style battery since it is so thin and long nothing new will seem to fit the battery tray.

Anybody aware of one that will fit the tray in a 1959?
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
1964 Oldsmobile 98 Town Sedan (OCA 1st)
1970 GMC C1500
1977 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
1978 Cadillac Coupe Deville (Sr Crown #959)*
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brgham Coupe (OCA 1st)
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo (OCA 1st)
1991 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (Sr #838)
1992 Oldsmobile 98
1996 Oldsmobile 98
*PastPres

StevenTuck

I thought everyone should know that Jim's Battery Mfg. is honoring warranties under Antique Auto Battery. My battery, purchased on 9/11/17, has developed two cracks in the top. Jim's Battery Mfg. is going to replace the top.
1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
http://bit.ly/1NfPNHE
Car Show Signs and Car Photo Books
http://carshowsigns.net/

Lexi

At Hershey last year, (or the year before), I was at the Antique Battery display booth. If memory serves me correct this was the company that has since folded. The fellow behind the counter I think was a guy named "Jim" who described himself as a tech guy for the company. Wonder if he is the one who took over. He was very knowledgeable and seemed more like an owner to me. Clay/Lexi

Mike Josephic CLC #3877

Yes, that's correct -- Jim took over Antique Auto
Battery's business.  I'm glad that he did since they
were the only manufacturer (as far as I know) of
the repro batteries.  All the other outfits just resell.

I bought two from him last June and they are doing
just fine.

Mike
1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
-------------------------------------
CLCMRC Museum Benefactor #38
Past: VP International Affiliates, Museum Board Director, President / Director Pittsburgh Region