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Old 08-22-2004, 02:12   #1 (permalink)
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I hate selling/buying cars!

Trying to sell two cars at the moment, My XR6 and my wifes Echo.

Those that know me also know the standard of my cars I am VERY particular with them.

Well the XR was advertised this week on Thursday and i recieved a call Thursday night at 5pm asking to see the car in 1/2 an hour, unfortunatly I had a dinner to attend so I organised for 7am the next morning (early as I had a meeting to attend at 10 in the city) Made an extra effort with some minor detailing and at 7am no show, waited till 8:30 still no show, didnt even bother to ring and let me know he wasnt coming.

Yesterday, get a call about my wifes car (a woman who contacted us around 2 months ago) wanting to come and see the car today at 1pm, alrighty then I take my freshly detailed car out of the garage to detail the echo. It rained over night on my car dammit!!!

Anyhow, the woman calls at 11am to say she had seen a 2002 model 3 door echo for 1000 cheaper than ours (ours is a 5 door 2001 model) she wants to know if we will match or she wont come out to look at it! We agree with some reservation but that was the bottom line and she understood that. Well she and her friend make it an hour late (we did get a call at 1:30 to say they would be 20mins late???).

They take the car for a drive and go over it with a fine tooth comb, I have no issues with this as it is in perfect condition barely a stone chip for 45 000 kms

They get back and her friend asks about the price and wants a further 500 dollars off the price! I stood firm and mentioned that the market value is 2500 above what we initially agreed to............ ferrcrisake did he want me to bend over and drop my pants as well?

Why do people seem to want everything for nothing????


I am completly over all this shit.............. end rant time for a lie down.
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Old 08-22-2004, 02:16   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I hate selling/buying cars!

everyone wants to think they are the worlds greatest negotiator and they all want something for nothing. sod them.
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Old 08-22-2004, 02:20   #3 (permalink)
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Re: I hate selling/buying cars!

But by the same token, you haggle when buying a car.... I know I do and when selling a car I always put my price up a bit.... EG if you want $2,500 for the car put a price of $3,000 that way you will be happy when you get $2,500 and he'll be happy that he knocked you down $500.... it's win win.

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Anyhow, the woman scalls at 11am to say she had seen a 2002 model 3 door echo for 1000 cheaper than ours (ours is a 5 door 2001 model) she wants to know if we will match or she wont come out to look at it!
I would have told her to go and buy the 3 door as it sounds like a good buy. Sounds like she's just kicking tyres.

I hate selling cars, but love buying them!
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Old 08-22-2004, 02:37   #5 (permalink)
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I would have told her to go and buy the 3 door as it sounds like a good buy. Sounds like she's just kicking tyres.

I hate selling cars, but love buying them!
These are sportivo's so they are fully loaded with everything, and I doubt the existance of said 2002 echo anyway. If I had taken the phone call I would have said the same too.
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I always throw in a few ridiculous offers. You never know, may get lucky, as a buyer i have nothing to lose by asking.
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Old 08-22-2004, 02:57   #7 (permalink)
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Just remember mate, if the vehicle's is a good as you say it is, it will sell itself,, people will fall in love with it if they really want a vehicle, sound's like these people so far have been dreamer's, don't let it put you off or drop your price, as long as you think you are in the right price range for that type of vehicle, it will sell.
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Old 08-22-2004, 03:56   #8 (permalink)
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But by the same token, you haggle when buying a car.... I know I do and when selling a car I always put my price up a bit.... EG if you want $2,500 for the car put a price of $3,000 that way you will be happy when you get $2,500 and he'll be happy that he knocked you down $500.... it's win win.

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It was advertised for $15k. We agreed today for $14k. That's already $1k off and then they wanted an extra $500 on top of that.
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I hate selling cars, but love buying them!
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Old 08-22-2004, 15:39   #10 (permalink)
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Give them $500 off but take the stereo or tyres or something :) that will confuse them. Either that or drop a fish in the inside of the door trim on the morning the pick the car up :)
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