Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Yeah. I see that sort of attitude from some dealers yet others are more keen. In your case the salesman was probably respecting your position and thought he would leave you until you were serious (i.e. had a better outlook and was ready to do a deal).
Having said that, AU is going to be a problem for a while. I remember a couple of years back seeing a storage area filled with traded EL Falcons. We're talking hundreds and hundreds. They were waiting for their turn under the hammer, however the auction house was storing them so as not to flood the market. Asking the staff I was told I could have bought one for next to nothing as dealers who were putting them on the sales listing were keen to convert to cash.
Looking at that scenario, why would a dealer want to trade a car for a reasonable cost when he is likely to have to join a queue to auction/wholesale the car (assuming he won't want to retail himself).
An example of resale in the wholesale game. T3 TE50, brembos, metalic paint, manual, 4000km - $46000. That was before BA V8s were released. God knows what they're worth now!
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