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Old 11-04-2020, 01:55 PM
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Spent right at $3800 on parts to repair mom's old car and sell the thing as we don't need it or want to insure a vehicle we don't drive.
Short of the paint everything else is either new or or close to it, And that $3800 doesn't include a minute of labor for all the repairs.

So I listing it a few places on line, CL being one of them.
So nut job texts today, not even seeing the vehicle low ball offering $2K, .
I responded with No but my bottom dollar is $3,800. That's how much in new parts I purchased and installed in the vehicle.

This person comes unglued on me and starts cussing me out and calling me all kinds of nasty names.
Dude needs to go by his meds and the hell with buying a car.

pEOplE, Gotta love em.
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Spent right at $3800 on parts to repair mom's old car and sell the thing as we don't need it or want to insure a vehicle we don't drive.
Short of the paint everything else is either new or or close to it, And that $3800 doesn't include a minute of labor for all the repairs.

So I listing it a few places on line, CL being one of them.
So nut job texts today, not even seeing the vehicle low ball offering $2K, .
I responded with No but my bottom dollar is $3,800. That's how much in new parts I purchased and installed in the vehicle.

This person comes unglued on me and starts cussing me out and calling me all kinds of nasty names.
Dude needs to go by his meds and the hell with buying a car.

pEOplE, Gotta love em.
Don't understand why you argued with him. Just say no and goodbye. It takes two people to argue.
Old 11-04-2020, 01:59 PM
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Yep, I just don’t respond to lowball offers.
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What is the point of this? You posted an item for sale. Someone made you an offer. You declined. He got mad. So what's the point of posting on a boating forum?
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yeah, if an offer comes in nowhere near my bottom line I just ignore it.
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I get it. Post a pic of the guy losing it.
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Pissed me off to no end when they pull that crap without even seeing it.... I guess they're to ones getting the better of me.
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Just sold my wifes grocery getter. A guy with a company by the name of Pedal offered me $6500 cash. Thing is, the KBB was $18,500. I sold the vehicle for $17,000. I told the guy from Pedal that he should rename his company to something I won't mention here.
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I had a car dealer friend years before the internet and you sold cars through the newspaper.

He would get the paper every morning and call everybody that had a car listed for sale and offer a stupid lowball price.

If he called 100-5 would agree to his lowball offer and he made lots of money doing it.

I agree with just do not respond to the lowballers

The internet is strange like that,I have cash in hand and am in front of what I want to purchase before negotiations are started and sell the same way.
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Originally Posted by SrqCraig View Post
Just sold my wifes grocery getter. A guy with a company by the name of Pedal offered me $6500 cash. Thing is, the KBB was $18,500. I sold the vehicle for $17,000. I told the guy from Pedal that he should rename his company to something I won't mention here.
I think he changed it to CarMax
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Why out all that work into it just to break even in parts? You probably could have sold it for $200-500 as it sat before and been ahead.
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What's the car's value before you put the parts on it? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but putting a bunch of money into a car typically doesn't make it worth a dime more. It's weird... most people expect a car to function properly when they buy it... not pay extra because you decided to catch up on deferred maintenance that should have been done over the previous years.
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Originally Posted by bone-a-fide View Post
... So what's the point of posting on a boating forum?
Now now... you're not new... you know we live for this shit... right?


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I had a similar situation with one of my boats I had for sale. I told the guy I had a better offer than what he was offering and he started spewing all kinds of nastiness. I told him he should have lunch at a pharmacy, that might help him.
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OP,
how much money you spent on parts would be 100% irrelevant to me as a buyer.
You control what offers you entertain.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
Now now... you're not new... you know we live for this shit... right?
Right but this one is especially idiotic. Hey man, I put $3800 of parts into a car without counting labor costs so I could try to sell it for $3800, and I’m gonna go on a rant to try to make someone no one knows look dumb when really I look like a fool by posting.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Don't understand why you argued with him. Just say no and goodbye. It takes two people to argue.
I didn't argue with the idiot. That's a lost battle before it even starts. 2 texts and blocked him.
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You all are a trip.

1) I didn't get mad. The entire conversation was via 2 texts.

He asked if the vehicle was still for sale.
I responded yes.
He responded with, well, your price didn't say firm so I'm only going to give you $2K and I'm on my way.
I responded, No your aren't. I have $3800 in to the vehicle in parts and repairs. Price is firm.

At this point the nut case sent a nasty text cussing me out. I deleted the text and blocked the moron.

End of story.
I don't know where a couple of you got I got made, blah, blah, blah.
Just point out the idiots are running ramped today.

As for the car, The book value is mid $4K and the vehicle is way under mileage.
I guess I rebuilt it as a good by tribute to mom and the damn thing needed the repairs anyways.
I won"t sell somebody something that's dangerous and not tell them or at least fix it first.
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Originally Posted by bone-a-fide View Post
Right but this one is especially idiotic. Hey man, I put $3800 of parts into a car without counting labor costs so I could try to sell it for $3800, and I’m gonna go on a rant to try to make someone no one knows look dumb when really I look like a fool by posting.
Is that what you perceived out of my post?
The vehicle was listed at book value.
Want to make a few more Assumptions?

Man, you really need to get a life. Carry on.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
I get it. Post a pic of the guy losing it.
Post a pic of the car

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