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  • Bob Andrews
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    Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
    Just received another bite, where he copied the ad from Turning Wheels without adding the URL, then asks for pictures, etc.

    I responded.. go to the website......
    You have to take all this with a grain of salt. I currently have a beautiful ‘50 Chrysler restomod for sale, with later model 440 and O/D trans and part of my description was ‘needs nothing, ready to turn the key and drive anywhere today’. Then I get a message asking if the car is in ‘running conditions’ lol.

    It's all part of the business.

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  • raidmagic
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    I recently sold my Hudson online. Buyer never looked at it. I sent him about 50 pictures. He paid me in early June. The car is still in my shop. He still has yet to come get it. He has until the end of this month then it goes outside. I'm starting to wonder if he's ever going to come get it.

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  • Robert Crandall
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    I have never bought or sold any vehicle out of my area, so I appreciate this information in case someday I do.

    For sales, I do not respond to messages asking anything about my price. However, I am an easy pushover for someone who offers less than my price while standing in front of me with cash in his hand.

    Before I bought my first hobby car I looked at garbage that was advertised as 'like new.' The one I bought, and still have 44 years later, was advertised as rusty and dented, but I still wanted to see it. Yeah, there were a few small dings, and six small but completely rusted away areas, but overall, it was jaw hitting the ground perfect.

    After that early purchase, the only question I ask of a seller is when can I come look at it.

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  • 64V-K7
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    Just received another bite, where he copied the ad from Turning Wheels without adding the URL, then asks for pictures, etc.

    I responded.. go to the website.....

    Then he comes back with this grand (read L o n g) offer, but we have to split the cost of an inspection by HIS people, etc.. So I googled the text and find that the exact same offer, almost verbatim, was put to a seller of a Ford a year ago...... They never give up.....

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  • "Sparky"
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    Be very suspicious about this "buyer." I'm in the process of selling a sailboat and have also sold sailboats, professionally. Similar responses.

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  • what huh
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    Tell him to send the check but you want to wait for it to clear and you will never hear from that person again.

    Someone who truly has good intentions and wants the car will comply or get cash so he doesn't have to wait

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  • 64V-K7
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    Yeah, this might be fun to watch, although I haven't heard back form him / thanks

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  • candbstudebakers
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    Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
    Got a nibble on the car: :::::

    Buyer: Hello there! what's your final asking price for the car if still available? Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.
    Kennedy

    Me: Yes, car is available. The asking price is $$$$. I’m in the process of remediating the transmission drip, which may take a week or so. It isn’’t as bad as it sounds, just a few gaskets. The underside of the car is very clean. I would certainly prefer you come and look at it. I’ve added a few more pics on the website. If you need any specific information, let me know..
    thanks


    Buyer: Glad to hear it's still available..How about I pay $$$$$? I would love to come take a look but don't live close.
    Thanks.

    Me: Where are you located? Isn’t there anyone close that can look it over. I cannot abide by, anyone buying a car and not having it looked at...


    Buyer: Sure I'll have someone to come look at it when they come to pick it up..I live in Nevada


    So, this sounds just a little bit odd, but how far should I take this thing.. Anyone know someone with an email address of dynaservkennedy@......

    thks



    string him along as long as you want, it is a scam it can be fun watching him make things up, have him send you the check it will not be good but after you get it the fun gets better, I have done that a few times and have bogus checks to prove it, just hang them on the wall to remind you that they are out there doing what ever they can to screw the public.

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  • studegary
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    I have purchased MANY cars sight unseen. These are cars that are under $20K (Studebakers and others). Sometimes the cars are worse than expected and sometimes not. I just figure the cost in dollars and time to travel to look at cars is not worth it.
    I did have one fairly recently where I made the deal and arranged for a transport company. The seller then decided that he would only take cash. I cancelled the transporter and took a friend to drive my car back and cash. When I got there, the deal fell through. It turned out to be a day of travel and expense to visit with my friend (could have done that here).

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  • what huh
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    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
    Next thing he will tell you is that the person coming to pick it up will bring a check...........and oh, by the way, the check will be for the purchase price of the car plus the transport cost, so if you would pay the transporter cash for his part, all will be good.
    Yep this is what I think will happen also. If it does its a SCAM

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  • PackardV8
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    Originally posted by E. Davis View Post
    You took the words out of my mouth. Had the same pitch on a travel trailer I was selling. Wanted to send me a "cashiers check" (one of the easiest instruments to fake) for $1000.00 more than I was asking and all I had to do was give the pickup man that much in cash so he could rent a truck to take the trailer away. Of course I would never see him or the money again.
    For true. For many years now, it's very difficult to rent a vehicle or even a hotel room with cash. Most rental companies will be very suspicious of anyone wanting to pay in cash instead of a credit card. I have a troglodyte friend who hates credit cards, but is forced to maintain one for the limited travel he does.

    jack vines

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  • Noxnabaker
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    I only sell to people who comes & look & test the car, & if they wanna hagle about the price it's done after he's seen & driven the car.
    & ofcourse cash is king.

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  • Milaca
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    Perhaps you would feel more at ease if you would speak to the potential buyer on the telephone. Have a conversation for a few minutes to get a feel for the person. Also, you could do a background check.

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  • E. Davis
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    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
    Next thing he will tell you is that the person coming to pick it up will bring a check...........and oh, by the way, the check will be for the purchase price of the car plus the transport cost, so if would pay the transporter cash for his part, all will be good.
    You took the words out of my mouth. Had the same pitch on a travel trailer I was selling. Wanted to send me a "cashiers check" (one of the easiest instruments to fake) for $1000.00 more than I was asking and all I had to do was give the pickup man that much in cash so he could rent a truck to take the trailer away. Of course I would never see him or the money again.

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  • Bob Andrews
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    I want to add about the old 'what's your lowest price' approach.

    It's a tough one. There is no concrete formula for this. As a seller I do it completely by feel: I usually build in a little negotiating room, so I might throw a little discount to start the negotiations. If somebody is legit they will make a rational counter. Usually you find out then. Sometimes I use my smartass response of 'what's the highest you'll pay?' It's not an exact science, for sure... but it is up to the seller to give the benefit of the doubt; even if it means you sometimes get your time wasted. It's part of the process.

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