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Old 1st June 2011, 03:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Fair enough as the guy paid your fuel, but as you said the last thing you wanted to hear was insult. There are many different buying styles but this guy would have really pi$$ed me off. At the end of the day you walked away not giving in to his offer. It sounds like he will struggle to get a deal with anyone if he carries on like that. When I bought my gtr I made several low sometimes insulting offers but I did it before I went to view the car. That's the way I get a good deal, I would never slag a car off to try and get the price down.

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Old 1st June 2011, 04:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 1st June 2011, 06:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Advert is worded quite well on P/H.Personally id drop the no mechanical issues
and change of circumstances part of the ad,And a couple of spelling mistakes
Good luck getting her sold
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Old 1st June 2011, 06:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Car buyers just vary a lot, over the years I've had a selection of:

- Piss-taking rude ignorant bidders, with dreadful excuses, just as above
- Genuine bidders happy to pay a reasonable price
- Even some buyers happy to buy a car unseen and wire money in advance (and one was a £58k sale).

You just met one from the first category, obviously for the first time judging by the posts, I guarantee you'll meet similar again though.
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Old 1st June 2011, 06:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeh i have been having a lot of these time wasters lately as well particularly those wanting to px their car that is much higher than forecourt price (and i mean stupidly high) where we all price ours sensibly....

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Old 1st June 2011, 06:40 PM   #26 (permalink)
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where have you put it up for sale ?
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where have you put it up for sale ?
is that to me or to Jozeff?
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is that to me or to Jozeff?
BOTH !
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Old 1st June 2011, 07:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The guy sounds like a twat. Just a shame you had to drive 100 miles to discover that fact. At least we know he won't be on here as he'd know all about litchfields if he was

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i had mine on piston heads
Did you sell if from there ? I ask as im going to be putting mine up for sale this week but am unsure where is best to put it. Main dealers an option ? Im also unsure where to be on price
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no it still up for grabs

I am even willing to let her go for a silly price cos I don;t want to miss a business opportunity and I don;t get genuine callers but only time wasters..
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Old 1st June 2011, 08:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I dislike tyre kickers too but these people were not tyre kickers.

Regardless of price, They knew exactly what they wanted and you showed them something that they felt was inferior!

You wasted your time taking the car to them without properly establishing what was important to them and/or describing the car properly, that's the first rule of sales, and that's where you went wrong.

My advise is if your car is worth over 10 grand don't sell it privately and definitely don't deliver a car to a buyer before theyve bought it!
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It's a buyer's market, I just sold a Ford Galaxy today, not an expensive car by any means, but still... the amount of timewaters that called me and enquiring in so much detail as if they are buying a Lambo. Buyers are becoming more and more fussy no matter how much they are spending, simply because they have more choice. Far too many cars for sale, so it's harder for any car to sell quick and that gives the buyers opportunity to be as fussy as they like.
But even so, the seller should never take the car to a buyer, puting oneself in a weaker position that you are already in as a seller.
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Old 1st June 2011, 08:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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It's a buyer's market, I just sold a Ford Galaxy today, not an expensive car by any means, but still... the amount of timewaters that called me and enquiring in so much detail as if they are buying a Lambo. Buyers are becoming more and more fussy no matter how much they are spending, simply because they have more choice. Far too many cars for sale, so it's harder for any car to sell quick and that gives the buyers opportunity to be as fussy as they like.
But even so, the seller should never take the car to a buyer, puting oneself in a weaker position that you are already in as a seller.
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Old 1st June 2011, 08:39 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I sold my first escort cosworth to a guy up north somewhere, he told me he was going to a car event somewhere and wanted something special to go in, I felt like he was my bloody brother after getting off the phone he had seen some very comprehensive photos and we agreed 15k assuming everything stacked up which I knew it would!

A couple of hours later he rings me back with some story or other and could I bring the car up to him, like a twat I agreed. When I got there it became apparent he was a car dealer although to be fair a nice enough guy, anyway after pointing out a few blemishes here and there he offered 13k which after some thought I decided that what with taking a day out at least the car would be sold so I agreed.

Felt a bit robbed on the way home deep down if I'm being honest, but you live and learn!

Never sold a car privately since, can't be arsed to be honest I just trade 'em in and take the hit!
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I dislike tyre kickers too but these people were not tyre kickers.

Regardless of price, They knew exactly what they wanted and you showed them something that they felt was inferior!

You wasted your time taking the car to them without properly establishing what was important to them and/or describing the car properly, that's the first rule of sales, and that's where you went wrong.

My advise is if your car is worth over 10 grand don't sell it privately and definitely don't deliver a car to a buyer before theyve bought it!
Thanks for your advice and blinding observation, another one for the archives.
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My gtr is in good nick the odd Stone chip and a very small bump,
I am in the market for a GT-R and being about to drop £40k+ of my own money I wouldn't touch a car with stone chips and a small bump. IMHO you should fork out the couple of hundred pounds it needs to sort these things out and take away any excuses not to buy.

Also, as a complete novice with the Nissan I had never heard of Litchfields before reading this forum and I am only looking at HPC cars with a clear Nissan stamp. Maybe this is wrong, but not everybody surfs the forums.

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I am in the market for a GT-R and being about to drop £40k+ of my own money I wouldn't touch a car with stone chips and a small bump. IMHO you should fork out the couple of hundred pounds it needs to sort these things out and take away any excuses not to buy.

Also, as a complete novice with the Nissan I had never heard of Litchfields before reading this forum and I am only looking at HPC cars with a clear Nissan stamp. Maybe this is wrong, but not everybody surfs the forums.

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A couple of hundred pounds won't get you very far on an R35. One stone chip on my bonnet (5mm square total) was quoted at £520 to respray (UMS). That was most of the bonnet. I declined, naturally.

You will be lucky to find a car that hasn't got stone chips on it at your budget as the paint quality is not fantastic and they are prone to it.
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I am in the market for a GT-R and being about to drop £40k+ of my own money I wouldn't touch a car with stone chips and a small bump. IMHO you should fork out the couple of hundred pounds it needs to sort these things out and take away any excuses not to buy.

Also, as a complete novice with the Nissan I had never heard of Litchfields before reading this forum and I am only looking at HPC cars with a clear Nissan stamp. Maybe this is wrong, but not everybody surfs the forums.

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If you manage to find any car with more then a few hundred miles that doesn't have stone chips it would be a miracle, every car has them mate
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