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Posted: 02/01/22 01:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

monkey44 wrote:

After vehicles age into worthless, the value zeros out and begins escalating because it now becomes a 'classic' ... [emoticon]

Kinda like a 'granny-dress', at one time a dollar at the thrift store, now $500 at the luxury clothing stores


Hopefully granny didn't see the same kind of rough action that my dirt bike has seen, but you never know.


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For the last vehicle we bought, we drove a few hours to see/drive the vehicle at a dealer's lot with the understanding they would not hold it. We got there and drove it. Wife liked it but wanted to look at another similar vehicle in the same town at a different dealer. We let our sales person know that we are interested, but had one other vehicle to look at before deciding. Again, we understood the first one might get sold while we were deciding. We looked at the other one and DW liked the first one better so we called our sales person back and he let us know that someone had driven it and seemed interested but the husband didn't want to do the paperwork yet as he needed to go pick up his boat. Apparently, the wife tried to get him to go ahead and do the deal and their sales person told them that someone else (us) had driven it and was interested. According to their sales person, the husband told the wife that the sales person was just using BS sales tactics to try to rush them and they left. We went back to the dealership and DW wanted to drive it one more time to check something she forgot to check the first time. As we are coming back into the dealership, there is a truck pulling a boat parking. We saw the guy getting out and our sales person tells us that is the guy. He is going in the front door and we are going in the side door. We had already arrived at an acceptable price, so we just signed a note that we would purchase as the guy's sales person was greeting him. Our sales person advised the other sales person that the we had just agreed to purchase the vehicle. Needless to say, the guy was not a happy camper and he had to call his wife to let her know they missed it. I started to tell him that there was a similar vehicle down the road at another dealer, but I decided he might not take it as helpful as intended.

Moral of the story, sometimes there really is someone else looking to buy too.

Epilogue - While we were finishing the sale, the guy's sales person stopped by and asked if we were the one's that bought the vehicle. When we confirmed that we were, he said he was glad because the guy was a jerk (my translation of the actual word he used) the whole time and he was glad that he had to face his wife.

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Yup, mine too. Dirt Bikes are not exactly 'gently used'. If they are, you're not doing it right. [emoticon]


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Epilogue - While we were finishing the sale, the guy's sales person stopped by and asked if we were the one's that bought the vehicle. When we confirmed that we were, he said he was glad because the guy was a jerk (my translation of the actual word he used) the whole time and he was glad that he had to face his wife.


A happy ending.

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BarneyS wrote:

My opinion is that if someone is going to look at an expensive item like a large motorhome, and is a serious buyer and not just a tire kicker, he would bring his wife with him and not have to go home to get her. Of course there could be a million reasons why he didn't have her but I think most fit the first category.
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That post made me smile. Reminds me so much of boat buying. She gives her blessing to buy a boat that they can overnight on. I am talking 30' plus boats, not trailer boats. What does the dopey male do? He goes out & buys what he likes. He buys aa boat that is mostly about fishing & fast & happens to have an awkward V berth in the bow. It might also have a head & a sorry excuse for a galley.

A boat not very useful for weekending at all. By the second season you just know how little that boat gets used. She will find all kinds of excuses not to go out on it.

Now if the dopey male was a little smarter he would take her boat shopping & get something that has what is important to her such as a proper head with a shower, a useable galley, plenty of cabin storage, large water capacity & a decent centerline bed.

Same rules apply with an RV.Start with what is important to her.


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First with green wins, every time. Get the second folks cell and call them if it sells. They can turn around.

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First with green wins, every time. Get the second folks cell and call them if it sells. They can turn around.


This is a Jack AZZ move. If YOU say to someone that you will wait for them after you speak to them and there is an agreed upon time to meet and you sell it out from under them that is Chicken ShnitZ.


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monkey44 wrote:

After vehicles age into worthless, the value zeros out and begins escalating because it now becomes a 'classic' ... [emoticon]

Kinda like a 'granny-dress', at one time a dollar at the thrift store, now $500 at the luxury clothing stores


For every "classic", there's thousands of a 40yr old pieces of scrap metal.

Example: Knew a guy who loved Jaguars...he could buy old ones dirt cheap because the cost of keeping them running was more than they were worth. He had 5-6 in the back yard and basically used them as his personal junk yard for spare parts.

So if there is one lesson from this thread...don't tell someone on the phone you will hold an item for them. Make it clear, first person with an acceptable cash offer gets it.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

AllegroD wrote:

First with green wins, every time. Get the second folks cell and call them if it sells. They can turn around.


This is a Jack AZZ move. If YOU say to someone that you will wait for them after you speak to them and there is an agreed upon time to meet and you sell it out from under them that is Chicken ShnitZ.


But that's not what the OP suggested.

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valhalla360 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

AllegroD wrote:

First with green wins, every time. Get the second folks cell and call them if it sells. They can turn around.


This is a Jack AZZ move. If YOU say to someone that you will wait for them after you speak to them and there is an agreed upon time to meet and you sell it out from under them that is Chicken ShnitZ.


But that's not what the OP suggested.

Actually it is

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We have another buyer who contacted us over a week ago when we were out of town. We told him when we get back we'll contact him and he plans on coming tomorrow. He lives about 4 hours away.

So, yes, he made contact and the individual said he would come tomorrow. I think it's safe to assume this was agreed to by the OP.

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