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  • Did you notice that guy's feedback score? 92.9% positive

    Now, if he only had 13 feedback scores, then that would just be one unhappy person...

    But, he has 209... That's a lot of unhappy people...

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  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,595
    Yes, I saw that feedback and read all the non-green ones.

    North Carolina car dealers do have an inordinate number

    of low feedbacks as they seem to be a bit pushy...lets call

    it aggressive sales tactics.

    I would never do a trade-in in NC and I don't finance, so

    I'm pretty sure I can handle a single number-yes or no-

    transaction there. That is as long as I stay in control while

    hearing the exhaust note, seeing that rare and beautiful car.

    Oh bid just increased $1,000. lol

    2013 Mustang GT, 2006 Silverado 2500 LT HD, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • andybobandyandybobandy Posts: 3
    edited September 2011
    Opinions on 2008 Yukon XL 2WD (live in south) V8 flex fuel, SLT model
    61000 miles
    Fully loaded w/ leather, 20 inch tires(brand new) nav, backup camera, DVD,
    Bucket 2nd&3rd row seats, one touch foldable 2nd row
    Good condition outside with some fender scrapes on one fender and two small dents
    Inside in excellent condition
    Stealth gray metallic with titanium inside

    Dealer first offered 16000, then 21,499 as trade in
    Can I get him up more?
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,002
    Off topic, but I went to Omaha in 2010 for the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting, and I loved the city. Great place you have there!
  • That sounds like one great vacation.. :surprise:

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,893
    What's going on at Englishtown?

    Oh... I see now. Hmmm... wonder if the family will want to go.

    Are you showing your car, Bill, or just a spectator?

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • This is a challenge...

    OK, a stock 06 GT with those miles is probably a $14,500-15k trade in, $16k at the auction and $19k retail car.

    So this is a Saleen S281.. that's the small one, IMO it's a weak color.

    Hmmm... Retail... $23k methinks?
  • Until you have sold cars on eBay it's tough to explain... eBay attracts some real jerks.

    That being said, he seems to have upset 2 people, 1 of which was because of a title issue.

    I'd ask to see if he has the actual title in hand or if he floorplans, that his floorplan company has it.
  • Spectator... still now I don't think I'll be able to make it.
  • Umm...

    $21,500? That's probably an overallowance.. this is probably a $19k truck, maybe $20k on a push depending on color, but that's ALL the money.

    So bear this in mind.....
  • I didn't check the details of his feedback...

    But if he is at 93% with a 209 score.. that is 15 negative scores, not two.. unless I just don't know how it works..

    But, in my experience, dealers don't really auction their cars on eBay, they just advertise there... If they happen to set their reserve too low and actually sell a car for less than they wanted, all they have to do is cancel the auction and claim the car has sold through another channel..

    I've "bought" a car on eBay... but, we made the deal over the phone, first...

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,002
    edited September 2011
    Only feedback from the last 12 months is used to compute the score. So, you have to look at the entire history and see how long the seller has been selling stuff in order to see what kind of seller they are. I think if they welch on the deal after the auction has ended, they're in danger of getting negative feedback on their record.
  • See? Learn something new, every day..


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  • Oh I bought a bunch of cars on eBay :)

    You gotta remember the kind of people that eBay attracts...

    I have gotten negative feedback on eBay because a car wouldn't pass inspection... in the description:

    "Check Engine light IS ON, we have NOT diagnosed it, please bear this in mind that you will probably have to spend money fixing it to pass state inspection"

    Here's another neg...



    "Tires are barely above the wear bars, plan on replacing them"

    I've sold plenty of old, cheap cars "AS-IS" and had people complain about scratches, stone chips, the fact that "their mechanic" said that to be careful they "should consider" a full tune up, etc....

    eBay tends to be a bottom feeder magnet, and the guys that truly make money there do it by buying lousy cars with good carfaxes for real cheap. It's become a self-fulfilling prophecy there.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    Keep me posted. If you can make it I'll manage to get up. Otherwise we'll try another weekend.
  • Will do... thinking maybe later in October I can get free or... you around on Tuesdays?
  • sb55sb55 On an Island in VermontPosts: 157
    Did you notice that on March of 2011 it had around 10.5 K miles and now it has around 29.5K miles. That's a lot in 6 months.

    2007 Miata, 2010 BMW 535xiT, 2010 GMC Sierra SLE, 2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon

  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,595
    edited September 2011
    So this is a Saleen S281.. $23k methinks?

    SWAG? (Sophisticated Wild [non-permissible content removed] Guess) I like that lol.

    OK, I'm with you on the price. Thanks, Bill.

    2013 Mustang GT, 2006 Silverado 2500 LT HD, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,595
    now it has around 29.5K miles

    I saw that. Maybe he had a lot of errands to run.

    The only thing that bothers me is the corrected title.

    Maybe it's a small thing to dealers, but to me...huge.

    2013 Mustang GT, 2006 Silverado 2500 LT HD, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    Well, after next Friday (9.30) I'm around all the time. Due to my upcoming transplant I'm having to retire - earlier than I expected or am ready for but it does mean that any old day suddenly works.
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