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What is this thing worth?

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,423
    Anyone try this yet? It's FREE!
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    Oh that's the Sports Car Market price guide---they're pretty good but you have to understand that the prices are related to the condition of the cars, and generally they are talking about really really nice cars---so cars with some "needs" need not apply.

    Also they don't list huge swaths of cars which they do not deem "collectible" or "classic", and I don't blame them.

    I'd probably buy it but I have an Andriod, so I'm not in the Apple zombie network. :P
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,887
    sweet.

    Shifty - I don't have an iphone either, but I do have an ipod touch. I resisted apple for a long time, but now that I have one, I highly suggest it. It is a cool toy, and not very expensive. (one like I have is down to $149 refurbed.)

    Heck, just ordered an iPad for the wife since the 1st gen price finally dropped thanks to the iPad2. Did even better getting a refurbed one from apple for $349.

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

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    You know what they say about Steve Jobs--that he can actually project a reality distortion field onto consumers. But then, all good marketing does that. Motor Trend often does it with their Car of the Year!

    I use the little pocket-sized CPI (Black Book) guide when I'm out in the field. It's actually faster and easier than whipping out a smartphone and covers more levels of condition that the Sports Car Market APP, which is really only about #2 cars.
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,872
    Not for collector cars.... but, used cars in general:

    Manheim has an app for blackberrys, for subscribers.. I'm sure they have one for Android, as well.... It's pretty neat...and quick.

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  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    manheim is good for ordinary used cars--but it's quite expensive isn't it?
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,872
    Well, yeah.... it's for car dealers!

    A co-worker of mine has a used car lot.... so, I get to play around with Manheim website and mobile apps.. Comes in handy when you are shopping for a car..

    I'm not even sure they would sell it to someone without a dealer's license.. maybe, if one were in the appraisal or insurance business..

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  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    edited March 2011
    It would be kind of overkill for an appraiser.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    This one is ten minutes from me.

    What do you guys think?

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/2274686165.html
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    If it's not a) a scam and b) rusted beyond salvation, I'd go for it and buy it immediately. You could flip it for $5K in a red hot minute, maybe $7500 if the sheet metal is good and the engine can be turned by hand.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    Too many digits in his phone number but I did email him so I'll let you know what happens.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    A good tip off to a scam will be when he e-mails you and tells you he is not living in the same place as the car but would be willing to meet you, but doesn't want the expense of traveling to meet a "non-serious" buyer, so could you please use "Google Checkout" as a way of putting a deposit in escrow.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,890
    The background in the photo is definitely local, so it has that much going for it - most of the time scam ads will show a car in an obviously far away location but claim it is in Seattle etc. That being said, the price does seem suspiciously low, the car is either an absolute heap or the seller has received 20 emails by now.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    It could be riddled with rust, which makes it essentially a pile of parts or a restoration project of epic proportions. But you know, just a few holes in the trunk floor or floor pans wouldn't be so bad. But rust in the rockers, or at the suspension mounting points---that's a very ugly proposition and a long, long row to hoe.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    Yeah, I was looking at the background plants and it sure does look local.

    Mercer Island is halfway between Seattle and Bellevue and it's an affulent area sittin gin the middle of Lake Washington served by one of our floating bridges. The "232" prefix is correct for Mercer Island but there is one too many digits in his phone number. I tried calling a couple of possible combinations but struck out.

    I suspect, it's a POS.

    And, fintail, I'll be TICKED if I found out you ran over there and bought it out from under me! I know you work 5 minutes away from M.I.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,890
    I also live 5 minutes from there. I thought about trying the phone number removing various digits, but I'm too lazy - I need that old car like I need a hole in my head, one old beast is one more than I need, and I'd have nowhere to put it anyway. I have no plans to buy another old car unless it is a huge crazy deal that I could flip...only things I think I really want for myse;f would be a LWB 300SE fintail or a Universal wagon, preferably W111.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    No phone call and no email.

    Probably just another Craigslist stroke.
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,872
    And.. the ad is gone..

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    Oh, it is?

    It's possible someone rushed over there and snapped it up!
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    Client called me last week from east coast...wanted me to look at a '62 Vette advertised as "pristine" for $21,000. I told him right away "too good to be true" and the photos were gorgeous.

    Anyway, I e-mail the guy pretending to be a ready-to-buy/guy, and got the "Google checkout" routine, (sure I'll send $21,000 to a stranger to "hold" for me) and the "I'm in Canada right now but I'll fly down to meet you" and "I have to sell it cheap since I need to pay my rent"....blah blah blah. I asked him if he was in Nigeria but never got back another e-mail.
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