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Ivanerrol
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Selling a car.

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 17 Jan, 2018 10:53 pm

Have my W204 on the market - listed in the usual suspect sites.

Xmas and January are a bad time to sell - credit cards maxed out as well as loose cash being spent on holidays.

However - it's drongo season.

Prospective buyer number one:
Wants to see the car at 9.00am in the morning. I explain I can't - need to work. He then arrange for 3.00 pm.
Rings back next day. Saw another car at 11.00am and bought it. :wall:
Lesson number 1. Do what the buyer wants - regardless.

Prospective buyer number two:
Comes around with his mate - mates a mechanic. Buyer has Mercedes Stars in his eyes.
I ask the mechanic if he's worked on many Mercedes - his reply "yeah, some old ones!"
Mechanic asks the question : "where's the dipstick". I explain there isin't one - oil level checked from instrument cluster - no transmission dipstick either.
We go for a test drive. Only lasts for two minutes. Front suspension is noisy mechanic declares - it'll costs thousands to replace.
Off they go.

Prospective buyer number three:
Dad and daughter. She's about 25.
They check the GPS. She lives out in the new outer suburbs. Not in GPS. But that's OK . I explain the iPhone and Goggle maps is better.
Dad gets to do the test drive - why? :whistle: . It's going to be the daughters car :dontknow:
He put's his foot down - Car goes like a rocket - 3 litre six cylinder in small body.
They go off. He rings back - tells me the car is too fast for her. She never got to drive the car :Doh:

Prospective buyer number four:
He want's to come around at 1:00pm on a work day. After missing out with buyer number one, I take time out to make it.
He comes around and just looks at the car. Then explains he only has $8000.00 less than the price I'm asking and if I would accept that :angryfire:
I politely remind him he could have told me that over the phone before he came around. F.Witt
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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ngruzevs
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Re: Selling a car.

Post by ngruzevs » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 2:55 pm

Seems to be more tyre kickers around these days.

I remember selling my 2003 (in 2010) RX Liberty, buyer came round to look at it and bought it for asking price within 10 minutes, didn't even test drive or argue on price.

Then I advertised a W126 420SE, had so many buyers ring me, but wouldn't show up. Had idiots offering $500-$1000, when car was advertised for $6500. Eventually a chap rang me and wanted to see the car ASAP, but we were in Eltham at the miniature railway, seller said no problem, he'll come and meet me there. He did buy the car, but interestingly he was a new car salesmen at 3 Point Motors. I said why do you want to buy a 126 when you get a lovely C Class coupe company car, he then whispered the new MB's were not a patch on quality of 126's.
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1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
1990 W126 420SE Dark Blue The Gangster
2013 MK7 Golf GTI White Gerhard

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Re: Selling a car.

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:42 pm

ngruzevs wrote:
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 2:55 pm
interestingly he was a new car salesmen at 3 Point Motors. I said why do you want to buy a 126 when you get a lovely C Class coupe company car, he then whispered the new MB's were not a patch on quality of 126's.
Well.. at least he would get original spare parts and servicing for a very good price.
Michael in Spare parts and Danny who now is the Commercial vehicle sales manager were working at 3 point spare parts when W126's were new.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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Re: Selling a car.

Post by Mercmad » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 1:22 pm

i hate selling cars, because i have met all of the above at one time or another.

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