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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2007, 10:37:31 AM »
Why does it have $3700, when the guy REALLY wants $8000 for it? Is he fishing, if so, then I would play along........ OR is he looking for a crazy american with a limitless bank account  :ask


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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007, 11:20:58 AM »
Why does it have $3700, when the guy REALLY wants $8000 for it? Is he fishing, if so, then I would play along........ OR is he looking for a crazy american with a limitless bank account  :ask


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It's the basis of an auction. The top price bid is 3700, his reserve is set to the lowest he would settle for, ( or what HE thinks it's worth )  He is of course hoping for auction fever to displace common sense and drive the price past what it is really worth. 
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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2007, 06:03:00 PM »
Yes, the auction has to start somewhere.  A few months ago, I bid on a landy pickup  ... the start was $5K (USD), the bidding got up to $14K (not I) and the reserve still was not met.  The landy did not sell on e-bay anyways and wasn't re-posted.

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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 06:25:57 PM »
Yes, the auction has to start somewhere.  A few months ago, I bid on a landy pickup  ... the start was $5K (USD), the bidding got up to $14K (not I) and the reserve still was not met.  The landy did not sell on e-bay anyways and wasn't re-posted.

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This is what I have run into from time to time, an item not selling because of the reserve was set too high. It's done on purpose. A dealer in Houston had exactly the auto that I wanted, but hindsight tells me it wasn't really for sale. He ran the auction, got lots of bids, probably hundreds of hits on the site, advertised other deals he had on cars that you could call about or go and see etc. National advertising, on ebay. What did it cost him when the rover's reserve wasn't met and the auction died?  no sale = low fee  = almost free ad
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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2007, 06:58:35 PM »
and ... sometimes even the ads are free!
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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2007, 07:09:32 PM »
Woooh now, I just put down the bid as advertised, what it can be bought for is up to the buyer.  jim

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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2007, 07:22:18 PM »
Woooh now, I just put down the bid as advertised, what it can be bought for is up to the buyer.  jim

I know Jim. I think we're talking about something else now, Ebay auctions etc. At least I think we are. On the rover you posted,  Bid as advertised = highest bid so far (3700 ). Reserve =  whatever he will let it go for, which could be the 8k everyone is throwing around, I have no idea.  Is this what you mean? 
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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2007, 09:38:43 PM »
Right on the money as it were.    jim

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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2007, 11:52:22 PM »
Sorry, I didn't catch the reserve wasn't meet. :doh2

Like Con has said, it can be anything.... :omfg


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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2007, 12:05:19 PM »
Sorry, I didn't catch the reserve wasn't meet. :doh2

Like Con has said, it can be anything.... :omfg


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The interesting thing about E-Bay (and they say it's illeagal) is that you can get your buddies to bid on your item and keep jacking the price up. if things screw up somehow.... your buddy buys it (on paper of course) who's to know....... :ask

I wouldn't buy a big ticket item on E-Bay .....person to person negotiation is the way to go.........

And look at Mick Boone, from Sask. (on LRM) who bought a supposedly totally complete 300 tdi on UK E-Bay........poor guy got taken big time, not sure if it's resolved yet or not...... :WTF
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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2007, 12:39:32 PM »
There are risks certainly but I bought my Healey (from Long Beach CA ... no rust eh?) from what I felt was a pretty reputable dealer.   Car arrived safe and as described ... no issues, so there are good tales to tell as well.  I'm not advocating it just telling the flip-side.

You have to be pretty confident in the seller to buy sight unseen ... right Tony?   :wink

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Re: E bay rover
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2007, 01:28:51 PM »


You have to be pretty confident in the seller to buy sight unseen ... right Tony?   :wink

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 :doh2 :doh2
You know Steve you have a point.........after my rant about E-Bay it just occured to me i have bought the following (from private sellers) all of the following items site unseen.......

A Land Rover 110 from the UK

A 24 ft  :sailboat  from Montreal

A 1996 Discovery from Dartmouth...........

A spare 4.0l V-8 engine (for the above) from Texas

I guess i've been lucky because everything worked out OK....... :fing02

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