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Optimistic!

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:31 pm

It says in the description "there's a few rust spots on the bodywork". They're not kidding.

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:53 pm

Totally understand the price it has a pinto :doh:

If that’s a few rusts spots my name is sally and I dress up as a Victorian woman watching my fair lady in the west end .

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Lord Flasheart » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 am

£5,750 !!!!!!!!

I've always been a glass half full kind of person but ….. pan galactic gargle blaster anyone :xd: :xd: :xd:

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Not_Anumber » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:33 pm

Lord Flasheart wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 am
£5,750 !!!!!!!!

I've always been a glass half full kind of person but ….. pan galactic gargle blaster anyone :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Re: Optimistic!

Post by andyd » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Starting bid now £5000. Still one 0 too many!

If you are the seller, sorry but you are way off on this one imo!

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:03 pm

Lord Flasheart wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 am
£5,750 !!!!!!!!

I've always been a glass half full kind of person but ….. pan galactic gargle blaster anyone :xd: :xd: :xd:
Indeed, this auction is a bit like having my brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Post by Lord Flasheart » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:45 pm

That's the bugger :D :D :D

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:45 pm

andyd wrote:
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Starting bid now £5000. Still one 0 too many!
The starting bid is £4250 now. On it's way down...

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:48 pm

There seems to be a certain type of seller who instead of looking around at comparables, taking advice from people on forums etc enthusiastically sticks their fhead in the sand and advertises their car for a ridiculous amount and often with a poorly worded ad that raises more laughs than interest.

Sadly all too often when they reel from the shock of failing to have invoked any interest they eventually become disheartened and then convince themselves they have something quite unsaleable that they will let go for close to scrap value.
it isnt they have an unsaleable car though, its just they need to apply a bit more thought about the sale price and description.

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by andyd » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:06 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:45 pm
andyd wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Starting bid now £5000. Still one 0 too many!
The starting bid is £4250 now. On it's way down...

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Now starting at £3500.

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by D366Y » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:25 pm

Still too much imo

I know this won't be to everyone's tastes but surely the seller of the white GL must see this add for the same price and realise?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1980-Ford-Ca ... SwFW9dF3lj

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:32 pm

That green one is in a different league, looks good value

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Post by Synn » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:20 am

i think were less rust spots on the rat bastard when I bought it!

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Post by stevemarl » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm

I always think it`s a shame when you see a neglected, beaten up old shed like that. Once somebodies brand new pride and joy, now look at it. I still wouldn`t give `em £270 for it, Christ knows what the underneath`s like.

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by D366Y » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:25 pm

You seriously have to wonder what the guy (or gal!) actually thinks it's worth though...
It started off at £5750 or whatever it was, now it's been knocked down by £3000 and still no-one is interested... how much lower will it keep getting dropped...? Will it just drop to one price and stay there forever while no-one buys it? If so, why start off so high in the first place when what you'd accept for it is much less??

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:28 pm

D366Y wrote:
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why start off so high in the first place
100% added scene tax!

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by andyd » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:36 pm

Probably mentioned it to a guy in the pub who knows everything, and was told Capris are worth a fortune now even if it hasn't got an MOT :doh:

It's worth something to someone but only at the right price, and I would put it on a 99p starting bid and take what I could get.

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Re: Optimistic!

Post by D366Y » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:27 pm

andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Probably mentioned it to a guy in the pub who knows everything, and was told Capris are worth a fortune now even if it hasn't got an MOT :doh:

It's worth something to someone but only at the right price, and I would put it on a 99p starting bid and take what I could get.
Couldn't agree more - exactly the way I would go with it as well

It's just like... Take a hint mate! No-one wants it! :lol:

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