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Post by Status » Tue May 04, 2021 9:11 am

Yeah I can see wot your saying but there are more timewasters than buyers out there and as I’ve not officially put it up for sale with a proper ad I think it’s ok to find out wot someone’s budget is then maybe see if they are interested,it’s when they don’t come up with an answer that pees me off so to me they are time wasters,I flew up to Scotland to get my si coupe as I was serious,it’s a matter of getting up off yer butt sometimes and making the effort to go have a look in the flesh,A lot of people out there that are also scared of using the phone if you know wot I mean ,Just going by experience really so when I see someone is looking for one I semi offer mine up after all it’s paid for and not costing me nothing to sit in the garage,it’s coming out to play next weekend so I’ll enjoy while I can,Trouble is I’ve got to many cars which is why I offer it for sale every now and then

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Post by Mos6689 » Tue May 04, 2021 1:19 pm

Thanks for the replies all. Also spoke to iggy who’s quite close to me and he very kindly replied to a few questions I had in detail. We’re buying around the same time so it was good to get another’s point of view.
Status wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:11 am Yeah I can see wot your saying but there are more timewasters than buyers out there and as I’ve not officially put it up for sale with a proper ad I think it’s ok to find out wot someone’s budget is then maybe see if they are interested,it’s when they don’t come up with an answer that pees me off so to me they are time wasters,I flew up to Scotland to get my si coupe as I was serious,it’s a matter of getting up off yer butt sometimes and making the effort to go have a look in the flesh,A lot of people out there that are also scared of using the phone if you know wot I mean ,Just going by experience really so when I see someone is looking for one I semi offer mine up after all it’s paid for and not costing me nothing to sit in the garage,it’s coming out to play next weekend so I’ll enjoy while I can,Trouble is I’ve got to many cars which is why I offer it for sale every now and then
Status could you pm me a few pictures of the exterior and interior and service book/receipts? If you’re considering selling I am looking very seriously. The mileage on yours sounds like it’s a sweet spot for me. No I wouldn’t expect it to be an £18k car but I hope you’re not like a couple of those dreamer ads that mr Wilks shared and want in the region of £25k either. If you genuinely are looking to sell you do need to come up with an asking price and that’s where we can start from. In answer to your budget question, I don’t have one. I’m coming from a 981 GTS so I’m comfortable. As I said earlier I’ve been looking for around a month so I’m starting to get a read on the market. Pics don’t need to be perfect, you don’t even need to clean the car. A perfect Service history is the thing I’m struggling with finding the most. Where are you based as well?

If I don’t hear back from status, the way things are going I think I’m going to end up making an offer on one this weekend.

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Post by Status » Tue May 04, 2021 2:33 pm

I’ve only got these piccies at the mo and it’s peeing down at the moment so no point taking piccie in tne rain so I’ll leave it in the garage for now ,I paid £24350 for it,when I got it I changed gearbox oil and I think diff but don’t quote me on that one I just did the things that I thought hadn’t been done,I’ve changed the oil and filters religiously once a yer even though I’ve averaged probably 3000 miles a year in the almost three years I’ve had it,I’ll dig out the service history and ping some piccies over,I was going to put it up for £23500 and see wot happens in the meantime here are the piccies I have
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Post by Mos6689 » Tue May 04, 2021 3:28 pm

Status wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:33 pm I’ve only got these piccies at the mo and it’s peeing down at the moment so no point taking piccie in tne rain so I’ll leave it in the garage for now ,I paid £24350 for it,when I got it I changed gearbox oil and I think diff but don’t quote me on that one I just did the things that I thought hadn’t been done,I’ve changed the oil and filters religiously once a yer even though I’ve averaged probably 3000 miles a year in the almost three years I’ve had it,I’ll dig out the service history and ping some piccies over,I was going to put it up for £23500 and see wot happens in the meantime here are the piccies I have
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue May 04, 2021 7:57 pm

mr wilks wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 6:22 am With respect Mr T yours was not a true reflective of the market either then or now the car you bought should & could have sold for a good lump more & that's not just my opinion , read the comments on the thread viewtopic.php?f=41&t=119021
That's a fair point, but there did seem to be a significant Christmas seasonal dip in prices late 2019/early 2020 - not just going by what I paid for my MC, but also how cheap I had to price my 3.0Si to get any interest.

But I don't recall seeing that happen during late 2020/early 2021.

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Post by Status » Tue May 04, 2021 8:03 pm

This is one of my other cars I was on about
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Post by Mos6689 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:05 pm

I appreciate you probably have a lovely collection of cars and maintain them accordingly. However as I’ve stated in my most recent PM to you, the market on these cars is limited as it is. So by not having stamps or garage invoices & only oil invoices it limits the market for the next owner to sell to, as there’s no indication of where that oil you purchased went.

For example, and I’m not saying this is the case with yourself, but what’s stopping someone having a collection of cars and a single oil invoice annually. Then using that single invoice on each and every car they own to say it’s had a service? Stupid as it sounds I wouldn’t put it past crooked dealers.

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Post by Mos6689 » Thu May 06, 2021 3:14 pm

Nickbmw08 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:11 pm https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10848104

Looks a good buy for someone
I tried going to see this when I first started looking. The dealers dad is terminally ill so he’s not doing any viewings due to fear of covid which is understandable. Said he can provide any information requested and then arrange for the car to be delivered once payment is cleared.

So I sent him an email asking him questions about the history etc and at the end I asked if it was possible, when completing the deal if we got that far, if I could collect in person and the deal be subject to there being no faults with the car. I received an email back answering none of my questions & simply saying “I can’t help you any further at this time.” I replied asking why he didn’t provide me with the history of the car and other questions? I said if my suggestion of collecting wasn’t ok, that’s fine, it was only a suggestion, at this early stage.

Got a reply in capital letters this time “I CANT HELP YOU, MY DAD IS DYING”

I sympathise but I took away from this he’s only happy to sell to people who don’t ask any questions or perhaps only people he’s dealt with in the past. Seems to have good reviews online so maybe he’s just going through a tough time but something didn’t feel right about the whole exchange. A car with aero skirts, CSL alloys and a strut brace shouldn’t hang around too long and it’s had 2 price drops already.

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Post by Beemingallover » Thu May 06, 2021 3:30 pm

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Post by Beemingallover » Thu May 06, 2021 3:33 pm

:driving: Z4MR 2006 Interlargos Blue/Sepang silver SUMMER
E92 M3 coupe manual 2009 Silverstone Blue WINTER
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Post by Iggy » Thu May 06, 2021 3:52 pm

Mos6689 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:14 pm
Nickbmw08 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:11 pm https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10848104

Looks a good buy for someone
I tried going to see this when I first started looking. The dealers dad is terminally ill so he’s not doing any viewings due to fear of covid which is understandable. Said he can provide any information requested and then arrange for the car to be delivered once payment is cleared.

So I sent him an email asking him questions about the history etc and at the end I asked if it was possible, when completing the deal if we got that far, if I could collect in person and the deal be subject to there being no faults with the car. I received an email back answering none of my questions & simply saying “I can’t help you any further at this time.” I replied asking why he didn’t provide me with the history of the car and other questions? I said if my suggestion of collecting wasn’t ok, that’s fine, it was only a suggestion, at this early stage.

Got a reply in capital letters this time “I CANT HELP YOU, MY DAD IS DYING”

I sympathise but I took away from this he’s only happy to sell to people who don’t ask any questions or perhaps only people he’s dealt with in the past. Seems to have good reviews online so maybe he’s just going through a tough time but something didn’t feel right about the whole exchange. A car with aero skirts, CSL alloys and a strut brace shouldn’t hang around too long and it’s had 2 price drops already.
I had a very similar experience. This was the first car i reached out about when i started my search for an MC. The strange thing is, he stills seems very active in listing new cars and offering his services
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Post by Dark Diggler » Thu May 06, 2021 4:16 pm

Beemingallover wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:33 pm Or maybe! --- [https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusi ... r-BB1go7zC][/url] :oops:
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Post by Street » Thu May 06, 2021 5:14 pm

Dropped in price again today! Now seems to be relisted under this new url: https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11637062
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Post by wonkydonkey » Thu May 06, 2021 5:39 pm

Mos6689 What an odd experience. "Odd" is to be expected when someone is under what must be crippling stress and sorrow, but I take the point about him still actively listing cars for sale. Perhaps he's still going through the motions of making a living without actually being able to deal with what's required of the job under the circumstances? I met him about six years ago when I viewed and test drove a 350Z. He was great. He pointed out the car's weak points, explained the areas of the car he had had sorted at the bodyshop, and explained aspects that a 350Z novice might not be aware of (e.g. tax bands). Sorry to hear that you haven't been able to investigate his MC.
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