I think bidding will reach $65K and stall, not meeting reserve, but will sell privately soon after for $80K—$90K.

Harry, sorry to hear of the bumps in the road. When I went through that (many years ago), it was the beginning of the good times. Good luck!

Mark
Thanks for the well wishes Mark, it isn't that bad. I am glad to know where I stand though...it's gonna be messy and cost some $$$ so I'm being a bit conservative with where the money is going. I'm about to raise some hell too, so I need to play my cards right. I like the car, but I don't think it's meant to be mine. Be well.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Mark Charlton:
I think bidding will reach $65K and stall, not meeting reserve, but will sell privately soon after for $80K—$90K.

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Why?

Is this because the seller will contact a couple of the highest bidders and see if they want a second chance to purchase the vehicle at a higher price?
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Originally posted by four walling:
Why?

Is this because the seller will contact a couple of the highest bidders and see if they want a second chance to purchase the vehicle at a higher price?


I have no idea, just a guess. I think a lot of people who want/need to sell their cars float them on eBay to gauge interest, wide exposure to the market and a sense of what the car is actually worth. Often the cars never reappear on eBay, or in some cases (as has happened several times with cars that PI has been selling) are sold not long after. I suspect the wide exposure on eBay has brought the buyers, but I could be wrong.

When a car is on eBay and it isn't local to you, there often isn't enough time to do a proper purchase inspection prior to the auction end. I just assume (perhaps only because I have done this myself) that anyone really interested would contact the seller to arrange an inspection and discuss pricing after the auction ends.
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Originally posted by v8capri:
My car was on Ebay, Didn't get a starting bid, and I bought it after it finished UNDER the starting bid.


that (a lack of bids) is a bad sign (for the seller)

they obviously "got religion" real fast and took a real, quality offer from a ready, willing and able buyer.
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Originally posted by four walling:
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Originally posted by v8capri:
My car was on Ebay, Didn't get a starting bid, and I bought it after it finished UNDER the starting bid.


that (a lack of bids) is a bad sign (for the seller)

they obviously "got religion" real fast and took a real, quality offer from a ready, willing and able buyer.

I agree completely, and it turned out to be a good car and a good buy.
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