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Jul 03, 2012 (10:59 am)
I see that the MR2 didn't hit reserve at $3,400. Guess the $3k KY and I offered was pretty close to what the market pegs one of these for after all.
the light blue mini I am watching seems to be hanging right at $6,100 with 8 hours to go. Really curious to see if this is going to move up much. If not, lot of car for the money. And that one is no reserve.
#25994 of 32318 Re: old fashioned [tjc78]
Jul 03, 2012 (11:13 am)
My E55 has a weird 17" black spare (the car has 18" wheels). The reason for this is that the spare wheel well was designed for a 17" max wheel, but 2000+ models can be had with 18" wheels. Rather than changing the body, they just included a weird wheel. Shortly after I bought the car, I got a flat, here's the odd wheel:
#25996 of 32318 Re: Mr. 2 [stickguy]
Jul 03, 2012 (11:52 am)
ehhh... but only 1 of all the bidders actually viewed the car in person, so I don't know if we can call a blind market "the market," ya know? And it was damned close to my reserve anyway. A reserve that, again, would have been lower if not for the fees. $3400 sight unseen is pretty strong, I think. More than I would risk.
Anyway, I'm in discussions with the 1 live bidder now. I've given him my rock bottom, take-it-or-leave it, Ebay-fee-less offer. We'll see what happens. It is only $150 more than his high bid. But no perks at that price. Told him if he wants the extra set of tires I mentioned in person, that would be another $100.
#25997 of 32318 Re: old fashioned [fintail]
Jul 03, 2012 (12:08 pm)
Rather than changing the body, they just included a weird wheel.
That does look odd. Well, I guess certainly better than a donut.
From the looks of it, it barely clears the caliper. Your car has rather large brakes.
#25998 of 32318 Re: old fashioned [tjc78]
Jul 03, 2012 (12:57 pm)
The spokes are kind of pushed out and have extra space, to accommodate those calipers. Back in the day, AMG kept them discreet - not painted and made to look fancy.
#26000 of 32318 Re: Cooper [stickguy]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 04, 2012 (6:04 am)
That's how it works on eBay... you put a realistic reserve on your car and it sells to an upstanding buyer..
#26001 of 32318 Re: Cooper [kyfdx]
Jul 04, 2012 (6:25 am)
Harsh but true.
Jul 04, 2012 (9:31 pm)
but it will never fly.
trying to convince the wife that a used X3 makes sense. Found one at my Acura dealer. a 2007 with 63K on it.
so, 2 years newer and 12K less miles than her minivan. And of course, a BMW badge. and not a minivan.
so, trying to show her that instead of blowing the money on a new RDX, get something like this and do it without a car loan (or a real small one). She gets a nice BMW to drive. And in a few years, she could always trade up (since I would always take that off her hands!)
or at least, at year end, the money saved can be used to actually get me something that isnt a piece of crap!
I like this plan. She may not.