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Repost of ef8crazy's "This is Hot" post. Sorry guys I didn't check to see if it was already posted. Thought it would go quick, so ignore.
 

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It'll be interesting to see if it goes for the "buy it now" price, which is very reasonable. People are always trying to get a better deal, though, so they'll probably start bidding on it -- and it'll end higher than the "buy it now" price!
 

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Laure, yes $2100 seems awfully low. The seller seems to be meticulous with the his description of the car yet is only asking for $2100??? That seems a little weird to me....if he's watched what any of the other stock, low mileage CRXs have gone for on Ebay then he'd know that's at least half what he should ask....maybe I'm just reading way too much into it......
 

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This seller is a smart businessman.

He figures that he will advertise it @ 2100 for a day or two, and once it has sparked alot of interest, will ask for much more.

He's got you hooked, now just needs to reel you in.. :)
 

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Steve526 said:
This seller is a smart businessman.

He figures that he will advertise it @ 2100 for a day or two, and once it has sparked alot of interest, will ask for much more.

He's got you hooked, now just needs to reel you in.. :)
This probably explains it..... it says in the ad the "buyers" must be pre approved by the seller. So it possibly means he'll get a list of serious buyers then sell it to the highest bidder among them. Or maybe he just doesn't know the value of the car.......
 

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Does anyone else think its fishy? or weird its so low?

I emailed as much as I could without sounding desperate or dumb. If they reply with the right things I plan to buy it! Im sure there are tons of people who already have emailed though...
 

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Robb said:
This crx was on ebay a while back this year.. watch out for fraud.
Do you have a link? A lot of crx's look the same. Hey hey hey dont get the wrong idea, i know youre just looking out.

Im just having a hard time coping with it being a fake...i want it really bad =\. I just think he/she is getting a list of people to be approved for the auction then is going to revise the item then let the people on the list bid out the wazoo.
 

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Wasuri said:
Robb said:
This crx was on ebay a while back this year.. watch out for fraud.
Im just having a hard time coping with it being a fake...i want it really bad =\. I just think he/she is getting a list of people to be approved for the auction then is going to revise the item then let the people on the list bid out the wazoo.
why would the seller want to pre-approve bidders ? why cant they just bid on it ? doesnt make sense. someone should email them and ask.
 

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I just think he/she is getting a list of people to be approved for the auction then is going to revise the item then let the people on the list bid out the wazoo.
Maybe Im right maybe im wrong. Either way I just want it really bad, no offense is meant :(
 

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[email protected]...well, that certainly sounds like the email address of a shrewd buisnessman. ;)

You gotta remember, to a lot of people these are 17-year-old economy cars, and they are, to an extent, perfectly correct. They pick a price and list the car. With non-collector/cult cars, lower mileage will increase the selling price, but not super-dramatically. To her, it might just be a '89 Civic with a couple of problems. I am as skeptical as the next guy when it comes to getting ripped off, but it's not like this is a Ferrari selling for $2100. Hell, if I was looking for a car, I'd probably hit Buy It Now before some jerk bids $101 and ruins it. If the car ends up as a regular auction, she will get what it's worth anyway.

Although, I just looked at her feedback...she's sold a $9000 240SX and a $10,000 Supra. This person might have a high-end daily driver, a fast project car, and what to her is basically a beater. Who knows.

Looking out for scams is smart, but you can miss out on a lot of good deals by thinking they are too good to be true. A low mileage CRX for 2 grand isn't too good to be true, it's a good deal. A $2,000 C6 Corvette is too good to be true :) If you're skeptical, you place the winning bid, send NO MONEY, and tell the seller you'll be there in person within x number of days to see the car in person, pay the full amount, and take delivery. Sending huge deposits and crap like that is where the risk comes in, but it can easily be avoided.

Some people want to pre-approve bidders, BTW, because they've been burned in the past by non-serious bidders, zero-feedback bidders that never pay, 15 year old kids with no money, etc. Some sellers say "if your feedback is less than 10, email me before you bid or I'll delete it." This is the same type of thing.
 
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