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Victor
01-21-2006, 01:52 PM
Drove all the way to CN to look at an old heater. Seller's a hustler who's just loaded his garage with crap that he wants to sell on eBay. Good luck, buddy - seems like more trouble than it's worth.

jack grebe
01-21-2006, 02:27 PM
been there, done that....also a ebay junkie :rolleyes:

jack grebe
01-21-2006, 02:28 PM
but I am winning a bid right now on 20yrs worth of WB mags :D

Katherine
01-21-2006, 02:28 PM
I bought the Owens on eBay.

High C
01-21-2006, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by jack grebe:
but I am winning a bid right now on 20yrs worth of WB mags :D Ooh, thanks for the alert. I'll go bid right away! :eek: tongue.gif ;) :D

jack grebe
01-21-2006, 02:46 PM
don't forget to check out the shipping before bidding .....I got a son in the area to pick them up for me :D

High C
01-21-2006, 02:52 PM
:D ;)

jack grebe
01-22-2006, 01:30 PM
OK, WHO OUTBID ME, COME ON NOW FESS UP :mad:

Figment
01-22-2006, 01:33 PM
ouch, that's a painful way to learn eBay Lesson #1: The deal isn't done until the product arrives as advertised.

sorry you got scooped, but that's part of the game. smile.gif

High C
01-22-2006, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by jack grebe:
OK, WHO OUTBID ME, COME ON NOW FESS UP :mad: Not me, I promise! Didn't even look.

But there is a nice Infiniti I-30 that's up in about 3 hours, looks sweet.

Anyone ever bought a car on eBay? I'm skeered to do it. :eek:

Katherine
01-22-2006, 02:52 PM
Bought the boat and a pick-up truck off eBay.

George Jung
01-22-2006, 02:55 PM
Don't have a lot of experience on this, but one question: What's the sellers' rating?

High C
01-22-2006, 02:56 PM
100%, George, but all of three sales.

Katherine
01-22-2006, 02:59 PM
95% or above. If they had any neg feedback I always looked at why.

High C
01-22-2006, 03:04 PM
I'm tempted!

It's a 1999 I30 limited with 96,000 miles, the pics look cherry. We had one a while back and loved it.

It would be a third car so we could keep the miles off the Suburban.

Currently at $5600 and reserve not met, oh man!!! :eek:

Katherine
01-22-2006, 03:07 PM
96,000 seems slightly high in the mileage, but not to bad.

High C
01-22-2006, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
96,000 seems slightly high in the mileage, but not to bad.We sold ours at about that point and it was still flawless. I wish we hadn't.

George Jung
01-22-2006, 03:11 PM
Can you find out a bit more history? How was it driven (city vs interstate); maintainance; can you run a 'wreck' history on it?

I'd probably follow Katherines' lead on this; I think those are nice cars, but don't know what you can expect for miles/repairs. Sounds tempting, however. Good luck!

Figment
01-22-2006, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by High C:
100%, George, but all of three sales.Even if the rating is based on 100 sales, click on a bunch of the feedback links to see WHAT was being transacted. I've noticed lots of sellers lately with falsely inflated ratings. They do a buttload of $1.50 meaningless transactions to get the rating up before trying big-ticket items.

High C
01-22-2006, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by George Jung:
Can you find out a bit more history? How was it driven (city vs interstate); maintainance; can you run a 'wreck' history on it?

I'd probably follow Katherines' lead on this; I think those are nice cars, but don't know what you can expect for miles/repairs. Sounds tempting, however. Good luck!Thanks, George, yep the Carfax check is clean, and the seller brags that the car comes with complete maint records which show meticulous care. But who really knows?

I'll try to restrain myself, but who knows what will actually hapen in 2 hours and 1 minute, my finger poised on the button.....no!....ahhh!.....

jack grebe
01-22-2006, 03:24 PM
I have bought several cars off ebay and have found that the seller most times will go out of his way to be accurate in the discription.I personally have never had a time when I had to back out of a deal because it was not as described. I bought a jeep wrangler back in aug with 171k on it! put a new alt. on it and have been using it DAILY since. now has 190k :eek: I'm a happy boy :D

High C
01-22-2006, 04:02 PM
Sweet deal, Jack!

Katherine
01-22-2006, 10:23 PM
So, did you buy the car?

High C
01-22-2006, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
So, did you buy the car?N'ahh, I let it pass. It didn't hit the reserve, either. Ended at $5,700.

I looked at a 2000 Q45 on a used lot today, yummy! A beautiful ride, but not so good on gas, I imagine. It'd run $15K or so. A bit much for a third car, but wow, I really liked it. :eek:

Katherine
01-22-2006, 10:53 PM
Sounds like the buying bug has bitten you.

High C
01-22-2006, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
Sounds like the buying bug has bitten you.I'm afraid so. It's a bad habit I've had for a long time! :D

Hepp me, please, hepp me!!!

Katherine
01-22-2006, 10:57 PM
Well if you must buy an Infiniti, I would prefer you bought a new one. ;)

High C
01-22-2006, 11:13 PM
A G35, please. ;)

Katherine
01-22-2006, 11:25 PM
How about a nice M45? tongue.gif

High C
01-22-2006, 11:29 PM
Stop it!

http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2006/Infiniti/100389364/032695-E.jpg

Katherine
01-22-2006, 11:38 PM
You know you want, come on now. :D

George Jung
01-22-2006, 11:46 PM
Hmm, if it's that easy, get two... and send me one.

Katherine
01-22-2006, 11:51 PM
Why stop at just 2?

High C
01-22-2006, 11:52 PM
Here's yours, George:

http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Infiniti/100389364/029773-E.jpg

Katherine's buying! ;)

Meerkat
01-22-2006, 11:53 PM
Drumming must pay awfully well. :D

Katherine
01-22-2006, 11:53 PM
So what, I go from Sugarbreeches to Sugar Mamma?

High C
01-22-2006, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by Meerkat:
Drumming must pay awfully well. :D Hey, I started out looking at a $5,700 used car, and look where she's led me! :eek:

Hepp me please, hepp me! :D

Katherine
01-22-2006, 11:56 PM
I'm a Siren, what can I say. :D

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-22-2006, 11:59 PM
Do yourself a favour, buy a used Lexus. Better resale and probably the best premium car out there pound for pound.

Meerkat
01-23-2006, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Peter Malcolm Jardine:
Do yourself a favour, buy a used Lexus. Better resale and probably the best premium car out there pound for pound.That's it! Throw fat on the fire! :D

Katherine
01-23-2006, 12:06 AM
Nahh Meer, Pete's just being Pete.Apparently his sense of humor no longer functions.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-23-2006, 12:11 AM
Yeah, but I've stayed out of the political threads for the most part. ;)

George Jung
01-23-2006, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by High C:
Here's yours, George:

http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Infiniti/100389364/029773-E.jpg

Katherine's buying! ;) Oooh, thanks, Katherine! (And thanks for inviting me, Hi)

Sugarmomma... I've always wanted one of those. Is this a great thread, or what? :D

Katherine
01-23-2006, 12:30 AM
What do I get in return?

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-23-2006, 12:37 AM
The undivided attention of a bunch of old guys on an internet forum. Apparently this is enough. :rolleyes: :D

Katherine
01-23-2006, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by Peter Malcolm Jardine:
The undivided attention of a bunch of old guys on an internet forum. Apparently this is enough. :rolleyes: :D So you're old are you?