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a guy came to look at the saturn today...$3000 cash.

My parents have to make a decision...I was thinking to tell him $3200 take it or leave it.

Dumb Scratches...everyone who's been intrested made a big deal about them.

The guy said it was for his mother in-law. He had an 04-05 Trailblazer.

What do you guys think?

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Well, we called him and said the lowest we could go was $3300...No sale.

O well, we've been getting calls every couple days so I'm not worried.

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300 bucks doesn't seem to be a big of deal in the grand scheme of things.

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actually it was $700 that he tried to cut off the price. He claims that it needs new tires...well even if it does, which it really doesnt, what would that cost $300 at the max? They are only 14". so if he got it for $3300, that $300 off for the tires and an extra hundred for fun.

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It looks like the right thing to do...

Gas prices are up..and expected to go higher( at least 30 cents in the next few weeks)

I get the feeling if the car holds out a few more weeks..you'd get the asking price for it...maybe more...

Just in my area:

89 Sunbird 151k, $1900

91 Escort 105k, $2500

And these are cars you could normally pick up for like 500 bucks...

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Speaking of... Some kid is interesting in my Grand Am. Turns out he has one like it with a good engine, but an R-title body. His good engine with my good body would become one. I'm just wondering what to ask for it... $300 is probably the lowest I would go, but $500 was obviously too much when I tried to sell it previously. $400 might work.

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It looks like the right thing to do...

Gas prices are up..and expected to go higher( at least 30 cents in the next few weeks)

I get the feeling if the car holds out a few more weeks..you'd get the asking price for it...maybe more...

Just in my area:

89 Sunbird 151k, $1900

91 Escort 105k, $2500

And these are cars you could normally pick up for like 500 bucks...

You should see the prices being asked for S-Series trucks. In 2000, my 1998 S-10 cost $7200 used with 27,000 miles. Just last week I found a 1998 Sonoma with the same equipment, save for an automatic transmission, for $8200 used with 58,000 miles. I also found a '96 with 140,000 miles for $4500. So yeah. You do the math (or whatever).

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Speaking of... Some kid is interesting in my Grand Am. Turns out he has one like it with a good engine, but an R-title body. His good engine with my good body would become one. I'm just wondering what to ask for it... $300 is probably the lowest I would go, but $500 was obviously too much when I tried to sell it previously. $400 might work.

R-title?

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According to a post found elsewhere:

An R-Title is a "Rebuilt" title. It means the vehicle was totaled before.

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According to a post found elsewhere:

An R-Title is a "Rebuilt" title. It means the vehicle was totaled before.

Oh I see, I thought that was a Salvage title (which is also for cars recovered from the junkyard correct?)

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I've been buying & selling cars for a while now... the best

way to sum it up is "CASH talks & Bull$h! WALKS".

Two weeks ago XP and I went half/half on a 1996 Volvo

850 that was beat to f@#k, leaking more oil than the

Exxon Valdez and had 170,000+ college girl miles on it.

He cleaned out the car which resulted in three hefty bags

of garbage and I took the photos of the car. We were

going to split the selling price of the car once we flipped it

to some yuppie for a considerable profit. But then when

XP bought my Banana Boat off me I bought out his half

of the Volvo.

I listed the Volvo for $995 on craigslist with an honest

descrption, I ended up having a few poeple give me a

hard time about the car's dents, paint & the nasty, greasy

oil leak residue... One guy who I told $700 for a bottom

line backed out yesterday and in the end I sold it today

for $450 to a Portugese guy who low balled me BUT did

have cash in hand.

To be honest with you if I had looked at your car I

probably would have offered you even less.... I do not

pay anything close to "market value" for a car, which is

why I usually MAKE money when I sell a car not LOOSE

it. You might have to deal with a few people like this.

There's always a better deal around anotehr corner.

I talked to a guy yesterday who bought a GORGEOUS

1970s Mercedes 300D form $100.

You will have to be patient if you want to get top dollar

for your car. I probably would have offered you $2300

for your car because I'd be buying it to clean it up and

flip it for somewhere between $2700 - $3100.

Just some food for thought.

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actually it was $700 that he tried to cut off the price. He claims that it needs new tires...well even if it does, which it really doesnt, what would that cost $300 at the max? They are only 14". so if he got it for $3300, that $300 off for the tires and an extra hundred for fun.

Ha. I got a brand-new set of Khumos shipped to my door from TireRack for like $250. You could probably get wheels and tires for a Saturn for $300. The 'needs new tires' gig is fun to pull at a used car lot, but I don't know what people expect from private sellers.

This is why I'll likely keep my cars until they completely die, then drag it into a dealership as a trade-in. I'd hate dealing with people like that who want to low-ball and play games. It just brings to light the lamest mentality of American people - cheapness. If anyone's ever hosted a garage sale, you know exactly what I'm talking about. People trying to bargain a $1.00 item down to $.50 and walking off when you refuse like they just cost you some big commission.

As said in the other thread, you're asking a fair price. People are asking the same amount for older SLs or ones with 100k+ miles.

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Well we got 2 more calls today. A woman is coming to look at it tomarrow @ 6 pm. I just keep posting it on craigslist and the calls keep rolling in.

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