eBay makes people greedy !

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John_Allen
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Post by John_Allen » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:18 am

Some people have the impression that, because it's old, it's classic and hence worth a lot. I don't suppose the magazines help much when they show something like an Acrobat and suggest that they were something special (my friend sold his for a tenner!). That friend had a 2F Ransomes plough (I don't know what model but he bought it for a Fergy) that was worn out, twisted and had been rusting away in a shed for about thirty or forty years. It made a small fortune when he put it in a machinery sale: he'd expected scrap value.

I read on a classic car forum that 2-door Mk1 Escorts (even the basic 1100 version) make a lot of money because they can be used to reshell a Mexico (hence the link!) - not because they were a particularly valuable car. Of course, that makes a fake Mexico (or a ringer), but that's a case of buyer beware!

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Post by broadsword » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:19 am

Scooby wrote: .

So, do you sell s/h cars for 10, or even 5 times what they're worth ? If not, why not ?
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No not really Scooby, but I`ve had god knows how many `fonts of knowledge` over the years trying to tell me what my cars are worth.........

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Post by Scooby » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:02 pm

broadsword wrote: No not really Scooby, but I`ve had god knows how many `fonts of knowledge` over the years trying to tell me what my cars are worth.........

Arfur
Preciseley BS. I wouldn't dream of telling you what a car is worth. But I think I know the price range for a tarted-up old Superflow and it isn't £750. Just saying. :wink:
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Post by broadsword » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:32 pm

Thank you Scooby, Good point made and taken.

Was never a question over what the items were actually worth, to be honest as a `play` tractor owner I did not have the slightest idea - more a debate on what someone can sell an item for rather than its worth.
Its the nature of what I do for a living, to use the often quoted line `Damned if I do, damned if I don`t` in my line of business and sometimes I bite or to put it better unfairly react.

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Post by Scooby » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:12 pm

Now on for the 7th time. Been the same price for the last 4 times which is £6.05 cheaper than when initially listed.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251763909447? ... EBIDX%3AIT :roll:
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Post by odin » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:05 pm

Old Motor Dealers Trick from the past before the internet, was to place way over the top adverts in broadsheet newspapers and classic car mags, usually with a London telephone number.
A classic example was the E-Type Jag. Back in the late 70s' & early 80s', a few dealers around these parts ( all now living the high life in Spain etc) would acquire an E-Type and advertise it in the ten thousand bracket. There were loads of them around to be picked up at what ever you were prepared to pay. But if the said dealers 'up Norff', had a nice shinny one, they could then easily sell it at four to five grand, and it worked and is still working. There are still loads about, its a buyers market. Take your pick but its your cash that you are spending.
On the other side of the coin, we all own DBs on here and want to see them maintain there value. I think that sale prices have dropped this year which is not good for us owners.. Cae sara !
If some one is serious about selling their old agri' stuff on E-bay, then the auction price starts at 99p, other wise its an asking price and is very often over the top. Fergy & Ford owners take heed !

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