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1947 Buick Super Convertible 56c

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On 4/21/2016 at 0:42 PM, uga06dawg said:

Most of the time everything is all about money. I just wish more people would buy for preservation and enjoyment instead of just trying to make a quick dollar off of someone else.

 

Agreed, agreed, agreed!

The original seller was asking $21,500.  Somehow the winning

Ebay bid was $21,500.  And now someone is asking $29,750

on Craig's List.

 

If the new buyer was a flipper, it may show that he has more interest

in profit than in the car itself.  There's nothing wrong with

being enterprising, but every time a dealer or flipper

increases the price of a car, I think the reseller should be offering

something more for the extra money.

 

In fairness, I note that some dealers do enhance value by fixing the little things

that may be wrong with a car.  But simply to increase the price for nothing,

means that fewer people can afford that car.  More people can afford a

$20,000 car than a $30,000 car, and we want to keep the hobby growing

and affordable.

Edited by John_S_in_Penna (see edit history)

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John,

 

Well said. That's exactly what I mean. It's very important to keep our hobby alive. I like making money just as much as the next guy but we must enjoy our hobby and not become too greedy. The world has enough greed already. At least buy it to restore, preserve, and enjoy for a while before selling it.

 

Also, there's no mention or photos of any dents or dings as in this posting. The craigslister only states that it has a "solid black exterior with some imperfections and patina." Haha good one...

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1 hour ago, uga06dawg said:

Also, there's no mention or photos of any dents or dings as in this posting. The craigslister only states that it has a "solid black exterior with some imperfections and patina." Haha good one...

 

Thanks for the back-up, Uga Dawg.

 

I know that patina is actually the green coating that

appears on copper and bronze.  It's okay, I think,

to expand its use to other things;  but now it's being

overused--like the term "rare."  Since when did

damage become patina!

Edited by John_S_in_Penna (see edit history)

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This flipping discussion had been beaten to death on this site.

 

So a seller sells at a price he/she is comfortable with, then the buyer sell it for a profit, and YOU think the person should pay the first seller a portion of the PROFIT?

 

You must be kidding yourself, do YOU feel that IF the buyer loses on his sale, that the original owner should refund him a portion of his LOSS?

 

The facts are, a sale is a sale, no one owes anyone after that closed deal.  Now if there were some games played that later proves the seller lied/cheated, then that's another story.

 

Remembet too, the new owner has just ASKED a higher price, does not mean he will get that price.  May be he will even lose, or just break even, but anyway you look at it, he owes NOTHING to the seller. 

 

Dale in Indy

 

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