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38 minutes ago, Cavcraft said:

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERKELEY-T60-fitted-with-Mini-1275-GT-Engine-Subframe/293462002746?hash=item4453b2cc3a:g:lDIAAOSw3SdeOzQS

 

''full weather equipment'

 

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That's looks about as effective as Jordan trying to cover her hippo's yawn with her flaps.

 

At least it's a looker.

Oh, wait...

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6 hours ago, MrSchwifty said:

I have no issue with someone making a buck. But the asking price is considerably more than the auction end price, an auction that had plenty of bids and much interest - considering what these normally exchange hands for it wasn't exactly a steal, more about market price (by my reckoning anyway).

To do sod all to it and then claim an additional £1.5k just seems a bit bloody cheeky to me. But I suppose its down to whether it sells or not - if it goes for that then clearly it is worth that to someone!

Selling cars is a funny old game. 

Take houses for example, rip a shit kitchen out, paint it white, put a £200 bathroom in and £500's worth of carpets and add £20k to the value. Expected and totally OK. Let's face it now you can check the price of what the house was bought and sold for over the last 20 years, they rarely go at a loss. 

Antiques? Buy something at auction and shove a 50%mark up on it, nobody bat's an eyelid. 

Ebay shit from China, buy and sell and make a few bob? Great work. 

But by god buy a car and make a few quid on it? How dare they!!! 

Now I don't just use this fella as an example I use it from my own experiences of buying and selling, albeit very much part time, over the last 25years. I've argued with "friends", neighbours and even family members through them thinking that I've made a few bob out of them but in truth unless you show someone that you're making a loss on a car, they're not happy so I just started letting people think that in the end. I've had great luck with cars using my knowledge and contacts to make a bit of money and also lost out big time on cars where I've taken a bit of a gamble. 

It's not worth what someone is willing to pay for it, because what I'm "willing to pay" and someone else is "willing to pay" maybe wildly different, it's worth what the seller wants to let it go for, it's his property now and nobody can force him to sell for less than he wants to but it appears he might want to sell it for more, good luck to him, who cares? 

It's s like collecting your wages when you know you've not put a really good shift in, you don't go to your boss and offer him the money back!!!!! 

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4 hours ago, Bigman1207 said:

Ebay berlingo . . Car runs and drives perfectly?  Can you see the issue?

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To be fair I had an Astra estate with exactly that issue, in fact it used to wander all over the shop, even with the wiring disconnected to the temp sensor it didn't cure it. I suspected a clock issue but it never bothered me, didn't have a second of trouble with it. 

French wiring would be my guess!!! 

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7 hours ago, vaughant said:

Selling cars is a funny old game. 

Take houses for example, rip a shit kitchen out, paint it white, put a £200 bathroom in and £500's worth of carpets and add £20k to the value. Expected and totally OK. Let's face it now you can check the price of what the house was bought and sold for over the last 20 years, they rarely go at a loss. 

Antiques? Buy something at auction and shove a 50%mark up on it, nobody bat's an eyelid. 

Ebay shit from China, buy and sell and make a few bob? Great work. 

But by god buy a car and make a few quid on it? How dare they!!! 

Now I don't just use this fella as an example I use it from my own experiences of buying and selling, albeit very much part time, over the last 25years. I've argued with "friends", neighbours and even family members through them thinking that I've made a few bob out of them but in truth unless you show someone that you're making a loss on a car, they're not happy so I just started letting people think that in the end. I've had great luck with cars using my knowledge and contacts to make a bit of money and also lost out big time on cars where I've taken a bit of a gamble. 

It's not worth what someone is willing to pay for it, because what I'm "willing to pay" and someone else is "willing to pay" maybe wildly different, it's worth what the seller wants to let it go for, it's his property now and nobody can force him to sell for less than he wants to but it appears he might want to sell it for more, good luck to him, who cares? 

It's s like collecting your wages when you know you've not put a really good shift in, you don't go to your boss and offer him the money back!!!!! 

Very true indeed. I stand here humbled and feeling rather silly!

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9 hours ago, vaughant said:

Selling cars is a funny old game. 

Take houses for example, rip a shit kitchen out, paint it white, put a £200 bathroom in and £500's worth of carpets and add £20k to the value. Expected and toimmediately Let's face it now you can c heck the price of what the house was bought and sold for over the last 20 years, they rarely go at a loss. 

Antiques? Buy something at auction and shove a 50%mark up on it, nobody bat's an eyelid. 

Ebay shit from China, buy and sell and make a few bob? Great work. 

But by god buy a car and make a few quid on it? How dare they!!! 

Now I don't just use this fella as an example I use it from my own experiences of buying and selling, albeit very much part time, over the last 25years. I've argued with "friends", neighbours and even family members through them thinking that I've made a few bob out of them but in truth unless you show someone that you're making a loss on a car, they're not happy so I just started letting people think that in the end. I've had great luck with cars using my knowledge and contacts to make a bit of money and also lost out big time on cars where I've taken a bit of a gamble. 

It's not worth what someone is willing to pay for it, because what I'm "willing to pay" and someone else is "willing to pay" maybe wildly different, it's worth what the seller wants to let it go for, it's his property now and nobody can force him to sell for less than he wants to but it appears he might want to sell it for more, good luck to him, who cares? 

It's s like collecting your wages when you know you've not put a really good shift in, you don't go to your boss and offer him the money back!!!!! 

Have a look at Salvage Rebuilds UK on YouTube. He has no problem selling the cars and bikes he repairs. Is open and honest about his total costs are and how much (pre tax) profit he makes. And the cars are all sold almost immediately he puts them up for sale.

Suppose thats what comes from making decent videos and being honest

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CB-250-RS-CB250RS-RESTORATION-PROJECT-TO-CLEAR-795-OFFERS/293462703494?hash=item4453bd7d86:g:8C8AAOSwENVeIBOn

 

£200's worth of parts for £750.

 

'BLINDING INVESTMENT '

 

This seller has a metric fuck load of 'blinding/double blinding investment' bikes, most of which seem to be twice their actual value and have been for sale forever.

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2 hours ago, MrSchwifty said:

Very true indeed. I stand here humbled and feeling rather silly!

Oh shit I'm sorry if it came across that way, genuinely wasn't what I was getting at I promise but it's just I used to be of almost that exact same opinion until I got my own business years ago in the motor trade and saw just how much of a torrent of shit you can come under in 5 minutes!!!! 

It's actually a really hard game that seems to be getting even harder and heaven forbid trying to do it as some sort of additional income in this day and age, my guess is you'd either have your "lower deck lawyers" telling you how the £500 Mondeo you bought now has a slight rattle on the clutch so it's been to Ford to have a full clutch fitted and they said that this car should "never have been on the road" and you owe them £2000 to make it go away. 

I've been there myself with an Astra estate almost identical to one a few pages back in blue. Mine was the 1.8 16v sport and I loved it. I bought it with probably the shittest front end respray I've ever seen after a light enough bump. I bought second hand panels the same colour and actually made it a really nice car. Got the VIC check on it and drove it for a year everyday, took it to Gatwick a few times, Birmingham, Manchester, never had any real bother with it. I got the itch for something quicker and bought a Subaru impreza so time to move the Astra on. 

Eventually sold it with FULL disclosure (CAT C highlighted in the first line of the advert) through a car forum to someone from Luton. He was a nice enough lad but he had some issues with collection so I ended up meeting him at the Severn bridge, much to my Mrs annoyance but he seemed a good sort. A month or so later, I start getting threatening phonecalls from his brother that I deliberately sold his mother a "wreck" that would "never pass an mot" despite having 2 in my possession. This went on for a month with him threatening to "get some boys together to come and get the money" which did amuse me but my name then got sullied on the forum and threats of trading standards etc etc. I ended up refunding about 50% of the purchase price and took the car back. Sold it to a guy in work that had it for 10 YEARS!!! He only got rid in the end as he was stopped from driving medically. 

Just shows why forums such as this are great places to sell as truthfully you'd only rip someone off once and also, if you're not 100% about something, just roffle it for £10 a ticket or whatever, who cares what goes wrong with a £10 car? 

Hope no offence was taken!!! 

 

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15 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

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They need fucking off and replacing with some BritishImperial ones instead.

Also, bumper crack of DOOM*. That's been reversed into something and the little screw under there has been snapped/bent.

At least it's had a cambelt in the last decade. Watchlisted, though doubt I'll crack being the LX which I find less interesting than BASE or GLX.

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1 hour ago, Jerzy Woking said:

Have a look at Salvage Rebuilds UK on YouTube. He has no problem selling the cars and bikes he repairs. Is open and honest about his total costs are and how much (pre tax) profit he makes. And the cars are all sold almost immediately he puts them up for sale.

Suppose thats what comes from making decent videos and being honest

I'll do that, always love a good YouTube vid, been enjoying kiltox's ones on the focus and rover. A young lad I written with keeps telling me that we have to make one when i eventually do up my cossie as he thinks that would generate a lot of interest. 

A nice thing about doing what he's doing is that he has a captive audience, the people watching his vids are interested in cars therefore he's already half way there to selling. A good move really. 

As I've said before these are my experiences and truthfully I certainly agree that being honest is the right way to do it but I bet he's had a few comebacks that he may or may not disclose on there, anyone in the trade has at some point and often its the ones you least expect. That was certainly why back in the day most of the part time traders I knew only dealt in real bread and butter stuff like ford's, vauxhalls etc, things that were cheap and easy to fix. I always went for the astra 1.7d estates and usually sold them by 9am on the first day the free ads came out. Fiestas were also popular, especially in resale red with power steering. 

Of course the game has completely changed now, I think it's all about PCP and monthly payments, all above my head. 

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56 minutes ago, Cavcraft said:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CB-250-RS-CB250RS-RESTORATION-PROJECT-TO-CLEAR-795-OFFERS/293462703494?hash=item4453bd7d86:g:8C8AAOSwENVeIBOn

 

£200's worth of parts for £750.

'BLINDING INVESTMENT '

This seller has a metric fuck load of 'blinding/double blinding investment' bikes, most of which seem to be twice their actual value and have been for sale forever.

Dealer near me has nearly every model of those made. Interesting to see them, as I only remember the standard one, used by loads of despatch riders and flogged to death within 3 years

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9 hours ago, vaughant said:

I'll do that, always love a good YouTube vid, been enjoying kiltox's ones on the focus and rover. A young lad I written with keeps telling me that we have to make one when i eventually do up my cossie as he thinks that would generate a lot of interest. 

A nice thing about doing what he's doing is that he has a captive audience, the people watching his vids are interested in cars therefore he's already half way there to selling. A good move really. 

As I've said before these are my experiences and truthfully I certainly agree that being honest is the right way to do it but I bet he's had a few comebacks that he may or may not disclose on there, anyone in the trade has at some point and often its the ones you least expect. That was certainly why back in the day most of the part time traders I knew only dealt in real bread and butter stuff like ford's, vauxhalls etc, things that were cheap and easy to fix. I always went for the astra 1.7d estates and usually sold them by 9am on the first day the free ads came out. Fiestas were also popular, especially in resale red with power steering. 

Of course the game has completely changed now, I think it's all about PCP and monthly payments, all above my head. 

A Cossie one would generate loads of interest! I'd be one subscriber for you.

The other thing that Rob of Salvage Rebuilds has highlighted is the price some cars fetch at auction. Some are sold at well over retail price, and with the cost of parts and labour to add to repairing the damage.

Is this the YouTube phenomena at work? Someone see's a few of these videos and thinks "I can do that", as do others, and bidding takes off.

Maybe he has had a few  that have had issues after he has sold them, but easy to see what he has done so you go in eyes wide open.

And where can I find Kiltox's videos?

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Part of the problem comes from the image of a little old lady asks someone who knows about cars what her one owner 14k 2 door mk1 Escort is worth, chap says £100 then flips it for £10k.

Kiltox's video in this thread 

 

Anyway back to the old rammel

One owner, but the back seat seems to have seen some action.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333496416870

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