Guys, can we take a step back here. It is obvious
that no-one should profit from mis-describing or otherwise fraudulently selling goods.
That is not what I said. I have no view
on this particular car because I do not know it or the seller.
My point is about the generality of values. If a group of people decide a brand is worthless, and
that group are those that most love said brand, then no-one else is going to help improve those values. I go back to my original point - any
car may or may not be "worth" what the seller asks for it. If someone is prepared to pay the price, though, then fair enough.
the sale is fraudelent, then that's another matter, but I say again that I am not talking about this eBay auction. I am saying that it's all well and good to decide older 166's are worth x, y or z, but if we consistently bang the drum that "the market" has decided our cars are worthless, then that will become a self-fulfilling prophecy...
All I was observing is that if you read down the thread there's lots of comments like "not worth it" or "not justified" etc. That's what I was talking about, not the honesty or otherwise of a particular seller.
So fair enough, if
this is a dodgy sale, then yes, the car is not worth it. If, however, it's a legitimate sale and the guy is just testing the water, then fair play to him. That was all I was saying with regard to the auction in question. If you know
it is a bit dodgy, then fine.
Regarding eBay, I think it is no better or worse than the generality of the population. Some good, some not so good - they're all there. If an owner's group knows there's something dodgy on eBay, then cool, let's flag it, but that is not what I was talking about.
Hope that's clear!!!