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But then perhaps he'd look at the eBay listing landy911 did for his GTV V6, remove the ha ha comments and include a photo of that £1700 invoice from Alfaman on the listing?
Perhaps he'd have seen the £1906 landy911 got for his and compare the condition, mileage and service history with his GTV V6?
The photos of the car are pretty good, but a photo of that invoice in the listing would've made up for the waffle in that first listing which didn't say much about the service history at all. The first listing wasn't that well prepared IMO. One less photo of a GTV or the interior to make room for one photo of a £1700 invoice? I was pondering Joey's aborted purchase earlier, and think the vendor could be one of those that would benefit from one of those people that charge to list stuff for vendors on eBay, but for an eBay Agent to do a proper job and realise the best price for that car they'd need to have the service history in front of them.
If the seller wants the best price then they need to do a decent job with the advert really.
Perhaps the vendor doesn't have the time or patience to do a proper listing that shows the car in the best way?
What impression does an advert that doesn't list the service history and have ha ha comments give? On the previous listing didn't someone offer him £750? His response was that if it was a joke it was way off. But he has ha ha comments in his listing? I've been told by an ex-colleague that my inability to resist any opportunity for a joke may give Management the impression that I'm not serious, just a serial joker.
drummerboy's listing for his Proteo red 166 Super springs to mind as a great listing too, with photos that surpassed those of Darren156's blue GTV TS.
I wonder if the vendor seems to think eBay is like a motor trade auction? Someone bids, they hand over the money and car is taken away. I don't think eBay is quite like that. Perhaps if he just wants it gone they should put it in a motor auction instead of eBay?
I think when Joey got his first offer of £2K accepted he should have gone to Wales and checked over the car, with an offer that if he didn't take it he'd cover his eBay relisting fees if the seller promised to hold the car until he could get there to check it over.
I messed up once on eBay I was trying to snipe and IM my brother at the same time. Instead of bidding I inadvertently hit the 'buy it now' button the screen. It wasn't for a car fortunately but I got the guy to come down to a more reasonable price and took the eBay item. I think if he'd held out for the buy it now price I'd have refused and taken the feedback hit.
TXTing? I'm not a big TXTer, I've a colleague that TXTs me even though he knows I could well be driving when he TXTs and the car has a hands free that I can answer when driving. So I'm driving along, the phone beeps rather than rings and another colleague picks up the phone and replies in TXT to the TXT with me wondering what they're typing as I am trying to drive. Some of those TXT interfaces are a pain in the bottom. I use 3 different phones and I can TXT a lot easier on one than another. I should learn to TXT? I very rarely TXT so why?
Sometimes it's better and easier just to talk to people. People can and do hide behind Email. I'm sure Email will help contribute to the demise of the human race.