I was at a car auction once and a Fiat Coupe went through. There was a couple of chaps off to my right that looked really pleased to have won it. A bit later there was much steam or smoke from just outside the exit door. It was the Fiat Coupe.
The two lads were down at the auctioneers booth trying to get out of their purchase. I'm not sure the Auctioneer was having it any of it, pointing at the big sign saying 'sold as seen, no comeback' and there was another chap to my right saying to another that they shouldn't have put that car through again, meaning the auction house shouldn't have let it through again knowing it was an incontinent lemon.
That auction now requires people to put a deposit down, I think it's £200, to get a bidding card without which you can't bid. That system has probably saved me bidding on a few things.
I'm really not sure about vendors like this:
How much is that car worth? If he doesn't want the stress or aggravation why relist it?
It's been listed and bid on before, is there really no way of disposing of it without relisting it?
I was wondering why he doesn't use his local car auction place and be done with it, job done.
I do get a bit testy about some of the moans directed at eBay buyers when to me some vendors seem equally as bad.
eBay and PH classifieds are losing out by not charging more for a 'Just testing the water' section. Do they want to sell the car or not?
It just makes me wonder if some of these people should be wearing suits at BMW and Mercedes Benz dealers as they're obviously doing us all a favour even letting us consider buying their cars.
And don't get me started on people that use adverts of cars that they're trying to sell that use photos that were taken from half way down the street at midnight, the cars are that far away they're in a different post code.
Clive knows his onions and uses decent, well lit photos in his adverts.