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It seems that I am having to deal with all the dreamers and test pilots with my GTV. After advertising the car locally, I have had the following timewasters:
  • 1 person come and view the car then after a test drive explain that he is after a practical car and looking to spend around £1,300 (the GTV is only being advertised for £1,200 more !!!!)
  • 1 person offer me £1,500 without even seeing the car
  • 1 person offer me £1,800 without even seeing the car
  • 1 person express how cheap it was but was really after one with leather (then why not source a leather interior for the few hundred quid they seem to go for on eBay and buy my car?)
  • 1 person phone me, leave an answerphone message and then never phone back
  • 1 person phone me on my mobile when on holiday, really wanting to see the car, local so is flexible with viewing. Arrange with him to see the car tonight, he never turns up
  • 2 canvassers - would you like to advertise your car with us, Sir?
Of the above list, the one that really has annoyed me is the guy who arranges to see the car and doesn't show. A phone call to tell me that he can't make it / changed his mind / bought another car / just a timewasting pr1ck was clearly completely out of order

The joys of trying to sell a car!
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At least people have called you...
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It's a start I suppose!

But seriously, I haven't ever has this level of timewasting with other cars over the years. Does the Alfa badge bring out the dreamers?
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When I came to sell my 156 I had 3 people interested. The first 2 were sound enough, the first one telling me he would give me £2000 for it, I wouldn't budge though so fair enough.

The second said his cam-belt had gone and he was looking for a new car, he loved his current car though so I suggest he try and source a new engine as it would be cheaper. He thanked me and that was that.

And the 3rd was the guy that bought it for £2200.

Damn I miss the hell out of that car.
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Selling cars ain't fun. While i was trying to sell my punto HGT:

10+ nigerian scams
4 canvassers,
3 people interested but didn't get back to me
1 guy looked at it, thought i had a sale as the whole viewing was very positive. he offered me £2000 for it, £800 less than my asking price!!
Finally sold it to a fellow member on another forum after 6 weeks.
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I can't bear to get rid of cars. They either die, or get sold to friends so I can keep an eye on them.
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One of the reasons I chose to part exchange although I would try here & on AROC from now on first
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One I sold, advertised the car on Ebay. Phones me up the day before he is due to collect to tell me he can't afford the full amount and would I take £ 800.00 less. Muppet !
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Aye! Run them till they die then get the council to take the remains away!

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I hate selling cars, love buying them though...
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