Never selling a car privately again…

Just logged into the Forester Forum i am on, and saw this..

Well she still has iacv issues so thats the top of the list right now. Quite pissed was told by the last owner it was fixed. Genuine ones gonna set me back a couple of hundred. Anyone have a reconditioned pre 1998 iacv?

Which is quite disappointing as well this person test drove the car on the night of picking it up, didn’t notice any issues with the car, drove it home the 1500 odd km’s the next day, didn’t say anything about any issues to me about it, when he texted me about rego (that’s a different story) He was actually quite pleased with the car.

Really grinds my gears when you get slagged of something that could of happened after you drove the car away, I had no issues with the car for the 2 years i had it, so not sure why i am responsible for what happens after it leaves my house..

Now i know why i just trade in cars instead of selling privately..

Just bought a WRX, traded in the my old Calais, also no longer require my older Forester, so i decide to place a Ad on a car forum to sell it..

Him)

hey bro. if this is the car I think it is, im keen as a bean will you take 7k? and can you send pics>

Me)

Hi,

I’m at work at the moment, some pics can be found in the build thread here: <link>

I’ll take 7k for it, or 8k with the VF35 turbo, Ultrex STi bonnet scoop (not painted), MoMo steering wheel and black 18″ rims that are on it..

Michael

After some negotians, we agree on a price with all the included extra’s

Me)

ok no worries,

Are you willing to put a deposit down on the car, just so i can list it as sold,

thanks

Michael

Him)

im not gonna commit to it that much because of the distance and Ive been screwed around with an interstate deposit before. if it sells my loss. thanks mate

lost 500 bucks to some dude in Canberra when he sold it under my nose even after a deposit

Did i mention this person want’s to come from South Australia to buy the car, the car is in New South Wales

Later on I’m at work, i get bombarded with texts from him to my phone (not allowed phones at work), then i get this from him

Him)

Hey mate not sure if youve been getting my messages, the day id like to pick it up provided its still available is 29th of jan at 6k(?) No parts extra just the car. Wondering if rims come with the car also and if it is at all possible to have a mate few and test drive the car. Cheers look forward to hearing from you

Me)

Hi,

I am working on Thursday the 29th, will have to leave home at about 1pm that day

It will be coming with the 04 XT rims

Someone can come look at it

It currently doesn’t have rego on it, So if you want it with the NSW rego it will be $7000 (10 months rego) Costing me $800 to put on, and once you get back to SA you can cancel it and get the refund (not sure what it will be), or $6500 without rego and you will have to arrange a Unregistered Vehicle Permit, it has a valid pink slip which i got done about a week ago.

I’m selling it because i bought a WRX and don’t see myself ever getting around to fixing it up how it should be, it is just going to be sitting in the garage collecting dust and cobwebs

Thanks

Michael

Him)

Alright easy im keen as a bean and can place a deposit next monday

Today he messages me again

Him)

Hey man, What insurance company are you with and whats your agreed value?
Just called just car for a quote and they only offered 6k for the agreed value :/

Me)

Only ever had bomb insurance on it, didn’t really see the point in paying a huge amount of money for it..

Him)

I think its worth more then 6 though. that’s really quite frustrating and throw quite a curveball into my decision. ill let you know if I can get a better quote.

Me)

Try Shannons.

Him)

Wont cover me cause of my age and previously lost my licence

Unless i can get a higher agreed value will you take 6.5 with rego?

Me)

No

Him)

I understand your want for a higher price then what insurance is saying and but for whatever reason if its written off on the way home i will lose money on it, know what i mean? 6500 with rego and ill put a deposit down.

Me)

So it’s ok for me to loose money on it then you..

The price that was agreed to was $7000, take it or leave it, i am in no rush to sell the car..

Until such time until a deposit is placed for the car i will no longer be discussing this matter.

Michael

Him)

Alright mate i wasnt trying to be rude or anything sorry if i came across that way.

7k with rego provided my pay goes in wednesday ill be there thursday morning if not whats the latest in the arvo we can meet?

So in between this i had another person who was also from South Australia messaging me about the car, really trying to low ball me, not sure if it was the same guy or not..

OP)

hi there. is this car still available?

Me)

Yes

OP)

Would you consider 5500 with no rego or spare bits?

Me)

$6800 is the price without rego

OP)

I can scrape up to 6. Thanks anyway

Today after me blowing up the first person, i get this

OP)

Hey mate will you take 6500 with rego?

Me)

no, $7250 is the lowest i will go..

No reply from them, heh seems like it might of been the same person..

So after all that, this is where we are, not sure I am really interested in selling the car to him now, as i am really over it..