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post #1 of 40
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Long story short.

I'm selling my car for $12, 500. It's a very cute rare convertible in top knotch condition. The girl who came to look at the car, I realized was my bf's bestfriends sister.

She first offered $10k. I said, i'll think about it. Then she emailed and offered $6000!!! from a $12,500 car. I said no. Then in a few days span the offer went up to $8500. I decided that that would be fine because of my bf's bestfriend's sister. I wanted to be nice and to be honest, I really just wanted the damn thing gone.

So, she wants me to take time off work (which I can't do) to get a mechanic to look at the car. I said no because she would have to pay me for the time missed and because she wouldn't agree to get the BCAA there. Then, she wanted to TAKE MY CAR for A DAY to bring it to her dad's friend's mechanic. WTF? I said hell no! So finally she decided to go with the BCAA with MUCH whining.

So she calls me today (BCAA is suppose to come tomorrow), mind you she's not a memeber of the bcaa so I had to charge the inspection on MY credit card while she pays me later, and she said "Oh if there is any problems with the car, my dad said that it will have to come off the agreed price".

EXCUSE ME! The car is 12 years old! What do you expect from it? Plus, I already bargained with you from the worth of $12,500 to $8500!!! And from what her original offer was (at 10k) it leaves her room to do the next few things like maintenance wise to the car.

What does she want me to do? Wrap it up and give it to her?

She fully understands that over $3000 worth of maitenance HAS BEEN DONE prior to the posting of the sale!

What a cheap ass. If you don't want to do maitenance on a car, don't buy one. All cars whether they are NEW OR NOT have maitenance on the car.

Gahhh i'm just so frustrated because I can't be mean to her!!!
post #2 of 40
Lesson #1: Never sell a car to someone you know, or someone who knows someone you know.

Lesson #2: See lesson #1
post #3 of 40
What is it?
post #4 of 40
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Originally Posted by dirkdigles View Post
Lesson #1: Never sell a car to someone you know, or someone who knows someone you know.

Lesson #2: See lesson #1

So true.
post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by dirkdigles View Post
Lesson #1: Never sell a car to someone you know, or someone who knows someone you know.

Lesson #2: See lesson #1
Oh yeah, I know that now. Basically she showed up and we thought she looked super familiar. It wasn't until the next day my bf's bestfriend was like "did a girl name ___ look at your car yesterday?" lol.

Celica Convertible.

But the thing is she is so eager to buy it but she's playing so many games!!
post #6 of 40
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Originally Posted by hollywoodvixen View Post
Oh yeah, I know that now. Basically she showed up and we thought she looked super familiar. It wasn't until the next day my bf's bestfriend was like "did a girl name ___ look at your car yesterday?" lol.

Celica Convertible.

But the thing is she is so eager to buy it but she's playing so many games!!
Doesn't matter - don't sell anything to her. I guarantee you will regret it
post #7 of 40
Yes! I agree, back out of the sale!! ASAP!! Dont wait. Just tell her you changed your mind and that you want closer to your asking price. I can't understand why you would take $4k off your asking price unless the car really isnt' worth what you were asking (I am too lazy to check kelley blue book).
post #8 of 40
i completely agree too i wouldn't sell the car to her. it's just not worth the hassle because any little thing that goes wrong later she'll probably come back to bug you and bitch about it in the future. that's already an incredibly lowball offer she came to you with as well. she's being cheap and it's not worth the headache
post #9 of 40
cars.com has an option where you can list it till it sells and if it doesn't sell they refund you the price you paid to list it
post #10 of 40
I feel for you!

I bought the car I am driving now from my parent's neighbor, who my dad is really good friends with. A didn't have that damn car for 2 months and the transmission started to go out on it! I was so pissed because my dad was the one who talked me into buying it and I didn't really want it in the first place because it was (and still is!) an old lady car, but it had low miles on it so I finally gave in and said, "what the hell?," especially when my dad promised me that he would pay the mechanic whatever it cost to fix it if it were to break down. My truck was about dead with 235,500 miles on it, so I needed something. My car has been fine for almost 3 years after $1,500 was put into it, but I still feel regret about buying from someone I know. If I were to do it over, I would have bought from someone else.

I wouldn't sell to her. I would just say that you got a better offer and you don't have the time to bother with all the hassling she is putting you through. Just my opinion.
post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by *heather* View Post
Yes! I agree, back out of the sale!! ASAP!! Dont wait. Just tell her you changed your mind and that you want closer to your asking price. I can't understand why you would take $4k off your asking price unless the car really isnt' worth what you were asking (I am too lazy to check kelley blue book).
Oh no it's worth the price but right now in BC it's raining so the convertibles are huge yet and I want to sell this car because I have my new car coming in sometime in the next few weeks.
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by dirkdigles View Post
Doesn't matter - don't sell anything to her. I guarantee you will regret it
Boy do I ever agree!! Sounds like it's just going to be more trouble in the future!

If she buys it, the second something goes wrong she'll come running to you! You seem really nice, but just because it's your bf's best friends sister doen't mean you have to sell it to her.

Sell it to someone else you don't know and for what you want for it, or close to it!

Damn, people can be demanding huh!! Sorry you have to deal with this!!
post #13 of 40
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Originally Posted by ntegragsr93 View Post
cars.com has an option where you can list it till it sells and if it doesn't sell they refund you the price you paid to list it

can you use Car.com for sales in Canada? I think i've tried before but it was only US based?
post #14 of 40
oh i dunno, lemme check
post #15 of 40
Wait, it is a 12 year old celica and you are asking $12500? Is there something I am missing?
post #16 of 40
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Wait, it is a 12 year old celica and you are asking $12500? Is there something I am missing?
I was thinking the same thing. My 2002 Mercedes is worth about $22000 now and it's in really good condition. Then again, I don't know how to give value for cars.
post #17 of 40
According to Kbb, the car value for around 7k.

93k mile and good condition estimate.
post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by thund3rcat View Post
According to Kbb, the car value for around 7k.

93k mile and good condition estimate.

she's in Canada. you are probably looking up value based on USD right?
post #19 of 40
Yea. 12,500 canadian =
10,789.84 US
post #20 of 40
^ But cars generally cost more in Canada.

For example, looking at Toyota.ca vs Toyota.com, a Camry XLE V6 is $37,425 CAD vs $28,020 USD. But when you convert the US price to Canadian dollars, it's roughly $32,500 CAD.

Either way, her car isn't worth $8500 CAD and a monkey on her back.
post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Pat View Post
Wait, it is a 12 year old celica and you are asking $12500? Is there something I am missing?
I'm comparing with the value in the Canadian market. There is about 3 of these in BC or something. And it was appraised that. but that was what I was asking for to leave room for hagglers

And yes that's Canadian dollars.

There were 94 regular Celica's going for 15 canadian, so... I think in comparison to my competition it's pretty well priced.
post #22 of 40
It sounds like your price is right, just find a means to get a different buyer.... put it in the newspaper, put it on the internet, hang up signs at the grocery store, but
DO ....................NOT......................... SELL....................... TO.................. HER!!!
post #23 of 40
why can't you be mean to her?

i would.

bf's best friend sister that you've never really been friends with is nobody. don't give in to her ridiculous demands.
post #24 of 40
The car is worth that much, Celica convertibles are very rare
post #25 of 40
I'm so glad I dont have a car.
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