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Gordon

Best way to market a 72 tii?

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5 hours ago, danco_ said:

BAT sucks. 

 

They didn't take care of me on the sale of my e28 m5. 

At All. 

 

 

 

 

BaT sucks...How so? They didn't take care of you on your sale...Specifics? 

 

Weren't you the guy requesting not long ago (rightfully) that someone provide specifics to support their blanket statement that a restoration shop sucked?

 

Just curious...thanks!

 

COOP

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2 hours ago, COOP said:

 

BaT sucks...How so? They didn't take care of you on your sale...Specifics? 

 

Weren't you the guy requesting not long ago (rightfully) that someone provide specifics to support their blanket statement that a restoration shop sucked?

 

Just curious...thanks!

 

COOP

Yes! Good observation, Coop.

 

BAT listed my car, and it took them four days to respond to multiple emails asking for an amendment to the posting, which would affect the entire auction (very important information). 4 days before I got a response. I was so frustrated that I went ahead and made a comment about the amendment I was trying to make, and contacted every bidder privately to ensure they had the new information. When BAT finally got back to me, they were not happy that I took matters into my own hands and restricted my account so I could no longer make comments or answer questions. They went as far as to remove the comment I made about the new information. To this day, my account is restricted.

On day 4, I had asked to pull the auction and that I no longer intended to proceed with BAT. They backpedaled and tried to make it up to me but I had already made my decision, and once again contacted all interested parties to inform them that the car will longer be sold on BAT, regardless of where the bidding ended.

 

BAT did not take care of me on this car. For a professional website providing a professional service - no part of the auction felt professional. 

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12 hours ago, dang said:

... A quick silver paint job on the wheels might give it a more original feel.

 

+1

 

My thought as well!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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I sold my E36 M3 Sedan on BAT. Besides pressuring me to lower my reserve (I didn't) they were fine. The comments were almost all positive, I was very upfront about what was wrong with the car (barely anything) and it sold. Should have gotten more, but the market spoke and it is what it is.

The one thing I wish was that payment process/pickup details should be more uniform. 

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5 hours ago, danco_ said:

Yes! Good observation, Coop.

 

BAT listed my car, and it took them four days to respond to multiple emails asking for an amendment to the posting, which would affect the entire auction (very important information). 4 days before I got a response. I was so frustrated that I went ahead and made a comment about the amendment I was trying to make, and contacted every bidder privately to ensure they had the new information. When BAT finally got back to me, they were not happy that I took matters into my own hands and restricted my account so I could no longer make comments or answer questions. They went as far as to remove the comment I made about the new information. To this day, my account is restricted.

On day 4, I had asked to pull the auction and that I no longer intended to proceed with BAT. They backpedaled and tried to make it up to me but I had already made my decision, and once again contacted all interested parties to inform them that the car will longer be sold on BAT, regardless of where the bidding ended.

 

BAT did not take care of me on this car. For a professional website providing a professional service - no part of the auction felt professional. 

 

Not cool! Thanks for sharing danco.

 

COOP

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Yup, that's a good ad, except that the car really should've been put on a lift and the undercarriage photographed far more thoroughly than just the crouch-down pics.

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On 5/11/2017 at 3:29 AM, Gordon said:

It's an unmolested, unrestored sunroof tii that's always garaged. It still has the original steel wheels and hubaps.

 

IMHO if the above is true...$30K firm, as is.  $45k with a perfect new paint job in original color and minor fixes.  Not a penny less.  List it wherever with a reserve of $30k and don't follow the auction.  What I'm reading is that it might piss you off to read comments and criticisms.  Who cares as long as you get what the car is worth.  You might be surprised that the auction goes over $30k.

 

Does that work?

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18 hours ago, Ensign said:

Here's one to follow on ebay (not mine and no affiliation):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172670501568?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

 

The crappy paint job turned me off:  1.) orangepeel; 2.) masking -- look at the front heater plenum and firewall area.  They didn't bother to mask the plenum, letting overspray go randomly over the wiper motor, etc., over-painting plated screws and some parts of the hood hold-down bar -- com'on, this is a very visible area, how are you dealing with less-exposed areas?  The underhood labels are replacements, so don't call them originals, and the "2002 expert" that installed those gray vinyl strips in the trunk never saw a 2002 before.  So...despite the beautiful and largely original interior, I'm left wondering what this brand-spanking-new paint job is hiding.

 

If it's really a documented 35,000-mile car -- I hope they don't consider mileage on a title or registration alone to be "documentation," as it's not (my 1961 Ford F-350 shows 51,000 miles on its registration, but other records reveal [it's been family-business owned since new] the truck already passed 78,000 miles in 1977, and it continued in regular use until 2001.  Hmm!) -- how bad could the original paint have been?  Get the original paint detailed -- best efforts -- and market the car as an amazing survivor.  Let a buyer determine what needs to be done, rather than imposing a cheap paint job on what is, arguably, a 35,000-mile car.

 

(And, yes, it's a snorkel car, which neither shocks nor bothers me.  But I'd cut that thing out!)

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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1 hour ago, thehackmechanic said:

Yup, that's a good ad, except that the car really should've been put on a lift and the undercarriage photographed far more thoroughly than just the crouch-down pics.

+1

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