In Reply to: E30 M3 I looked at...dont you just hate it when. posted by Disappointed Buyer on December 23, 2001 at 03:53:10:
I looked at an E30 BMW M3 today and I just wanted to share with you guys what happened. Let me know what you think about this person.
He initially listed the car here at the forum for sale and on ebay with a reserve price. His deal was to make a reasonable offer which I did and he accepted. Then when I went to see the car today, test drove it, the story begins..
After done testing the car, the seller now changed his mind and was asking for more? He started saying I added this and that, didn't you feel the power of the car?, etc. Then at this point, he said I think the car is worth more, much more that what I was selling it originally.
Please do not offer your car at a price that you would change later on thinking that the buyer would get baited into doing. That's what I felt and just wasted my time as well. "You are not a man of your word" that's all I can say.
Just to let you know, there are 2 M3's I'm looking at and I'm sure you'll find them advertised on the internet. One is a 1991 asking for $ 10,950 and an 1988 for $ 9,000. Both accdg. to private owners are mint.
Mr. Seller, I just want to wish you good luck in selling your 1988 car at the price you want. Honestly, I don't think that your car is worth more than $9.-9.5k.
If the body and paint was really nice, I would've offered more. (dent on fender, dents on passenger door, cracked rear valance, bent rim, ripped headliner) Plus, your M3 is just as fast as others.
Sorry but it's the owner's perogative to change the price if there's no written contract and no $ has been exchanged. I know it sucks when you're the buyer but think about it. The seller doesn't HAVE to do anything! Call him a poor businessman but many people say one thing on the phone and another when you get there face to face. It happens, you deal with it. It's part of the "fun" in shopping for a car. Shopping for M3's especially ones owned by club members/enthusiasts, it can be difficult to get the price YOU want to pay for the car because often it's the other way around. Just my .02