In Reply to: Re: Comments on bidding/buying a car on Ebay.... posted by Richard on February 23, 2000 at 19:01:27:
It's all in the timing too. I've seen many people buy cars, and then dress them up, sell them (ad wise) better, and make $1k in profit in 7 days time!. Always ask to test drive the car and inspect it. I almost bought a 735i for $3000, but after driving it, seeing how bad the paint,noise in valvetrain, interior (wood rot), low oil pressure on start. And SRS light on, i cancelled my bid, specifically because the condition was not reflected in the ad. I then posted an ad on local newsgroup, and picked up my 1988 750il for $3000 :), in sorry shape, but i'm sure ill have the car i've wanted for less than $10k.
I just bought some racing dynamics 17x8 rims with new tires on it for E34 or E32 for $1350 (that counts shipping) on ebay. They will look awesome. I thought the price was great, because they are a beautiful style, not replicas, and come with 4 tires. I couldn't possibly get anything like that new for less than say $2000 locally.
: : Anyone have any experience bidding or buying a car on Ebay?
: : I'm real leary of purchasing a car on an Internet auction site.
: : What happens if your bid is excepted, you go to pick up the car and it sucks? Despite Ebay's "official" policies, I'm still cautious.
: : Any comments or personal experiences ........
: I've bought, not one, but two. A '90 325i w/64k & '92 535i 5speed w/75k. Depends on what you want. Got to do you home work! What do you want to know?