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Post by Tony g » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 20:47

Hi all. Just spotted this on ebay. Looks like it could be a good buy considering all the talk on M Roadster prices recently. Thought id share it with you as I already have an identical car and 2 would be greedy.. Heres the item number 231509874533

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Post by eahornel1 » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 20:58

He`s having a laugh. There is no way he is selling that without reserve, he will pull the advert off before the end, if it`s his car....

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Post by Badman gee » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 21:02

I bet the reserve is 15000
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Post by Badman gee » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 21:02

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Post by Del » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 21:03

Anyone who's after one should simply contact the seller (sooner rather than later) and simply offer the £7,500 he is after.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231509874533? ... 26_rdc%3D1

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Post by Renaud » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 21:16

Just had a quick look at the e-bay advert and I can see that the two photos are of different cars.

In picture one, it appears to have shadow chrome wheels and headlamp washers, whilst in picture two it has normal silver wheels and no headlamp washers.

I guess it could just be that he/she is using the first picture as an example, but adverts with very few photos or photos that don't tie up, along with a low price always get me suspicious. Or am i just being paranoid?

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Post by Thesurveyor » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 22:17

Something doesn't add up here. It's being advertised under "wheel rims" by a BMW master technician?
The last one to sell on Ebay went for £10,800, and the only other is at £13,995.
Very poor pictures too.

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Post by offyourmarks » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 07:39

Probably a hacked account and scam advert - be wary :shake:

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Post by 692DPG » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 08:51

Does seem too good to be true! I'd be wary. :roll:
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Post by eahornel1 » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 12:14

Asked him why the pics were different he said he found one on google until he had a good one on his phone . Lives in Moffat scotland.. :| Sounds a bit iffy...

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Post by Jonttt » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 12:43

Mmmmm I think it's genuine, don't ask me why, just gut feel
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Post by offyourmarks » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 13:19

Jonttt wrote:Mmmmm I think it's genuine, don't ask me why, just gut feel
Why? :o

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Post by petecossie » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 17:57

Listing ended. No longer available. No bids either.
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Post by eahornel1 » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 18:07

I offered to go and see it , no reply and then pulled it.... Told you so...

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Post by Badman gee » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 18:31

Prob realised that it was far too cheap or not legit
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Post by Jonttt » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 00:23

Probably sold to a dealer lol
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Post by David » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 09:53

I spoke with the seller on the phone for about 20mins on Friday and he was a very nice chap. I think he's just not very good with the tinterweb.

He sent me a picture of the car (which is currently in a lock-up which he is having to give up, alongside two motorbikes, and it is the ///M that he has chosen to sell). He also sent me the VIN and numberplate, and all matched up.

Unfortunately, as some of you noticed, he is in Scotland and I am in Brighton. So if the ad has been pulled because it has already been sold (I am 99% certain it is genuine), I'm very sad that I couldn't organise the funds for it sooner! :(
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Post by TitanTim » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 10:59

I love how people jump to conclusions :|

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Post by pingu » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 12:31

petecossie wrote:Listing ended. No longer available. No bids either.
It had six bids on it when I looked on Friday. It was up to £1200.

It would be worth contacting him again to see if it's still for sale. I suspect he has found out it's real value and will be doing it properly next time.

I suspect that he works in either Crossflags Dumfries (01387 253473) or Lloyd Carlisle (01228 542222).
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Post by David » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 14:11

He's just replied to me... He sold it yesterday to a guy who went up to see it from Manchester.
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 16:43

If it sold for 7.5k it was a bargain,
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Post by chill4x4saph » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 17:15

Badman gee wrote:If it sold for 7.5k it was a bargain,
not so bad it was!!..., I intended to bid to £9k..., ah well!!!

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Post by Badman gee » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 17:18

Would have been worth it.

The prices will only go up.
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Post by David » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 17:35

Yep, he was only looking for £7,500, and that's what it sold for.
I was just holding out for a few pictures from him, before booking a flight to go see it :(
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 17:39

So you blew it David?
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Post by David » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 17:57

Pretty much, but I had a few other things to arrange before committing too, so chances I would've missed out anyway.
I also wasn't convinced about the rust-free condition he claimed it to be in, given that all the other Z3s I've seen from Scotland have suffered fairly heavily (including Scarlett).
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 18:08

Never mind. Keep a look out for others.
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Post by Jonttt » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 18:14

Jonttt wrote:Mmmmm I think it's genuine, don't ask me why, just gut feel
Ahem .......

You gotta know when to spot a scam and a bargain :wink:
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Post by gookah » Sun 22 Mar, 2015 22:02

David wrote:Yep, he was only looking for £7,500, and that's what it sold for.
I was just holding out for a few pictures from him, before booking a flight to go see it :(
not the £20K the garages are supposedly valuing them at now then ..... :D :)
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Post by chill4x4saph » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 00:25

yeah I was shocked how little the seller let it go for to!!!..., think how little the non M's must be worth!!!!, when you look at the price of a non M e36 versus an e36 m3!!! :-(

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Post by pingu » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 01:00

gookah wrote:
David wrote:Yep, he was only looking for £7,500, and that's what it sold for.
I was just holding out for a few pictures from him, before booking a flight to go see it :(
not the £20K the garages are supposedly valuing them at now then ..... :D :)
It's supply and demand. He just didn't demand very much. Who knows if it would have sold for £10k+? We'll never know. Or maybe we will :wink: .
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Post by Jonttt » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 19:21

Yep classic case of selling too cheap / not aware of current market value. I'm not saying it's worth £20k but in this market I'm pretty sure he would have sold it quickly for more, someone got a bargain and could probably sell it for a decent margin tomorrow with a decent advert.

Classic sign of a fast rising market, there will always be sellers who don't keep pace for a time.

It says it all when people thought it was a scam because it was too cheap at £7500, crap advert and it sold in days :lol:

If anything this sale confirms they are worth more, not less :wink:
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Post by Badman gee » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 19:36

Far too cheap at 7.5k, that's why it sold so fast,

He missed a trick there.
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Post by DC » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 19:56

David wrote: I also wasn't convinced about the rust-free condition he claimed it to be in, given that all the other Z3s I've seen from Scotland have suffered fairly heavily (including Scarlett).
That's quite right, the winters here mean a lot of abrasive grit is used on the roads. The brakes, wheel bearings and suspension along with bodywork get a terrible hammering.
I don't use my Z3 at all from the moment the first frost hits till the grit has gone off the roads in April, sometimes May.
My last 4 wheel drive had three lots of brake pads, wheel bearings all round more than once, various suspension parts and inner wheel arches getting a bit iffy, all in 6 years and 45000 miles.
I'm not a bad driver and never ever wore out a set of pads or bearings when I lived further south.
Lots of folk I know won't buy a Scottish registered car over three years old and prefer to buy from "down south".
I'm not knocking the Highlands as I love living here, just don't buy a car that's spent a few winters in these parts.

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Post by chill4x4saph » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 20:09

Jonttt wrote:Yep classic case of selling too cheap / not aware of current market value. I'm not saying it's worth £20k but in this market I'm pretty sure he would have sold it quickly for more, someone got a bargain and could probably sell it for a decent margin tomorrow with a decent advert.

Classic sign of a fast rising market, there will always be sellers who don't keep pace for a time.

It says it all when people thought it was a scam because it was too cheap at £7500, crap advert and it sold in days :lol:

If anything this sale confirms they are worth more, not less :wink:
I could not agree more!!


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