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a suggestion 14 years 2 months ago #2491

Although I no longer have a type34, I do check in on occasion to see what sort of progress folks are making. While most all of my experiences here have been really good, I would like to share something that made me quite angry a while back.<br />
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When I was selling my type34 on ebay (after attempting first to sell it to a club member), a person who will go unnamed here contacted the high bidder. This person had quite a bit of knowledge about my car and attempted to talk the bidder out of it in order to try to sell the bidder his own t34. He did the same thing to me when I bought the car in the first place. Mind you, I did not mis-represent the car... but this other seller ragged on it to the point that the winning bidder backed out of the purchase. Due to the time crunch I was under (had to pay taxes), I had to accept a much lower bid. <br />
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For future reference... if you decide to sell on ebay... may want to make the bidders list secret.
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a suggestion 14 years 2 months ago #2492

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Which car was it? The '62 Dirk used to own? I sort of remember that whole deal...

Not cool in any case.
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a suggestion 14 years 2 months ago #2493

Which car was it? The '62 Dirk used to own? I sort of remember that whole deal...<br />
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Not cool in any case.
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That's the one... While I certainly regret having to sell it... it's nice to know the IRS isn't after me <img align=absmiddle src='images/smilies/smile.gif' alt='Smile'>
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a suggestion 14 years 2 months ago #2501

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This does seem unethical.<br />
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However, I don't see a problem with informing potential buyers of facts that may not be revealed in the text of an auction, especially if it significantly affects the value of a car or part. <br />
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I am not accusing you of anything, just stating a general policy.
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a suggestion 14 years 2 months ago #2502

This does seem unethical.<br />
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However, I don't see a problem with informing potential buyers of facts that may not be revealed in the text of an auction, espcially if it significantly affects the value of a car or part. <br />
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I am not accusing you of anything, just stating a general policy.
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Understood. This was not a 'potential' buyer, but someone who went into a binding legal contract to purchase the car by bidding on it in the last 2 minutes of the auction. I have issues with the buyer as well, but believe he would have followed through. <br />
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The car was accurately described as 'previously restored' and with 'upgraded parts' not 'original' and the buyer balked that the pan was not original. Pictures told the complete story of what was wrong and what was right about the car and I answered each question publicly with updates to the auction, including additional pictures.
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a suggestion 14 years 2 months ago #2515

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Agreed, eBay auctions ARE binding contracts, and your bidder should have honored his commitment, period.<br />
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But the T34 community is a very small & well-informed one, and it's rare that we'll be surprised by a "new" T34 that no one has had previous history with (and behind the scenes info on its past that are important to know before making the commitment to buy it).<br />
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