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Old 20th August 2016, 08:52 PM
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Had a look at the car today, drives very nicely, a few cosmetic issues, but a nice car.

Was nice to see a real brake booster and master.
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Had a look at the car today, drives very nicely, a few cosmetic issues, but a nice car.

Was nice to see a real brake booster and master.
That's one problem buying a used wagon, most people knock them around a bit.
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That's one problem buying a used wagon, most people knock them around a bit.
Indeed. I made an offer on the car... I will find out tomorrow I suppose. I'm told there is another buyer, perhaps there is, perhaps not.
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Old 23rd August 2016, 10:55 AM
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Just got a text from the seller saying that he has agreed to my offer.

So looks like my wife just got a new car.

Now I need to get Jerry to fix a scrape on the side of her Lexus so I can sell that.
If anyone is looking for a 2 owner Lexus GS300 (2000 model) I will have one for sale soon.
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Old 24th August 2016, 07:25 AM
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Just got a text from the seller saying that he has agreed to my offer.

So looks like my wife just got a new car.

Now I need to get Jerry to fix a scrape on the side of her Lexus so I can sell that.
If anyone is looking for a 2 owner Lexus GS300 (2000 model) I will have one for sale soon.
Well done, that was quick.
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Old 24th August 2016, 08:34 AM
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I thought it would take me longer than it did, given there are not so many of these around. I wanted to get the car by about November at the latest as we have twins due in January and having the bigger car first would be much easier.

We're about the only people in the country who dislike 4x4's so the choice wasn't bountiful.

Thanks again for the help with this.
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Old 26th August 2016, 04:11 PM
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Well I don't actually have an S211 anymore.

I was just about to leave my office to go and pick it up when the seller rang and told me the air conditioning had catastrophically failed and he can't sell it as it is.

Anyway, I think this is a load of bull but I have no way of proving it. As he has a dealer license I think he is worried about a formal complaint against it given we had already fully agreed, he had sent me an invoice, he knew I had a bank cheque sorted etc etc.

I could be wrong, but given i was originally supposed to collect it yesterday and he didn't return my calls all day, I think its likely.

Now to cancel the insurance too.
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Old 26th August 2016, 04:43 PM
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SIMPLE BRYCE, HE GOT A BETTER OFFER. !!!!!!
what does he care about you or any body else.

On the bright side, Michel has arrange for a sunny Day on Sunday.
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SIMPLE BRYCE, HE GOT A BETTER OFFER. !!!!!!
what does he care about you or any body else.

On the bright side, Michel has arrange for a sunny Day on Sunday.
yes exactly. But in my mind if you have a deal you have a deal. And I think it is unscrupulous.

I had a situation where I got some quotes to do some paint work. After a couple of days we selected one and told him we wanted to start next week. The next day a final one came through that was quite a bit cheaper, but since I had already told one guy he had the business I didn't feel it was the right thing to do to accept the final quote.
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yes exactly. But in my mind if you have a deal you have a deal. And I think it is unscrupulous.

I had a situation where I got some quotes to do some paint work. After a couple of days we selected one and told him we wanted to start next week. The next day a final one came through that was quite a bit cheaper, but since I had already told one guy he had the business I didn't feel it was the right thing to do to accept the final quote.
Bryce; you are an ethical gentleman. That is the highest praise I can give.
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Old 27th August 2016, 05:47 AM
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When you're dealing with dealers...
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Well the plot thickens.

I sent a couple of text about how the A/C repair was going, mostly out of curiosity to see what he would say and if he would keep up the charade. Anyway, over the weekend the car is now back on carsales and via text he says A/C is fixed. I still suspect that somebody offered him more money and the sale fell through. My guess is they saw the photos that look very good and when they got there saw the light hail damage on the car and baulked at the price. Since this car will park outside a car that has been garaged with perfect paint is not what I am looking for, and this car will soon have shopping trolley marks etc.

So we'll see.
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Well good luck. It's always exciting buying a new car ... even more exciting buying a old new car. If you want a wagon why not bite the bullet and go for a DS Safari?
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Well the plot thickens.

I sent a couple of text about how the A/C repair was going, mostly out of curiosity to see what he would say and if he would keep up the charade. Anyway, over the weekend the car is now back on carsales and via text he says A/C is fixed. I still suspect that somebody offered him more money and the sale fell through. My guess is they saw the photos that look very good and when they got there saw the light hail damage on the car and baulked at the price. Since this car will park outside a car that has been garaged with perfect paint is not what I am looking for, and this car will soon have shopping trolley marks etc.

So we'll see.
I wonder why the pictures are so 'blue'....
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Well good luck. It's always exciting buying a new car ... even more exciting buying a old new car. If you want a wagon why not bite the bullet and go for a DS Safari?
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On the DS Safari, I had the opportunity to buy one at a very good price about 2 years ago. Timing was bad though, my daughter was about 2 months old and I didn't really have the time for a project car. Still don't really.

It was a safari that just needed final putting back together, it had been dismantled for respray and a professional respray had taken place, just needed the body panels put back on, interior and wiring re-fitted etc. One of the CCCNSW members bought it and had it on the road in 6 weeks. It was a very nice car and it was at the all French day. Generally I prefer the Sedan but the paint on this safari is much nicer than my DS21.

The S211 is for my wife and I think the idea of a DS safari would not be one she would appreciate!
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