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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by coop44, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm selling my '92 miata, paid $2000 for it, but I've upgraded it with:

    oil changes, bunch of them, $1000 worth of mobil 1

    2 sets of new tires, worn out now , but worth over $800!!

    Rebuilt the motor from the crankshaft out, valued at $3000

    Brakes and rotors, $200

    I want $7000 for her!!


    Does that make sense? About as much as the $1800 glock 17 I saw over on Waguns. Looks like the poor sap just went and bought every overpriced aftermarket piece of crap he could find and slapped it on.

    Whom ever told these retards that they could recoup any money spent on questionable aftermarket parts lied to them. Maybe they will find a like minded sucker, human stupidity knows no limits.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh coop you know you can't fix stupid there's just not enough super glue to be found.
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    With the car, it sounds like they're trying to recoup general operating expenses. Someone doesn't understand how these things work. I'm surprised they didn't try include the cost of the fuel the car used.
     
  4. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Yeah pretty much. With that list of changes it sounds like a racerboy owned Miata. I'd rather have a stock un-molested one than trust that it was properly molested by the previous owner.
     
  5. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    ++++++ 100

    There are 3 things that would stop me from buying any used car.
    1) Aftermarket spoiler/fin
    2) Folger's coffee can muffler
    3) Wagon wheels
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What did P.T.Barnum say was born every minute?
     
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  7. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately you can't recoup 1cent of aftermarket mods. It sucks because I've dumped thousands into a car too. You have to find that rare gem that knows what was done and would have done the same thing to the car and can come out bucks-ahead. Very limited market.
     
  8. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Im surprised they didn't try to get all the money paid for gas.... Sheesh...
     
  9. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    Maverick, requesting fly-by.

    /seriously guys...
     
  10. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Only time I ever consider paying for a used, custom firearm is if the work has been done by a famous gunsmith, or at least one with a very good reputation.
     
  11. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Specifically, people think they can get repair costs out of their selling price.... "Blue book is for $5000 in good condition, but I just put $2500 into rebuilding the motor, so it's worth at least $7000."

    No... no it's not... it's worth $5,000. If you hadn't rebuilt the motor, it would only be worth scrap weight.

    The market will teach these guys what they don't already know, though... nobody is going to buy a $5000 car for $7000.
     
  12. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    hm if tha tis how you value a car then my 91 trooper should be worth $10,000 :D
     
  13. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I often wonder if given enough time, someone eventually bites for these kinds of things. SKS's seem to be the finest examples. Take a $300 rifle, add another $300 of sub-par aftermarket parts, throw in a little bit for labor and some folks doing the selling seem to convinced it's a $650 dollar gun. I don't like sporterizing old military guns in general, but I suppose it's your property and you can do what you want with it... just realize most people don't share your tastes and when those people look to buy, you'd be lucky to get back the original cost of the rifle before any modifications.

    I've found that it often doesn't even matter if a gun was modified into a genuinely more desirable configuration, what it's worth to buyers will generally still not exceed the original price. For example, suppose you did a Saiga conversion, unless you did a truly superb job of it, you'll find most people will not pay more than what a factory Saiga costs.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't know who in their right mind would buy a Miata.
     
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  15. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Or women.....
     
  16. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Considering the thought process of the individual of the person selling and the engine rebuild, etc. With all of the time invested in their probably sub par work the amount of time on the road might be minimal and the fuel used probably is included.
     
  17. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Lots are missing the point here.

    Even if someone had a firearm set up the way I wanted, I'd rather buy new if you're going to ask full price for it.

    Soon as you drive the "Miata" off the lot, it's a used car.
     
  18. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    The car to a thinking person is worth no more than the blue books value and probably less.
     
  19. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Some times a woman puts out more than you put into her.
     
  20. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm married to one... I don't deserve half the love and respect that little lady gives me.
     
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