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Old 12-05-2007, 11:59 AM   #31
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thats too bad, but you gotta do what you gotta do

i saw someone trying to sell '99 PA on craigslist for 9k...so i think yours is pretty reasonably priced
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:01 PM   #32
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Yes, when I listed it on Autotrader, the others were pretty high priced compared to mine, and none of them had the chrome rims
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:13 PM   #33
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OK - I thought you told me no one came out to look at it yet. Perhaps
you already know but book values will drop January 1st again. We could
borrow some money from one of our "budget" accounts, but with the high
miles and low in town gas mileage, and driving two hours each way to
pick up, we can't do more than $5,000. Thanks for the consideration.
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Nobody has came to look yet, but I have received many email offers.
The miles are not really that high, 16k a year is average. The mileage
would be very close to your Century, considering they both have the
3800. I mentioned that I would be willing to meet you in Fairbault to
save you some trip. I'm sorry, but I am firm at $5500.
Anyone know more about the Book values dropping in Jan? How much should I expect it to go down.

I hope Autotrader works for me. This is probably the worse time of the year to have a car for sale.

Does everyone else agree that I should not back down to less than $5500?
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:18 PM   #34
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I wouldn't back down. It'* too early in the game.

But, at the same time, holding out may cost you more in the end because you might sell it less than $5,500 or even $5,000...plus you have the carrying costs.

This is the WORST time of year to sell a car. I had our Grand Marquis for sale for 2 months and had several offers for $5,400. I stood firm with $5,600 and nobody would offer that much. Standing firm cost me in the end. A lot. The next best offer I got (and the fact I wanted it out of my hair) was for $4,400. I bit the bullet and let it go. Learned a lesson, and don't have the insurance costs...not to mention was able to pay off the loan on the GS.

Be practical. But, remember, everyone and I mean EVERYONE comes with a story.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:19 PM   #35
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I bet they'll meet you in the middle at $5,250.

Or if you wanted to make it seem that you're trying to do better than that, meet them at $5,200. What'* $300 these days, anyway?? It'* all in the sales pitch.
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She just emailed back and said thanks anyways.

I am gonna gonna back down yet. I have only had it on craigslist for 3 weeks. It has been on Autotrader for a few days. If I went back at her with $5250 I would appear weak, and she would probably show up with $5000 thinking she could change my mine. I am done with her.

I have until March to pay it off, in a one lump sum payment. It is only costing me $100 more a month to insure. I can handle that. Plus, its fun to own two cars.
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It'* the worst time of year to sell ANYTHING. Try selling a horse.... mine'* been on the market for months.

But yeah, I found my car on Autotrader, so you should get a lot more interest. Good luck, it'* gorgeous
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That car really cleaned up nice Haro! WTG on the reconditioning. that will be a nice ride for someone......and looks like it'll be turn key for them. Good luck on the sale!
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If I could get rid of my 97 Park Avenue I'd jump all over it in a heartbeat.
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Hows the underbody look on it? I remember the doors weren't great...

I definitely wouldn't back down on the price to anything below 5500, even THAT is a steal.
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