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Old 03-07-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Determine a realistic, fair price. Write down two numbers on a piece of paper: The price you are willing to pay, and your phone numbers. Hand the paper to the seller and say "If you decide to sell the car for this price, phone me at this number." Walk away, and wait for your phone to ring.

Someone did that to me once.

I chased them down as they were leaving, and he had this smug smile on his face. I handed him a piece of paper that said "no" on it.


I don't think that is what he was expecting.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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One more reason to buy from an individual. Take a look in this month's Consumer Reports for some suggestions of what cars are *in general* best bets for a certain amount of money.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Someone did that to me once.

I chased them down as they were leaving, and he had this smug smile on his face. I handed him a piece of paper that said "no" on it.


I don't think that is what he was expecting.
I would have started laughing and asked what your commission on nothing is, then drove off.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I would have started laughing and asked what your commission on nothing is, then drove off.

Not too much less than what it would have been on him, so not even worth it.
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