[ROVERNET - UK] ebay sale

Fritz Rauschenberg wfritz at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 1 14:12:24 BST 2006

I don't see the problem here. The car is at auction with no reserve, "as
is". The brakes, without question, will have to be totally overhauled
simply from the fact that the car has been sitting for 20+ years and will
be totally rusted(Seattle is humid). The seller doesn't have an interest in
evaluating, or doesn't know how to  evaluate the mechanical condition of
any of the cars systems so doesn't respond because he doesn't want to
bother-obviously not a Rover person. So basically, he is not going to get
much above, if any above, parts car $ for the little "bucket-o-bolts" So,
if you bid and can't go see the car before you do, you are on your own.
Looks like a project for a truly devoted Rovernetter.

As far as the "fees" go, it appears he's trying to get a little bonus as he
knows it's gonna go cheap. The way it's listed is a bit sneaky.

Fritz Rauschenberg

> [Original Message]
> From: Ted Holman <ted_holman at vintagesuzuki.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Date: 7/1/2006 7:07:53 AM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] ebay sale
> There is a 2000TC being offered on eBay, sale 270001272602 . Looking at 
> their feedback and the e-mails that we have exchanged should cause
> bidders to pause before getting involved. I have asked three times the 
> condition of the brakes and they have yet to answer the obvious, that
> are none. Also, down in the bottom of the description they announce that 
> there is a $100 document fee on top of the sale price.  That to me is a
> poke in eye. I have never seen another dealer on eBay demand this charge. 
> Normally, handling fees are up front in the first part of the description
> there are no misunderstandings. This charge is set by the seller, sort of 
> like their own form of bonus tax. In my opinion, it is not clearly stated 
> besides being excessive.
> Ted Holman
> Grants Pass, OR
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