[ROVERNET - UK] Rover On Ebay

S Manwell s_manwell at alum.swarthmore.edu
Wed Jul 26 13:35:01 BST 2006

I had a little correspondence with the seller to make him and hopefully 
his potential buyers aware of the Rover community.   He said that  he 
was mainly trying to generate interest in the car and that it seemed to 
work in that he has some interested buyers coming to look at the car.  
He wants to find an enthusiastic home for the car, so he's not in too 
much of a rush to sell it.

I agree that $8000 to $15000 is not a bargain price compared to typical 
Rover selling prices and not a good way to get ebay bidding started, but 
there aren't many good 3 litres around and they are expensive to 
restore.  It's not difficult to make $1000's disappear into rust repair 
and paint...  Or if you start with a sunny-state car -- $$$ for paint 
and upholstry.


Stephen JC Beer wrote:

> No, it's not eBay.
> The starting bid was $8000, a figure that would be hard to reach at 
> the end of an auction, let alone at the beginning.
> Plus he has a reserve and a stratospheric "buy it now" number.
> We all know these cars are worth these numbers but they simply won't 
> happen in the real world.
> This lister has wasted his listing fees because he has not played eBay 
> correctly.
> To generate bidding he would need to start the bidding at a much lower 
> number, perhaps $1500 and then see where it goes.
> Listings such as this are a complete waste of the listers time and 
> money...unfortunately.
> Stephen Beer
> "grwombat" on eBay
>> ZERO bids!  Mk III saloon at high 3.5 FHC prices.  That's ebay for you.
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