used caryard mark-ups...I'll be f@%&ed

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:13
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GOB SMACKED to say the least!

Not that I'm in the position right now to make the purchase but,
I found a 2001 auto t/diesel jackaroo with 66000km for $28000 ono here in Perth
in the autotrader (online) private sale.
24 hours later have a look at one of the car yards online showrooms and see what
looked like the same vehicle. Get this, thier price was stated as...
was $38,990 now only $35,990, could not @#$*ing believe it.
It was the same car! Talk about marking it up.
How is the average Jo sposed to get hold of a good thing these days,
when you have Vultures like this mob?
Rang the original private seller and sused him out. He said he had 4 yards calling him
straight away.
It's the way things are nowdays I know, but it really SUCKS!
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Reply By: ross - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:23

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:23
Thats exactly why people are turning to low klm Japanese imports and the caryards are crying unfair.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:04

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:04
i purchase a 1994 gq for 19000$ only had 125000 km on it 10 months ago went to trade it in on a gu 1998 dx with 19000km they wanted 29000 for it .They were only going to give me 12000$for a trade in for mine saying that was the red book price and he could not pay any more . so i inform him that i also check the red book and i sould not pay any more than 23000$ for a gu of that year and milage .Im going to keep the gq and send the money on goodies for travelling.Im from NZ and had 2 imports 1 a toyo hilux and a gq brought them at good prices ,but did have trouable with both, but the insurance covered both . once the patrol was fixed i had it for years and still got a good price for it before we move here (1990 gq swb) with 15500kms sold it for 10500$the imports made the dealers more competative
regards uppy
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:34

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:34
I don't see the problem - the guy had underpriced his Jackaroo.

Phil
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Reply By: TonyY - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:08

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:08
Don't like car salespeople in general BUT....

Yes, he had obviously undervalued his vehicle, that's why the dealers snapped it up,
and these guys have to make a living, can't expect them to buy the vehicle at $28,000 and sell it for no profit.

Also, you could probably beat their price down to $30k with a bit of negotiating.

(Don't forget also that they have to provide a warranty, where the private seller doesn't).
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Reply By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:14

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:14
most car yards i talk to like to make $5000 your not going to make it on old cars but good late models thats usually what there afterjamieson wild cat
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:18

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:18
Iwonder what the saleman pay for it
regards uppy
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Reply By: Willie - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:56

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:56
It is all about making a quid to survive. The motor trade buys and sells. There has to be a profit margin otherwise there is no point to it. It is all a game. It is up to you if you want to play the game.
Cheers,
WillieNever a dull moment
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:47

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:47
How dare a car yard get in first, the same as anyone on earth with a phone and cash could have..

Whats this world coming to when a business can make $ to stay in business.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 22:45

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 22:45
Well said!
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Reply By: dogart - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 23:42

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 23:42
You can still make a profit without pushing the boundries!
They got in quick and got it for a song so why not pass the on
the good deal to someone else and still make money
without going to the absolute max!

If I can get a good price on a product I'll pass that onto my client
whilst still making a profit.
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Reply By: uppy - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 08:06

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 08:06
Im not against making profit .But how much profit does one need before it becomes greed.
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Willie - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 08:46

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 08:46
How long is a piece of string? There is no answer to your question. There is an American saying..."You take your chances and you pay your dime" That is what life is all about. If I buy a house for $100,000 and sell it next year for $250,000 then I am applauded. Why have a go at the motor industry...its the same principle.
Cheers,
WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 11:54

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 11:54
Market Value is what its worth. they will only put the price on it that they think it will sell for.. Its only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. www.redbook.com.au will give you a better idea.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:46

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:46
In my industry its all about "how much people want to pay is dependent on how much we think we can get out of them!
its called "supply and demand"
just look at the housing boom! thats going on all over australia.

Uppy, are you ripping someone off cos your house can now fetch you say 20% more than last year?

Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: Alan H - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 10:37

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 10:37
A few months ago I was offered a crap trade in price by the main LR dealer for my well maintained Discovery, which I politely told him to shove where the sun don't shine!
A week later he was whinging that I'd shopped his price around to get a better deal, and to cap it all he reckoned I was "unprincipled"!!!!.
This was the very same bloke that gave my son rock bottom for an as new Subaru WRX without a speck of dust even on it " Very hard to move these things now" he said ............ and promptly stuck 10,000 grand on the top and sold it within days. Partly my sons fault of course, shouldn't have been in such a hurry to buy the vehicle he wanted. They have to make a profit to operate, but it's the way it's done which grieves people.
Unprincipled I may be, but I got a darn sight better price by hanging on to my Disco. and selling privately, and by going to country dealer who was delighted to sell a new vehicle at much less than the main dealer.
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Reply By: uppy - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:18

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:18
the car market decreases in value in the secondhand market.The real estate market is very different market.i have never heard of a 2 hand car increase in value by 20%.Also if you notice im not against making profit.
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 22:33

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 22:33
you dont know your rare vintage cars!
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