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I posted last week that I'd "talked" via email to a guy in NC who had advertized a solid 66 GT coupe for sale on the old forum. (shopping for the next project). We traded about 4 emails where I asked questions about the car, and he answered and emailed some pics.
I asked what his asking price was, he replied "OFFERS will be considered." At that, I told him that I'd think about what my offer would be over the weekend and get back to him. He immediately replied "Don't bother making an offer. I won't even consider it or waste any more of my time. If you want to piece togethe junk there are plenty out there - after all you've found one already! I've been around mustangs and Porches all my life and am more than capable of evaluating value."
I about fell out of my chair from shock. I wrote him back telling him that I had only asked questions that were relevant to the condition/value of the car, and I was not looking to waste his time. I could not believe his response, and his cutting remarks made me mad. I restrained myself from writing a nasty follow-up.
This guy might be on this new forum, I don't know. Even if he is, I can't see how anyone can justify treating someone interested in buying their car this way. Maybe he thought I was just goofing with him, but I was not.
Made me mad. I'll get over it. Thanks for the vent....Dickson

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Sound like sombody Pissed in his Cheerios, Maybe it was that damm cat again.

Maybe he got your e-mail mixed up with somebody else who was giving him a hard time.

I agree it was very rude.

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Let me understand this...he did not state a price and would consider offers? So you said you would evaluate his info and get back to him with an offer?

Then he went brain dead?

It sounds like you are better off not getting further involved with him or his car. Rational people do not behave that way.

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there are lot's of them in the world..... just keep on going and let them be miserable....

on second thought:

if you decide not to buy it, post his email address here and we gang up on him...:)

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I run a web site for a living...it is unbelievable what some people put into an email..just because it is not face to face some people think they can get away with being as rude as possible. If people would re-read their email before sending and think to themselves "would I actually say this to a person if the were standing there?" ..it is pitiful!!!

Back to work answering rude email..

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been there, done that.....

I recently (again) negotiated a sale on a 70 Mach 1 wherein the owner would not state his asking price. After examining the car in person three times, I went home and figured out what it take to make the car "right". I went back and offered him 3k and he said he coudn't take less than 5k. I did some more "mental math" and figured okay, I'll go 5k to which he responded "I don't know if a I really want to sell", which tells me he is probably thinking he can get more money elsewhere which is exactly the boat you are in - someone who is trying to milk a dead cow for all he can.....

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Yes, theres haggling and then theres indecisiveness. When I sold my coupe I lost about $250 more than I wanted because the exchange rate flucuated and the guy offered in USD <G> ... but a deals a deal and thats the way it goes. I just wish ppl would have more honor than these guys. But maybe honors something you can afford these days more than anything ... having been on both sides of the poverty line I can say a while back $250 would have meant kraft dinner for the month vs. actual meat :)

The point is if you decide to sell then make your mind up to sell and be prepared to take only at min. what you want. If its unreasonable you'll find out, and nobody says you have to take it, but at the same time be respectful of the other guys time.

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That guy should stick to buying and selling his Porsches. I'm pretty sure that sort of 'negotiation' is OK in those circles *G*.

Well, at least you know which car you WON'T be buying now.

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Hey Dickson,

I don't blame you for being steamed at that moron. I experienced the same think from a guy once when we considering buying his house! He got pissed off because I wanted to have an engineer look at a drainage problem--at my own expense! I hate to think you might miss out on a nice GT, but I think it's best to avoid people like that guy whenever possible. I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't an authentic GT anyway, considering his sensitivity.


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Sorry to hear about your encounter, Dickson. Based on my communications with you in the past, I'm confident it was not caused by anything that was your fault.
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I get this all the time from people. I will find something and offer what I consider a reasonable price and they go ballistic.

In this case I think you have a situation where somebody has sunk wayyyy to much money into a car than they will recoup(pretty much the norm eh?, LOL). They have just discovered this and they are just generally PO'd over it. Its also possible that they are being forced to sell the car because of need for money or a divorce or something when they would really rather keep it. I'm sure it has nothing personally to do with you whatsoever.

I've been selling off a bunch of parts lately and speaking as a seller it is a bit strange out there sometimes. I personally don't enjoy haggling over price so I will usually name my price up front. Then when people jump on it I know I didn't ask enough, LOL, but I can live with it.


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I've had my '97 Camaro Z-28 convertible for sale on the Internet for quite a while now and you wouldn't believe some of the e-mail I get. Some of the them could (and probably did) come from children. I've gotten some ridiculous "offers" as well. It may well be that a few of these looky-lous wasted his time recently and he had the misfortune to mistake a serious buyer for another "tire-kicker". But his short temper makes him a lousy source for a car, anyway, so don't sweat it and count your blessings instead.

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