• Not that it matters but this car was posted on CL for $2200 about a month ago. I have no problem with people that flip cars but Mark's buddy spotted this car on craigslist nor in a parking lot.

    • it's an interesting, almost philosophical question: whyfor CL versus eBay? certainly there's overlap, but the venn diagram seems relatively clear:

      – primarily local audience
      – free and easy to post
      – clear distinction between owner and dealer sellers
      – no shipping issues
      – minimal oversight and rules

      – national and even international audience
      – structured postings, better filter and sort options
      – fuzzy distinction between owners and dealer sellers
      – shipping
      – buyer and seller protection, lots of rules

      no doubt there's more to it – but the stories should generally fit:
      – eBay for rare, newer, unusual and/or higher value cars
      – CL for more fungible and/or lower value cars

      other factors can skew it: laziness, comfort with one site or the other, not wanting to deal with callers and people dropping by – the size of the metro area is probably a factor too, with big city CLs covering a diverse enough market that sellers can reasonably go either way, whereas in small metros unless it's a very usual car you might have trouble ever finding a buyer

      this is where flippers come in – when a car is on CL but really should be on eBay (or on a used car lot for that matter), and the seller doesn't want to deal with it, the flipper spots it and moves it upstream – if they can resist the temptation to futz with the story and the car, and don't get too obviously flippy about it, none of us will probably mind, and even would call it a service – on the other hand, like with that green peugeot from a few weeks ago, we get a bit indignant

      anyway, that's how i see it from putting a bit of time and effort into this activity – your perspective may vary, and i'd be interested to hear it

  • It was high bid to $4,550 but didn't make reserve, so now it's been re-listed with bids at $1,625 and a BIN at $4,789.
    Time will tell I guess, but I do wonder if the seller wasn't better off with the original high bid.

    I do like this car though, a nice looking survivor with a wonderful paint/interior colour combo.


  • I sold this car to the flipper. I purchased it for $1200 just a month before this from the 3rd owner. I stiched the seat seams back together and renewed the passenger door pocket and installed the crystal door knob….I sold the car for $3200

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