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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Tires have plenty of thread.
If you can see the thread...we've got a problem! I've seen this placed in ads since the old newspaper style ads.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Duel" port 1600 engine is a good one. I guess the cylinders all fight each other, but still seem to run great!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"I know what I have so don't low ball me..." Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Usually means it has been sitting for years and half taken apart and smells like mouse piss.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

orangebug60guy wrote:
"I know what I have so don't low ball me..." Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Usually means it has been sitting for years and half taken apart and smells like mouse piss.


Same sort of thing "No lowballers!"

There's a guy on craigslist right now selling something that comes up when I do a particular search.
Every ad is "No lowballers!" but he keeps reposting it every day at about 10% lower.

Shit dude, what constitutes a low baller if you are dropping the price 10% every day. I'll wait 9 days. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

A recent ad here on the samba, "this car has been in Florida for 28 years" Laughing
That's a good thing?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:38 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

1. Thumbs in pictures
2. Little children in pictures
3. “Has rust is the normal areas”
4. “Fresh rebuild!!” Even though you only mentioned replacing the rings and gasket d'oh! Brick wall Not talking Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

volksaddict wrote:
A recent ad here on the samba, "this car has been in Florida for 28 years" Laughing
That's a good thing?


Are you talking about that 356? I think is saw that one too and immediately started having flash backs of what Florida sun and humidity did to my truck Sad d'oh!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"my loss is your gain!" has a constant companion: "over $60,000 invested. asking $32,000"

that is not an investment. that is flushing money down the toilet

my technique for buying Lazarus projects ( dead for 3+ days, and surely they stink ) not listed for sale:


drive by often enough to determine his and her car. Dually pickup and minivan - check
drop by around halloween when both vehicles are present and ask if it's for sale. he says no. you hear "yes! yes it is!" from the kitchen. slink away
drop by again around Thanksgiving when both vehicles are present. It's for sale now. show the guy 2/3 of what you are willing to offer, in $20s. wife sees that, the hell he has been though since halloween was warming up in the bullpen. the hell coming up when you walk away with a fan of cash will be World Series.hell. if he holds out, borrow the rest of what you will pay from your bud.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Brilliant.

You win either way, because even if you don't get the car, you still get the entertainment value.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

It may have already been said but, "barn find" is another one (like "fully restored") that nearly always turn out to not be remotely accurate.

Just because someone parked a piece of shit in a barn years ago doesn't make it a "barn find." It's "a piece of shit stored in a barn" find.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Runs like a top"

So it just sits there & spins?

"Mature owner"


"A real creampuff"

Sounds like code for overly-inflated, no substance.


"Original miles"


"Only needs... ...and it will be worth $....."

After you put 2-3x that in it.


"Diamond in the rough"

Good, bury the fucking thing so someone else can dig it back out when it's actually worth something.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

67 Florida Deluxe wrote:
It may have already been said but, "barn find" is another one (like "fully restored") that nearly always turn out to not be remotely accurate.

Just because someone parked a piece of shit in a barn years ago doesn't make it a "barn find." It's "a piece of shit stored in a barn" find.


"fully restored" Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
can't tell you how many "fully" restored cars i've seen that have old wiring, untouched underside, dirty suspension....

a respray, carpet and seat cover is NOT "fully restored"..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Just needs a freon recharge"

Means there's a big leak !



Just needs a $20 part

B.S., or you would've fixed it before trying to sell !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

For Sell

Good Conditions

Will have title in 2-3 weeks

NO LOWBALLERS!! I KNOW WHAT I HAVE!!

Pic is not actual car, but what it could look like restored.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

risk wrote:
For Sell

Good Conditions

Will have title in 2-3 weeks

NO LOWBALLERS!! I KNOW WHAT I HAVE!!

Pic is not actual car, but what it could look like restored.


Forward these to the tax department so they can claim their share of the spoils. In my state, if you sell over 4 cars a year, you are a dealer and better be registered.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

The car ran great when I parked it 3 years ago. Just needs some fresh gas and a jump. Yeah right...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Doesn't need much, just don't have the time to work on it."

Translation- needs a lot and you don't have the MONEY.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Had this for a long time Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Ongoing project. Price will go up as I work on it so buy it now."

This project sucks and I don't want to finish it. The more I have to work on it, the more I'll take out my misery on you.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

consvws wrote:
"Duel" port 1600 engine is a good one. I guess the cylinders all fight each other, but still seem to run great!


That's because it is an "opposed" engine!
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