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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

So since I'm hunting for a new project, I've been going over more ads across all sorts of mediums; Craigslist, Facebook Market Place, Ebay, you name it . . .

I see alot of people selling absolute JUNK for top dollar, or I see nice rigs and everyone is coining the most tired phases IMHO to justify their asking price. Here are a few that drive me nuts and the thoughts they invoke in my crazy brain:

1.) "Running when parked"

- So you limped it into its resting place for some reason right?

2.) "Numbers Matching"

- Works on rare collector cars, but not rust buckets. Because if the body is that bad, I can't imagine how the original engine faired through your tender love and care . . .


Anyone want to chime in here, what do you see that drive you nuts?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Needs work"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Doesn’t “the official whine” stickies in most of the forums cover this topic?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

OEM. Is aftermarket. Not a Factory part.

OE . Is original dealer supplied.

Original owner. Although person selling it is not the original owner. They're hustling it.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Just needs a freon recharge" - no, refrigerant leaked out for a reason: there's a leak !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:21 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

One of my favorites is “Ready for paint”. If it’s truly ready for paint, it would already be painted. Anyone that has painted a car knows that prep takes ALL the time. Putting on the paint only takes a couple hours Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"80% of the work is done"
"I have all the parts in boxes"
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Price : "ASK!"

Why not write the freaking price already.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Lost interest in the rebuild
Need it gone for my other project
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

I'm really getting sick of "barn find"
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

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I'm really getting sick of "barn find"


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"easy fix"

"One just like it sold on Barrett-Jackson for ..."

"It'll be worth..." (After you put twice that amount into it.)

"Owned by a mature driver."
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Owned since new".

Big deal, so has every other old VW, you just don't happen to be the original owner.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

Enkiel wrote:
Price : "ASK!"

Why not write the freaking price already.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

oakman wrote:
Enkiel wrote:
Price : "ASK!"

Why not write the freaking price already.


X2


Reason 1: Seller has no clue what it is, or how much it's worth.
Reason 2: Seller has a price in mind, but doesn't want to scare off bids.
Reason 3: Seller is a Dick!

Photos
Photos at night, or poorly lighted.
Photos that are unclear, it's a F'ing cell phone camera, nothing to develop,
nothing to waste, keep taking photos till you get 3 good ones,
It's not that f'ing Hard. Ya Dick!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

I love “One of a kind custom”, trying to put a positive spin on a car that’s been butchered beyond recognition.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

ach60 wrote:
oakman wrote:
Enkiel wrote:
Price : "ASK!"

Why not write the freaking price already.


X2


Reason 1: Seller has no clue what it is, or how much it's worth.
Reason 2: Seller has a price in mind, but doesn't want to scare off bids.
Reason 3: Seller is a Dick!


Reason 4: Seller has price in mind but is hoping for crazy offer far beyond what he is expecting
Reason 5: Seller changes price based on who asks

I've had a couple people tell me in the past they were hoping for #4
I know for a fact there is a car flipper on here that does #5
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

#1 Photos that show all the things on the long list that’s not included.
#2 $20k asking price, but it needs a $50 master cylinder?
#3 Back dating the year. A November 58 is still a 59!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Seller's ad descriptions that drive you nuts . . . Reply with quote

"Drive it anywhere."
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