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Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« on: February 04, 2020, 03:45:46 PM »
Hi,
I am selling my brilliant GTI that I have owned for over 2 years.
Spent a fortune getting it right, and had all the known issues
either replaced or repaired in my time plus loads more including an R Tech remap (brilliant by the way!) The car has wanted for nothing.
I have an Astra GTC diesel now for work, so sadly I am selling her.
The amount of stupid questions I have had are beyond rediculous.
The last straw today being "what is the tread pattern of the tyres"
Fine if they were tracking it, but it was for a mature lady driver.
People want everything doing but want to pay nothing for it.
The demands or expectations are frankly bewildering for 15 year old, 2.5 grand car.
Which, has had a tonne spent on it and is in fab condition.
I have had requests ranging from will you put a new clutch in to will you put
a new water pump and cam belt in yesterday.
I took it round the block this morning for a quick run out, and miss it so much.
I might just keep her on the drive until she is needed again.
I'm sick of idiots from ebay.

« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 04:35:31 PM by Gtcpaul1971 »
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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 05:14:05 PM »
Don't sell it through eBay.

On here, pay for autotrader, pistonheads etc.

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 05:20:48 PM »
Ebay has been the best for me on selling cars, might just take abit of time just be patient, if they send you silly questions dont waste your time replying , if there interested they'll come and see it. You do get plenty of people messing about though.

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 06:51:54 PM »
If an enquiry starts off with stupid questions or statements, you’re best off saving your time and just giving them some polite advice concerning sex and travel. Nothing in life that starts badly ends well.

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 07:16:31 PM »
Having sold some stuff on ebay in the summer, I totally understand what you mean. Some of the questions asked were frankly extraordinary.

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 07:26:40 PM »
Thanks not just me then. The really annoying thing is I know how good my car really is
and my list of things done to the car, then being asked about "tyre tread pattern" I just sighed and thought I wouldn't sell it you anyway.
Someone said they wanted a timing belt done, water pump and a guarantee that there was nothing else going to go wrong with the car and reliability was paramount....
I politely replied saying that although my car is in great condition....perhaps a 15 year old Golf gti hot hatch with 141k miles and 241bhp will need some upkeep and perhaps it's not the car for them. And to remember what his budget was.
They want a 10k car for 2.5k budget. The mind boggles at the complete lack of knowledge on our cars.
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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 07:31:05 PM »
If an enquiry starts off with stupid questions or statements, you’re best off saving your time and just giving them some polite advice concerning sex and travel. Nothing in life that starts badly ends well.


Lol wise words Sensay!
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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 09:43:05 PM »
Your price seems OK, those requests do seem unreasonable, probably looking just to get the money off.

Years ago I was selling a Sprinter - one request was “will you pay my train ticket”.
Several times I just got calls asking is it a LWB? No, like the add says MWB - caller hangs up.
Had one nutter call, they were just screaming - they got 3 screams out and I hung up!

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 09:47:23 PM »
Someone said they wanted a timing belt done, water pump and a guarantee that there was nothing else going to go wrong with the car and reliability was paramount

That is impressively ridiculous.

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 07:28:47 AM »
Someone said they wanted a timing belt done, water pump and a guarantee that there was nothing else going to go wrong with the car and reliability was paramount

That is impressively ridiculous.

I know right.......Speechless lol
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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 08:10:37 AM »
I just see this as a shameless plug, telling everyone that you're selling a car, how much you've spent on it, the odd 'fantastic' thrown in. Disguised as an eBay moan, to attract a larger audience.   Well done  :congrats:
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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 09:02:40 AM »
Ebays crap now- used to be good but the buyer has all of the power and as soon as they whinge or make unreasonable demands ebay gives them their money back ad you are out of pocket.

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 09:06:36 AM »
I find eBay and Facebook market place the worst places. You just get time wasters emailing you 90% of the time. Had a phone up for sale on eBay and one guy emailed me wanting 90% off. Politely declined and he went ahead and had a go at me like it's my fault his "daughter" didn't get a phone for Christmas.  :grin:

Good thing with ebay is the £1 listings - shame you can't use this to advertise cars.


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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 10:00:37 AM »
I have bought and sold quite a bit of stuff on Preloved never had a problem

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Re: Having to respond to rediculous Ebay questions!
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2020, 12:24:10 PM »
I have bought and sold quite a bit of stuff on Preloved never had a problem

I sold little things on ebay, pre-loved, gumtree and usually auto trader for cars.
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