For sale ads that make you go hmmm?

regder

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Something is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. If he can get it, good for him.

I laugh whenever a new fairly generic limited supply car comes out and people pay way over sticker for it, see new Supra/C8/Chrysler HellDemon (all the variations on this). Could have just waited six months and gotten it for MSRP or less. Some people just have to have it first though, and the price is not a deterrent. I aspire to one day have that kind of throw away money.

Used to know someone in the car industry that would pre-order a bunch of cool new limited production cars. Have some fun with them for a month or two, sell at a profit.
 

gunslinger_006

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Good example is the toyota/scion frs and the subaru brz. Same car. Same engine. Extremely minor interior differences.

Scion had fixed pricing.

Subaru does not.

Same car was selling for $8k over sticker at subaru. Msrp at toyota.
 

RCinNC

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I'm with regder; beyond someone trying to profiteer during a crisis, I figure you can ask anything you want when you're selling something. Look no further than Harley guys trying to sell their 10 year old Road Kings for what they paid for them, under the impression that "Harleys don't depreciate". Sooner or later either some knucklehead will meet the price, or else the market will educate the seller that their asking price is a fantasy that would make Tolkien envious.

I actually think it's possible the seller will get that price for the bike. The hype is outrageous for the T7, and there's always that guy who just has to have that new thing that everyone else wants, be it a motorcycle or the hottest new toy for the kids at Christmas.
 

tallpaul

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It's a funny old world when it comes to motorbike prices. I regularly see 2009 650GT vstroms for sale at £3250. I paid that for mine 7 years ago as a used purchase. Weird to think I could sell it for what I paid. I wonder if they actually sell for that?
 
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