BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2013
Vehicle: 1985 300D Turbo Diesel
Location: Dallas, TX
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This thread has sort of taken on a life of its own, so I feel compelled, (God knows why,) to clarify a couple points. The pics I posted did not really illustrate what the car looked like and, now I know that I should have waited to post any. The heavily soiled mats on the front floors concealed pristine factory carpet. The mats were there simply to protect the original. The junk and clutter all over the interior was because it was in a mechanic's shop and the door storage had to be emptied and the driver's door interior panel had been removed and placed behind the front passenger's seat. In reality, the car made an excellent appearance and was a strong runner. At the time I posted, I felt that the $8,000 price was reasonable, based on reviewing a lot of cars online. As I pointed out, I did not say that it was non-negotiable. In hindsight, I should have made it clear that I would consider any reasonable offers. Things developed so quickly, that I didn't have time to post that I had found reason to drop the price and was prepared to do so.
@hockeymanaz, no one ever made an offer or asked if my price was firm. No, I would not have felt sour about any offer. I was a litigation negotiator for many years and would not have been upset over any counteroffer, except something so out of reason that it was ludicrous and then, I would not have felt "sour" about anything.
Interestingly, now that the deal is over and I am satisfied with the result, the comments and criticism about whether I could have done better. Is the point just to make me question and feel bad about the final deal that I struck? C'mon. I'm 74 years old and this "ain't my first rodeo." Poorly executed, perhaps, but it was not for the purpose of any deceit.
I wish you well.
Last edited by Jasndal; 07-06-2013 at 09:23 PM.