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Who said our cars are worth nothing!
I just saw this 2002 E430 on ebay. 110.000 miles. Asking price $23.000.00
Hey guys the W210 value is increasing! Finally, yesssssss!!!! :):):)
 

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Definitely a joke

Who said our cars are worth nothing!
I just saw this 2002 E430 on ebay. 110,000 miles. Asking price $23.000.00
Hey guys the W210 value is increasing! Finally, yesssssss!!!!
No offense intended Ozcan, but I would call that a joke. Maybe a couple of years ago, a fully loaded E430 with less than 50,000 miles and CPO might have been worth that. Just for fun and as a comparison, my CPO 2001 E320 w/53,000 (with everthing except multi-contour seats, parktronic, and sports package) was priced at $24,500 and that's what I paid for it. Of course, geographic location will allow the price to vary somewhat.

Remember, the asking price can be anything a seller decides to place on whatever he/she is trying to sell. The proof in the pudding will be what it eventually sells for, if at all. Set that up as a Watched Item and follow the auction to it's conclusion if you don't believe me.
 

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Thanks for the link Ozcan, I was going to look for that auction but you kindly saved me the trouble. :)
 

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On ebay it writes;
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4-door not driven often 110,000 milage mulit0disk cd changer

NOT DRIVEN OFTEN!?? 2002 with 110.000 miles?! :)
 

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Yep, I just noticed that too when I clicked on the link. I don't know about you, but "not driven often" to me means about 5,000 miles per year or less. That seller's head is in the clouds or is smoking something that's still illegal in West Virginia!
 

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That seller is dreaming he would be lucky to get half. Maybe if it was an E55 he could call for 23 000. After the auction ends he will probably re list for less than half.
 

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On ebay it writes;
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4-door not driven often 110,000 milage mulit0disk cd changer

NOT DRIVEN OFTEN!?? 2002 with 110.000 miles?! :)
Not driven OFTEN may be true, but those monthly trips From South Carolina to Seattle add up quickly :D
 

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His wife told him to sell it. I bet, like us, he likes his car so much he doesn't want to sell it. In the end he will tel his wife that the market is slow. Lets just keep it. :):)
 

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Could it be that there are some who still think Mercedes will always be expensive? One of my neighbor still gives complement on my 98E every time he walks by (he actually does own $30000+ Acura TL and expensive trucks). Yesterday, I told him it's 10 years old and worth about 8 grands - and saw that his eyes were about to pop out.
Another neighbor was saying "everyman should have one of these" and (I think) he must have thought that I must be loaded using a Benz as a daily commute.

Long story short, every man may think that his Benz is the best out there and if someone would pay a lot for it then that's how much it's worth. :thumbsup:
 

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You have to realize the used car salesmen mentality.
It is not what the car is worth, but how much you can push the customer that matters.
Some dealers are trying to push that mentality on the Internet, where buyers usually are much more educated.
I am observing ebay for 2005-2006 diesel. Good deals sell for $28k. But occasionally somebody will list one with $32k starting price and reserve above it. Does it cost $200 to list a car on ebay?
There are idiots everywhere.
 

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Here's my add to this thread. Last Tue I took a guy who I was flying with up to the lake for a day on the boat. We happened to have an overnight in my home town. Worked out nice. Anyway I picked him up at the hotel in my 97 E420. Its got 167,000 miles but looks very nice and clean and drives like a new car still with ice cold a/c.

So we get to the boat and go out for a ride. Now the boat is a 20 year old Glastron Carlson CVX-23 speed boat that has been stored inside since day one. Still looks like a fairly new boat. Its like the one used in the Moonraker movie, James Bond, that is. Very classy and fast. Oh and I wear an Invicta watch that looks just like an expensive Rolex Submariner. So were out on the boat and he asks me how I do it? What I say? Yea he says, "You drive a $30,000 Mercedes, you have a $20,000 boat and you wear a $5,000 watch"..................... :shit not:

Its all perception.......... By the way the car is worth maybe $6,500, I only paid $5,000 for the boat last year and the watch was purchased off ebay for $129.00.

Let them think you have money.............. :D

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........Its all perception.......... By the way the car is worth maybe $6,500, I only paid $5,000 for the boat last year and the watch was purchased off ebay for $129.00.

Let them think you have money.............. :D
Jeff
Exactly, it is all perception. You may be wearing $1.00 pants from a thrift shop. It will look like $50.00 pants when you get out from your Mercedes Benz. :)
It is all perception... They wrote songs, made movies over Mercedes Benz..
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz :)
(No, I don't mean our member Ohlord :) )
 

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Brilliant! :thumbsup:
Can you imagine Musikmann my wife tells me that we need to sell my beloved E430..
I would put it on the ebay just like way this guy did. So that it won't sell!! :):):)
 

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Can you imagine Musikmann my wife tells me that we need to sell my beloved E430..
I would put it on the ebay just like way this guy did. So that it won't sell!! :):):)
LOL Ozcan,

That's why I called your idea brilliant. That is a very good reason for the guy to have priced it that high. I hope I never marry a woman like his wife! :)
 

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Good catch Kajtek1, its the same car. Sure would love to hear the story behind that.
 
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