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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 9:12 AM
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I get asked if for sale all the time. I say no because it isn't and I know they won't want to pay what it is worth.
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post #17 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 10:29 AM
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Nice friend. He must have known what the guy was like.
well it WAS his brother in law, so he probably had to be nice
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post #18 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 10:35 AM
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I had a friend that never bought anything without talking the price way down.
He loved doing it and always got some really good deals.
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post #19 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 12:45 PM
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I would just told him flat out that he was an effin' idiot and obviously knew nothing about cars and prices...

See where it went from there... Most of those people when called out for their stupid behavior will change their tune when called out on it.

Like right then and there challenge him to find one at that price on Ebay or Craigslist in his area...

I don't suffer fools very well these days
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post #20 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 5:04 PM
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you should have told him if you can get them for $15 to pick you up one.
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post #21 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 5:20 PM
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Saturday AM a friend from here called and wanted to see if it was okay to show my Chevelle to his brother in law from back east. I said sure and they came up and I backed it out for him to see. He wanted to see the paper work and etc, realized the rarity of the color and the frame off resto. He asked if it were for sale and I said maybe. I told him it would be north of 40 if I did. He looked at me and said he could buy ones just like it all day long in OK for around 15. Then he asked me if I had any guns for sale. I advised him that it was probably time for him to leave while he was still able.
Actually, I would have told him: If you can find these at 15k all day long, bring back 3 of them and let's talk, sounds like a good trade. Or you could have said, since you said that, the price just went up 10K.

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What a complete "Richard Head"...
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post #23 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 19, 9:59 AM
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Some people are just full of themselves and figure the world is here to serve them.
Audacity is a sign of superior ego.
I have a friend that used this pick up line his whole life: " So I suppose a BJ is out of the question? "


It is amazing.

Sometimes he said it to an idiot and it worked.

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post #24 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 19, 2:37 PM
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It is so much easier to say it is "Not for Sale", which they aren't. I get some of the stupidest comments when I bring out my Chevelles. I don't even entertain the dumb comments anymore. I just say "whatever you think".

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: " So I suppose a BJ is out of the question? "

What does Barrett Jackson have to do with this? lol
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post #26 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 19, 10:13 PM
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Back in 2004 a good friend of mine as what I wanted for my 68 Firebird back then. I told him if I sold it I might take 10K, he said that's a fair price left and he went home. A couple days later this dude shows up and says he want's to buy my car, I said "who the hell are you", here he was friends with the other friend that asked me what I wanted for the car earlier. The guy pulled out a huge roll of cash and wanted it right now, I told him this is not your day to buy a car, then he gave me a dirty look. I slammed the door in his face, then he sat in his car possibly on his cell the about 20 minutes later he left. Last summer at the car shows people always ask what I want for the car I just tell them a lot.
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post #27 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 19, 11:15 PM
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We were at a car show, a guy came up to me & asked what our car was worth. I told him what it was appraised at & then he asked me if several times if it was for sale, I told him not for sale. He kept bugging me saying "If it was for sale what would I take", I finally got fed up & added $10,000 to the appraised price. He got all huffy, started to walk away muttering "It's not worth that much", I told him see I told you it wasn't for sale.

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I advised him that it was probably time for him to leave while he was still able.
If he popped you in the mouth, would you have told us?

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post #29 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 19, 9:30 AM
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Weird that he would switch from undervaluing your car to asking about guns. I would never answer that, and like you, ask them to leave. I never tell strangers what I may or may not have buried in the basement, or back yard...
When someone asks me about my El Camino, if I would sell it. I usually just say "I'm not looking to sell, but if someone really wanted it for stupid money, sure." So they ask what that is, and I say "something I would be stupid to refuse" then I say, like $25,000.

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post #30 of 54 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 19, 10:01 AM
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If asked if I would sell my cars, I say "not for what its worth". If pressed, I add $10K to the figure I have in my mind (and we ALL have a figure in our minds!) You never know.

It is a rare man who can count his own blessings and not mistake them for personal achievements.
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