Inattention to detail

Dwight E. Giles Jr.
Wickford RI

On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> OK good points.  I absolutely don't need another car, but if it would be
> worth something as a flip I could do that, but it probably doesn't have
> much upside at even $3k.  I guess it would be fun but fun is not in my
> future at the moment car-wise so I guess I will take a look at it and see
> what is going on with it, just be a tire-kicker.
>
> Speaking of tires, I took the old set of wheels/tires off the E300 to the
> shop to get the new Kumhos mounted, I bought a new wheel at the junkyard
> that had a good Michelin on it, told the kid I wanted the tire for a spare,
> he says sure.  Some $ in it.  Go to pick up the new mounted tires, no old
> tire to be found.  Guy said they would look for it, get back to me.  No
> call since Saturday so I called and whatever guy I talked to was quite
> evasive about it.    So now I have to argue with them if they don't find
> it. Why do simple things have to be so hard?
>
> --FT
>
>
> On 5/17/18 10:51 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:
>
>> Don’t buy this as a flip, you’ll never recover your costs.
>>
>> The resale values on these is right about where it’s priced. Certainly
>> many folks price them higher, but with the miles this one has the price is
>> pretty much in the ballpark.
>>
>> If you can get it for $3k it’s not a bad deal.  Even at that price you
>> would be hard pressed to flip and make a profit.
>>
>> If it had mileage more common for these, typically below 125k, it would
>> probably command between $4k-$5k because it’s a stick.
>>
>> Otherwise, these are pretty simple and fairly reliable cars for the
>> vintage.  Interior plastics are their Achilles heel, as they break down and
>> peel rather badly.  Not tough to fix, but cosmetically sucky.  The sticks
>> are pretty fun to drive.  I’ve been looking for one to try and entice the
>> wife out of her SL500 for economics.  It’s a great car and I’m not parting
>> with it, but the way she drives it the overhead is a killer.
>>
>> -D
>>
>> On May 17, 2018, at 10:40 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Got a reply back from the guy, he is a professor at the Citadel so I'm
>>> guessing he is not a CL deadbeat.  Says he's around after 2 so I'm going to
>>> look at it.
>>>
>>> Guy wants $3500, I'm guessing he hasn't gotten many bites.  I don't want
>>> to insult him but if it is an inheritance and he doesn't have space for it,
>>> and probably has no particular interest in it, what would not be insulting
>>> to offer?  I'm thinking $2800 maybe go to $3k with a plan to flip it before
>>> long.  If it is indeed a 6spd (and Dan has a sharp eye as that does look
>>> like a shifter) these have a bit more attractiveness, right?
>>>
>>> I know nothing about these cars but it looks half nice, don't need it,
>>> never really liked them much, etc.... but maybe it would be a quick buck or
>>> two to flip?
>>>
>>> --FT
>>>
>>>
>>> On 5/16/18 4:24 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
>>>> That is not a bad deal especially since it’s a crashbox.  They’re not
>>>> easy to find in this model.
>>>>
>>>> -D
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On May 16, 2018, at 4:20 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
>>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Might be worth dickering down some for a fun ride
>>>>>
>>>>> https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/mercedes-benz-conver
>>>>> tible/6589847638.html
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> --FT
>>>>>
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