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post #1 of 6 Old 10-04-2009, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any ebay experiences/stories? There are a ton of 360's / 430's listed on ebay. It seems like it is a good way to see what current prices are - the ones reasonable priced have bidders, the others just sit without a single bid. Looking to see if this is a decent mode of finding a good Ferrari.
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Does anyone have any ebay experiences/stories? There are a ton of 360's / 430's listed on ebay. It seems like it is a good way to see what current prices are - the ones reasonable priced have bidders, the others just sit without a single bid. Looking to see if this is a decent mode of finding a good Ferrari.
Found mine on ebay then made the deal privately, it is a good way to check out the market but there are many other ways also. Your best bet in finding a good Ferrari first of all find one in your price bracket. Remember most people can afford a Ferrari but not many can afford to maintain a Ferrari so do your homework. First pick out what make you want then do research on the car and ask tonnes of questions, then narrow it down to your final choice.

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found my 456 on ebay, from very well known dealer. I've sold and bought several vehicles on ebay: Some are truly great for either buy/sell most are for innexpensive advertisement to get you in the door...still not a bad thing, but just know that what they are advertising is a teaser or such sometimes...BUT, you may wind up with a better item when the bread crumbs are followed.

You have to list better examples of, perhaps, a specific listing for better response....one key is WHO is selling, like said, many are good and trustworth, some are ones to run away from.

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It is not a bad reference for evaluation where the market pricing is. However I would not buy a Ferrari that I could not get a PPI done on.
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Undoubtedly there are good Ferraris on e-bay. But I don't trust the way those deals are made - it's too impersonal. IMHO it is absolutely vital that you get to know the owner before you buy a Ferrari off them, or if you buy from a dealer or specialist make sure they have an impeccable reputation.

I've bought 3 Ferraris know - the first and third were/are fantastic cars, the second I got a car that needed much more work than was promised even though the shop I bought it from has been doing nothing but Ferraris for over 30 years. This 'oversight' is likely to cost me $30k or more - so be warned: it can be very costly if you buy the wrong car. Even after personal inspection, test drive, second opinions, checking of extensive history file etc (all I had made sure I got done).

So if you're thorough and you still end up with a bruised peach, why on earth would you take the risk on e-bay going on a 150 word description?

But YMMV, just my $.02.


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what was the $30k repair that got past all the inspections? Was there any way in hindsight you could have caught it?
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