No offense taken. But do me a favor, and now YOU don't take any offense at my response.
I'm 41 years old. I live in Miami, and I am the senior partner of a multi-state (NY, DC, and FL) busines law firm. My posts are because I plan out EVERY purchase I make, including entry and exit strategies. Please explain how that would make me seem younger, rather than an older, jaded SOB that has seen far too many people make the mistake of not planning enough. As far as income, I hope you'll understand why I'll choose not to post my income. Just assume, if you will, that I will be able to handle the cost of the purchase and what I expect to be the costs of upkeep. [I'm still sitting here trying to figure out how anything I've written would give you an OUNCE of a clue about my age or finances, so please enlighten me if you could].
I currently own a 2010 Mercedes S550 and a 2006 Mercedes CLK convertible. I've never owned a Ferrari before, and I'm both excited at the idea and concerned about educating myself about the pros and cons before making the jump. There is no purchase on the planet, in an of itself, that is so magical to me that I fail to consider the consequences. If you'd suggest otherwise, then I'd probably wonder your age and income . . . because I represent folks all over the country that are in a bad spot because they failed to do their homework. Strangely enough, a couple of them live in St. Louis (where I was born), so it's not a regional thing.
When the process is all said and done, maybe I'll be so in love with my Ferrari that I'll make all decisions in the future based upon my newfound euphoria. Once that happens, then I'll join the ranks of the members of this Forum that continue to subtly insult me (ie, "choose the color you like, and any other consideration - such as resale - is improper"). In the meanwhile, bear with me a little with me a little bit while I do my homework. You guys are a rough crowd.
I am all for helping a real buyer and fellow member.
We began this with an 09 then you went to an 07 asking price 139 and offered 100.
This is all off the top of my head so I could be wrong and your income was never asked.
You have to realize if there are 100 owners here and you are trying to lower the market by fishing and making offers 30% below market that's collectively a 3.9 million dollar hit to those owners based on your offer of 100 on a 139 car.
Everyone wants a good deal as I took recently 7 months and ended with up a 16M.
I just turned 50 and my wife is from Miami age 40 and I promise you I am not in a bad spot as I own and manage over 4 million sf all performing properties some even in Florida.
I think if you would have represented yourself as you just did in some form my assuming bad self would have never questioned your abilities or means.
But again when someone is bottom fishing it's more of an insult to the forum than what I asked - IMO.
Hopefully you accept my apologies and again I am more than willing to help out.