Just thought I'd make you aware of some disappointing behavior I have observed on the used market. Here's a link to a Red/Tan 360 Spider (89k miles!!! *gulp*) for sale on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-...item19d5be696d
Note the asking price of $49,900 OBO. Also note in the write-up the accident history explained by the seller. You can view the history of offers - there were a few "songs" on that list.
Now check this AutoTrader listing, posted SHORTLY (meaning within a day or so) after the eBay auction was "no longer available" http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...31878320&Log=0
See any similarities? Hmmm, let us start with the VIN, which is identical. Next, move to the write-up, which was copied from the original seller's eBay add, almost verbatim. What's different? Well, the company name. Oh, and the ACCIDENT HISTORY. Minor detail, I guess.
So, in summary, this same car was "bought" from the original seller who listed on eBay (when the car was located in Florida) for somewhere south of $49,900, I think we can be sure. Now, with little/no reconditioning (probably, given the time between posts), it's being retailed for "$61,500" when it was worth less than $49,9k to start with! Hopefully, we can mostly agree there. Then again, that's probably cannon fodder.
It's just frustrating to see this kind of stuff because I've been watching the market so closely for like 6 months, then something wacky like this happens and it defies all of my logic. I know, I know, a dealer trying to make a fast buck at the expense of the previous owner.......
Anyway, I personally wouldn't touch this lady with someone else's 10-foot pole, if you catch my drift. "Atlanta Fine Cars." Grrr..