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#770 - Racing Green - Boulder, CO [SOLD]

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by mfarendt, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. mfarendt

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    Boulder, Colorado?

    The listing seems to say:
     
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    If you check the Ebay listing under Vehicle Overview it shows that the car is currently located at the Boulder, CO office of Gambacorta Motors.

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    OK! Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Ebay auction has ended with max bid of $70.1k - not meeting the reserve price.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    For what it's worth, I do know the owner. A very good friend. We started off our careers together (about 25 years ago -- omg!) as software engineers for a startup and have been friends ever since. He was the guy saying 'Bonnie, let's just test it one more time' and I was the one saying, 'Let's try THIS!! Go for it!'. (We were a great engineering team. One pushed, one pulled, and we turned out solid innovative product.) He's meticulous with his cars and I can personally speak to his integrity.

    Whoever gets this car will be lucky a person.
     
  7. mfarendt

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    #7 mfarendt, Jun 18, 2012
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    @bonnie1194 - Would you happen to know what he is looking at in terms of a reserve price? Any idea why he is interested in selling it?
     
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    "Reserve Price" in an auction is secret...not really fair to ask someone else.
     
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    I had a feeling that it was bad etiquette to ask, but as the saying goes - "It is easier to ask for forgiveness...".

    Bear with me as I learn the ins-and-outs of this business...
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    He is replacing it with a Model S Signature.
     
  11. BryanW

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    With the auction ending, the reserve price has only historical meaning, unless the seller is planning to use the same reserve price in a future listing.

    To be fair to mfarendt, I think the nature of his question is how much is the seller looking at in terms of "selling" price? That is, the eBay-esque "Buy it now" price, or the price bonnie1194's friend would be willing to sell the Roadster for if mfarendt called him up.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I haven't asked him what he's selling it for and I don't plan to ask him.

    Make offers!
     
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    Unfortunately the time to make offers has passed as the auction is now closed. Thanks to all who have responded and my apologies for having to bear with a novice such as myself. I'm learning as time goes on.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    If you are interested in the car, I could put him in contact with you. PM me with your email address and I'll pass it on to him.
     
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    On eBay you can still ask a question of the seller. Click on the link in the original post and look at the right hand menu. (Of course you do need an eBay login)
     
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    It's an often told secret. Reserve prices are commonly given out. I've bought/sold a lot of product on eBay and would commonly ask for and give out reserve prices.
     
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    Sure, but that's the Seller's decision.
     
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    Auction ended this afternoon with reserve price not being met for the second time...
     
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