That word sums it up pretty well. Although it is quite possible. I received an almost identical bid approximately 5 years ago when I put my spider up on ebay... The winning bider was a Nigerian who offered to pay me an additional $7,000 if I would just deposit his check for the purchase price + 10,000 and send the $3,000 outstanding by Western Union to him with the car to be sent by me as soon as I was able to arrange shipping.
The Secret Service agent I surrendered the check to had a huge grin...and I decided to keep my spider
I'm afraid not this time, and I would venture a guess the buyer has no typical buyer remorse either.I think our good buddy Green Dragon has the real bottom line here.
I'm afraid not this time, and I would venture a guess the buyer has no typical buyer remorse either.
While the price was more than I would pay, even if I had the disposable income to do so, it is difficult to find a nearly new Alfa in this country and with some exceptions, it usually takes two bidders to drive an auction to near double the "typical" high book value. Cars do sell at Barrett Jackson for even more incredible prices, and some folks just don't need to worry about next months rent when they want what they want. Rube? That's a bit off the wall!
Now lets review: how many people are finding the proposed $200,000 new price on the 2008 8C Competizione a little high?
I'm sure some people will pay for the "new Alfa" (~$220K out the door) just to have one and speculate as much as possible..but I doubt it will be popular here unless Alfa does something about their dealer network and overall presence in the American market. That past reputation is a lot to overcome IMHO..
This is getting more interesting, if still strange. I had invited him to join AROO and AROC, but I just heard back that the car didn't fit and he no longer has it, even though he knew he paid too much using autobid. Was apparently just a tiny bump in the road.Unbelievable....I don't care how many miles the car has, thats an incredible amount of $$$$ to pay. I wonder if the winning bidder knew that the car was for sale off ebay for about 5,000 bucks less.