I low balled mine when i bought it 2 weeks ago. He wanted 4500 car is immaculate minus the one wheel bearing that's fixed now. but i told him i'd give him 3K cash that day... And now i have it lolmy car was 5500 asking and he had an offer for 4500 but we had to beat it, so we offered 4700 I've seen people talk down sellers 2k...no lie. someone here on the forum did that...i think in the "how much did you guys pay for your RS?" Thread. (Sorry no link...)
Good call, offend the seller so he won't want to deal with you. :blowingupDon't forget to LOW BALL! It may be the correct price but private sellers you can almost always get the price lower
The last BRP RS in the Chicagoland area sold for around $7K without any of the maintenance listed. I would say somewhere between his asking price and $4500 is good. If you offer lower than $4500, that would be offensive.I talked to the guy on the phone. It was previosuly a one car owner. The previous owner replaced the timing belt but didnt do the tensioner and eventually it failed and the valves bent. The next owner (the guy who has it now) decided to rebuild everything while the motor was being fixed (honed, bigger pistons, new valves etc.) He also said there is no rust. But yes i will try to talk the price down more. Does $4500 sound like a good price?
This only works on people who absolutely need to get rid of a car. The last car I sold was for my asking price, and if you tried a lowball offer or the "wats the lowst u will go so i can lowball you further" game with me that would be the end of our conversation.If he takes 4500 than go for it. Here's the thing i've purchased enough cars and i'm sure some people would agree... if you go to sell a car you're going to list it higher than KBB just because you would love to get extra cash. I'd say 90% of people do it. You can either hit him with something reasonable or go extreame low and work your way up. Or just ask him the lowest he'd go and give a little under.
It doesn't insult him. Maybe if it was a highly modifed car like a TT Supra and you low balled a guy on that i can imagine a little frustration by the seller but if the guy only wants 5K see how much you could save and with that get performance.