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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:28 pm 
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Just wondering what every 1s thoughts are on buying a interstate car over ebay without test driving it? thnks yes a V8 lol
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:32 pm 
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if you get it for a significant amount cheaper might be worth the risk. but i'm pretty sure that sellers who sell cars on ebay.com.au don't have to actually sell the car after the auction - it's not binding, or used to not be.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:36 pm 
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its something i have wanted for a while, i will call the guy first and have a talk to him! is there a way where you can pay when the car is delivered or is that not possible? thanks
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:42 pm 
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A lot of buyers of classic cars have to buy interstate and they use the services of inspection people who go right over tthe car. Ring Shanons and the like and they should be able to recommend someone or do a search on the net apparently they are well worth the money considering the investment you make.
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:47 pm 
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if its vic...
racv do inspections for like $100

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:50 pm 
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good idea! i know RAC do it over hear in perth so mabey they would do it in melbourne!
thanks mate really good idea!!
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:50 pm 
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hi kermey, if the guy is genuine, hell let u take it for a spin, & pay on pickup. ive got my xf on ebay at the moment & id be more than happy 2 let people ring me or have a look b4 bidding .

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:51 pm 
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hi kermey, if the guy is genuine, hell let u take it for a spin, & pay on pickup. ive got my xf on ebay at the moment & id be more than happy 2 let people ring me or have a look b4 bidding .


I think its interstate mate

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:55 pm 
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yeh interstate mate
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:56 pm 
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What you need is a close mate or travelling relative to have a look for you.
I bought my Sprint from Sydney over ebay, it was just lucky my old man was up there on business.
I recommend you ring the seller, talk to him over the phone so he knows your genuine.
Make a point of how serious you are, and even make him an offer, he may even pull the auction and sell it to you off ebay if he hasn't had much other interest.
Good luck with it!
Just out of curiousity, what sort of car is it that you're looking at?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:59 pm 
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have no1 to look at it, xr8. i will get rac or who ever to look at it and tell me about it then make my decision! thanks guys
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:07 pm 
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good luck with it, nrma or something could do an inspection maybe :P

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:03 am 
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you could always ask a member who lives close buy to the seller to go have a look for you, might not be a good as a rac and nrma.
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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:34 pm 
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Its SOLD :( oh well!!!
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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:42 pm 
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kermey wrote:
Just wondering what every 1s thoughts are on buying a interstate car over ebay without test driving it? thnks yes a V8 lol


I did it mate - got my XP fairmont from a guy in Victoria. I emailed him heaps and chatted to him on msn, You need to get info and try to suss out what sort of person you are dealing with.

The only killer is freight from East to west is a expensive - expect to pay about $1000 unless you know someone in the trucking game. west to east costs are like $400 cheaper.. :? Luckily I got mine across for only $600

 

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