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      02-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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Drives: '14 F10 M5 CP
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ATL/Buckhead

iTrader: (30)

Originally Posted by hellga the beemer View Post
It's not a dealer it's private that why I'm nervous.
1. Ask appropriate questions: mileage, 1/2/3 owner, any damage or repairs, any warranties if applicable.

2. Evaluate iTrader feedback

3. Insist on good, high res., detailed pictures and any images of prior damage.

4. Have a conversation about shipping, primarily packing and insurance. Make sure item its fully insured including shipping costs. I have been shocked by the lack of care shown by some sellers when going to pack a +1k item.

5. Pay with CC

6. Do not gift (agree on who coves ~3.3% fees ahead of time)

7. Indicate what the transaction is for, shipping terms, and expected condition in payment detail instead of "You've got money!"
* not required but I always do this because it's indicative of expected condition and purchase terms should a dispute occur. Its helped in the past!

8. Enjoy