Originally Posted by warzilla
If all lowballers can get the auction prices I hear quoted on these threads all the time, why the heck would they buy a private seller's car? Why don't they just buy those cars at auction for those ridiculous lowball prices?
But I can be wrong? Anyone brought a 09 M3 coupe for 45k here? Tell me.
The answer your seeking here is simple.
You won't know, if you don't ask.
There is nothing wrong with tossing out a number if you are a serious inquiry, which that guy might of been before he got run off. Typically, the first number given is on the far side of reasonable. Then you work towards a mutually beneficial price.