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Unread 11-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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What an insult!!

I got on one of those "WE WILL BUY YOUR CAR" sites and had this conversation, crazy! Cheapskates!! [Claire] Hi, I'm available to answer any questions at 888-919-7536. What kind of car do you have?


[Visitor] Hi, I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited. Nice Jeep, but has a bad cylinder n ow.I DO not have the money to get another engine. And it of course,won't pass a smog check with the check engine light on. The body is straight, great paint, ok interior with all options. I have had it almost a year now. I paid $3000 for this thing and wanted to try and get that out of it, but I don't see that happening! Thanks!


[Claire] What city are you in?


[Visitor] Salinas,CA


[Claire] OK one sec


[Claire] Does it still drive or turn on at all?


[Visitor] Yes, it drives great on the highway, has a rough idle due to a bad #5 cylinder. Has a new head, new brakes, new radiator and rear tires. I have been using it for a lot of long trips, but really, I found something else and would use the money partially for that other vehicle.


[Claire] OK How many miles does it have?


[Visitor] Has 155,000 miles, and 6500 mileson the new head. also has a new track bar/shocks.


[Andre] what is your zip code?


[Visitor] 93901


[Visitor] If one drops a good lower end in it, it will be a great vehicle as it has no other problems. Transmission shifts good and has a good rear differential. I also just need to get a bigger vehicle, this one is a bit too small for the times I need to haul something


[Andre] We can buy this vehicle for $200, plus a free pick up and we take care of the paperwork.


[Visitor] Are you serious? No, the parts alone (ask any Jeep person) are worth $1500. With what I paid for it and what I have into it, can't let it go for THAT low, thanks!

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Unread 11-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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They feed off the ignorant and desperate. Look how good the payday loan companies are doing!
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Unread 11-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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Ill give you 300 for it.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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ill give you a jones soda for it
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Unread 11-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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ill give you a jones soda for it
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Unread 11-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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And what exactly did you expect? They were going to give you $3000 for a 16 year old vehicle that needs a motor?
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Unread 11-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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And what exactly did you expect? They were going to give you $3000 for a 16 year old vehicle that needs a motor?
Exactly. It's worth $200. Or whatever scrap price is.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #8
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If it was rust free, reasonable mileage, and otherwise good condition the most I would pay for it would be $500.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #9
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Lowball offer is to be expected from a place like that, but they probably arent too far off. People willing to pay that good money for an XJ dont want to take on a project like that. People capable of fixing it back up wont pay top dollar. Your cost into the vehicle is irrelevant to the buyer.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:08 PM   #10
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Seriously, Did you expect anything different ? They are not Jeep enthusiasts so they don't know or care about what the parts are worth. You are trying to sell a small SUV that needs engine work. I'd have made the same offer and that's only because I have a lot of experience fixing them.
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