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Old 06-26-2009, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
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That sounds about like:

Guy: "I wanted to get $500 for it... were you going to just use it for parts?"

Me: "No, I want to fix it up and drive it... worst case, it needs a cab, windshield, and d-side window... cab is about $240 bucks, windshield is $60+ installation, door window I won't even count, I can probably get it free... I won't count labor..."

Long Pause

Guy: "So what did you want to do?" <(--- Ball's mine now!

Me: "What did you want for it?"

Guy: "How about $300?" <(--- Game, Set...

Me: "$200, I pick it up tomorrow with cash."

Guy: "Sure" <(--- and Match.

The key is that once you've laid it out, SHUT UP. Don't say another word until you get a cue from him. First one to speak, LOSES, all the time. It's a simple, but effective sales technique that's been working for ages.

You could probably ride it home, but you'd have to take it easy and use the rear brake and gears as much as possible. Good luck!
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