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Old 01-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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To the reseller salvage industry the major consideration is when will I sell the components?

With only 11,000 of them on the roads today and a 10 year 150 k battery warranty, from the resellers perspective the car has little value, which means possibly a real deal for someone who is looking more at the long term profit potential.

For someone here who is looking for the best possible battery for an electric car the Leaf battery pack with it's 48 modules should be very tempting.

Get the car take out the battery, list everything else on eBay and sell it in the next year or two and you have a free battery. Rebuild the car and you have a half price Leaf with no warranty (salvage titles void the warranty). If you find one selling with a clear title (not quite totalled) then you still have the warranty.

I could probably disassemble 5 of them and store the parts in my garage, and still have the room for our two cars. I would have no more need for motorcycles, which if I sold the ones I have, would probably pay for the first Leaf.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:03 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Last night I checked and it was at $5900. I think it was about 45 minutes before the auction closed. I wonder what the final price was? Anyone here have any idea. If it sold for that it was a great deal, especially if the battery was not damaged.

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I saw it go up to 9100, they kept extending the end of the auction. I believe there was a minimum bid on it, sort of like ebay.
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I saw it go up to 9100, they kept extending the end of the auction. I believe there was a minimum bid on it, sort of like ebay.
Yeah, I hate "those" type of auctions, they have the right to extend the auction as long as a bid was placed within so many hours of the end. Some of the auctions also have additional unpleasant fees tacked on the end (buyers premium whatever its called)

Then high pressure aggrivation for bank and delivery once you "win".

Its very unfortunate true "in person" auctions don't occur much anymore, let alone anywhere near wisconsin.

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