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EvilCamaroSS 04-19-2013 04:48 PM

Would you buy?
 
This is a question that is actually from the other side of the looking glass.

I currently have my 2005 Legacy GT for sale, and I have gotten 3 offers on it all lowball, and all 3 people said the same thing, that it needs tires (They have the summer left in them, and that is about it) and it needs brakes.

Now, the question I have, it is worth it for me to replace the brakes and tires on the car preemptively? Or is this just people using tactics to try to get me to lower the selling price. Like if I replace the tires and rotors, they will try to find some other reason to lower the price of the car, or do people genuinely want brand new brakes / tires on a car and they are willing to pay a premium to not have to do it themselves?

TrueWhiteBoy 04-19-2013 05:04 PM

Kinda hard to say without knowing what you're selling it for and what you consider a low ball offer.

That said, a prospective buyer will try to get you to lower the price if they feel that the tires don't have much left on them.

EvilCamaroSS 04-19-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TrueWhiteBoy (Post 4397494)
Kinda hard to say without knowing what you're selling it for and what you consider a low ball offer.

That said, a prospective buyer will try to get you to lower the price if they feel that the tires don't have much left on them.

but, generally speaking. Would you pay more for a car that has new tires and brakes over a car that doesn't? I'm trying to figure out if it is cost effective, much like remodeling a home, doing the bathroom / kitchen can pay dividends if you are selling, where doing other stuff doesn't add any value.

spc2125 04-19-2013 05:47 PM

buy used tired. problem solved.

EvilCamaroSS 04-19-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4397526)
buy used tired. problem solved.

That still doesn't answer my question.... lol

spc2125 04-19-2013 05:51 PM

I was looking at a car (my car now) and i brought it to a shop and they said it needed tires and brakes. The guy went down $1000. And I bought it.

Yes I would want a lower price if it needs tires/ brakes. Because thats money I have to spend right off the bat to a car that I JUST bought.

a93x 04-19-2013 06:26 PM

Lower the price half of whatever a new set of tires is, say $375. This allows them to feel they made some sort of deal and also lets them choose what type of tire they want to put on next

TTG 04-19-2013 07:55 PM

if those were the only concerns, I would buy the car but would expect you to deduct the cost of the tires and brakes from the price you are asking....

EvilCamaroSS 04-19-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by TTG (Post 4397684)
if those were the only concerns, I would buy the car but would expect you to deduct the cost of the tires and brakes from the price you are asking....

So theoretically if I can replace the brakes and tires for only $550 it would be worth it?

coppertone 04-19-2013 08:40 PM

I would rather have the cost reduced as I'm particular about the tires that I ride on. I'm not knocking them, but the Pep Boys brand wouldn't cut it for me. Not that I am saying those are what you would put on there. Plus when I buy a used car, the first two things that I buy are new tires and brakes.

Hemingway 04-19-2013 09:16 PM

+1 on TTG and Coppertone ... lower the price as a compromise, let the new buyer choose the tires and brakes.

EvilCamaroSS 04-20-2013 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Hemingway (Post 4397769)
+1 on TTG and Coppertone ... lower the price as a compromise, let the new buyer choose the tires and brakes.

I'm trying to do that, but people want to think that $2500 off the asking price is a reasonable number for tires and brakes.

My whole dilemma is that people say it needs new tires / brakes and then they make it seem like they want to put DBA 4000 brakes and Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tires on the car.

spc2125 04-20-2013 07:22 AM

even that isnt even 2500 :lol:

EvilCamaroSS 04-20-2013 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4397997)
even that isnt even 2500 :lol:

With labor it might be, lol.

I guess I can play it by ear for now, but when I offer to knock the price down by only $500 for tires and brakes, and they balk at it because they want better tires or brakes that is what makes me want to put tires and brakes on the car.

boostedgrocerygetter 04-20-2013 07:50 AM

thats why when ever you sell a car privately you always set the asking price about $500 more than what your really looking for. so that way you already have that as a buffer to drop the price.

makes the buyer feel like they got an even better deal and you still get close to what you want out of it.

also if they are seriously asking for $2500 off. there may be a reason. what are you asking for the car and what is the kbb value. most people wont come out and say "your car isnt worth that" so they will look for reason to cut the price like crazy

as well if you are around the kbb and they want $2500 off seriously for tires and brakes ask them where they think brakes and tires cost that much. as a seller you are only resposible to replace with oe rated parts. dba or hawks are not in that category


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