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perplexing question (kinda long)

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Subject: perplexing question (kinda long)
From: "Gordon Bird" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 06:53:31 -0500
Back in Sept a manager from one of the dealerships I am affiliated with
brought an 80 B to me for my opinion of its value as the owner was
considering trading it in.  It was a rust free LE with a not so nice
repaint, supposedly rebuilt motor with a Weber downdraft (DGV?) carb, okay
interior and a questionalble odometer reading of 64k.  Well, I told him what
I thought and that I would be a buyer if he took it in on trade.  He said
that he was looking for an old car but the MG wouldn't be practical as he
has two small kids.  A few days later I saw the car at the dealership and
upon inquiring found they had taken it in on trade,but that the manager had
decided that he wanted it afterall.  I was pretty sure that he wanted it a.)
only cuz he didn't want me to have it, or b.) to keep it till spring and
make a tidy profit on it.  I don't think it is nice enuf to make a big
profit on.  In any case it kind of p***** me off.  Finally yesterday he was
going to get it off his lot and put it in storage for the winter, it's been
outside for the last couple months.  Last night when I got home he called me
and said that he had found a car he really wanted (Mustang) and was I still
interested in the MG?    He wants $2800, then I would have to pay 6% sales
tax, plate and title fee.  This is $300 more than I would have paid had I
been able to buy it originally.  The car is worth the $2800 (I'm pretty
sure), although I did find a couple of wires under the dash (as of yet
unidentified) that the insulation had partially melted off, and a couple
other minor problems.  I will have to re-evaluate it as maybe something
happened that I am not aware of.
So, wa da ya think list?  Should I just swallow hard and buy it, or pass, or
maybe offer him a little less?  He told me he had a couple others that were
interested in it, but that is questionable too. BTW, wife wouldn't be real
happy if I bought it, but I can deal with that.

Gordie Bird

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