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Re: Studs & 89 200TQ

> P.S. If your paying cash, get a bank check for your price and hand it
>        to them. Its amazing what cash in hand will do to negotiations :-)

I did this when I bought my (now my father's) '91 100 a couple of years ago
... I test drove the car, inspected it thoroughly and told the salesman I'd
think about it.  I went to the bank the next day, got a cashier's check for
the amount I was willing to pay for it out-the-door and faxed a copy to the
used-car sales manager along with a note saying I could have the check over
there within an hour of whenever he said "deal."

It took 6 weeks or so (I don't recall exactly) but he eventually called ...
of course, I tried this before on an '89 944 S2 and never heard a word from
him so it isn't foolproof by any means!

BTW, don't get so hung up on getting a deal that you overlook the condition
of the car.  There is usually a good reason why a car is being sold cheaply
and if you can't figure it out, whatever it may be, caveat emptor!  Getting
cars cheaply is easy; getting a *good* car cheaply is a LOT more difficult.

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