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Re: Fer Sale

At 11:34 AM 9/3/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Fellow listers
>I have been trying to sell my 89 200Q for quite some time now.  I have
>it listed on Dan's for sale page, and have had it in the local paper 3
>times. Here is how the add appears:
>1989 Audi 200 Quattro, approx 118K miles, cayan (sp) red w/black
>leather, Airbag, all options. Good shape considering mileage. A few
>dings here & there. Runs good, no current problems. No longer need
>(can't afford) 2 cars. $6800.  (Since the ad started, It has developed a
>Pentosin leak somewhere. Rack?  Hoses?  I just don't know)
>Seems like nobody is interested.  I get no calls from the paper, and no
>inquiries from the list.  Am I doing something wrong?  The price seems
>more than fair to me. 


Honesty is not always the best policy.  You ad is truthful, but so much so
no one will ever call you for more information.  Rule #1:  If it's a minor
thing, don't ever put anything negative about what you are selling in an ad.
If it's major, like it needs a head gasket or turbo, say that, but don't
mention anything about "dings", "shape considering mileage", "no current
problems", and definitly don't say that you can't afford it!

All these things lead people to think that something is drastically wrong
with your car, that you can't afford to fix it anymore, and it probably has
problems that the buyer won't discover until he gets it home!

When you place your newspaper ad, keep it concise.  You want interested
parties to CALL YOU to answer their questions, not form a negative opinion
before you can market the car in person or over the phone.

Good luck.  BTW, lowering your price doesn't always work.  Sometimes RAISING
the price helps you sell something.  Your price seems too low to me; makes
me think something must really be wrong with your car. ;)

BTW 2, you will be sick by how little you will get for your car at the
auction.  If you can't sell it now, wait until the first snow fall.
Quattros ALLWAYS sell for more in the winter!

John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe - Not many parts left.
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon - For Sale -- Cheap!
1987 5000CS TQW
1990 V8