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Alf McQueef

Is it an unwritten rule that if you charge more...

.... some idiot will buy?

I was idly looking at Z4M coupes at the weekend (as a fun car addition not rpelacement - and no they are not nearly cheap enough for it to fly) and found this:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...2030303676?atcide=emc-cars-EAF004

The same place has one a year newer with 9k more on the clock for 5k less, but 17k finds you one with only 22k up at the same age, and 17-19k seems the norm...

I'm hoping these will become very good value in time as they were not universally loved, for being too stiff (good if going on track) and a bit frenetic (likewise good for occasional use and for people that like Alfa's "over quick" steering and responses).
Big Blue

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

I had to click on the 1989 911 Turbo they had up for 105,000.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Tim

Before I clicked I just knew it was going to be Hexagon.
Racing Teatray

Tim wrote:
Before I clicked I just knew it was going to be Hexagon.


Indeed.
Bryan M

They are hopeful with 105k but not that far off..... a Turbo LE is about as good as your going to get for the G Series cars and the stock Turbos are now 40-60k
Clunes

Racing Teatray wrote:
Tim wrote:
Before I clicked I just knew it was going to be Hexagon.


Indeed.


+1 - Too easy - the prices are almost always total comedy - utterly ridiculous.
JohnC

Clunes wrote:
+1 - Too easy - the prices are almost always total comedy - utterly ridiculous.


But surely someone must pay them the asking price or close to it or they wouldn't still be in business.

Fools and their money?
Alf McQueef

We invited a very senior Marketing/sales/business MBA teacher and author to speak at one of our events recently. One of his recommendations was that basically if you charge more, people will buy, in some circumstances, and to be very vary of dropping prices. He has a story (probably made up, but useful) about a fruit stall years ago selling some apples for 25p a pound and some for 50p. They looked the same. He asked the stall holder what the difference was and he said (apologies for the Paddington-bear english) "these apples is for the folk that want to pay 50p for their apples".

There is a lot of truth in that.
Roadrunner

Alf McQueef wrote:
We invited a very senior Marketing/sales/business MBA teacher and author to speak at one of our events recently. One of his recommendations was that basically if you charge more, people will buy, in some circumstances, and to be very vary of dropping prices. He has a story (probably made up, but useful) about a fruit stall years ago selling some apples for 25p a pound and some for 50p. They looked the same. He asked the stall holder what the difference was and he said (apologies for the Paddington-bear english) "these apples is for the folk that want to pay 50p for their apples".

There is a lot of truth in that.


When I sold my Silver Shadow I wasn't getting much of a response to the original advert, so I increased the price and tarted up the wording. It sold within a week to the first viewer.

In another case, many years ago in my estate agency days, we were having trouble selling a house in a village near Banbury, so we put an advert in the Sunday Times, with an increased price, and sold it straight away.

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