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valhalla360

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Posted: 02/07/18 02:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

So as a buyer, I can buy it for $45k without new tires or $48.5k with new tires. If I buy tires on my own, they will run me $3.5k.

Hmmmm. Let's see. Which is the better deal????


Let's modify the question a little bit to demonstrate:

Let's say it's $49k without and $51.5 with.

Lots of people will plug a nice round number like $50k into the search engine and never see the rig priced with the new tires (it's the old trick of ending with 99cents).

But even with your example numbers, more people will follow up with the lower price if there are two otherwise similar rigs available. Then once they get invested in your rig, you can negotiate over the tire value.

We have no idea if the example given was anything close to full value. NADA is a joke at best and there is always the rare chance, someone wanted that exact rig and had no idea what the value was, so from a single sale, we can't infer much of anything. We also don't know if the buyer would have happily taken $1000 off and bought his own tires after he got home.


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Posted: 02/07/18 06:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

So as a buyer, I can buy it for $45k without new tires or $48.5k with new tires. If I buy tires on my own, they will run me $3.5k.

Hmmmm. Let's see. Which is the better deal????


Let's modify the question a little bit to demonstrate:

Let's say it's $49k without and $51.5 with.

Lots of people will plug a nice round number like $50k into the search engine and never see the rig priced with the new tires (it's the old trick of ending with 99cents).

But even with your example numbers, more people will follow up with the lower price if there are two otherwise similar rigs available. Then once they get invested in your rig, you can negotiate over the tire value.

We have no idea if the example given was anything close to full value. NADA is a joke at best and there is always the rare chance, someone wanted that exact rig and had no idea what the value was, so from a single sale, we can't infer much of anything. We also don't know if the buyer would have happily taken $1000 off and bought his own tires after he got home.


My point is that the buyer is paying for the new tires regardless - there is no cost incentive either way.

The only incentive is one of convenience and preference. Is it more convenient for the buyer to have the tires part of the purchase or not. That is going to be dependent upon other factors like distance to the buyer's home.

So, price it without new tires (so you show the lower price), then be willing to work with the buyer on tires if that convenience factor comes into play. But either way, provide the tire inspection results so the buyer is aware.

Buying new tires now and listing it at the higher price isn't going to net you anything as the seller.


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