Buying my bother-in-law's car. Please help

Buying my bother-in-law's car. Please help

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LordBretSinclair

3,718 posts

108 months

Wednesday
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The one thing I have learnt when buying my last 2 Astons is - don't buy the first one you see.

You need to look around and compare cars before agreeing to BiL's car - there are plenty out there and better to wait and get one in the exact spec you want rather than what he is "trying to shift onto you".

Good luck either way smile

Wacky Racer

29,410 posts

178 months

Wednesday
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Bobajobbob said:
Unless this your absolute dream car and spec I’d caution against buying a car from a relation, especially if you feel he’s already being a d1ck. If anything goes wrong you could fall out and it’s just not worth the aggro.
100% this.

M5MarkM

1,228 posts

102 months

Wednesday
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I can't help but think coming to a public forum and stating the BIL is a c**k is truly asking for trouble regardless of if he is or is not....

belfry

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516 posts

113 months

Wednesday
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He's not on here, but the fact that he's saying make me an offer does confirm this assertion.

I light of the 2011 DBS up for £82,000 at AM Nottingham makes me inclined to offer him £72,000.

CSK1

806 posts

55 months

Thursday
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Strange mentality that of a member of your family trying to earn money on your back.
I would tell him you are prepared to match whatever he gets from the dealer in part exchange.
He should be satisfied with that, anything more you are better off buying his car from the dealer with a warranty.
Or contact the dealer and tell them you would be interested to buy it from them if they take a reduced margin and give you a warranty.
They sell a new car, they can flip the part exchanged one instantly with no advertising, everyone has got a good deal.
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billydo

6 posts

2 months

Yesterday (07:16)
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CSK1 said:
Strange mentality that of a member of your family trying to earn money on your back.
I would tell him you are prepared to match whatever he gets from the dealer in part exchange.
He should be satisfied with that, anything more you are better off buying his car from the dealer with a warranty.
Or contact the dealer and tell them you would be interested to buy it from them if they take a reduced margin and give you a warranty.
They sell a new car, they can flip the part exchanged one instantly with no advertising, everyone has got a good deal.
That's the way to do it!

Bravo CSK1!

madaboutastons

112 posts

68 months

Yesterday (07:37)
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Just one other view:

From his perspective a trade in is zero hassle, no comeback, no dirty looks at family dinners if it dies the day after it is sold.

For the same money I would trade rather than sell to friends or family unless we had a very open chat about what happens if it breaks first.


Buster73

2,700 posts

84 months

Yesterday (07:49)
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Has the op bought it then ?