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

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

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LordBretSinclair

3,802 posts

113 months

Wednesday 11th July
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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

30,178 posts

183 months

Wednesday 11th July
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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

1,272 posts

107 months

Wednesday 11th July
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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

Original Poster:

539 posts

118 months

Wednesday 11th July
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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

925 posts

60 months

Thursday 12th July
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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

12 posts

7 months

Saturday 14th July
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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

127 posts

73 months

Saturday 14th July
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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

2,943 posts

89 months

Saturday 14th July
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Has the op bought it then ?

Bobajobbob

541 posts

32 months

Sunday 22nd July
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Does this help?

dbs2000

2,024 posts

128 months

Monday 23rd July
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That was my car smile

Oddly, if the buyer had come direct to me and not via an auction they could have saved about 6k of that smile

Edited by dbs2000 on Monday 23 July 07:36

cayman-black

7,307 posts

152 months

Monday 23rd July
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dbs2000 said:
That was my car smile

Oddly, if the buyer had come direct to me and not via an auction they could have saved about 6k of that smile

Edited by dbs2000 on Monday 23 July 07:36
That is gorgeous, you do like your loud interiors dbs. Its stunning.

dbs2000

2,024 posts

128 months

Monday 23rd July
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I'll miss her that's for sure, I've got the blue one still so all is not lost.
I've not had an all black interior on an AM as yet and hopefully can keep that run going. If the new owner is on here, then well done. All I know is it went to a private buyer who currently has a NP Vanquish.

AMVSVNick

6,188 posts

98 months

Monday 23rd July
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dbs2000 said:
That was my car smile

Oddly, if the buyer had come direct to me and not via an auction they could have saved about 6k of that smile
What a bargain that was compared to what the MD's are asking rolleyes

And the guy who designed that interior must be an absolute genius wink

cayman-black

7,307 posts

152 months

Monday 23rd July
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Oh it's your old car Nick?

AMVSVNick

6,188 posts

98 months

Monday 23rd July
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cayman-black said:
Oh it's your old car Nick?
yes

Someone has a bargain as the car wants for absolutely nothing. What I didn't do (very little) Dave has done.

That said I do think the dealers are being very optimistic. It seems the prices being asked are more suited to the uber low mileage cars which seem to be the ones the collectors want.

cayman-black

7,307 posts

152 months

Monday 23rd July
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Agree . That is a lovely car and a great buy .

dbs2000

2,024 posts

128 months

Monday 23rd July
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AMVSVNick said:
yes

Someone has a bargain as the car wants for absolutely nothing. What I didn't do (very little) Dave has done.
^ This - I'd be very surprised if any car on timeless is better cared for. I hope the new owner appears at somepoint over the coming months. Perhaps being an NP Vanq owner they might be on AMOC or just lurkers.

B4rnst4ble

676 posts

85 months

Monday 23rd July
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AMVSVNick said:
yes

Someone has a bargain as the car wants for absolutely nothing. What I didn't do (very little) Dave has done.

That said I do think the dealers are being very optimistic. It seems the prices being asked are more suited to the uber low mileage cars which seem to be the ones the collectors want.
I wondered why I fancied a curry when I saw that ! The tandoori express rises again smile