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Old 03-15-2010, 10:54 PM   #1  
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Default Guy wins Dodge Challenger STR-8 on Ebay, dealer wont let him have it...

Got this on another forum I am on. Guy won the car for a bid of $29.1K....dealer says he will not sell him the car for that low of a price.

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums...8/index11.html
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:05 AM   #2  
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That reminds me . . .

I drive by this Dodge dealer which is about 1 mile away from me and on the way to where my son works, so I pass it 4X at least 5 days a week - sometime 7.

They have a whole slew of Challangers in every single color offered. They even have a few red ones with this wild looking hood that reminds me of the old super stock hoods from the early 60's.

There must be more than a dozen of them and they keep adding to the inventory. But I don't see them selling.

On the road, I hardly ever see a new Challanger. I see tons of new Mustangs and quite a few Camaros.

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I dont see very many either. I see quite a few new Camaros and a boat load of Mustangs. I prefer the Camaro over the Challenger myself, but I am biased cause I love Chevrolet.
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The Challenger is a great looking car but it is BIG and EXPENSIVE, it's downfall I think.

Also Chrysler's perceived low quality right now is probably a killer too.
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Here is a link to the actual auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=390166094286

I don't think there is really anything the winner can do other than sue and I don't know what would happen but if he can get it in front of a jury, I would say his chances are good he gets the car or a nice damage award. I am sure there is precedence in CA and he needs to determine whether or not CA finds such contracts legally binding. I do recall reading about an eBay real estate auction that seller renegged on and at least in that state, he had no recourse, it wasn't a binding contract for real property. Personal property is subject to completely different laws so he may have a case here.

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I thought it was funny that seller has been an eBay member since February 2003 but feedback is 0. Was this the first auction after 7 years?

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The Challenger is a great looking car but it is BIG and EXPENSIVE, it's downfall I think.

Also Chrysler's perceived low quality right now is probably a killer too.
It is amazing how much of a pig the new Challenger is. It is great and all, but there have been numerous comparison tests done between that, the Camarobird, and Mustang that almost always puts the Challenger at the back as its curb weight severely penalizes the performance. 425hp can only do so much when a vehicle weighs over 4300lbs. We saw this with the last gen Shelby Cobra GT500 as it had 500hp, but was only marginally faster than the 03-04 Terminator Cobras which had 390 VERY underrated hp. The new Cobras are supposedly badass as they now have 550hp, and have trimmed a significant amount of weight by going to an aluminum block.

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Here is a link to the actual auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=390166094286

I don't think there is really anything the winner can do other than sue and I don't know what would happen but if he can get it in front of a jury, I would say his chances are good he gets the car or a nice damage award. I am sure there is precedence in CA and he needs to determine whether or not CA finds such contracts legally binding. I do recall reading about an eBay real estate auction that seller renegged on and at least in that state, he had no recourse, it wasn't a binding contract for real property. Personal property is subject to completely different laws so he may have a case here.

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I am not a legal expert, but I think that dealer's chances in court will hinge on them being able to prove that they made a mistake by not making this a reserve auction. There has been precedence in courts over home sellers on Fleabay refusing to sell houses after not getting a high enough bid, and then being forced to sell at the price anyway. However, a contract is not necessarily binding if they can prove that there was a mistake from what I understand. The salesman who listed this is likely in for a rough time anyway though.
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I love the way the Challenger looks. I may buy one in a year or two when the prices come down as I never buy new cars anymore. They lose too much value in those first two years.
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This actually happens more often than you thinki

Same thing happened with a guy who bought an M3 on ebay and the dealer denied him. He took them to court, not sure what happened
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I love the way the Challenger looks. I may buy one in a year or two when the prices come down as I never buy new cars anymore. They lose too much value in those first two years.
So do I. Of the three "muscle cars" I would buy a Challanger.

Big? Yep! Expensive? Yep! Slow? Who cares! I don't street race anymore.

Does it have a Hemi in it? Yep!

Will it do 80 MPH on the highway in style? YEP!
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Just came across this and noticed that dealer honored the price and the guy got his car.
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I love the way the Challenger looks. I may buy one in a year or two when the prices come down as I never buy new cars anymore. They lose too much value in those first two years.
Count me in the group that would buy a Challenger as well. My son is a die hard Mustang guy (he was brought up that way) but I have to say I like the Challenger better. And like Lee I don't street race any more.
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My son is a die hard Mustang guy (he was brought up that way) but I have to say I like the Challenger better.
You raised him right!

Sounds like you're slipping in your old age however .
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Sounds like you're slipping in your old age however .
Yep I am, I know. It is just on looks though. Don't care for the 'Stang's butt much. I still have 2 Fords and that is unlikely to change.
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