Dancing Around Owner Maintained Only?

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Old 26 Feb 2011, 04:11 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I pulled the ad for the 2004 Tundra truck weeks ago. (Posts above on
timing belt, etc.) I'll try in April again. This is no time to sell it
in a small town in the N. Calif. mountains. It's been interesting.

People from OR like to buy from here, since they have no tax on
vehicles. No smog check needed either. Interested people 60-100 miles
from here, get interested, but are often way-layed by other sellers in
sizable cities on their way here. The beat goes on anyway.

However a neighbor got his son-in-law interested recently. It ended up
in a no sale, possibly because the first four years of the truck's life
it was maintained solely by my son and friends, and well capable of
doing it. We are not talking about teenagers. No records to provide
though. My son left it with us for the last 3 years while he worked out
of the country. He plans to continue, and sold it to us, so we could
sell it. I've put 3K miles on it and only had one minor repair, which
was repaired quickly. So my question is how does one sell a vehicle
that has no maintenance record?

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Old 26 Feb 2011, 05:25 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Auction? Sell to dealer? You will only get "wholesale" value, but
maintenance records are not an issue.

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>I pulled the ad for the 2004 Tundra truck weeks ago. (Posts above on timing
>belt, etc.) I'll try in April again. This is no time to sell it in a small
>town in the N. Calif. mountains. It's been interesting.
>
> People from OR like to buy from here, since they have no tax on vehicles.
> No smog check needed either. Interested people 60-100 miles from here, get
> interested, but are often way-layed by other sellers in sizable cities on
> their way here. The beat goes on anyway.
>
> However a neighbor got his son-in-law interested recently. It ended up in
> a no sale, possibly because the first four years of the truck's life it
> was maintained solely by my son and friends, and well capable of doing it.
> We are not talking about teenagers. No records to provide though. My son
> left it with us for the last 3 years while he worked out of the country.
> He plans to continue, and sold it to us, so we could sell it. I've put 3K
> miles on it and only had one minor repair, which was repaired quickly. So
> my question is how does one sell a vehicle that has no maintenance
> record?
>



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Old 26 Feb 2011, 06:41 pm   #3 (permalink)
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In article <ikbq9m$u0s$1@news.eternal-september.org>, "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
>I pulled the ad for the 2004 Tundra truck weeks ago. (Posts above on
>timing belt, etc.) I'll try in April again. This is no time to sell it
>in a small town in the N. Calif. mountains. It's been interesting.
>
>People from OR like to buy from here, since they have no tax on
>vehicles. No smog check needed either. Interested people 60-100 miles
>from here, get interested, but are often way-layed by other sellers in
>sizable cities on their way here. The beat goes on anyway.
>
>However a neighbor got his son-in-law interested recently. It ended up
>in a no sale, possibly because the first four years of the truck's life
>it was maintained solely by my son and friends, and well capable of
>doing it. We are not talking about teenagers. No records to provide
>though. My son left it with us for the last 3 years while he worked out
>of the country. He plans to continue, and sold it to us, so we could
>sell it. I've put 3K miles on it and only had one minor repair, which
>was repaired quickly. So my question is how does one sell a vehicle
>that has no maintenance record?
>

it's tough. didn't even save oil/filter reciepts?
some sort of guaranty for 30 days may help. don't cave to the assholes who
try to sleaze you down because of records.
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Old 01 Mar 2011, 07:38 am   #4 (permalink)
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On 2/26/2011 3:41 PM, someone@some.domain wrote:
> In article<ikbq9m$u0s$1@news.eternal-september.org>, "W. eWatson"<wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
>> I pulled the ad for the 2004 Tundra truck weeks ago. (Posts above on
>> timing belt, etc.) I'll try in April again. This is no time to sell it
>> in a small town in the N. Calif. mountains. It's been interesting.
>>
>> People from OR like to buy from here, since they have no tax on
>> vehicles. No smog check needed either. Interested people 60-100 miles
>>from here, get interested, but are often way-layed by other sellers in
>> sizable cities on their way here. The beat goes on anyway.
>>
>> However a neighbor got his son-in-law interested recently. It ended up
>> in a no sale, possibly because the first four years of the truck's life
>> it was maintained solely by my son and friends, and well capable of
>> doing it. We are not talking about teenagers. No records to provide
>> though. My son left it with us for the last 3 years while he worked out
>> of the country. He plans to continue, and sold it to us, so we could
>> sell it. I've put 3K miles on it and only had one minor repair, which
>> was repaired quickly. So my question is how does one sell a vehicle
>> that has no maintenance record?
>>

> it's tough. didn't even save oil/filter reciepts?
> some sort of guaranty for 30 days may help. don't cave to the assholes who
> try to sleaze you down because of records.

No problem there. I just tell them that the maintenance was done as
stated above and that since I've had it I've maintained it (receipts),
and that in those three years it has performed flawlessly. If anyone
wants to bargain down, they better have a really good case.

About the only proof that is obtainable from my son would be VISA
statements he probably has, and that's not going to happen. :-) Way too
complicated.

Still, just a curious position to be in. I've got records galore from my
maintenance.
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Old 01 Mar 2011, 11:02 pm   #5 (permalink)
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In article <ikipc8$brs$1@news.eternal-september.org>, "W. eWatson"
<wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
>On 2/26/2011 3:41 PM, someone@some.domain wrote:
>> In article<ikbq9m$u0s$1@news.eternal-september.org>, "W.

> eWatson"<wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:
>>> I pulled the ad for the 2004 Tundra truck weeks ago. (Posts above on
>>> timing belt, etc.) I'll try in April again. This is no time to sell it
>>> in a small town in the N. Calif. mountains. It's been interesting.
>>>
>>> People from OR like to buy from here, since they have no tax on
>>> vehicles. No smog check needed either. Interested people 60-100 miles
>>>from here, get interested, but are often way-layed by other sellers in
>>> sizable cities on their way here. The beat goes on anyway.
>>>
>>> However a neighbor got his son-in-law interested recently. It ended up
>>> in a no sale, possibly because the first four years of the truck's life
>>> it was maintained solely by my son and friends, and well capable of
>>> doing it. We are not talking about teenagers. No records to provide
>>> though. My son left it with us for the last 3 years while he worked out
>>> of the country. He plans to continue, and sold it to us, so we could
>>> sell it. I've put 3K miles on it and only had one minor repair, which
>>> was repaired quickly. So my question is how does one sell a vehicle
>>> that has no maintenance record?
>>>

>> it's tough. didn't even save oil/filter reciepts?
>> some sort of guaranty for 30 days may help. don't cave to the assholes who
>> try to sleaze you down because of records.

>No problem there. I just tell them that the maintenance was done as
>stated above and that since I've had it I've maintained it (receipts),
>and that in those three years it has performed flawlessly. If anyone
>wants to bargain down, they better have a really good case.
>
>About the only proof that is obtainable from my son would be VISA
>statements he probably has, and that's not going to happen. :-) Way too
>complicated.
>
>Still, just a curious position to be in. I've got records galore from my
>maintenance.

then
don't depend on them. be creative and cover your ass.
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