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Old 11-26-2018, 12:44 PM   #51
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6-7 hours for a compression test? That sounds like 5+ hours more than it should take.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:47 PM   #52
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6-7 hours for a compression test? That sounds like 5+ hours more than it should take.
The mechanic said that it is not an easy place to access. Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:04 PM   #53
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Hi all,

just a quick update from my side. We did an offer Sunday and waiting from the owners. We offer a full prize (15,000 USD) but asked to recondition some stuff (i.e. the interior of the roof and the stacks, armrest driver seat, etc.).

I don't think I've ever heard of an offer pending reconditioning of specific items. Build into your offer the cost of any needed repairs and get them done yourself, so you know they are done right.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:21 PM   #54
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Oh this is getting interesting
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:33 PM   #55
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Sounds like a seller who is selling "easy fixes". If they will fix, great, otherwise, I would do it yourself (or pay to do it) and just discount it off the price. Congratulations!
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:41 PM   #56
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Sounds like the mechanic doesn't want to do the test.

It will be interesting to see how it works out. As others have said, the other options is deducting the cost of the repairs from the offer you make the sellers.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:56 PM   #57
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Thanks all for your responses.

Let me give you more details on the transaction.

The Van is at the conversion shop. The "dealer" is selling the van of one of its client (i.e consignment).

I am not dealing directly with the owners (old ladies). The repairs will be performed by the conversion shop directly. I buy the van and let the van there for some repairs and improvements. Whatever, the option I am taking (i) building costs in the prize (ii) discount the sale price. The repairs and upgrade will be done at the same shop. So, instead of negotiating on the prize with the "dealer" that will just pass the offer to the owners, I am negotiating the repairs. The major one is the ceiling of the roof and the stacks that I cannot do myself. So, bottom line, I think we will arrive in the same prize with a less hard time to negotiate.

Also, worth noting that, the "dealer" let me contract directly with the owners, and let me deal with the DMV.

Finally, even it does not has big value for others (but big for me), the dealer (old retired guy) seems to be a trusty person. He is keeping the van for us, met my family last week, etc. really a nice human being.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:26 PM   #58
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Thanks for the clarification. Wish you the best on the transaction.
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:32 PM   #59
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I don't know where you are located, but this one is listed in the Orange County, CA craigslist for $11,900.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...755667806.html
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:11 PM   #60
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I don't know where you are located, but this one is listed in the Orange County, CA craigslist for $11,900.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...755667806.html


I feel like that one is a scam. Priced too low (for SoCal) and it comes up in multiple locations on my Craigslist search.
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