RE: [DML] Charles Schmidt Auction at EBay
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RE: [DML] Charles Schmidt Auction at EBay



Now once in a while (more often now that the DeLorean Police are in force)
an eBay auction come up and people rip into it.  First off lets not even try
to argue DMCVIN6683, his arguments are indeed valid, but that's not the
whole story.

I am not affiliated with this seller or any other, but sometimes I get
perturbed about these little things.

This place is obviously a used car dealership getting many cars in each
month and there are tons of rumors that are about the history of these cars,
but lets face it, do you really expect everyone selling a car to know
everything about such car?  This place got this on a trade, why would they
know when the hood was changed?  Maybe this car was returned to the original
dealer for repairs and that was the only hood they still had in stock?
Maybe they wanted that hood and changed it?  Is every car that was ever
built pieced together if any part was replaced?  

If you got a good deal on a trade in for your dealership, would you spend
hours reading up on each and every car, or would you take a lot of shots of
the car and ask a fair market value for it?  I for one would sell the car,
providing as much detail as was necessary.

I mean come on, the tire is low?  There is a mis-spelling on the page?
These are things to be concerned about?  Ok, yes the lack of frame pics is
suspect, but really if you were selling an old Ford would you crawl under it
and take a lot of shots?  Has anyone asked this guy for any frame pics?  I
wouldn't even know what markings my car does/should have for updates, and I
own 2, one for 8 years now!!!

This auction might indeed be a bad deal or a great one, but if the DeLorean
Police bash every one that comes along, none will be sold as potential
buyers will stray away.

Just my 2 cents, but lets all try to keep eBay auctions in perspective.

Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Fl
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-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
DMCVIN6683
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 10:54 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Charles Schmidt Auction at EBay

The owner claims it is a real Delorean because it is a early 1981 and 
all the other cars are pieced together. Funny how his car has a gas 
flap hood and they were not available for his VIN# so it appears his is 
pieced together as well. Oh yeah the color of the car is Stainless 
Steel not Stainless Steal like he has it on the ad. Also the right rear 
tire is almost flat, he could at least put air in it for the photos. I 
think he wants too much for it but this is my opinions.

No pictures of the underbody so i am assuming there may be rust because 
he has lots of pictures of the interior to make you forget about the 
underbody and none of the frame and we all know how the frames can 
rust. Also i dont see any markings showing any of the safety 
campaign/recalls have been done. I would have somebody check it out for 
you if you are serious.


Typical used car sales man attitude i get by reading the description 
and not knowledgeable about the car at all.

Just my opinions and i dont like fast pitch fancy sales ad's to make 
you think you are buying more than you see or making you think it is 
more of a car than it really is.

Good luck.


On Nov 24, 2005, at 9:51 AM, Dennis Alberts wrote:

> I'm thinking of placing a bid on eBay for the DeLorean at Charles 
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