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    1990 325ix
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-bmw-325ix-4/
    Simon
    Current Cars:
    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
    Originally posted by Melon
    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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      Originally posted by djjerme View Post
      If it was me..

      Iíd remove the BBK, strut bar and the Kopiís. Put the Weaves back on and just try to present it as clean and close to stockish as possible. That should get you the best return.

      If you canít do it, find someone to get it on a lift and take as many pics as possible.


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      Good points..I'll take those to heart and try to find a clean set of weaves and go from there.

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        Bronzit 325is breaks $10k...


        1991 M3
        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-m3-14/
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        Simon
        Current Cars:
        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
        Originally posted by Melon
        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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          Red MT2 car is mine.

          Complete highway robbery but was my own doing as I had agreed to such a low reserve, just didn't think I'd get no action at all past the reserve.

          Sour grapes and all for essentially giving away such an awesome car but it is what it is.

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            Originally posted by Soup View Post
            Red MT2 car is mine.

            Complete highway robbery but was my own doing as I had agreed to such a low reserve, just didn't think I'd get no action at all past the reserve.

            Sour grapes and all for essentially giving away such an awesome car but it is what it is.
            It was a great car. As unethical as it is what is the punishment for withholding the car from the bat buyer. I know a auction winner can not pay, are you obligated to sell the car?

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            91' 318is 90' 325is

            Originally posted by Sonny
            Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
            E30 can make you, E30 can break you
            "He who controls the Nova's, controls the Boomers"

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              There is no contract or agreement in place to police the actual transaction. BaT merely connects the two parties, collects their fee, and that's all they do so if one side renegs after the fact, there's really nothing you can do.

              My lesson here is to not agree to a reserve I'm not comfortable with. And also, to always list the car privately first rather than rely on BaT to be the first initial public offering. Much less heartache that way.

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                Ugh, Im sorry for ya man. so tough... Its also why Ive never listed with them, they have always low-balled the reserve that Im comfortable with.
                Simon
                Current Cars:
                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                Originally posted by Melon
                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                  Originally posted by Soup View Post
                  There is no contract or agreement in place to police the actual transaction. BaT merely connects the two parties, collects their fee, and that's all they do so if one side renegs after the fact, there's really nothing you can do.

                  My lesson here is to not agree to a reserve I'm not comfortable with. And also, to always list the car privately first rather than rely on BaT to be the first initial public offering. Much less heartache that way.
                  I'm very sorry for your situation. Your car is absolutely stunning, I even shared it on my personal FB page. I wonder if US buyers were somehow dettered from bidding because the importation process is one they didn't want to go through? I can speak from personal experience myself of importing an E30 myself out of Vancouver BC last year. It isn't a difficult process.

                  If I had more coin myself I would've bid but I have a baby due in 8 weeks and want to buy a house.

                  If it were me, I'd say screw it and keep your E30! Offer to help out with the buyers fees he had to pay BaT and call it a day. That thing is worth more than $12k to me...
                  1988 325 Lachs Sedan SOLD

                  1989 325i Bronzit Beige 2 Door
                  SOLD

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                    Thanks guys.

                    As much as I hate to let the E30 go, it isn't how I roll so I'll take my lumps and move on.

                    Certainly won't be listing anymore cars on BaT anytime soon however, and I know a ton of cars guys up here all got scared away soon as they saw/heard how mine fared.

                    The guys I was working with at BaT were adamant that it'll surpass reserve but obviously they really only care about a sale, selling the car below market doesn't matter to them so long as they'll get their buyers' fee.

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                      Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
                      That made me LOL.

                      Yeah, that cage is a disaster. I cant see anyone of repute copping to building that.
                      I dont know whats more dangerous the 1' between the A pillar and the A pillar bar, the kneecapping bar or the door bars.

                      Someone actually "paid" for that.
                      I can't believe that car went for what it did, E30 m3 5 lug is the only good thing that car has going for it... It's really tough to figure out the BaT market
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                        The 74 tii that sold last week for a ridiculously low reserve had the seller back out.

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                          Originally posted by Jb325is View Post
                          It's really tough to figure out the BaT market
                          No kidding. I'm amazed the Bronzit car sold for within $5-6k of Soup's car, let alone less than $2k.

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                            From the experiences here, and the ones I've read about on other platforms... I don't know why anyone lists with them. No protections for anyone. I guess it's the "gamble" mentality because some cars go for ridiculous money? And even if it does you have to hope the buyer goes through with the purchase?

                            Even Ebay sounds better.
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                            91 318is Turbo Sold
                            87 325 Daily driver Sold
                            06 4.8is X5
                            06 Mtec X3
                            05 4.4i X5 Sold
                            92 325ic Sold & Re-purchased
                            90 325i Sold
                            97 328is Sold
                            01 323ci Sold
                            92 325i Sold
                            83 528e Totaled
                            98 328i Sold
                            93 325i Sold

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                              Pretty much what you outlined there.


                              Biggest problem I have seen with BAT is over saturation of similar cars. I get that they probably have hundreds or maybe even thousands of submissions, but they really should be just presenting the cream of the crop or the oddballs. Something unique. Instead, it just feels like a used car lot at times.

                              When was the last time a truly special E30 has popped up on there?

                              That iX touring maybe?

                              How can they say itís all quality when they have something like 30 auctions a day closing.

                              Itís all about volume at this point.


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                              1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                              1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                              2006 BMW X3
                              2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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                                Originally posted by djjerme View Post
                                they have something like 30 auctions a day closing.

                                Itís all about volume at this point.

                                Itís around 40/day now...
                                Simon
                                Current Cars:
                                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                                Originally posted by Melon
                                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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