Date: 9 Feb 2003 09:03:58 -0800
From: (Knuckles)
Subject: If it were me, and I wanted the car at a Fair Market Value price

I'd try to find out who the insurance company was and negotiate with them. If they sell the car at auction, they pay someone to prep it, transport it, an aution fee, etc... They'll know what they're likely to get for it. But if they insist on dumping it, find out where the sale will be held and locate a wholesaler that can buy it for you. I bought my '99 from a whalesaler through ebay. The buyer gave me his card and told me if I wanted another car someday to call him. That can be risky when the car is obtained sight unseen. But in your case, you know the car. Find a wholesaler, tell him what you'll pay, or offer hin a buyers fee over a wholesale price you're willing to pay, and see if he can get it for you. For him, it's a quick deal, and $ in his pocket if he doesn't have to sell it somewhere else. You may actually get the same car at dealer cost.

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