Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 09:21:13 -0500
From: "The Malt Hound" <> wrote in message
> The Malt Hound wrote:
>> "Walp" <> wrote in message
>> news:9UlVd.38807$
>>> I think you are paying too much for the car.  I bought a 2001 9-5 
>>> SE
>>> V6 with
>>> 43,000 miles one year ago.  I paid 14,100.00.  I knew I got a deal
>>> so I
>>> jumped on it!   Maybe 17-18 is OK, I checked the NADA values and I
>>> guess it
>>> ranges from 16K to 18K.
>> That's retail value from a dealer.  You don't pay that for a 
>> private
>> party sale.  For that, figure on about 1/2 way between retail and
>> wholesale.
> I think Saabs are selling at below book value these days though. 
> Look at eBay,
> for example.

eBay is not a valid indicator of retail value.  Pretty much everyone 
that purchases cars on eBay (including me) is taking a calculated risk 
of doing eCommerce in order to obtain a lower price.  I would expect 
*every* sale on eBay to be below retail value on any car (except 
perhaps rare and exotic ones).

-Fred W 

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