Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by ttmck, May 19, 2006.
Just don't get tempted by the first bus you see. See LOTS of buses before you commit.
This list rocks. nice one. Im going to file it in my important documants file.
good idea the check list...even if only half are ticked...as long as it's the good half and the rest is boggable...your on a winning streak..
And Bazzamon, if the seller wouldn't let me check things right out..I'd feel he had something to hide maybe? especially if the price was over a couple of $1000 or more....to me..thats a lot of $$ to invest..anything over $100 to me, is a fortune..maybe not to some...
This checklist is fantastic!! i am looking to buy my first Kombi very soon and this list will come in very helpful!!
My dad knows a little bit about Kombis and what to look for, but this list will keep my mind on track when looking to buy my first Kombi hopefully i wont get too carried away and later regret buying it.
Thanks heaps!! ;-)
Used this post for the first time - it was completely helpful and very thorough - the sellers were very surprised
Thanks a heap -still searching for the one kombi
It's not harsh, it's true, and BTW, that's OK, fortunately I no longer live in NSW. So you would be OK with someone turning up at your place with that list and spend 2 hours checking all of those items on your pride and joy, and then wanting to knock $3000+ off to get them all fixed so they had the perfect Kombi, get real, it's not how it works.
Woops, looks like I wiped that message, I'm a goose, will have to rewrite it when I have time. Oh I love a bit of controversy. Basically what I was saying is that I agree, the list is a wank, don't turn up at my place with one. If you want to be a Kombi owner then just go and buy one that suits your budget instead of trying to buy one that looks like it just rolled out of the showroom for $2500.00, they don't exist.
Any one looking for a bargain, mine is on sale on the side of the road now for $8000.00, drive away no more to pay, It's far from perfect but you won't find a better one for the price.
Jonnyboy - I can still read your post and to be honest, I am glad no one else can.
Dont bother re-typing it. Think long and hard. The reply that Baz gave you was spot on. No one is expecting to buy a perfect show room condition kombi for some ridiculous price... the list gives them the ideas of things to be aware of. Your price is what you want for your kombi and that is fair.
The list was put up to help people with rose coloured glasses - they think they are getting a bargain and then find out they have to spend an absolute fortune just getting their purchase through a rego inspection.
I quote; "Oh I love a bit of controversy." Its making you look like a s**t stirrer, and thats not always a good thing.
Melissa, I just call it how I see it, no B.S from me, I'm sorry I don't comply with the norm around here, seems to be some members in the KC who don't like to be challenged, thats not sh#@! stirring in my book. Don't worry, I won't bother re-typing, I think too much anyway. It seems I will have more luck selling my Kombi on the side of the road than I have posting it here amongst all the "Buyer Bewares". Any prospective buyer armed with their KC 'checklist' and their 'Dodgy Seller Lingo' print out would be turned off buying one anyway. Baz's opinion is just that, but from where I sit, being a seller, I can assure you that is what I have been experiencing from my prospects, they want it all for nothing and cannot see them for what they are, a 30+ year old thing of beauty, and an investment in the future, that may need a little work along the way. Can't blame them really.
yes we can read your deleted message but you wont be able to read anymore jonnyboy
as you have just been dumped bye bye
you are obviously a know all when it comes to vw so perhaps find another web site that needs your expertise
but being a know it all did not help the sale of your kombi sorry your add did not work out on kc perhaps you should have put up pics when asked too perhaps you have a big chip on your shoulder from some one actually coming round to your house with a check list and exposed you for what you are !! ps bye bye once again
I have to agree, it seemed whenever JonnyBoy posted it was to cause trouble or it upset someone. I for one think that this checklist is extremely useful, and we should be thankful that we have it
Definately a bit of drama on the forum. Of course everyone is entitled to an opinion, but if you aren't interested just ignore the post and move on, no need to get nasty (isn't going to help anyone which is what the forum is for!) Good luck to all you new buyers, it is true that you need more money than you expect, but by the time you own your kombi/s and spend a bit of time dreaming up how they will be, your heart is hooked. Gotta love the kombi : )
Helpful checklist for this arvo... thanks!
Although i will take an expert along (from KC if possible for the second look)
Anyone recommend a contact for a comprehensive pre purchase inspection in Melbourne?
Am i being overly cautious? The owner is asking a fair bit considering it has no reg or RWC.
You can never be overly cautious when buying a kombi! It is better in my opinion to have regrets about a missed kombi and a pocket full of cash, than have regrets about an expensive mistake....
I used a mobile mechanic when I first bought Woger - I paid them to do a roadworthy check so that I would know what needed fixing, and then tried to repair them myself... of course, when I took him in to the VW specialist, a different list emerged.... :umm: ...
If you want to be certain, book the kombi in for an inspection by a reputable VW mechanic. It might cost $100 or so - but it could save you a fortune. However, as many of them are closed during this New Year period, at least get a second opinion from another member.
edit: And I look forward to checking out the kombi with you! It will also be great to meet another Melbourne member - maybe we'll get another lowlight in our krew! (but Woger will be jealous... )
And make sure that the vehicle has no monies owing, or other encumberances!
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NSW Register of Encumbered Vehicles
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that's a great list , now maybe I could use a similar one when my wife buys shoes and handbags. I reckon it would slow her down a bit !
SunnyJim, good call.
Okay or Not okay...
Colour is SUFFICIENTLY different from 27 other similar pairs already tumbling out of wardrobe.
Will not only tear tag off, but WILL wear them at least once, and perhaps even out of the house.
On a scale of 1 to 10, these flat-souled, 3/4 length purple suede boots DO rate in importance as a NECESSITY, as opposed to, say, the electricity bill.
What's with shoes, anyway?
Mind you, having said that, I ENCOURAGE my darling wife to spend money on clothes and what not, because it balances out the guilt factor on the kombi parts and accessories, tool bits, and front yards space rental...
And I'd just like to say, after having read through this post...
Makes me feel decidedly PC here on the KC. They come in all shapes and sizes, don't they?
Johnny has not been back since he posted that.
Not exactly missed him either
Thats a great checklist, thanks for posting
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