Now for today’s lesson in how not to sell a car.
I was strolling the streets of Ravenshoe when I noticed this diamond in the rough. Broncos are a bit of a niche car but I like them and have always wanted one.
So I call the number and get Jay.
Lara: Hi. I am standing at your Ford. How much for the Bronco?
Jay: more than you are expecting to pay love
Lara: right. How much is that?
Jay: it needs a paint job. Someone has thrown brake fluid on the bonnet.
Lara: yes. How much are you asking for it?
Jay: like I said more than you would expect.
(At this point I am willing to walk away.)
Jay: it seems like a lot but it isn’t when you consider it has a race car engine.
(I’m not sure race car engine means what he thinks it means.)
Lara: how much?
Jay: $13,000 but for that it will have a new paint job
Jay then proceeds to wow me with how rare and unique the Bronco is.
Jay: when they threw brake fluid in the bonnet it knocked the ‘D’ off but luckily I found it because they have to be imported especially from the states and are very expensive.
(NB: the D is a stick on badge about $3 from super cheap.)
Jay: And the windscreen wiper has been torn off. I am ordering one especially custom made from America for it because they are impossible to buy in Australia.
Lara: why are they impossible to buy?
Jay: because they drive on the other side of the road in America so the wipers go the wrong way and you have to have them custom made.
It was at this point that I did walk away. Best of luck selling your Bronco Jay.