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i-bargains

Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:58 am

I hesitate to be a spoiler of someone's careful market research, so will post the question: would you appreciate leads on attractive purchase opportunities to be posted here?

Case in point: a silver 2012 base model was just traded in at our local KIA dealer, and it's in rough shape cosmetically (DIY black primer on the front fascia, no other apparent issues). The dealer sent it straight to wholesale, so a bargain i-MiEV will be appearing soon in the Seattle area.

On the other hand, if I were bidding on EBay or calling Craigslisters, I'd hate for some do-gooder to tell the world about my pending purchase. What's the consensus of our members?
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:16 am

Post it, if my info is correct the i-Miev is going away. :(
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:47 pm

I agree - I think it's our 'duty' to help find used iMiEV's a good home . . . . and if it saves someone here a bundle, so much the better!

IMO, we should have had a separate forum for this a long time ago

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Re: i-bargains

Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:56 pm

Although a CraigsList search in the SF Bay Area usually results in a few hits (I search for "miev"), I've now come to appreciate how rare the i-MiEV is in the rest of the country. Sure, if we can provide leads I see no harm in such postings. The title is "i-Bargains", so none of the present SF Bay CraigsList offerings (at $7900+) qualifies, IMO.
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:46 pm

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Re: i-bargains

Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:58 pm

When did all those i-MiEVs hit the lots (TWO in Confluence, PA?!)? For a relatively rare car, they sure do get around.
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Re: i-bargains

Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:50 am

This is a first for an ebay auction:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Mitsubishi ... SwV0RXuwwX

Probably worth it for the bodywork!
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Re: i-bargains

Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:16 pm

The PA car on Facebook by Ben Nelson: https://www.facebook.com/ben.nelson.524 ... 2433510165
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Re: i-bargains

Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:52 pm

The fellow who gave me a flat-bed tow today told me he recently hauled a load with a dozen mievs from Orlando to a dealer in Nashville. He works for a long distance hauler and they also have a contract to haul for some of the insurance auctions. His most frequent runs are from the auction yards to port cities--the wrecks are taken overseas and parted out (or repaired).
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Re: i-bargains

Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:44 pm

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