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Re: i-bargains

Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:27 pm

How much in fees do those salvage sites add?
I've looked at copart. (I always think of cops making art) Are there others?
Also I read an article once about how people were buying wrecked evs sight unseen and they get there and there is no HV battery... so beware of that.

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Re: i-bargains

Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm

Here's what my last auction purchase from IAAI ran. (Insurance Auto Auctions Inc). IAAI and CoPart are the two main players nationally.
I'm still happy with the buy, as it was a 2014 with low miles and three good alloy wheels n tires. Lotsa labor in pulling and sending out parts to recoup the cost, though, and then there's spousal negotiations around the latest piece of yard art.
Winning bid: $850
Buyer Fee $270
Service Fee $59
Internet Fee $39
Sales Tax $115.83

Of course the fees are whatever they choose to impose, the internet fee was for when you don't bid in-person onsite, even though that is banned during CoVid!
This reminds me to apply for a sales tax refund from the state- as all EV purchases below a certain threshold (new and used) are tax exempt in WA. This car was definitely used!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

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Re: i-bargains

Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:47 pm

For anyone looking, here is a good deal on a 2012:

Saw this 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV on autoTRADER.ca's iPhone app

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Re: i-bargains

Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:37 am

Here's a clean looking white 2012 I-meiv ES with 18,138 miles in El Cerrito, CA in the SF bay area. It's an ES model and I see the remote control in there but I can't tell if it has fast charging. They're asking $5,900.

Check it out:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ctd/d/ ... 94432.html
2012 ES, Cool Metalic Silver, cold weather package, no quick charge, no fog lights.
2012 ES, Black, cold weather, quick charge, and an optional net for the very back. :mrgreen:

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Re: i-bargains

Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm

I have our really clean nice ES 2012 with 42,900 miles on it for sale.
Hate to see it go... but wife purchased a new Bolt (OK... I admit the Bolt's a great car and she got it for $24,00 after incentives, etc... but will still miss the MiEV.)

Anyway ours is in Ashland Oregon, and BTW has THREE sets of keys.

See details at
My for sale details are at viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4867&p=42789#p42789


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