Phximiev
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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Fri May 29, 2015 1:37 pm

I called the guy identified on the eBay post who said the reserve price was $9,990, which I thought high given the number of miles.
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JoeS
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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Fri May 29, 2015 1:39 pm

jray3 wrote:A silver 2012 SE with navi and you could barely see the DCFC door release handle in one photo just went unsold on EBAY, bidding got to $5k. Unknown reserve price, 22,908 miles at a Chevy dealer in Pensacola Florida. Enough to make one ill.... :roll:
When we were on the waiting list for a new i-MiEV in late December 2011, we had no idea what the demand for or the availability of the i-MiEV would be. By February 2012 I got fed up waiting for the vehicle I had ordered and bought an SE off the showroom floor for, at that time, a good price. After witnessing Mitsubishi's lack of marketing and botched interaction with 'professional' 'reviewers', I've become convinced that we are simply beta-testers for Mitsubishi's conscious low-volume entry into the US EV market. To their credit, they are nationwide and not just a California compliance car. So, here we are, 3-1/2 years later. I have long ago resigned myself to having eaten the depreciation on my i-MiEV, as I simply keep cars and don't expect to sell them - which is why I'm fastidious about my battery.

I perhaps look at the used i-MiEV a little differently than others: what a bargain to be had! It is offering a low-cost introduction to EVs - the beauty of this is that even though the person buying the used i-MiEV may be skeptical of its suitability but is willing to 'chance it', after purchasing the i-MiEV the person comes to realize just how usable a vehicle with 'only' an official EPA 62-mile range really is in their everyday life. After a few months of charging at home, silent peppy acceleration, and zero maintenance, this newbie is now sold on electric cars!

If the prices keep dropping, I'll be very tempted to buy one just to let family and friends use for a few months at a time simply to let them see for themselves that EVs really do work! After all, aren't the primary goals zero emissions, renewable energy, and weening ourselves off fossil fuels?
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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rgalvinmi
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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:13 pm

Earlier this month, I bought my used 2012 SE I-miev off a dealer who had it on ebay. Had 12k on the clock, 6400. but NO remote :( (didn't know they had a remote until recently) Still figured it was a heII of a price!

tigger19687
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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:56 am

Since I had to get mine in May because my truck went in the shop. I got it local. THey didn't want to go lower then their (k price, but I called and said I would take it today for $8,600.
More then I wanted to pay but OH so worth it!

I have seen some prices drop in the autotrader to $6 something but those were the Non QC ones.
I doubt they will go too much lower.
Not sure about Ebay, those things change daily.
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rgalvinmi
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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:25 am

yes, mine has he QC. No remote.....did I already say, no remote :? Still not complaining at 6400 with 12k on the clock. Lovin it and wish I had bought one earlier!

rmay635703
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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:21 am

I have seen 2 low baller MIEVs sell

1 at Dan Goben sold for $4000, not the posted price but what he let it go for.
1 at Honda Motorwerks, higher miles $5000

I have been trying to get a low price one to replace my fathers ZX40, ah well, see how long it takes.

Prices seem to be higher now than they were 3 or 4 months ago honestly.

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Re: Auction selling price thoughts...

Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:04 am

rmay635703 wrote:I have seen 2 low baller MIEVs sell
1 at Dan Goben sold for $4000, not the posted price but what he let it go for.
1 at Honda Motorwerks, higher miles $5000
Those two prices are, by far, the lowest I've seen to date. These are off-the-lot prices and not auction prices?
rmay635703 wrote:Prices seem to be higher now than they were 3 or 4 months ago honestly... I have been trying to get a low price one...
That has also been my impression. You might poke around and see if any used car lots have these sitting around ... never hurts to make a really low-ball cash offer for something a dealer knows little about and may simply want to clear out... :roll:
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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