A car dealer in Florida on eBay called AutoNationDirect has just launched a seriously incredible promotion from March 23rd to March 30th that is about to make your jaw drop. Over the next 8 days, they are going to be selling 29 BRAND NEW cars at 50% off MSRP. Too good to be true? Well, as long as you meet the terms and conditions (which look doable to me), you get a fully warrantied, brand new car for a ridiculously low price. Here are the terms and conditions quoted from the listing:
Other Terms and Conditions:
- $500 PayPal required immediately after clicking “Buy it Now”
- Full payment required within 3 days of deposit.
- Only specified VIN’s offered.
- Vehicles available first-come, first-served while supplies last.
- Vehicles are to be shipped out of Florida and buyer is responsible for arranging shipping and insurance.
- Tax, shipping, tag and title fees are additional.
- Price includes all consumer rebates and dealer fees.
- Limit one vehicle per household.
- Employees of eBay or AutoNation and their families are not eligible for this promotion. Brokers and Dealers are not eligible for this promotion.
- The Program Period starts at 12:00PM ET on March 23, 2012, and ends at 11:59PM ET (or until supplies last) on March 30, 2012.
- Cash deals only, no financing.
- Buyer must agree to sign a talent release to be used for public relations purposes.
- Buyer will be contacted by an AutoNation Direct Consultant and must complete the buying process and take delivery of the vehicle within five days of purchase.
The first vehicle up for grabs (which sold before I could even finish writing this blog post) is a 2012 Chevy Camaro V6 Automatic with 12 miles for $12,720. It came with the factory warranty, black paint, and a price that you will never ever beat at your local dealer. eBay Item Number 180849077707
Which vehicles will be up for grabs next? Looks like at least one Corvette, a few SUV’s, trucks, and several smaller sedans. Hit the link, grab some popcorn, open your wallet, and lets watch this play out.
Updates 7pm 03/23/12:
2012 Ford Mustang sold for $15,142 – eBay item # 180849190034
2012 Ford Focus sold for $9,842 – eBay item # 180849123159
2012 Chevy Sonic sold for $8,727 – eBay item # 180849182021
Updates 3:30pm 03/24/12:
2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew sold for $19,315 – eBay item # 180849290385
2012 Ford Fiesta 5 door hatchback sold for $10,415 – eBay item # 180849286794
Updates 11:45pm 3/24/12:
2012 Chevy Volt (Yes, I just said Volt) sold for $22,615 – eBay item # 180849301004
2012 Chevy Cruze sold for $9,530 – eBay item # 180849294243
Updates 7:15am 3/26/12:
2012 Ford Edge sold for $15,130 – eBay item # 180849332448
2013 Chevy Malibu sold for $13,480 – eBay item # 180849326181
2011 Chevy Cruze sold for $9,957 – eBay item # 180849328836
2012 Nissan Sentra sold for $9,210 – eBat item # 180849306196
2012 Ford Focus sold for $9,842 – eBay item # 180849123159
Their current live eBay listings (may be zero in between car sales)
If you’re a typical car enthusiast, you have likely owned a few really terrible cars over the years. When you bought them, they weren’t terrible. In fact they probably seemed like a great deal at the time. A little bit of elbow grease and you would be hitting the beaches, and living the dream! If you really played your cards right, you may even sell it for a profit. Then reality hits you in the face like a full pedal’s worth of old brake fluid. Yea, we’ve been there.
So which car is your automotive nemesis? Tell us a story.
One of the reasons that I love old cars so stinkin’ much is because of the colorful history behind them. Each car has a story to tell, and each year that passes makes the tale that much more interesting. For me, it’s often the cars that started life as lowly base models that end up being the most interesting, because they are often the ones that people cared least about. Who the heck wants a slow muscle car, am I right? :: raises hand ::
The handsome car in this photo is exactly what I need more of in my life. It has somehow survived the last 40+ years with merely SIX cylinders under the hood, and THREE speeds on the floor. How? I really have no idea. It’s like seeing a honey badger riding a unicorn, it just doesn’t happen. If this were my car, I would not change a single thing about it. I love it for everything it is, and everything that it isn’t. My question to you is, if somebody were to hand you the keys to this car, what would you do with it? Could you keep the straight 6 in it, or would you take the road more often traveled?
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpL4VwhYSE8
Mastering that fine line between drifting and crashing is an art, not a science. To protect the common man from hitting that fine line too harshly, Chevy has just introduced the “No dorifto” inflatable restraint system into its new Camaros. It protects the driver and passengers from that dastardly asphalt ocean that they are adrift in.
Air bags: Can’t win with them, can’t win without them.
This stuff amazes me every time I see it. People buy a new car, and stuff it away in a time capsule for a few decades without every enjoying it. Then, the future happens, they blow the dust off the car, and tada! it’s 1985 again Michael. Who has the money to do this you ask? I have no idea, but it’s fascinating to me, so I recommend that wealthy people continue to do so.
As for this specific car, it is basically old news, but I apparently missed it. I guess about 2 years ago this car was “found” in a trailer. In the video it appears to be sitting behind a 68-70 Chrysler B-Body (at 1:37-1:55 ish), which is actually what I personally would rather have, but alas, nobody seems to care about that car. Anywaaaay…. The 2 or 3 guys break out the video camera, and record the entire removal of this car from the trailer and onto the ramp truck. From there, it lands on eBay and grabs something like $20K. While this is technically a profit based on the original purchase price of $16K, I’m not convinced that it was a great “investment” per se. There are a whole bunch of pictures of this car from 2 years ago on AutoBlog, but who needs pictures when you have video amirite? We are in 2011 after all, and we are totally Y2K compliant. So without further adieu, I give you, the “barn find” 4.3 mile 1985 Camaro Z28 video.
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCK7N2SgJjE
Random Picture Of The Day
Today I bring to you not 1, but 5 (yes…….Five!) pictures of the day because 1 is just not enough to wrap your brain around this one.
Why? I don’t know either. It is what it is. I’ve decided to tell myself that it is some kind of movie car or something, and not just somebody ruining their new Camaro. The positive thing to come from this is that the resale value of this wreck will be extremely low, so when it eventually does become for sale, it will be quite affordable!
Images borrowed from “iDance” at: