• Mar 16th 2010 at 3:01PM
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It's like déjà vu all over again. Fact: Dude wins an eBay auction for a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with 250 miles on the odometer. Fact: Usually a new (or in this case, new-ish) SRT8 sells for about $41,000. Fact: Winning bid was $29,100. Opinion: Sweet deal, bro!

Of course there's the small matter of the people selling it not wanting to let it go for that price. The seller, Glenn E Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Signal Hill, CA near Long Beach, has apparently made the same mistake that Glenn Hyundai of Lexington, KY made with the Genesis Coupe. Meaning that somebody at Glenn E Thomas forgot to set a reserve on the auction, and they just sold a car for much less than they'd planned.

There's a 20+ page "discussion," raging over at Challengertalk.com. Opinions are slightly mixed, but it seems that the overriding sentiment is that the buyer (named Hitman) won the auction fair and square and that once again, a novice dealer has wandered into the minefield that is selling a new car for less than they intended via eBay. Last we heard, Hyundai of America stepped in and helped settle the Genesis Coupe debacle. Good luck to Hitman, that (possibly) lucky SOB.

[Source: Challengertalk]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      29 is more than I would pay to begin with, total joke at 41 grand. No wonder I never see any of these things on the street.
      • 5 Years Ago
      well -- hope the dealership is smart enough to realize the screw up, honor the deal and come out with some positive PR.

      Flipside is they get put thru the wringer wind up on local and national news as a bunch of dishonest a-holes.

      There are a few times in life where you just need to keep your mouth shut, open your wallet, pay for your mistake and come out looking like a hero.
      • 5 Years Ago
      reserve price, people!
      • 5 Years Ago
      dealers: learn2ebay
      • 5 Years Ago
      maybe i should apply to be the internet/ebay person for some dealer, clearly some of the have idiots working that position.I sell on ebay myself so I would know what im doing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is really bad publicity better than no publicity at all?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call the dealer and complain about their business practices. Their reputation is on the line.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd fight tooth and nail for that car. I know it's wrong on so many levels (heavy, sloppy, etc..) but it is so so badass. I sat in one at the DC auto show and I am smitten.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So they are trying to sell the same car twice...
      sounds like fraud....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whatever you linked to, they pulled from their site. Maybe, they sold it. ;)

        Can you give us a description of what you recall seeing? I assume it's the same car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It was just the dealor's page for the car. I got the link from someone who posted it on those challenger forums. That's weird, because they must have pulled it right after I posted here...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dealers are greedy and stupid, or is that stupid and greedy, or just plain stupid, or is that just plain greedy, or...?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ruh roh Raggy
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Ebay listing actually shows the MSRP as 46 grand. The 41 is the base price before the destination and gas guzzler, so the base price is more like 43,500 plus some options. But even a 17k loss on this isnt that much when you consider the negative publicity that goes along with it.
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