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  • 318 iS cosmos
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    Originally posted by Eoin View Post

    F.uck that I would have demanded the money!
    Honestly it just wasn’t worth the risk. The car was at my house, he had seen my M3 parked around the side and the Celica was only worth 1500 quid. Lesson learnt though!


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  • Amjon
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    Never come across luck money when dealing with cars but funnily enough I was buying a pup a few weeks back and the breeder insisted on me taking 50 euro luck money. I laughed it off but he was having none of it.

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  • Eoin
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    Originally posted by 318 iS cosmos View Post
    I sold a Celica a few years ago and I was counting the cash - noticed it was €50 short so I just casually mentioned it to the buyer. He turns around and says, ‘ah sure I was holding on to that as it’s me luck money!’ Me being a dub, selling a car down the country, it was a weird experience.


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    F.uck that I would have demanded the money!

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  • 318 iS cosmos
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    I sold a Celica a few years ago and I was counting the cash - noticed it was €50 short so I just casually mentioned it to the buyer. He turns around and says, ‘ah sure I was holding on to that as it’s me luck money!’ Me being a dub, selling a car down the country, it was a weird experience.


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  • davemx-5
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    I bought my mx5 in Bristol. There was no luck penny or anything like that in uk. They met me at the airport and even had to pay for their airport parking and the tank was empty.

    I didn't care as I was 21 and the car looked the :D:D:D:D to me and I was so happy to get it. My father thought I was nuts at the time.

    When I sold the saab I pointed out the issue. Then he offered me €200 less than the crazy low price it already was and I took it so no lucks penny. But I felt bad a few days later and posted on roof racks for free that cost me €50 used.

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  • foyler
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    Originally posted by VeeAte View Post
    I've found myself more recently throwing in 'stuff' rather than a cash luck penny.

    With the Lotus, I gave the new owner a trolley jack that would actually fit under the car, with the Trans Am I threw in a lot of books and a big 1/18th scale model.
    So you sold the Lotus, booo, sold the Trans double booo, but what the hell did you replace them with?

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  • derekjohn
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    Wouldn’t necessarily expect it if buying from a dealer (I would expect at least half a tank) but when buying or selling privately I would consider it to be an essential part of the transaction. I always give some luck money and would be disappointed not to get the same in return. I once collected a car from private sale with the fuel light on and got no luck money, now that’s bad form

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  • Conorw89
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    This whole concept is hilarious to me, never heard of it, and the fact that someone has literally said they were going to pull out of a deal over it has me in stitches. I would usually put a decent amount of petrol in the car if selling to an individual, why are Irish people such weirdos?

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  • admredux
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    It's an alien concept to Americans, I'll tell you that for nothing. They'll give you stuff with the car or you get a regular's grade price after a few interactions.

    Last 240 I sold I gave the guy some spares/ tools that'd help out. He was delighted with it as it saved him the hassle of sourcing parts in fixing the few remaining issues on the car.

    I'd already given a 1k discount on a 6k asking price.

    Back home it really depends on the money trading places and the status of the car. For me it's all about %

    E.g. if they're buying a project for half nothing and you're getting a deal, good luck is a handshake. I've sold cars for pennies on the dollar and it's a bit much to expect the good luck money then.

    If you're buying a running/driving, nct'd car for fair market value then yeah you get the $20 to get you home, it's also a gentleman's agreement that if anything goes wrong you're on your own.

    I once had a foreign guy buy my first road car, an auld 1.4 escort with a blown head gasket off me from my home for $400. It was a 1500-2k car at the time otherwise.Told him it had a bad gasket, showed him the steam, mayo etc. Told him not to drive it off.

    He made it two miles down the road, walked back and started banging on the door. I learned then to sound people out a bit better and meet the crackheads at a public location.

    For myself though, I usually buy from the owners/ business owners property, don't know why but it seems to keep things more honest.

    For people asking for it, that's a cute whooore who probably wouldn't give you the steam of his pish himself.

    Keep a pocketful of lint for those types.

    There are some terribly mean lads in business, cute with their money that I'd never do business with again.

    No more than with tipping, the good luck money is a commentary on the experience as a seller, if they make it hard, fecking off and thinking how they might change their tact is a good lesson.

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  • TuneR
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    Originally posted by Ryan View Post
    Question. if a seller refused to give you luck money would anybody refuse to buy the vehicle?
    Pretty sure a friend of mine would, he'd annoy your man enough or he'd walk away. Rural farmer.

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  • BuckfastMan
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    Years ago I sold an Astra to a lad from Brazil.
    He was making up the last 50e with coins from the back of the couch.
    I gave him back a 50 and he was over the moon .

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  • Smythy411
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    Originally posted by Kaiser View Post
    Now I've never understood a luck penny in that manner. On a few occasions I've seen €15/20/25k handed over for a car and each time the new owner got €50 back to put into the tank. For me a luck penny is €50 whether you're spending a grand or twenty grand.
    I've often heard of 100/150/200 given on larger amounts (over 10k). It a very small amount of money when its only 1/2% of of the cash your just after getting. It was an older Dublin Gentleman who offered me 500 back on the RX7, but when your' getting over €20k, 500 isn't that much. I was delighted and decided to pass the same luck on selling the Soarer as I got better money than I was every expecting for it, and that offering really sealed the deal

    The RX7 also came with a load of spares thrown in along with two RX7 scale models and other nice bits. I do agree luck doesn't have to be money always. A brimmed tank or a couple of spare parts can be plenty as long as they weren't included in the price already

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  • fast focus
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    I’d always always give it in fact on the last car I sold I gave 50 for luck a full tank and a fresh 3 months tax. You won’t miss it after a week or two but I always find if something niggly happens with the car after the sale it leaves it on good terms. Plus it’s just the way it’s done around here I feel I wouldn’t get too hurt if I was buying and it wasn’t offered too though just be delighted to get the car usually tbh.

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  • Cold
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    They’re maybe not the same people?

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  • Ryan
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    Question. if a seller refused to give you luck money would anybody refuse to buy the vehicle?

    I've noticed in Ireland people apparently love haggling but then they also complain about how stressful and/or frustrating all of the back and forth haggling with dealers is when buying cars.

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