Why is there a bidding war over my junk 2001

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  1. Wrecit

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    Posted my 2001 for sale for 650 tonight on face book. I clearly stated the rockers in and out are rotted out and pointed out all of her imperfections.

    Within 30 minutes of posting at 10:30 pm 3 diffrent people have contacted me wanting it. The first contact has first chance of taking it. Guy #2 said he would come tonight and give me 700 and guy 3 offered 800 first thing in the morning.

    I love my baby and killing me to get rid of her but what the hell am I missing here?
     
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    You still got the catalytic converter?
     
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    Yep those who offer the most will only want the CAT

    A guy down south was selling 4 beat up insights and the high bidder said he would only pay X if he got the cats and the owner kept the rest of the cars

    If you want the car kept semi intact and driven by someone you would have to sell the cat and car separately

    my guess CAT $1200
    Car $250
     
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    That cat is currently worth alot scrap. Dont sell it for under 2k
     
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    Wish I would have seen this Travis lol. Guy grabbed it this morning for 950. I am more than happy since I only paid 1700 and got 30k miles out of it
     
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    I figured most people wouldn't be happy about a 50% loss...
     
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    That is why people loose their butt every day in the stock market. I expected 650 and got 850. Take your profits and don't worry about what someone else gets. Getting every last cent will eventually burn you.
     
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    Oops 950
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I had no idea the CAT was worth that much and will keep this in mind if I ever sell my '01.
     
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    Does the CAT actually have $1000+ of platinum etc in it, or is it more that they are in demand to fit to the Gen1 Prius because they keep getting stolen??!
     
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    Been wondering the same, I have two sets I would like to cash in while the prices are around 2k! but being in Australia I'm not sure how to get best deal
    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Toyota has sold out of gen1 cats and they are not produced anymore, so if your cat is stolen,
    in California, your car is now essentially worthless as it can't pass smog.
    I've bought two Gen1 just for the cats, but I've had THREE stolen, the last cat I have is tucked away and NOT on my car which has a straight pipe on it now.

    I am working on building a Bait car to catch them. The Sac police doesn't seem to care, they don't get back to me.
    An electronic alarm is easier and cheaper than the other things, which I've been working on, I want them BUSTED and not just scared off.
    Problem is it takes 5min to steal them, the police can't arrive in 5 minutes.
     
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    Should make a bait CAT that isn’t a CAT at all, have a tracker and a dye pack to explode all over

    Also if it is physically impossible to comply with a law
    said law can be overturned or ignored,
    Due to the common law of grandfathering you can’t interfere with a persons right to ownership , if the law is actively removing your ability to use your existing property the government needs to provide you with the means to comply,
    someone really needs to push this up to the top.

    As a start I would see what the process is to file an objection , the laws intent isn’t to junk clean high efficiency cars in favor of older more common cars that still have OEM parts
     
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