GS Stg1 sells to high bidder, but maybe not? Help me understand

Discussion in 'Ebay Parts and Cars' started by 69GS&M21, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    I have been following this Ebay auction. It says it ended and that the WINNING BID was $20,000.


    1970 BUICK GS 455 STAGE 1 (REAL DEAL)
    1970 Buick GS 455 GS 455 STAGE 1
    Winning bid: $20,100.00

    Ended: Nov 20, 2019 , 8:18PM
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Buick-GS-455-GS-455-STAGE-1-/264532464675?autorefresh=true&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&fromMakeTrack=true&nma=true&si=byk7Zcrfx1i0dSKTlaDlUWoNQUU%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


    But right now it's still on Ebay as a separate simultaneous listing, same seller, priced at $31,000 Buy It Now, but open to offers, with 21 days left on the listing.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/264532437797?ViewItem=&item=264532437797

    The first listing doesn't say the auction was canceled, it says it was sold to the highest bidder.
    So maybe the seller hasn't gotten around to canceling this other listing? Quite possible, but one other thing I noticed was the VIN on this car:

    VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 446370H123456


    123456? If that's legit, that's a pretty cool VIN to own.

    What do you guys think? On the up and up? Or something fishy?
     
  2. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I seen it too. Usually sellers have one add sometimes with a buy it now price. If the seller didn't have a no reserve on the one auction, legally he would have to sell it at that high bid but it would probably have to go to court. I think the seller probably made a mistake but he should have cancelled that auction. Have to see how it pans out if we ever know.
     
  3. GSXER

    GSXER Well-Known Member

    YES THEY ARE TWO LISTING ON HERE ONE IS A BUY IT NOW WITH A BEST OFFER OR YOU CAN BID TO WIN WITH A NO RESERVE... THANKS. From the listing high bidder never paid?
     
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  4. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he had a friend bid it up or the seller changed his mind when the top bid was so far from his buy it now ?
    At $20,100 I think it was a great deal for a
    rust free ?, California car. Also rare if that was a factory installed spoiler. Only seen one other. If memory is correct, 121 GS were
    built with it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
  5. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron Nice Chevelle LOL

    Check his other listings on eBay he's a dealer that explains it all.
     
  6. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    And the interesting VIN? Legit?
     
  7. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    He probably just didn't want to show the real VIN .
     
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  8. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that might be the reason, but on other items (such as guns) I have seen the owner list most of the actual serial number, and then type some xxxx for the last few numbers (for privacy or something?). On cars, isn't it helpful to have the VIN so you can verify the car is a real Stage 1 or whatever?
     
  9. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I have been following it as well... thought maybe he just forgot to end the second listing....however, once i noticed the reserve auction ended the buy it now/best offer listing was at $31,000....since then the listing went down to $29,000.... i am thinking it didn't sell at the met reserve price of 20k....
     
  10. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    The firs auction was no reserve but they didn't sell it to the winner.
     
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  11. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    yeah, that seems weird.
     
  12. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    The seller is in NC and he flips a ton of cars. I always see he has Buicks but never get any feedback about him. I think some of the cars he has had and has are way over priced
     
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