The funny thing is: people tell me Poles don't negotiate, yet when I advertise something for sale (even if it's the same price or a bit cheaper than rival sellers' prices) I still get emails or text messages asking for 10-20% off -- presumably from Poles
In one - I don't know what planet Sparks is on but Poles like to think it's a one way street - lovely hosts and generous to a fault with their time, but I only ever buy new. It seems InWroclaw that we are the only peeps who feel this way lol.
I remember trying to buy an Alpine car radio off the computer market in Sosnowiec. Mine had been stolen there a month previously :( It was an old model - 400 zl - pure gold. The guy wouldn't take 320, or 350, saying angrily that he had told me the price.
It was still sitting there 8 Saturdays later, at 450 ZL. What a prize idiot.
These "sprzedawczy" don't actually want to sell anything - they just want to sit there in the wet open air market wasting away their sad lives and being away from the trouble and strife for a Saturday morning, as she beats them regularly if they hang too long around the kitchen table. :)
gotta beware of the fact that mileage meters are rampantly altered in Poland. I dont know about europe but one can get car history of a car from the usa from carfax.com.Altering mileage meters are seriously punished in the usa but in Poland I hear that dealers seriously alter car mileages.But one can take a poor guess by looking at the tell tale usage signs by checking the brake paddle and stering wheels.
Exactly so - mats, gear stick leather, wheel rims, seals, chassis, all easy to read the mileage when you've passed your 17th birthday.
Ridiculously inflated prices too - doesn't Sparks appreciate that a day trip to Germany with 4 or 5 real purchase targets will oft get a result - and if doesn't, well there are still the frauleins and the lakeside grills. :) Deutschland aber alles - or at least so when considering whether the 'Krauts or Poles are more real when you are buying a second hand motor.
One nation has a sense of humour, including joke prices for old wrecks, and the other has reasonable deals on servicable motors. :) I don't go there for a laugh.
I owned two German reg cars, and they were class :)