June 17, 2004 – When “Kaz” of West Virginia called MiniGuy with his wish list for a Mini, it turns out we had the perfect Mini for his needs and budget range – and it was right on our Consignment pages!
In no time at all, we put Kaz in contact with Jeff S., of Champaign, Illinois, and Kaz booked his flight.
Pictured here is Kaz and his family’s “new” Mini, ready to head home to West Virginia – a mere 12-hour drive away!
Here’s the note Jeff sent us later:
“Hi Michael, I just wanted to let you know that my Mini you had on your Consignment section sold this weekend, to the first individual you referred to me!
I had tried to sell it locally, on [another Mini site] and also through several local Mini clubs. However, all I got were “tire-kickers” and the infamous “Nigerian Scam” emails (17 of them!). After I turned the job over to you, the first person you had call me flew out here and bought it. The nice description you wrote – which was much better than I could ever have done – plus all the pictures you posted on your site really sold my car!
I had bought the Mini in Spring 2001 in Rochester, NY, and trailered it home. After that, I found I had to replace the clutch, entire brake system, front and rear bearings, and fix two rusted-out areas I found in the floors! While I was at it, I also fitted a new interior.
I have enjoyed being a member of the Mini community, being President of the Champaign, Illinois Mini/MINI club and a member of the M.I.N.I. club in Chicago. I will probably buy another as time goes on. After the experience I had buying my first Mini, I will be a little more discerning – and most definitely will have you find me the right Mini for me when that time comes. Thanks for the great service!” – Jeff in Champaign, IL.