Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: "Gauging Interest" - what does it mean?

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Sten's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Paisley ,
    Posts
    16,452
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    "Gauging Interest" - what does it mean?

    You see it all the time on for sale forums... "Just gauging interest at the moment" etc but I've never understood it - surely something is either for sale or isn't
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Gregg's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,429
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    same here

    i think its a way to see if someone will buy something then u can whack a price on it. If i plan to sell id sell Or ask in a forum whether i should bother.

    Its not a way id do things

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Craig's Avatar
    AOC Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    17,804
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    it means "i am too chicken to put it up for sale uless i know for sure it will sell"
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    888rich's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    2,550
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    says to me id like to know how much interest there would be in it before i remove from the car to sell - could be strapped for cash and debating removing something but would like to know if anyone is interested before they take it off

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Coo's Avatar
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    25,105
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    It means:

    "I've not made my mind up whether to sell something or not, and thought I'd just tease or annoy you all, and thank you for letting me waste your time."

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    Sten's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Paisley ,
    Posts
    16,452
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 888rich View Post
    says to me id like to know how much interest there would be in it before i remove from the car to sell - could be strapped for cash and debating removing something but would like to know if anyone is interested before they take it off
    True, although I was more meaning cars for sale. Mods etc I can understand more.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    Sten's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Paisley ,
    Posts
    16,452
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    It means:

    "I've not made my mind up whether to sell something or not, and thought I'd just tease or annoy you all, and thank you for letting me waste your time."
    Sounds about right!
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Alfa's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,630
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    You see it all the time on for sale forums... "Just gauging interest at the moment" etc but I've never understood it - surely something is either for sale or isn't
    Funny you should say that: Remus Backbox (Gaguing intrest)
    Cleanest car awarded 'Fast Show' 2006 & 2007

    Total Vauxhall featured Sept 2007

    COUPE NOW SOLD


  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    Coo's Avatar
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    25,105
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    or am I wrong ???


  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    Keif's Avatar
    Going Topless!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Drives
    Astra 1.8 Twintop, Lotus Carlton, Meriva VXR and Nova
    Posts
    11,742
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    11 Post(s)
    Normally when i see this i don't bother looking.

    If the "seller" can't decide uf it's for sale, i can't decide if i want to buy it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •