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Auction House tips?

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 4' started by Ejfalcon9, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Ejfalcon9

    Ejfalcon9

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    I love the auction house, i've found many cars for great prices ,but I havent had any luck selling? The other day I purchased a Lambo Muira for 35k which is well under the 400k price. I tried to sell the car for 150k which would be profit for me but still a deal for someone else and came up no bidders. I tried 100k, nobidders, 50k? no bidders....25k! No bidders. I finally put it up starting at 5k....No Bidders. I got pissed and said I'll put it up for 1k, no one wants this car. Someone walked away with a 400k classic Lambo for 1000 cr. I've done this with other cars like the BMWs in the game, corvettes, many desirable reward cars I dont want, all sold for 1000 credits or not even bidded on at half price value. The highest I've sold a car was a 92' NSX with a full face design I custom made which looked amazing. I started at 35k and it had 1 bidder. Any tips on how to auction or is this just bad luck?
     
  2. Wayne Thomas

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    Auction house bit if a mixed bag in FM4 - I think auctions are not a cash-cow like in FM3.

    If you have already levelled up a car brand then unless you purchase for less than garage price there is no point in buying 2nd hand unless its for a tune or livery you like. ALL upgrade parts will be free!

    I think it will settle down in a few weeks tho'.

    I've picked up 900k cars for 100/150k but these are for my garage not to sell on.

    Never undersell - try again in a few days/weeks. I also find that certain days/weekend - more gamers --> more bidders.
    Look for cars that cannot be earned through levelling up - people will have to part with credits for these ...

    Just a few thoughts based on my experience ..
     
  3. Ejfalcon9

    Ejfalcon9

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    Thanks man I'll try that. I'll just hold on to my cars for now and continue with the game. I'll try the AH again in a few weeks.
     
  4. Dan Smith

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    If you are not a VIP your cars will be listed at the bottom of the list. This is where I search to get a bargain. VIP are always at the top, get seen by more people and sell for more.
     
  5. ropke nine

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    I nabbed a McLaren F1 for about 250K, resold it for 500K I think. I also nabbed a Ferrari P4 for about 400K, I put it on the block but Haven't checked if it sold yet. I just went on there looking for the less than min. auctions and look for the deals.
     
  6. Wayne Thomas

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    Never knew that - I was VIP for FM3 but didn't bother for FM4 - ah well .....
     
  7. Ejfalcon9

    Ejfalcon9

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    How is VIP obtained?

    I've read that you can get VIP both by pre-ordering Forza 4 or getting the season pass DLC? Which is it or is it both?
     
  8. Gaz

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    You can't get VIP by getting the Season pass DLC. If you want to be a VIP you need to buy the LCE (limited collection edition) version, or buy the VIP code from somewhere like eBay. I noticed the VIP code on eBay UK is as dear as the standard game itself.


    The desciption for the Season pass DLC from xbox.com

     
  9. Dan Smith

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    I always thought there was a way to buy VIP through the Marketplace for 800MSP? May just be thinking about FM3.
     
  10. Dan Smith

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    Bear in mind it's quicker to search quite specifically (eg. S Class Ferrari instead of Ferrari or Italy) otherwise it takes an age to scroll down to where the time is back to "less than a minute" and the cars you may want have already been sold.
     
  11. Gaz

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    I believe they did in FM3, after awhile of it being out, hopefully they will do the same in FM4, I have looked on the DLC on xbox.com and couldn't see anything for FM4.
     
  12. Paulo Ribeiro

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    Btw, is there a way to see our painted cars that we send to online showroom, inside Forza's site?
     
  13. Wayne Thomas

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    If you are referring to blacked out screens where shared car should be there was a glitch - not sure if it has been fixed yet.
     
  14. Paulo Ribeiro

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    Thanks Wayne.