SOME good news at long last – our second Mazda MX-5 has finally found a new home selling for £1,120!
We listed it with a starting price of £495 on eBay – lowered from £995 after the initial auction failed to find it a buyer two weeks ago.
We were rather worried it wasn’t going to crack £1,000 this time too – that was our absolute minimum for the cars – with bidding only having reached £590 by Saturday.
Things were getting so desperate that at one stage I was considering buying it myself, even getting as far as sorting the insurance out!
But then, this weekend, the bids started to flood in and the 40 watchers eventually pushed it up above the £1,000 mark late on Sunday. And it’s there where it stayed for the last 24 hours, finishing on Monday night at £1,120.
That cracking total – added to the £1,600 we secured from the sale of the first car via Twitter – means we’ve made £2,720 from the three cars we bought from Mazda UK for charity BEN.
After deducting the £500 we paid for the trio and the £420 in tax we stuck on the two we actually got ready for the road, it means we’ve added £1,800 to our pot.
If you haven’t been following our 911 for 2011 challenge we’re attempting to turn £0 into a Porsche 911 by (sometime in) 2011.
Our total now stands at £6,805 – well, at least it will if the buyer turns up and hands over the cash for G799!
Now we just need to work out what we can shell out on next. And it’s here where we’re really struggling to come up with any ideas. If you’ve got any we’d gladly listen – you can post your brainwaves below…