As at 10:55 am today (June 2nd), almost 26 hours after bidding for the very first Perodua Kenari started, it appears that women are more eager to get the new mini-wagon to be launched on June 14th.
The highest bids so far have been made by women with the highest at the time of writing being RM59,500. The bidding started on June 1st at the RM40,000 level with the first bid being RM42,500. Bidding closes on June 9th 2000.
The retail price of the Kenari is to be between RM37,000 and RM42,000 but the unit being auctioned by Perodua on www.lelong.com.my is worth a lot more and not only because it will be the first unit delivered. It comes with leather upholstery and a specially reserved registration number (WHP 9), the latter having a value of at least RM30,000 if tendered for. So the value of the e-auction Kenari would be at least RM80,000.
The money paid by the successful bidder will be donated by Perodua to BAKTI for distribution to various Malaysian charities.