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Ever sold your car on ebay?

shieldsy Avatar
9y, 1w agoPosted 9 years, 1 week ago
With the 4th sprog on the way we've had to go for a bigger car. I've never sold a car before coz we've always run them into the ground.

I'm thinking ebay is probably the best way coz don't really want the hassle of people coming round and wanting test drives etc.

Just wondering if anyone's sold there's on ebay and what advice you'd give. In particular what's the best way to make sure I don't get ripped off (by ebay/paypal fees as well as by bidders!) or bothered by time-wasters?
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9y, 1w agoPosted 9 years, 1 week ago
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1 Like #1
take a deposit atleast of 150-200 pounds.

make sure you tell the truth.

and cancel zero bidders out all the time.
#2
Cheers.

Would you put a reserve on it?
1 Like #3
shieldsy
I'm thinking ebay is probably the best way coz don't really want the hassle of people coming round and wanting test drives etc.


Any serious ebay buyer who wants your car will no doubt INSIST on a test drive and to see the car in person. If you don't want market price for the car, chuck it on, but i'd rather sell through the local paper tbh.

Oh and if you do go throuh ebay DON'T TAKE PAYPAL!:thumbsup:
#4
HU5TLER
and cancel zero bidders out all the time.

A while back I saw a car I wanted but didn't want to use my usual ebay account so I used one of my backups with very little feedback on it. Put on a bid, it got cancelled within 30 mins. Put it on again and emailed the seller asking what the problem was. No reply and it got cancelled again. So yeah, tried again, another email, and they told me to stop messing about and trying to wreck their auction. Then I emailed them from my main account. Never seen a seller grovel so much, but of course I told them where they could stick their poxy car for being so damn ignorant to me in the first place, oh and the car ended without a sale:giggle:
1 Like #5
I've sold and bought cars on ebay.
Only offer cash on collection and 'check out' your bidders.
Plenty of pictures and as much detail as it needs to describe it fully.
Don't miss anything out and be honest.

Congrats on the sprog.
1 Like #6
I sold my old failed MOT Micra on there, as dino says, be as honest as you can, give as much info as you can, post as many pictures as you can and make it clear that whoever wins pays.

Oh and cash on collection and checking bidders is a very good idea

congrats on the lil one
#7
Shengis
Any serious ebay buyer who wants your car will no doubt INSIST on a test drive and to see the car in person.
Oh and if you do go throuh ebay DON'T TAKE PAYPAL!:thumbsup:


Happy for the winning bidder to take for a test drive at end of auction, but presumably people won't want to do test drives before bidding (or will they?). Don't want all that hassle.

So should I ask for a paypal deposit of 10% and then ask for cash on collection?

I was actually thinking of putting a video of the car on youtube and link to it from the listing. Are ebay OK with that?
1 Like #8
winning bidder to pay 25 quid at end of auction regardless, this wil be the approx cost of auction to you

allow test pilots but only on proof of monies ( whatever market value is that you retain) plus insurance cert , no deposit , no test drive , and dont except a friend/the wife as a deposit , if they walk out the door theres nothing you can do

list all faults and give an indication of reserve to save the 3 trillion emails asking how much

dont except swops , ever , nothing but trouble

clear and concise , THE FINAL BID IS THE AMOUNT YOU PAY FOR CAR

if you get an email from one of african friends then report it to ebay themselfs

before listing go through ebays lists of cars the same as your own and get them on your watch list to compare prices , reduce your price going on faults , also check autotrader

if it all becomes too much trouble run it down to your local car auction
#9
ive put up a lexus/toyota soarer on my previous ebay account but trust me take atleast 150 pounds deposit and the rest to be paid upon arrival.
#10
So how are they supposed to pay this deposit? If I saw that on an auction i'd avoid it and start thinking SCAM.
#11
Be careful taking Paypal for a Car. I've known people chargeback because the seller has not got a tracking number to confirm delivery.
It's not as bad now, but paypal is very unforgiving.
#12
dinosteveus
Be careful taking Paypal for a Car. I've known people chargeback because the seller has not got a tracking number to confirm delivery.
It's not as bad now, but paypal is very unforgiving.

Just to add onto that, for people thinking of buying a car and paying a deposit via paypal, I would like to refer you to this passage from the buyer protection :

For purposes of eBay items, the buyer must have sent a single PayPal payment for the full price of the item to the PayPal Account specified by the seller in the listing, and must have either used the “Pay Now” button or associated the payment with the eBay listing by entering the item number into the PayPal payment instructions. If the buyer sent payment to a different PayPal Account or by a different method, even at the seller's request, the transaction will not be eligible for the programme.


So if you make a part payment/deposit to a scammer, you can pretty much kiss your cash goodbye.

For "A £200 deposit will be required at auction end", learn to translate it to :

"A £200 deposit will be required at auction end (because we know damn well you won't actually want to pay us for this old s****r once you've seen it in person)"

Better safe than sorry:thumbsup:

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