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Anyone had sucess in flogging a car through a magazine / website / paper; if so what was it. I am about to sell my car and certainly not looking forward to the phone calls, time wasters etc. Alread… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Anyone had sucess in flogging a car through a magazine / website / paper; if so what was it.

I am about to sell my car and certainly not looking forward to the phone calls, time wasters etc. Already had one guy who came round who just wanted to kill time by going for a test drive.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Ive sold a couple of cars through the autotrader
#2
[url]www.pistonheads.com[/url] or autotrader
#3
wherever you advertise just give your email address not phone number,people with genuine interest will only email you, I mean thy have to make some time to email you for details and remember when u make an appointment to see around make it that time u wanted not them it will avoid unwanted time killers,as happened to you,
Good luck
#4
flp14344;6288084
wherever you advertise just give your email address not phone number,people with genuine interest will only email you, I mean thy have to make some time to email you for details and remember when u make an appointment to see around make it that time u wanted not them it will avoid unwanted time killers,as happened to you,
Good luck


lol, thats probably the worst advice I've seen on here to date !!

If I wanted to buy a car that had an email, but no phone number, I wouldnt bother contacting them.

All the scammers use emails only !!!
#5
i've sold and bought cars through autotrader and ebay!

Its best to give your number, but you will get a few companies calling and saying they have a buyer ready for your car etc, but you need to pay x amount! Just give em an earful and after a few calls you'll get no more!
#6
ChrisUK
lol, thats probably the worst advice I've seen on here to date !!

If I wanted to buy a car that had an email, but no phone number, I wouldnt bother contacting them.

All the scammers use emails only !!!


+1

buyers will want to speak to the seller for peace of mind and trust issues!
#7
ChrisUK
lol, thats probably the worst advice I've seen on here to date !!

If I wanted to buy a car that had an email, but no phone number, I wouldnt bother contacting them.

All the scammers use emails only !!!


depends where you advertise,
#8
flp14344;6288201
depends where you advertise,


Good point mate.

If you advertise on [url]www.PleaseScamMe.com[/url] or [url]www.BigHairyWangers.ac.uk[/url] - do not put your mobile numbers on there :whistling:
#9
ChrisUK
Good point mate.

If you advertise on [url]www.PleaseScamMe.com[/url] or [url]www.BigHairyWangers.ac.uk[/url] - do not put your mobile numbers on there :whistling:


if you advertise on your local high street shop, don't think u get emails frm scammers,normally thy r frm aboard,
#10
ChrisUK
Good point mate.

If you advertise on [url]www.PleaseScamMe.com[/url] or [url]www.BigHairyWangers.ac.uk[/url] - do not put your mobile numbers on there :whistling:


Links not working :thumbsup:

Was looking to sell some stuff on there:p
#11
I have used ebay in the past and it was really easy, I sold my dads car few months ago with the quidco autotrader deal and sold it to the first guy to call, had a few calls after it sold but I amended the online notice and the calls stopped.
#12
I sold one on a gumtree. Definitely put your number, like someone said. I wouldnt contact someone who just posted their e-mail address.

As with time wasters...I think they'll be quite hard to avoid. Somewhere you'll always have people who want to waste ur time and dont give a monkeys.
#13
I`ve sold a few car`s, and the genuine one`s you can usually tell within the first 1 min of a call, they just ask the right questions, and have genuine knowlege of the make and model, if the just straight in with can i come and drice it tell them to bog off!

the few car`s i have sold have been luckily enough to very genuine people.

if they ask about HPI, service history etc, then they are usually pretty genuine.

I`ve had a few tyre kickers but that one when selling "THAT" type of car! (Scooby`s mainly)

Ebay,Pistonheads,Trade-it, and also look for owners club forums for that perticular car.

I.e scooby - scoobynet, Audi-tt - club-tt, 206cc - 206cc.com

That way you are half way there!

Hope this is of some help

Oh and ALWAYS make sure you put in you ad that PROOF of insurance is required before ANY test-drive`s!
#14
One vehicle (a US Ford Expedition) I listed on eBay three times over a period of two months & it sold (finally).

Another vehicle I sold (a Land Rover Defender 110) was listed on PistonHeads.com, & Find-it.co.uk but, after four interested parties contacting me, the sale did not progress. The virtual equivalent of tyre-kickers.

I then listed on eBay & it went within a week. (Incidentally, I bought this vehicle on eBay 2 years prior to re-selling).

The second vehicle I sold was listed on a dedicated Internet forum for that type of vehicle & it went within a day! (It was a US Ford E150 Econoline Day Van that I originally bought via an advertisement at AutoTrader.co.uk)

BFN,

fp.
#15
scooby_me
I`ve sold a few car`s, and the genuine one`s you can usually tell within the first 1 min of a call, they just ask the right questions, and have genuine knowlege of the make and model, if the just straight in with can i come and drice it tell them to bog off!...

Oh and ALWAYS make sure you put in you ad that PROOF of insurance is required before ANY test-drive`s!


I always say that the potential buyers are welcome to sit beside me whilst I test drive the vehicle, but if they want to drive then I will require proof of fully comprehensive insurance & sight of their entitlement to drive before they turn the key in the ignition.

This separates the buyers from the test pilots.

BFN,

fp.
#16
When I bought my first car, I might not have asked the right questions, so as per Scooby_me, I wouldnt have managed to buy the car. :oops: Its a learning process, so you dont expect calling to know everything. (no disrepects)

I too prefer calling rather than emails. Defo shows your seriousness.

DONT trust gumtree at all. Might rather travel by London underground rather than buying from them. :whistling: Didnt someone got killed recently dealing on Gumtree.

Btw, op, what car is it? :)

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