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  • hewhoisnotintheknow
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 11:22 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 11:22 PM
    do a search, most people report them as little !!!!!!s
    • CHR15
    • By CHR15 3rd Nov 08, 11:38 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 11:38 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 11:38 PM
    but I fear that if/when I make the appointment to complete the transaction they will find any excuse to knock the price down further.
    Originally posted by Doublespresso
    I've read similar stories about them. To get the quoted price your car would have to be in showroom condition, brand new tyres, brand new brakes, brand new exhaust etc etc.
    • sportage1kia
    • By sportage1kia 3rd Nov 08, 11:55 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 11:55 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 08, 11:55 PM
    Hi there
    If you look at my other post I have also tried to find people who have used this car website amongst others, but at present they appear to give you a price then knock you down when you take the car in, but you are under no obligation. Good luck
    Regards
  • Doublespresso
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    • 4th Nov 08, 12:22 AM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 12:22 AM
    Thanks, I searched other threads in here and it looks like my fears have been confirmed.
    I wouldn't have minded trying them out, but what annoys me is that they seem to play the time game, i.e. prolonging the process hoping you'll give in.
    • albionrovers
    • By albionrovers 4th Nov 08, 8:03 AM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 8:03 AM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 8:03 AM
    They offered me £810 online.

    I got £750, was happy with that. Whole process took 5 mins.

    My car had heaps wrong with it but bodywork was shiny and it started 1st time.
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 4th Nov 08, 10:58 AM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 10:58 AM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 10:58 AM
    Daughter and SIL tried them with a 6 yr old C5 Diesel estate. Their quoted initial price was acceptable, slightly more than trade in. However, after listing every, as they thought, little defect on the car, the webuy rep "found" all sorts of other faults, even a slight mark on the driver's seat base covering not visible without lying upside down in the front footwell! After his inspection the original offer dropped by about £300 so they told him to get lost and sold the car privately.
    They only went the webuy route to avaoid the hassle of advertising, viewings by prospective buyers etc.
    So if you're not prepared for a lot less than expectation then don't go there. If you think all defects, including v. minor cosmetic ones have been listed for the original quote then you'll be sadly disappointed. They'll find something wrong to decrease their offer.
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  • TiTheRev
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    • 4th Nov 08, 1:04 PM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 1:04 PM
    One word... Bargepole!
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  • david69
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    • 8th Nov 08, 5:39 PM
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    another word tit
    • sheslookinhot
    • By sheslookinhot 9th Nov 08, 7:00 PM
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    sheslookinhot
    Think about the service they offer. They buy the car cheap and sell at a small profit. Why would they give you what the value of the car is, whatever that may be. They are a business after all
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  • Doublespresso
    Think about the service they offer. They buy the car cheap and sell at a small profit. Why would they give you what the value of the car is, whatever that may be. They are a business after all
    Originally posted by sheslookinhot
    Thanks for your contribution... and for stating the obvious :rolleyes:
    but this is not really the topic of the thread
    • Vestra
    • By Vestra 11th Nov 08, 9:48 AM
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    But if they are valuing me car at £3000 online and the dealer I am buying a car at is offering me £2000 part exchange, surely they won't find £1000 worth of defects?
  • TiTheRev
    It's been said before that they will! Scuffs, scratches, chips in the widscreen, poor wipers...they will pick up every fault and lower the price accordingly. A previous post about this company offered about £2000 on line, they came out to inspect it and only got offered about £800 in the end!

    another word tit
    Was there any need for that? :confused:
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  • 123oleary
    i posted a similar thread last week. i went ahead and used them and was pretty happy with the result. i'm just waiting for the money to clear tomorrow. their offer was only slightly lower than their online valuation. if your happy with their online valuation i'd say go ahead and try them - you can always walk away if their offer is lower and you would only have wasted a day or two.
    • sportage1kia
    • By sportage1kia 12th Nov 08, 11:51 PM
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    Hi there
    I tried another online valulation car website Bestcarbuyer.co.uk and recieved a quote for a 6 year old car £600-£800, but next day received an e-mail from them stating that the car was not in their purchasing criteria, so could not make me an offer.
    Regards
  • gardenqueen
    any feedback from people here who used this site?

    They quoted a "so so" price online, but I fear that if/when I make the appointment to complete the transaction they will find any excuse to knock the price down further.
    Originally posted by Doublespresso
    Hi, My son recently tried webuyanycar, he's going travelling and needed to sell his pride and joy, a SEAT Toledo V5. He had kept the car fully serviced and was forever polishing the damn thing. The quote he got was a mere £1195 plus they wanted a further £49 admin charge if he went through with the sale. I told him to shop around and see if he could get a better deal. He finally sold his car for £1525 to a company called yourcarsworthmore.com and they were true to there name although they did originaly offer £1650, but still they beat anycar by almost £400. I'm not sure if they are a national company but i would defiantly recommend shopping around. I hope this helps.
    • CHR15
    • By CHR15 4th May 10, 5:05 PM
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    Hi, My son recently tried webuyanycar, he's going travelling and needed to sell his pride and joy, a SEAT Toledo V5. He had kept the car fully serviced and was forever polishing the damn thing. The quote he got was a mere £1195 plus they wanted a further £49 admin charge if he went through with the sale. I told him to shop around and see if he could get a better deal. He finally sold his car for £1525 to a company called yourcarsworthmore.com and they were true to there name although they did originaly offer £1650, but still they beat anycar by almost £400. I'm not sure if they are a national company but i would defiantly recommend shopping around. I hope this helps.
    Originally posted by gardenqueen
    The Website was only created on 26 April 2010.

    You must have been one of the very first customers....... or do I detect some chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, and sodium nitrite to help keep its colour???
  • Wally75
    Have just posted on another thread re webuyanycar.

    My advise would be to list any defects and be careful listing optional extras, as if they are standard on the car in question they will knock some off.

    My online quote was £4,350, and they knocked £50 of because it had less than a months tax on it. This was a great result as I was only offered £2,800 and £3,600 in part-ex and £4,300 was about the going rate on Autotrader.

    Cheers

    Wally
  • Robo1955
    We buy any car.con
    any feedback from people here who used this site?

    They quoted a "so so" price online, but I fear that if/when I make the appointment to complete the transaction they will find any excuse to knock the price down further.
    Originally posted by Doublespresso
    Dont go there unless you are absolutely desperate

    I wanted to sell my 9 year old mpv (Renault Megane/Scenic) full mot in good condition.
    I asked them for a quote and the gave me an offer of £45.00 for my Renault, I declined and they offered me £65.00.
    They wanted to charge me a handling fee on top.

    I ended up selling it for £950.00 in the local press
    • anotherbaldrick
    • By anotherbaldrick 18th Jun 11, 11:55 AM
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    I sold to them a couple of years ago and got a good price but when I tried recently the price they offered was poor, I finally got 2K more as a trade in and that was in addition to a discount on the new car.
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