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    • markstev27
    • By markstev27 17th May 17, 12:32 PM
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    Best place to sell a car Privately
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    Best place to sell a car Privately 17th May 17 at 12:32 PM
    I am looking to sell my car privately but wondered the best places to list it?


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    • Stevie Palimo
    • By Stevie Palimo 17th May 17, 12:36 PM
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    Depends on what value of car I have sold many cars on Gumtree over the years ranging from cheap under a 1000 ones to the most expensive being 9000.00, I find it works for me and just put on the advert no emails will be answered and no stupid offers of paypal or cheques, In person only and via cash or a visit to the bank to transfer said funds on day of transfer.

    Autotrader a bit more reputable and garages or the likes if you are nut fussed on top end money or looking a trade in.
    • markstev27
    • By markstev27 17th May 17, 12:38 PM
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    Mine may be towards the 9000 mark
    • Stevie Palimo
    • By Stevie Palimo 17th May 17, 12:42 PM
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    Mine may be towards the 9000 mark
    Originally posted by markstev27
    Then 100% add the fact that no emails will be answered, No trade offers either.

    I am very blunt on mine and have put Scammers need not bother as you will be told what to do.

    The only thing on top end sales is the time it can take to shift them but to be honest if you are not in a hurry and would prefer more cash then just hold out, Also on that money make sure you do a bank transfer with them in branch and check your account prior to giving the keys and logbook.
    • markfj
    • By markfj 17th May 17, 1:15 PM
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    sold 2 cars recently, 1 on Ebay and One on gumtree, I tried Autotrader but found that expesnive and not many enquiries.

    Id start with facebook groups, and Gumtree, just be willing to delete and repost the ad on gumtree almost daily as business list on their and your ad will likely end up down the bottom quite quickly, but i managed to sell 2 cars within a week.
    • iolanthe07
    • By iolanthe07 17th May 17, 4:14 PM
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    The only thing on top end sales

    Seriously? Is nine grand considered 'top end'
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    • By iolanthe07 18th May 17, 10:11 AM
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    There's no need to be so nasty and offensive. It was a perfectly valid point, not meant to be sarcastic at all. I have been contributing to this site for almost eleven years and am not a troll.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 18th May 17, 10:16 AM
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    Owners clubs sometimes let you advertise.
    This space for hire.
    • Hermione Granger
    • By Hermione Granger 18th May 17, 11:53 AM
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    There's no need to be so nasty and offensive.
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    Don't worry about it too much.
    With this poster, "nasty and offensive" is what they always resort to when anything that they don't like or agree with is posted.
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    • By Stevie Palimo 18th May 17, 12:23 PM
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    Don't worry about it too much.
    With this poster, "nasty and offensive" is what they always resort to when anything that they don't like or agree with is posted.
    Originally posted by Hermione Granger



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    • katemore
    • By katemore 20th May 17, 4:48 PM
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    Gumtree is my preferred choice. Autotrader is very expensive.
    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 21st May 17, 4:30 AM
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    The best place by far is the Romford advertiser. £4.50 for 10 words then 48p for any additional. e.g - Nice car for sale, low mileage, MOT, blue, one owner. Call 01234 123 ***. Would cost you £6.42. Not sure if includes VAT please check. Paper comes out on a Friday
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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 21st May 17, 11:15 AM
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    Interesting thread as I have advertised a car below its valuation on Autotrader - not one enquiry. Dropped price by 15%, and still nothing. So advertised on Pistonheads instead - still nothing.

    How do I know that the price is in the right ballpark? Because if I go much lower I will be in webuyanycar territory, and I know they value at 40-60% of what it's really worth.

    Maybe the 2nd hand car market (this is a 4 year old Seat) has tanked lately?
    • kmb500
    • By kmb500 22nd May 17, 9:56 AM
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    Depends on the car you're selling. At £9000 I would say Autotrader is probably your best shot. If it's a particularly special/desirable car then check out forums for the car as they usually have an advertising section.


    I sold my car through Ebay (got 5000 ad views on Ebay, only 1000 on autotrader) but that was for £600. I would use Autotrader.
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