Praise: Evans Halshaw - sell your car

I was buying a brand new car and was not impressed with the best trade in price offered on our 'old' car at £10,500 by the dealer. 
I took it to my local Evans Halshaw sell your car branch, pretty much a posh portacabin near a supermarket.
The website had offered £12,250 which is high end of all the price-estimating sites I checked.
They were really helpful and after a quick inspection offered the quoted price just minus £100 for the front tyres which I knew were in need of change very soon.
You can actually hand the car in there and then if you have the paperwork but we kept it a couple of days until the new one was ready. On the day the chap took care of all the paperwork online and quickly, the cash was transferred in the bank next day.
I am now thinking trading-in, while convenient is not the best choice and in future I will look again to do a simple purchase of new vehicle and look to sell the old car like this instead as we are £1650 better off this time! that is a lot!!
Could sell privately and maybe get more, but there is hassle and risk. There are other such services such as the one touted by Phillip Schofield but wouldn't touch them with a barge-pole.

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  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,390
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    Cost to change is the figure which matters.
    If the new car is now £1700 more have you had a good deal?
  • missile
    missile Posts: 11,679
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    I have used WBAC, better than trade-in valuation. last time I sold to a local dealer who offered more, came and collected my car. It pays to shop around and haggle
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  • MidlandsGlory
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    daveyjp said:
    Cost to change is the figure which matters.
    If the new car is now £1700 more have you had a good deal?
    No, initially I had asked to trade in. The price stayed the same when I withdrew. Along with the 6% discount I also got. Dealer didn't mind either way, cash price was cash price.
  • mac.d
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    edited 9 May 2021 at 3:22PM
    missile said:
    I have used WBAC, better than trade-in valuation. last time I sold to a local dealer who offered more, came and collected my car. It pays to shop around and haggle
    I've used WBAC, initially offered a price above the trade-in value, by the time they inspected it, it was reduced to the same price as trade-in (because part of the car; a wing and bonnet I think, had previously been resprayed apparently, and one of the tyres looked a bit worn). They came back with an extra £200, then another £300, still below the initial website offer, and so instead I traded it in, a far easier transaction.

    More recently used Arnold Clark and it was a far better process than WBAC.
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