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    • womble51
    • By womble51 4th Aug 18, 6:35 PM
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    Where to sell a used car?
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    • 4th Aug 18, 6:35 PM
    Where to sell a used car? 4th Aug 18 at 6:35 PM
    Looking for useful suggestions where my son can sell his car as he now has a new lease car. He has tried we 'buy any car' but they offered about a third of what the dealers are selling them for, he is hoping for something in between the two values. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 4th Aug 18, 7:28 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 7:28 PM
    Has he tried an ad on Autotrader? It sounds like he knows how much he wants for it.
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    • walwyn1978
    • By walwyn1978 4th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
    How old is it? Is there any obvious reason why he doesn't want to sell it privately?
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 5th Aug 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 8:38 AM
    Autotrader, gumtree, advert in supermarket.

    Cash on collection, sold as seen.

    Assuming it is under a couple of grand for the latter two.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Aug 18, 12:15 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 12:15 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 12:15 PM
    About a third of cars advertised for sale, i assume its a low value car?

    Thats to be expected, they have no idea on the genuine condition of the car and whether it has undeclared faults so deduct some money as a safety margin.
    Then as a trade seller they need to offer a warranty to the new buyer, that could cost them because cars can break suddenly.

    And then they need to make a profit after all expenses. So on a low value car that eats into what you think its worth and what they value it at.

    Ebay it.
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    • jeradon
    • By jeradon 6th Aug 18, 9:00 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:00 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:00 AM
    Autotrader is a nice site for selling use cars. You can also post it on ebay.
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 6th Aug 18, 12:12 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:12 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:12 PM
    Ebay is best option I've found for lower value cars. 14.99 fixed price but if you're flexible with price then it should sell. Auctions seem to attract more timewasters that don't show up
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 6th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
    Ebay 30 day advert - if it doesnt sell its priced too high.
    • pumpkin89
    • By pumpkin89 6th Aug 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 1:29 PM
    eBay was useless in my experience - possibly just bad luck, but I was very thorough with the description and got nothing but timewasters. I gave up after the 4th listing and sold it to a local company that would collect.
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