- Any car dealers on here? Can anyone help me out?
Always use Parkers when selling:
Dealers will always offer you the lowest Glasses price then sell at the top Parkers 🙄
Another option- offer your car to a few local dealers and ask them to 'bid' for the car. See what their best offer is. Its a good car, in a good colour with the right engine. Of course they will say 'everyone wants Kia's at the moment mate but (sigh) I might be interested as a punt'.
Stick it on here (but obscure the reg number);Posted 8 years ago
Ps. Dont listen to what dealers tell you. One told me that my car wasnt worth anything as it wasnt popular and had 'high tax'/insurance costs. I was swamped with calls (oh and the dealer did the sales spiel of 'I can take a punt/risk I guess but the price would have to be right'- oh sod off). It sold in three days.Posted 8 years agospooky_b329Member
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i was surprised at the price webuyanycar.com offered – at least worth considering
Be wary…apparently their tactics are to give you a good valuation, then you have to go to one of their offices to get the car checked. They keep you waiting for a few hours, then come and check the car and mark down every single defect, then keep you waiting another hour or so, then finally make a firm offer which is generally around half the original quote. By then you've wasted a whole saturday and its nearing dinnertime, you just want to get it over with and sign the car over to them!
No first hand experience but the above was the general opinion of them on another forum. One guy had taken is car in, they failed to find any faults but still refused to honour the web quote and would only offer £200 below the original price.Posted 8 years agoLimboJimboSubscriber
There's no substitute for a bit of research on the web to find out what similar cars are up for. You should be able to benchmark that way after weeding out the sellers that are hopelessly optimistic and the usual high mileage horrors. Relying on the likes of Parkers for a quick 'price' can lead to unrealistic expectations as they are hopeless generalisations based on average sale prices months ago. Also, don't underestimate the value of a really good professional valet before showing a potential buyer the car. That's what gives the 'really good condition' feeling.Posted 8 years ago
Agree with you. Two-fold:
PH's- there has been one or two ads ringed on there- use your details and advertise a car that doesnt exist. Happened to the bro in law when he was selling his Golf V6. He came across the photos of his car and description in ad. Asian lad answered and said he was selling the car cheap and would meet him near his work (as he was 'busy' for a cheap sale etc).. bro in law obviously reported.
Or- Someone in a ratty 318i coupe living in London could have a quick look through the internet classifieds and pick out a plate reg that they can use for avoiding the congestion charge, fuel drive-off's, etc.
Paranoid I know and its rare but it can still happen- causing problems to sort out.Posted 8 years ago
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