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  • Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Petrol or diesel?

    renton
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    Its a 2.2 diesel 180bhp

    5thElefant
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    Ebay, 99p start.

    You’ll find out exactly what the market thinks it’s worth.

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Found it on eBay I think. Don’t think you are a million miles away, and best offer is the best option, I reckon. Your problem is that people with 10k cash to drop on a car are fairly rare, and you are competing with dealers who offer an amount of buyer protection. You are going to have to sit tight, or drop it a grand or two…

    Edit; too many reckons…

    renton
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    I could p/x it in at a dealer for a similar amount to what I want but Im looking at buying a VW T5 van from a chap in a private sale for the same sort of price.

    There is a 2010 10 plate on there(ebay) with similar mileage but around 5 months older and I have priced it 500 less than that due to not being a dealer etc.

    earl_brutus
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    where is it advertised?

    renton
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    v8ninety….. what do you think of the ad?

    Any way of improving it at all?

    renton
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    earl brutus….

    so far

    Here.
    Mazda 6 owners forum
    Gumtree
    Ebay.

    Holding off from autotrader at moment.

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Don’t forget that a dealer can inflate a px price to get you to bite, subsidised from overall margin. It’s not a fair way of knowing how much he’d actually pay for the car.

    earl_brutus
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    Id give Autotrader a go theyve got massive coverage.

    earl_brutus
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    also try exchange and mart and admag, sounds like youve got the price right but just need more peeps to see it

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    The eBay ad? Probably too honest, tbf. (Sadly) If the stone chips and light marks are really insignificant then don’t bother mentioning them in a negative way, it subconsciously puts people off. I’d say ‘exterior in fantastic condition for the mileage’ or similar, which is positive but reminds people that its done 58k and isn’t a brand new car. Pics are good, I like the close up showing the colour, it is nice isn’t it?

    Is it a fair valuation based on mileage? From a car buying perspective that is a highish mileage car. As a base price why not try webuyanycar.com? That way you will have a base price from which to work. Or the other option is to go for a glasses or CAP valuation. I believe you can get a basic valuation off them for free.

    If you have had no interest in the car so far that suggests it is either too highly priced for people, not a popular / in demand car or both. And the problem you have is you need a price for it that the market does not seem to be willing to pay

    Premier Icon cp
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    Doesn’t look like you’ve been trying to sell it long – a few days on here and a day on ebay?

    Cars can take weeks/months to shift.

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Webuyanycar value as an idea of bottom book is an excellent idea. Just don’t sell it to those bunch of rob dogs!

    john_drummer
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    http://Www.whatcar.com has a Free Valuations tab

    renton
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    I got about 10 valuations I think and went for a realistic price as an average between them all.

    We will buy your car offered £9300

    renton
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    cp.

    Ive advertised it on here a few times over the past few weeks I think.

    renton
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    Here is the ad on ebay..

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251275544739?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

    please give me your honest opinions on it !!!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’d take the £9300 and get the new van 🙂

    renton
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    New van is £10500 so not got the spare lying around mate otherwise I would

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    OK, going to be brutal… but… sorry.

    Your pics… they’re rubbish mate… they’re outside what some may percieve as a bit of a council estate, however i know where you live as the wife was going to give birth nearby, other won’t and it may put them off.

    The carpets have dirt on them… Not much, but a little.

    The pics don’t show a lot.. they show a Mazda… but not the full condition of wheels, the engine bay, the closeup of the wing doesn’t show enough.

    You last problem is… most people throwing £10,000 want it from a dealer. I spent £8000 on a Mondeo and didn’t look at a single private car, i wanted the fallback of a dealer 6 month purchase warranty, the knowledge it had been valetted before collection and fully checked over.

    List the history from the garage, full service on date **** etc.

    If you want to bring if over (9 miles) we can spend an afternoon with a DAS 6 polisher getting the paintwork perfect mate.

    renton
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    Hi all I am after your help.

    (MODS PLEASE DONT DELETE AS THIS ISNT AN AD!!)

    We are trying to sell our car but not sure if it is priced to high etc as we have had no interest…..

    Its a 2010 mazda 6 sport estate on a 60 plate.

    fully loaded sport spec.

    2 owners including us

    58200 miles

    Full history at mazda aprt from last one which I had done at a local mazda specialist.

    Last service carried out 22/04/13

    New disc and pads on the front last week.

    Its in good condition overall but does have the odd stone chip and mark on the alloys which is consistent with the age/mileage.

    ok so we bought it last may from mazda for £13500

    we are advertising for £10595 which going by all the car valuation sites seems to be a fair price ?

    What do you think the problem is selling wise?

    Its about 2k cheaper than a similar car from a main dealer?

    Not due its 1st MOT until september.

    Help me out here please as I need to sell it fairly quickly but dont want to lose to much cash on it?

    thanks

    Steve

    renton
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    I appreciate what you are saying weeksy about the dealers and I guess that may be my stumbling block !!

    I would kill for a sunny day at the moment to get some nice photos of it !

    I might take you up on the offer with the Das6 mate, It was done last year but the wife put the car through a car wash whilst I was away !!

    Just waiting for some apc and tardis to turn up so I can give it a good clean.

    Whereabouts are you ?

    cvilla
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    On the last note, is it possible to through in/include some kind of warranty (RAC/AA) kind of thing? If it is affordable may help?

    renton
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    It has mazda warranty up until spetember which includes mazda assist.

    nealglover
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    High quality pictures of a professionally valeted car will sell it much faster than the pictures you have used.

    I valet cars for people who are selling (private and trade) all the time. And the before and after pictures are staggering sometimes, even on cars that look pretty good before.

    Splash out on a proper valet and take some decent pictures.

    renton
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    nealglover… the pics show the car just after it was properly machine polished last year. unfortunately the day I took the photos doesn’t really do them justice!!

    Admittedly the interior pics are crap though!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    the pics show the car just after it was properly machine polished last year. unfortunately the day I took the photos doesn’t really do them justice!!

    You’d never know from looking at them mate.

    Good trade secret… take them indoors with LOTS of super bright lights.. they highlight the reflectiveness of it etc, they show all the good thing and none of the bad…

    Have a look on Ebay at ‘Completed listings’ (on the left side) and see what they’re selling for, rather than their advertised price…

    Also have a look at which ones have sold…. check their adverts and see if you can work out why they’d sold.

    For a lot of people it’s down to convenience. Sometimes that’s convenience of paying via Debit card, meaning you’re not walking round with £10,000 in cash…. or convenience that they’re only 10 miles from you.

    when buying cars or motorbikes i’d VERY rarely travel more than 40 miles….. unless it was VERy special or very cheap.

    Premier Icon dmorts
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    How about selling it at a car auction? Price you get will be closer to px price but unlike px you’ll have the cash rather than just the money off a new car.

    Get a valuation from these guys – Sure Sell. It’s free for valuation. It’s run by British Car Auctions (BCA)

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Get pics at a better angle and higher res

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Sounds like you’ve had a good list of valuations, but when I did the mytextcheck £3 HPI a couple of weeks ago they texted me back valuations too, New, Forecourt, Private and Auction values. Just another option.

    nealglover
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    nealglover… the pics show the car just after it was properly machine polished last year. unfortunately the day I took the photos doesn’t really do them justice!!
    Admittedly the interior pics are crap though!

    The outside pictures aren’t too bad, but they could be a lot better.
    The inside pictures aren’t good. A fresh valet and lots of interior pictures would be good.

    Also, if the pictures were taken last year, then it won’t look as good when people come to see it ?
    I would say the pictures need to be taken more recently than 6+ months ago really.

    renton
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    Weeksy … the above were taken 3 days after being DAS6 with megs 205. The problem is that we are right by a sodding great big field and all the dust blows up off of it”!!

    renton
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    Nealglover… im just hoping this week is good weather wise as it will be getting the full treatment !!

    Still looks as good as it does in them photos though!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    IT’s a better pic than most of the others… although your tyres are dirty. (No, i’m not kidding) lol

    wrightyson
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    Fwiw I bought (3 months ago) a three yr old one with exact same spec with 57k on, full history, every box ticked as it was ex lease, refurbed wheels, bonnet/bumper resprayed due to stone chips for 9995 from a dealer so you might be a little high on your price.

    renton
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    Was that the sport mate?

    What plate is that on too??

    Also mine isn’t 3 years old yet too!

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    We will buy your car offered £9300

    You’ve got it advertised £10,595 – but in reality no-one is going to pay more than £10k for it as they’ll see the £595 as ‘haggling room’.

    So in the end you are a few hundred quid short which you will blow on advertising an valeting.

    I’d take the £9300 (assuming that is what they’ll actually pay that) and put the remainder on a card or something (or sell a bike!!!).

    renton
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I want as close to 10k for it as possible as any less means that Ive lost to much money on it over a year and it just wont be worth me trying to sell it.

    cheers

    Steve

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