- We buy any car?
Has anyone used them.
Currently trying to sell a Seat Ibiza privately. I’m asking 3.3K, had 2 offers of 2.7 and 2.8K.
WBAC are offering 3.4K via the website, including the damage that I have listed, seems too good to be true but have booked an appointment as I’d bite their hand off at that price?!Posted 5 years agomr potatoheadMember
when I was selling a car I got a price on their website and took it in. The engineer who checked it openly said they just give you a price to get you in , then they talk it down. I didn’t hear a dicky bird until 3 weeks later when they started contacting me with ever more twatty offers .cowboysPosted 5 years agorkk01Member
Sold the S-Max via WBAC, late last year.
They knocked us down £75 per wheel on the state of the alloys (which we expected – just not that much!).
Including the reductions, they offered about £100 less than the highest bid it received on ebay. I haggled and we split the difference, so I ended up just £50 less than the proce that it didn’t sell for on the bay…
Ohhh, and they failed to spot the holed exhaust pipe that I had patched and that wasn’t about to get through the iminent MoT 😉
So, all in all, getting rid of a 2nd hand car is always painful, but provided you’ve already faced up to the fact that it’s worth bugger all, then WBAC kind of gets the job donePosted 5 years agospacemonkeyMember
They offer a good price to get you to go along but when they actually value it the price will be a lot less.
Most likely. However, they offered me such a sh1t price (online and over the phone) on our Focus last year that I didn’t even bother going along. Made a lot more selling privately.Posted 5 years agotarquinMember
I got more trade in, so very happy in the end.
Trade in price doesn’t matter, total cost to change is the number to look at.
Trade in price, finance rate and the new vehicle cost can all be moved around by the dealer to help you feel you are getting a good deal, but the overall cost to you is all you should worry about.Posted 5 years agoaidanoggySubscriber
I sold a car through them earlier in the year. Valued it on the website, and was very honest about damage etc. the valuation was quite a bit less than I wanted ideally, but I wanted rid of the car. The process with them was easy and painless and I actually got a few quid more than the valuation because I.d accidentally overstated the mileage by 300.Posted 5 years ago
If you’re looking for top dollar you.ll be disappointed , if you want an easy hassle free sale and can accept the valuation I’d recommend them from my experience.theotherjonvSubscriber
They got done for this business model of quote high and then when they get there offer far less, adding on all manner of costs, etc., a few months, maybe even a couple of years back. I think it might have even been the ASA over misleading adverts?
Since then it sounds like they are a bit more honest in their initial quotes. But haggling’s to be expected, it is a business.Posted 5 years agozigzag69Member
Be completely honest when evaluating your car for damage and filling out all the details on the website – I think I missed one thing that they picked up when they did the actual check – can’t really remember, but I think that cost me £75 off the actual quoted value.
Don’t forget the £50 admin fee as well, probably the only thing that annoyed me. That and the fact that if you wanted the money in your account the next day, that would cost you an additional £25.
Go into it with your eyes open, and be realistic – It suited us. We wanted shot of the car quickly, we knew we could have got more if we sold it privately. The convenience was worth it for us.Posted 5 years ago
Following on from my OP. I’m quite supprised by the value that the car trade can extract from old cars.
My old car is for sale for £4999. Most I could get private £2850. Trade in £3600
No doubt someone will buy it with finance netting them another £1K over 5 yearsPosted 5 years agonealgloverMember
No doubt someone will buy it with finance netting them another £1K over 5 years
It would be the Finance Company that makes the profit on that.
The dealer would just get some commission from the finance company.
(Unless the dealer is big enough to own their own Finance Company ?)Posted 5 years ago
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