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Author: Subject: Where’s the best place to sell a cheap (c.£500) car?
TimC

posted on 5/2/19 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote
Where’s the best place to sell a cheap (c.£500) car?

Hi,

It’s been a long time since I sold a car - where best to do it?

Thanks,






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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 5/2/19 at 05:55 PM Reply With Quote
Gumtree is free autotrader cost is cheaper for cars I think under £1000 or classified ad on eBay is still pretty cheap
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loggyboy

posted on 5/2/19 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
Facebook marketplace and local groups
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big_wasa

posted on 5/2/19 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
Here is as good as anyware.
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cliftyhanger

posted on 5/2/19 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote
Sold my dads car (12 year old c-max) little response in 3 days from ebay (cost £15) but several serious enquires from Gumtree, and the first bloke to contact me bought it the next morning, no hassle.
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Slimy38

posted on 5/2/19 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
There are Facebook marketplace groups specifically for £500 cars, unfortunately you still get guys who will offer you £200 but it does work eventually.
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rusty nuts

posted on 5/2/19 at 07:33 PM Reply With Quote
Post the details on here, doesn’t cost you anything
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nero1701

posted on 5/2/19 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
In the past, I've given a cheap car to the local college,

if you do the sums..

All the while that is sat there, its costing in insurance, tax and fuel not to mention the cost and time to advertise and sell, and who knows..the next time you jump in it to drive, it could cost you a £500 repair bill..

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balidey

posted on 5/2/19 at 10:21 PM Reply With Quote
Old fashioned, sign in the window.





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nick205

posted on 6/2/19 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nero1701
In the past, I've given a cheap car to the local college,

if you do the sums..

All the while that is sat there, its costing in insurance, tax and fuel not to mention the cost and time to advertise and sell, and who knows..the next time you jump in it to drive, it could cost you a £500 repair bill..



Good suggestion. Many colleges will take them off your hands and use them to help teach students some basic mechanics.

Failing that you could try the army. Might sound daft, but there's an ATR (Army Training Regiment) local to me in Winchester and they get old cars in to teach new recruits basics mechanics. They're also partnering with my sons Scout group to offer a "Mechanics Badge" where the army help train the Scouts to do things like change the engine oil & filter.

Often better for others to benefit from some practical benefits of an old car.

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AlexXtreme

posted on 6/2/19 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
Sold our Seat Ibiza on Ebay with a 1 week auction. Started with a nominal £100 starting price to get interest and show I was will to sell and got over £300 which was fine for what it was and with no aggro.
In my view if you know you selling price and are prepared to possibly wait - then use Gumtree or Facebook.

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SJ

posted on 6/2/19 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
I sold my old Mondeo on ebay after a couple of attempts. First time was a couple of idiots from Birmingham who won the auction then wanted a test drive, tried to haggle, and then tried to insist I didn't fill in the V5c. My guess is they either weren't supposed to live here or had some other dodgy intentions.

I told them where to go.

Next guy came paid and left within 10 mins.

All down to whether you get idiots bidding.

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AlexXtreme

posted on 6/2/19 at 12:46 PM Reply With Quote
For our Ibiza, they turned up in the dark, paid the cash checked the paperwork and drove off. Did not really look at the car at all :-)!
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myke pocock

posted on 7/2/19 at 12:01 AM Reply With Quote
Wheres the best place? At the end of my road I recon given the number that turn up there!!!!
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NigeEss

posted on 8/2/19 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
What is it ?





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