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Old 10 September 2008, 17:06   #1
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Has anyone sold, or bought, a vehicle on eBay Motors? What format did you use? Classified or an Auction?

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p.s. anyone wanna buy a 206cc with 17,000ms on it?
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Old 10 September 2008, 17:20   #2
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I have bought three cars and two bikes and sold three cars on ebay within the last two years. Admittedly they were all classic vehicles but no problems encountered. Purchased a combination of methods, sales all auctions.
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Old 10 September 2008, 17:22   #3
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Sold a mazda 323 as an ebay auction no reserve low starting price. Got several enquiries, then got an offer that was too good to refuse to end the listing (approx 2x what I had been expecting). Thought I had just got lucky but after ending the auction early several people got in touch offering more than my original target price.
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sold a few boats and a 3yr old motorbike , all with auction and no reserve , the bidding went mad on all of them and I got more than expected .
No reserve seems to do the trick
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sold a few boats and a 3yr old motorbike , all with auction and no reserve , the bidding went mad on all of them and I got more than expected .
No reserve seems to do the trick
I totally agree - start it off at 0.99 and people get silly. Some naughty people always have a mate handy ready to bid just in case but you get caught for the fees then.

As for classifieds they have ruined EBAY!!!
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To avoid the auction being ruined by scammers it's a good idea not to have a buy it now price on there.

I wouldn't list a car for a couple of weeks though-there's a promo on vehicle listing fees soon (13th and 14th) and ebay will be flooded with cars. Good time to buy one though....
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cars ? ebay? can't wait for Tim to read this thread....
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Indeed. I have bought and sold a number of cars, and quite a few boats.

I've only ever had trouble with two items. The first was a 1999 Vauxhal Astra which turned out to be two Astras welded together. I wouldn't have known until I crashed it and it nearly fell apart.

The second was quite recently, when I bought a Peugeot Partner Van. The chap listed it as being in great running order. However, it runs like a kangaroo on acid. I'm currently in the process of changing the fuel pump which is what I think is the problem. Heres hoping!

I think when it comes to buying, go and have a look first if you can. If you can't, have a good look at it when you get there, and take it for a test run. Don't pay for it before you see and drive it! If anything seems even remotely dodgy, walk away. Remember sellers cant leave buyers negative feedback any more, so apart from getting some verbal abuse as you walk away, you shouldn't have any repercussions.
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Thanks for the feedback. I am gonna give it ago even though I live on The Island.
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