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Old 06-18-2004, 06:30 PM
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Arrow what has been your experience selling a car on eBay?

I may put my C220 on eBay, but before I put up $80 to do so, I want to know if its a good idea.

Have you ever listed your car?

Did your ideal price get reached?

Did high bidder come through with the purchase?

Would you do it again?

Anything you would like to share?
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Old 06-18-2004, 06:43 PM
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I sold my '67 Volvo 122s on ebay; it went with buy-it-now, and then the schmuck didn't have the money. I threatened him and finally he paid me the listing fees. I ended up selling to a back-up bidder for the buy-it-now price. He still got a deal.

I got TONS of tire-kicker emails, and many many emails offering to buy off of ebay. I sent them straight to the ebay mods. crap like that will ruin it when I want to buy a car on ebay...

I'd probably sell another car on ebay- buying depends greatly on the seller's rep and communications.

Don't accept bidders from Nigeria... (not what happened on mine, but just fyi)

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Old 06-18-2004, 07:29 PM
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I had my truck up on ebay- like the other poster said, I got tons of 'tyre kicker' emails, though I ended up selling it locally to a guy who'd seen it on ebay and paid the reserve price in cash 3 days before the auction ended.
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Old 06-18-2004, 07:34 PM
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I've been successful selling on ebay and have enjoyed it. Met some good people through these sales. Two of them flew down and drove em home and one carried his back on a tow dolly. I have gotten what I was wanting out of them.
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Old 06-18-2004, 09:25 PM
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i listed a 300sd on ebay and the next day a local guy saw the car and convinced me to end the auction early and he bought it at the price i wanted.
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Old 06-19-2004, 03:47 PM
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I've sold two cars. Yes, you'll get lots of emails. Both buyers paid their amounts due without hesitation. I don't agree with turning in ebayers for off auction offers. If the price is where you want it to be, isn't it the goal to sell the car, and ebay the method of advertising? The only time I'll refuse to end an auction early, is if there are bids on the car already. I recommend requiring a non refundable deposit at auction end. This way, if the buyer backs out after paying the deposit, you still get someting for the time invested in posting, and managing the auction.

Use LOTS of pictures, and be very descriptive of your vehicle. Understandably, people can be particularly upset if they find the car to be less than expected.
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Old 06-19-2004, 06:24 PM
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The key is that when selling you do not want there to be any surprises. Plan on communicating alot and sending alot of pics.
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Old 06-19-2004, 07:33 PM
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selling a car

I would also give them a link to different car transport co's, you'll be surprised how it can help give someone the confidence to bid. Dairel
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Old 06-19-2004, 07:56 PM
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That is a good idea dairel - thanks.

I just (over the past 48 hours) had an ebay experience that I am kinda unsure of. Initially I sold this item with the sale ending last Sunday

ebay item sold

Well, the person that purchased it at the end of the auction last weekend would not pay. I emailed them 3 times through the week and they kept telling me they were waiting on $ to transfer to paypal. BS - you can move money around with PayPal as quick as you can type. Anyway, yesterday I gave them a notice that it was going to be offered to the second bidder. Well, you guessed it - the guy I offered it to for the second chance paid within a couple hours of the offer and then this yohoo pays. I returned the $ plus transaction cost back to the first bidder and will be shipping it to the second chance bidder on Monday.

I don't really appreciate somebody dragging their feet on payment for something like this. There is no reason for it. I will post in my next ad that I want paymen within 3 days. Anyway, I hope he does not leave bad feedback. We'll see how it goes. I am not going to leave feedback on him till he leaves it on me.
One other thing - I've noticed that women pay slower than men.
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:25 PM
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OMG Jim, you bought stuff from Benzbaron and **************. Traitor!!

I sold a car one on Ebay. Didn't get a really great price for it, but the car was a dog anyway. I met the guy at the airport, he paid with a certified check and drove the car out of state. I trusted him with the license plate on the car, he said he'd send it to me, and of course I never saw it again. Good thing I didn't need that plate anyway. I also got lucky that the check was real and not a fake.

Lessons learned: verify payment and make the buyer do the DMV stuff.

I also bought a car advertised here on Mercedesshop (240D in my signature). New York DMV was a royal pain requiring 3 trips and numerous phone calls and faxes, but the seller was fantastic and we got it all done.
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Old 06-21-2004, 02:35 PM
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I've sold two cars. Yes, you'll get lots of emails. Both buyers paid their amounts due without hesitation. I don't agree with turning in ebayers for off auction offers. If the price is where you want it to be, isn't it the goal to sell the car, and ebay the method of advertising? The only time I'll refuse to end an auction early, is if there are bids on the car already. I recommend requiring a non refundable deposit at auction end. This way, if the buyer backs out after paying the deposit, you still get someting for the time invested in posting, and managing the auction.

Use LOTS of pictures, and be very descriptive of your vehicle. Understandably, people can be particularly upset if they find the car to be less than expected.
I bought a car making an off-auction offer. Sometimes your helping a guy whose desperate for money out. Mine was a deal like that - I got a good price and he got money he needed badly, so we were both happy. The best thing about an off-auction offer is you are dealing with a motivated buyer whose usually got the money. Sometimes, the bird in the proverbial hand, etc
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Old 06-21-2004, 03:24 PM
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OMG Jim, you bought stuff from Benzbaron and **************. Traitor!!

I sold a car one on Ebay. Didn't get a really great price for it, but the car was a dog anyway. I met the guy at the airport, he paid with a certified check and drove the car out of state. I trusted him with the license plate on the car, he said he'd send it to me, and of course I never saw it again. Good thing I didn't need that plate anyway. I also got lucky that the check was real and not a fake.

Lessons learned: verify payment and make the buyer do the DMV stuff.

I also bought a car advertised here on Mercedesshop (240D in my signature). New York DMV was a royal pain requiring 3 trips and numerous phone calls and faxes, but the seller was fantastic and we got it all done.

This brings up another point. When I'm doing an auction. I push for Paypal payments, or certified funds. Plain ol' checks result in the item held untill the check clears. Paypal fees are a PITA, but I figure it to be cheap insurance to gurantee payment of funds.

Always make sure that you are in the position of power on an auction that you are the seller. This helps insure being stiffed for payment of the product.

Same goes for when you are the buyer. Again, I look for paypal options on auctions - especially when there are multiple choices for the same or similar items. When the auction ends, payment is sent in typically immediately after the auction closes. With the paypal users, I have the means of getting my money back if the seller is a deadbeat. Thus far, I've had zero issues on either side of the ebay fence.
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:48 AM
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I just bought a $100 '73 220D on Ebay earlier this week. Luckily the car is in Washington State, but given all the logistical hassles associated with transferal of title and retrieval, I don't think I'd ever bother to bid on a vehicle that was out of state. As a seller, I'd be paranoid about all the myriad ways that a bidder could jerk you around. I have a vintage Nikon SP camera that I'd like to sell, but I just don't like the idea of opening myself up to all the risks of sham artists operating within the Ebay system these days.
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