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i hate selling cars



  aero
ive got 2 cars up for sale my 172 & my saab 9-5

so many people are just time wasters & messers

someone just rang up about the 172 & seid he could come look tomorrow & he'd bring 2K with him i laughed down the phone at him everyone wants something for nuffin it seems

my old saab is only up for £800 worth every penny but again everyone wants to buy it for £1.50 it seems

then i get on to the people that dont turn up had one person monday not turn up to look at the 172 & one person today about the saab not evon a phone call to say i cant make it etc wood it kill people to make a 30sec phone call noooooooooooooooo!!

i'd never dream of letting someone sit in for me if i couldnt make it its just the done thing common courtesy & all that
 
  Fiesta ST Stage 3
+ 1 the best one i got when i was selling my ATR was do you want to swap for my Nova and give me cash MATE / Blood :S



ive got 2 cars up for sale my 172 & my saab 9-5

so many people are just time wasters & messers

someone just rang up about the 172 & seid he could come look tomorrow & he'd bring 2K with him i laughed down the phone at him everyone wants something for nuffin it seems

my old saab is only up for £800 worth every penny but again everyone wants to buy it for £1.50 it seems

then i get on to the people that dont turn up had one person monday not turn up to look at the 172 & one person today about the saab not evon a phone call to say i cant make it etc wood it kill people to make a 30sec phone call noooooooooooooooo!!

i'd never dream of letting someone sit in for me if i couldnt make it its just the done thing common courtesy & all that
 
  aero
+ 1 the best one i got when i was selling my ATR was do you want to swap for my Nova and give me cash MATE / Blood :S

hahaha thats two funny

both my cars are priced good with some haggle room in both dont really need anything doing to them but just silly people :mad:
 
I hate folk who make offers over the phone without even seeing it ! I usually see if they want to see it, then we can go from there.
 
I know what your saying mate But to be honest I look at it slightly differently.

I've bought and sold a fair few cars in my time and for the most part never had any hassle.

Advertise your cars as well as you can and treat every person that phones as a timewaster. That way your not let down. If someone really is interested in your car then they will be on your doorstep with cash in their back pocket.

Personally I think im pretty good at spotting a timewaster straight away. And when I do I dont even entertain them.

Good luck selling both cars anyway mate
 
I hate folk who make offers over the phone without even seeing it ! I usually see if they want to see it, then we can go from there.


me too!! first thing i say to anyone that phones is that the car is as described in the advert and if they want to talk cash then fine but id rather they looked at the car first
 
  White clique
i hate it too, i always PX mine.

Oddly enough i have sold 3 or4 for work colleagues who go back to europe and do not have the time to sell themselves, usually for a 200 cut, so not so bad when its not my car as its their problem if it doesnt sell for the price they want!
 
When I go to view a car I always (well 99% of the time) I have the readies to buy it if they wouldn't budge on the price. If the cars over priced i'm likely to wait a bit until the seller realises it & lowers it a bit.
I will haggle though & i'd expect to be haggled with, folk who go in low (or wanting to make a dela on the phone) expecting a bargain can go away tbh.
 
  MB EQC
Had an easy sale on my beemer, first guy that came to see it made me an offer, i made a counter offer, accepted, money wired. picked up, job done :)
 
  Better than yours. C*nt.
Lotus went yesterday, and I cried. I got what I wanted for it but as I drove away I shed a tear as it sunk in that my car wasn't coming home...
 

Steve

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane RS280
Love selling private always have always will.
Advertised Cup Tues, had a call, guy called back to say it had finance owing Fri :mad:
2 hours on phone sorting Renaults mess out, all clear.
Guy arrived Sun 10.30 was driving off in it by 11.30 & i was loaded;)

Easy, every car has a buyer you just need to find them:D
 
  Z4
I feel your pain dude.

My cup didn't shift easy! And it was a nice one too.

Too many mess abouts, as said somewhere above, the people that put an offer in without seeing it really get me! Grr.

And then when you finally get them round, they're either some school boy wanting a test drive, or a perfectionist who seems to think you're a prestige car dealership.
 
  Z4
haha ive had that "its got a stone chip" yeah its a used car lmao

give it a few weeks & if thay dont sell both will go on the ebay

lol, it's couples that get me.

The guy is all pretending he know about cars 'So it's a 16v right? Yeah I love flat fours' and his missus points out each and every patheticly small mark! Often being sap or dust mind...
 

DrR

ClioSport Club Member
  VW Golf GTD
All of my cars have sold to the first person to view, and all within a week.
 
  Titanium 182
I advertised my 182 11pm one night, phone call on the way to work the next morning from a bloke at the other end of the country. Next day he turned up had a drive & bought it.

And mike, I feel your pain as it drove off I was truly gutted knowing I wouldn't see it again :(

First car I have ever sold private too.
 
  RS 172
on the otherside..

I called a women to look at a car, then couldn't make it. Called her to say sorry maybe tomorrow and she told me to f off and not waste her time! lol
 
  Mainly a tow truck
Evening Mr Wickerman, you may know me from the other forum lol.

Hope things are all good, give it time it will sell, there a buyer for evey car out there.

Carl
 
  Coupe/Defender V8
I know the feeling here. I have my Corolla for sale, only due to a change in location so need something small like the clio again and i'm getting a motorbike.

I have priced mine £1,000 cheaper than the next Compressor for sale and I have some tool offer me 6k for it which you can't buy a decent T-Sport for and that's about it. Bloody specialist cars!!

Fingers crossed it will sell soon as I am moving in under a month!!
 
  Clio 172 Cup!
Wish my 172 Cup! would sell its a good one too! first to see will buy but be for sale for a week now and nowt but messers! :dapprove:
 
  Clio 1970000000
I hate folk who make offers over the phone without even seeing it ! I usually see if they want to see it, then we can go from there.

I have just sold my Bora to the first person who saw it. In the meantime I have had people haggling with my by text message without even seeing the car. I have come to the conclusion that anyone who cannot be bothered to see the car is a waster :(:(:(.

If all goes to plan, my Bora gets picked up on Sunday and I am picking up a Clio 197 from you know who (Seb if you haven't read some of the other posts) on Monday.

Then I am really going to spash out and join this forum properly :D
 
  172 & 106xsi
hate selling cars too, when i had my old 1.1 106 forsale had loads of people saying they were coming to view it then never turn up, even had one person phone up offering me £100 less (which i said no to) then go on to ask why was i selling it cheap...
 

Chili Red

ClioSport Club Member
  Mini Cooper S sport
The only car I've sold privately was my RB 182. Sold it to someone on here, and he was absolutely sound. We haggled a bit over the price then met in the middle (so to speak), he paid in cash and it was all fine. To be fair he did get a good car.

Was GUTTED watching him drive it away :dapprove:

i just can't find anything t obuy!

You'll be cycling everywhere at this rate!
 
  A3 Tdi
What do you guys do if the potential buyer wants to test drive the car? Do you take them out and hope they don't ask/just tell them there not insured or do you just let them have a sneaky go.

I personally wouldn't let them unless they were extremely genuine/sensible and had insurance.
 
  Honda Integra Type R
Tell me about it i have a 2001 Limited Edition No 001 of Ph1 172 Priced at £2500 and i cant even get anyone to come and have a look at it. Never Mind part with there cash.

Stressing me out something rotten
 
  Titanium 182
People who are struggling to sell, how are your adverts ?

A properly written advert is needed to get serious interest IMO. Be completely honest too. As soon as the fella turned up to view mine I showed him all the bad parts first, and I mean all of them. In doing so proving I had nothing to hide.
If your car is well looked after it shows and you should be able to shift it fairly easily!

Or that's how it seems to me anyway! :)
 
  BMW M5 & E36
I quite enjoy selling cars. Never had any problems really. Old 1.4 went from an Ad in the paper, first bloke bought it within the day. 182 sold on here/pistonheads within a week or so, first person to see the car again.

Just sold my old Fiesta runabout too, to a lad at work. It needed a bit of work so it was nice and easy letting it go to him for slightly less than what i wanted without having to spend a penny on it.
 
ive got 2 cars up for sale my 172 & my saab 9-5

so many people are just time wasters & messers

someone just rang up about the 172 & seid he could come look tomorrow & he'd bring 2K with him i laughed down the phone at him everyone wants something for nuffin it seems

my old saab is only up for £800 worth every penny but again everyone wants to buy it for £1.50 it seems

then i get on to the people that dont turn up had one person monday not turn up to look at the 172 & one person today about the saab not evon a phone call to say i cant make it etc wood it kill people to make a 30sec phone call noooooooooooooooo!!

i'd never dream of letting someone sit in for me if i couldnt make it its just the done thing common courtesy & all that

lol! Wasnt someone off here was it?
 


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