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Old 17-02-2017, 02:09 PM
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Always sold on ebay so not sure if you have enough characters on an autotrader ad but putting in capitals at the end

"I will only sell for cash on collection, no other arrangements, places to ship to, I've heard them all"

worked a treat the last two cars I sold and didn't get hassle.

Must admit once was selling some snow chains on gumtree and a guy called me up saying he would pay me from luxembourg for them and drive over to collect them on sunday. Laughed him off saying cash on collection and my dad was in all sunday and the address is in ad if he wanted.

Then Sunday my dad phones me saying there's a guy with an old W124 on luxembourg plates outside and he wants the snow chains for 75 quid cash (the advertised price)!! So you never know how genuine some of these people are. Cars in some places are available but eye wateringly expensive and I think Cyprus is one of those places.
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Old 17-02-2017, 02:21 PM
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Always sold on ebay so not sure if you have enough characters on an autotrader ad but putting in capitals at the end

"I will only sell for cash on collection, no other arrangements, places to ship to, I've heard them all"

worked a treat the last two cars I sold and didn't get hassle.

Must admit once was selling some snow chains on gumtree and a guy called me up saying he would pay me from luxembourg for them and drive over to collect them on sunday. Laughed him off saying cash on collection and my dad was in all sunday and the address is in ad if he wanted.

Then Sunday my dad phones me saying there's a guy with an old W124 on luxembourg plates outside and he wants the snow chains for 75 quid cash (the advertised price)!! So you never know how genuine some of these people are. Cars in some places are available but eye wateringly expensive and I think Cyprus is one of those places.
I did something similar. I wanted a Mamiya 645 camera and found one in NZ. Told the guy I'd have it and would come over to collect end of the following week.

The look on his face when I announced myself to him when I went to collect was priceless!

It just happened I was going anyway to see family
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Old 18-02-2017, 11:49 AM
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I sold the car just now, got 5,100 which is pretty much what I was after. Actually had 2 people very keen to buy it
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Old 18-02-2017, 12:27 PM
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Well done for selling it. You get timewasters everywhere. I sold a Volvo S60 0n e bay a couple of years ago. It had about 130000 miles and I was asking 750. Despite the mileage, it was excellent mechanically and body wise.
I had an enquiry from a bloke from Inverness on the first day. I live in Swansea. He asked me to hold on to the car and he would be down the following day. I didn't really hold out much hope and, even though another potential buyer contacted me who was living local, I thought I would stick to my promise.
At 10 pm the following night, the bloke from Inverness phoned me from my local railway station asking for directions to my home, I went to collect him, made him a cup of tea and a sandwhich before he paid me the money and drove back to Inverness.
There are some decent buyers out there. I just could not believe he would do all that for a 700 car.
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Old 18-02-2017, 01:56 PM
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I sold the car just now, got 5,100 which is pretty much what I was after. Actually had 2 people very keen to buy it
Well done, Lyn. Not too bad a price but then, it was in very good nick etc
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Old 18-02-2017, 05:30 PM
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I sold the car just now, got 5,100 which is pretty much what I was after. Actually had 2 people very keen to buy it
Well done Lyn it did look well cared for and those are the ones that sell, a little bit of haggling did the trick and not a bad outcome
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