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  1. Gran Drewismo

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    I searched but I couldn't find a similar thread....if one exists please merge with that.

    Who here has sold a car privately on ebay? I have an older 7-series that I'd like to sell online in the hopes of eking out a couple extra grand versus selling it to some guy locally.

    Any tips or suggestions? Is ebay still an okay place to sell?
     
  2. David_S

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    At the lower end of the market, ebay really doesn't broaden your audience too much when the potential buyer has to figure in $600 to $1200 shipping on a $2k car - unless you set a reserve price low enough to compensate for that.

    Otherwise? I sold a Porsche 928 S4 years back via ebay. Listed it starting at 99 cents, with no reserve & buyer responsible for pickup. Did pretty well on that one.

    I think ebay does a flat $50 listing/selling fee for cars these days, or at least that's the deal I got in my email not too terribly long ago.

    I sold my other 928 (an '83 euro S) using craigslist locally & had cash in hand & car gone in about 2 days.
     
  3. Gran Drewismo

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    Thanks for the reply, I think I might as well just go the local route.

    I submitted the car last month to Bring-a-Trailer and it was rejected with no real reason given. Now I see there's a car similar to mine (year and color) but with less options, 20k more miles, has been in three-four accidents along with having a Branded Title. I've sent another inquiry about getting my car listed, but it's already been a pretty frustrating experience with them.
     
  4. energy88

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    I think part of the problem with BAT is they want you to set a low reserve.

    There are a number of threads on here about BAT. Here is one from last fall:

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/my-miserable-experience-with-bring-a-trailer.532006/
     

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