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What's it worth? & ebay/online sales discussions

 
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 11, 7:53 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions before posting

A lot of factors can determine what members may think a car you are interested in, or that you own, is worth. Here are some suggestions.

1. Please post location of the car. A southwestern car is generally in better shape than one from the upper midwest or northeast. Location might also affect how far someone is willing to travel to look at the car thereby affecting it's value to them.

2. Give a much detail as possible; year, body style, engine size, transmission type if known, known condition. How complete is the car?

3. Be honest in the description. Percentages are subjective and pretty much useless, 30% rust doesn't say much. First, 30% is hard to envision and 30% of what; 80% restored is just about as worthless.

4. Photos, photos, and more photos. Nothing beats pictures to show a car's condition. Make them large and clear enough to see. If you can't see details with your phone pictures, nobody else can either. Use a photo hosting service such as PhotoBucket and link to those photos rather than uploading them here.

TC Gold #92 ~ August 1998
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 12, 10:41 PM
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Re: Suggestions before posting

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Originally Posted by Bunz-T View Post
Two of the toughest places to be on this site are:

When you are asked to evaluate a recently purchased car

When you are asked to openly evaluate a members current car

You become torn between giving an exacting truth or trying to find to find a way express your thoughts in way that is constructive and does not open up too big of a wound. We lose site of the fact that at the moment of purchase the buyer felt it was worth that much to him. That money truly has to be given considersation against thoughts of less money and averaged in with the ones that are being bought for a lot more. There are a lot of transactions all over the country that really make up what the market is. Lot of different influences also that make people react in a lot of different ways.

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