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I suppose all it really is people wanting to draw attention that there car is up for sale and get some feedback? I haven't linked to my ad but i would like some feedback, It's not sold yet although i have had some low offers which i have rejected. Maybe i missed the window with us going into winter but i feel it is a fair price. I have been offered to put it up on two auction sites but i am a bit scared of only just making reserve! wonder if anybody has experience of auctions sites such as these (collecting cars and Silverstone auctions) 

 

Just my thoughts

 

Cheers Paul 

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I've sold via Collecting Cars before and a close friend of mine owns Shooting Brake. Happy to share experiences. Bear in mind the buyer pays 6% (collecting cars)... which is a lot and is basically coming off the amount that ends up in your pocket even though it may not be you that pays it.

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Yeah collecting cars are offering a £25k reserve which would be much lower than i want to take for the car but then again it might get a high value as being in front of a large market!?

 

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That wasn’t my experience at all… anyone looking at Collecting Cars will also have seen AT/PH too. 
 

collecting cars will more likely push you to lower your reserve in order to ensure a sale (and them their fee). 

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Not wishing to be accused of talking down the market - but - if they ain’t selling……. Then there’s a clue as to the state of the market in the current climate.

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I advertised an Evora S in Sept 2020 for £40k. Nothing for months, not one call but I sold it for £40k eventually, I refused to drop the price. It was probably worth £45k+ within 6 months as the market picked up. 

If you need quick dosh, you have to be below the market. If you can wait, be at market. Where the market is at any point is not an exact science but you can gauge it with a bit of common sense.

And if you think the market will drop and you want out, be at a price that is ahead of your guess IE. Lower than you would like. 

Justin 

 

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16 hours ago, hamza said:

That wasn’t my experience at all… anyone looking at Collecting Cars will also have seen AT/PH too. 
 

collecting cars will more likely push you to lower your reserve in order to ensure a sale (and them their fee). 

so you got a lower price selling though collecting cars? 

I haven't advertised on PH yet as it is £30 an advert and not sure it has that much reach anymore? 

I have had a few people who looked like genuine buyers turn out to be total time wasters! but that goes with selling privately i suppose

Cheers P  

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I don't see it on Autotrader either? I think if you don't have it on either Pistonheads or Autotrader you're definitely limiting your audience.

Just on the forums probably isn't getting the car in front of all potential buyers, just the hardcore Lotus enthusiasts.

I made my reserve (just) on Collecting Cars, but I had them calling me trying to get me to lower the reserve in the last days of the auction. I wasn't ok with that unless they were going to pay me the difference! So I did get the bare minimum I wanted for the car in the end but only just. I wouldn't expect to be getting a lot more than the reserve unless you get lucky.

I do think I would have gotten a higher price if I had just listed it for sale on Autotrader and been prepared to wait a bit.

Like you I'm not sure about how relevant Pistonheads is anymore and almost certainly anyone looking on Pistonheads will have looked on Autotrader too, but I'm not sure the other way around would be true.

Lastly, I'd the because of the colour you might need to be prepared to wait for the right buyer? Don't get me wrong I LOVE burnt orange, my 410 is that colour and my previous Exige S2 was burnt orange too... but on the Evora I'm not sure it would be my first choice.... it will be for many, and to the right person they will definitely pay a premium for it too, but you might have to wait a bit for that right person to turn up.

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Seems pretty fairly priced to me.  If you're in no rush to sell, keep the price where it's at and wait, but I would put it on AT or PH to get it more out there.  I'm a little tempted myself but in the current climate I can't justify spending out on another car at all, besides, I would need to sell my Elise to do that, and I think I'd struggle to sell that at the moment as well.

What I would do with your ad is update it with some interior pictures.  Absolutely great car though - keep enjoying it while you have it 🙂 

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You need it on at least Autotrader. Interior shots are also a must. Take a shot of the airbag cover to show condition as that's a regular question.

You will probably have to wait a little as with these cars you are waiting for the 'right' buyer. It's a niche car, a lot won't know they exist and then within that, there are a chunk that will be scared of the badge reputation. You then need to find someone who is OK with orange (I think it looks great, it was high on my wish list) and one that is OK with a car above circa 40k miles, again, I don't see why but people seem to worry about that. The right person will be out there it's a lovely car and if I was looking I would buy it.

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I used Autotrader to sell my Defender a few weeks ago. paid extra for the 'unlimited' time advert (eg as long as it takes to sell) which i thought would be worth it with a slightly 'specialist car'.

I had a few very low ball offers via emails without seeing that car, all of which I politely declined and eventually the first person to view it in person, bought it.

I took a couple of months and I did lower the price a little and I ended up getting what I considered my 'lowest limit'

 

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my neighbour used motorway to sell his ex company (one driver)  Audi, got a bit more than he expected. Was a pain taking all the pics exactly as they wanted, eg the pics of the tread/rims. The reserve price is known to all the traders who bid on the car.

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Paul - I suggest that you put out feelers with Craig Moncrieff. He won't actually buy the car from you but he may know someone who is looking and will broker the deal. That is how I got mine.

What's in it for Craig? Well, he takes a small fee from both buyer and seller and also obtains a new, or existing, owner who will go to him for regular servicing, MOT's, fault diagnosis etc..And Craig obviously knows your car very well so......

A win win for both parties.

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That's whatshisname's from Edinburgh. Highish mileage, lots of service history by Craig Moncrieff etc... It's been up for sale on TLF for a while. I'll see if I can finf the link if any future buyers want to see a more comprehensive history

Edited Hmmmm...seems to have gone from TLF. I think it was slso on PH and/or AT???

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PaulN was/is the seller's name. I think it was prev. up for sale for £28k or 29k. I'm surprised it didn't sell when there weren't many about.

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The orange car was the second delivered to a customer. It was handed over at the factory after the first customer hand over on 1st September 2009 as I recall. Original registration was E6ACL. Nothing mentioned about that as far as I can see on the write up on the auction website.

Lover of everything Lotus Cars and proud owner of production Evora No.75 (2nd UK customer specced car by VIN). Originally from the Far East....of Anglia, I read black box data for a living so that could explain a lot!

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