Trying to sell my car on eBay, but got stuck, any ideas?

Trying to sell my car on eBay, but got stuck, any ideas?

11 posts
20 Oct 2012
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
So I've decided to sell my little Fiat 500 and I'm trying to list it on eBay but it won't let me; its saying I have to be a registered business seller to sell anything over £3500. I've sold a few cars way back on eBay and never encountered this before. I know there are selling limits for private sellers, but I find it crazy if they have the same limits for eBay motors as most cars are obviously going to be bigger ticket items.

Anyone encountered this problem before or know a way around it? Am I missing some really obvious link or something? 
Posted 20 Oct 2012
AJPpics
Photographer
AJPpics
Try contacting EBay admin about it.
Maybe it's a new rule they've instigated, but if not they'll tell you what you need to do.
Alan

Posted 20 Oct 2012
BrazenDivas
Photographer
BrazenDivas
Good luck with "Ebay admin" - absolutely pathetic! Have you tried a classified ad rather than an auction?

Posted 20 Oct 2012
A Fiat 500 is much in demand so why not try the classified Ads. You can also try auto trader which has a large following or for a hassle free sale you can go to a BCA auction site: http://www.sure-sell.info

Posted 20 Oct 2012
couchpotato
Photographer
couchpotato
Put it on Autotrader, OK it costs a few pounds but it has always worked for me......

Posted 22 Oct 2012
davkit
Photographer
davkit
If you need to get rid of it quickly try www.webuyanycar.com

They give you an instant price and then you arrange to take it to one of their depots.

Its an iconic car though (my wife has one and I drive it whenever I can get my hands on it!) so you might do better with the motoring press.

Posted 23 Oct 2012
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
Thanks guys, I'm trying Autotrader. I've been so loyal to eBay for so long that its just where I automatically went to - but it seems eBay is still changing for the worse; have they forgotten it was little private sellers and small businesses that made them who they are. Had several enquiries already from Autotrader, but also got burnt once - a couple were going to buy, driving down from Manchester to get it, so I put another guy off, then guess what, they did a no-show in the morning! Said something about they didn't realise their own car was on lease and they couldn't sell it! See, its not just the world of photographers and models that has to put up with total numpties doing no-shows, its in everything... its... its an epidemic of sillyness! Arghh!
Posted 23 Oct 2012
perfectpic
Photographer
perfectpic
Pistonheads is best place to advertise a car. To many scammers and time wasters on Ebay for me.
3 times I got knocked on Ebay.

Posted 23 Oct 2012
mph
Photographer
mph
davkit

If you need to get rid of it quickly try www.webuyanycar.com


Who have a shit reputation for then reducing the price initially offered!

Try http://www.sure-sell.info/ as recommended by "Honest John" in the Daily Telegraph. 

BCA saw an opportunity here and launched 'Sure Sell' a special section for private sellers where, because the cars are from private vendors, they often sell for more than trade money.
Posted 23 Oct 2012
Edited by mph 23 Oct 2012
ph_oto
Photographer
ph_oto
Last place I would try to sell would be Ebay, I think the site is on a downhill slide.
I've advertised and bought via "Preloved" a few times and generally done OK, but never anything of very high value.

Posted 23 Oct 2012
Rupie
Photographer
Rupie
A classic needs to be sold properly, and with a little work, care, and persaverience could be sold for more than you think. To sell a good car for good money takes time and effort. People who sell stuff for a job get burned lots, but if you know the true value its worth sticking at it. I dont know your wages but What I'm trying to say is that to earn, for example, £500 extra wages you would have to work X hours, I'm sure to get the same extra for your car would take less than X hours of work.

Ebay has no loyalty to you so dont go there, it just for general stuff. Webuyanycar would not know what to do with that and probably offer you nothing.

So find out its true value, even put in a few hours cleaning etc, to make it look like its worth more and then advertise it in normal and specialist fiat magazines, dont be afraid to say no if someone offers you stupid money and take as long as you can. You will get burned, just remember you are trying to make money and this does take effort.

Or just throw it on any old site for nothing, get rid and move on.....

Posted 24 Oct 2012
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