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?
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
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!
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.
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.....