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Posted: 8/12/2014 1:15:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:18:57 PM EDT by SilverSlinger]
I'm selling a car on Autotrader (I have 4 cars, need to thin the herd). The car is a quasi-collectible, has very low miles and has an NADA value of close to $40K. Comparable cars sell for $38-$42K.

1st caller: I live in CA and really want your car, but it will cost me $2K to ship it in an enclosed trailer back to me. I would have been willing to pay $38K, but since I have to cover shipping, I can only offer $36K. I then tell him that at his price "I'm covering his shipping."

2nd caller: I'm a collector and your car has an NADA value of $36,300. Me: No, it's close to $40K. He then proceeds to offer me $33K (which is less than what a dealer offered me to sell it to them, not trade it in). He then tells me to call him if I "come around on price." Yes, because you're only trying to scalp me for $6,000.

...and on and on and on. Every call except one has been an exercise in futility. Not to mention the horrifying amounts of spam texts, BS calls from auto-brokers, etc. At least I thought ahead and got a cheap phone from Walmart so I didn't have to give out my real phone #.

I finally broke down and listed it on Ebay so I don't have to deal with the calls.
Edit: pic added


Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:17:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:27:49 PM EDT by nottooslow]
this thread sucks without pics

edit: eww a mustang, now it sucks more.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:17:51 PM EDT
Ok.


Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:20:04 PM EDT
Try Craigslist.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:20:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:21:19 PM EDT by DualRectifier]
The car is worth what a ready, willing and able buyer will pay for it, not necessarily what you want for it.

Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:22:17 PM EDT
damn if would of been in grabber blue..
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:22:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:23:38 PM EDT by Norinco982lover]
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Exactly.

I would sell it to the dealer if they are offering anywhere near your "NADA"/asking price.

How much do you owe on this car? Is the value of this car going up over time or will it be significantly less a year from now? Two years from now? Five?

For the actual value of your car look it up on edmunds true market value.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:23:16 PM EDT
That Camaro goes for $40,000?
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:23:30 PM EDT
Subtle brag thread, or just CSB?
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:26:09 PM EDT
Do you need any help selling it?
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:26:12 PM EDT
When I imagine something being so ridiculous or stupid that it qualifies as "herp a derp", it isnt this.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:26:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:29:12 PM EDT by SilverSlinger]
No, the NADA is $39,000, so $33,000 is over 15% less than fair value. The car sold in 2012 for $41K so they are not really losing value (only 4,000 of them made). If it doesn't sell in the next week or so I'm probably going to keep it in a building I own and store it long-term.

Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:28:54 PM EDT
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Subtle brag thread, or just CSB?
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Looking at his last post about storing it in a "building I own" it's a brag thread.

Cute car though.

15% less than NADA is certainly not lowballing or herp derp. Most cars sell for 15% less than NADA I'm sure.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:30:44 PM EDT
But it's ugly even for a mustang
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:30:53 PM EDT
Well, I can't store it in my garage since it's filled with my wife's car and other junk. So, do you want me to claim to store it somewhere else? Didn't think my honesty would bring out your insecurity.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:33:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:33:51 PM EDT by Alien]
That's a nice car. I'll give you $5. IM Inbound!!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:33:59 PM EDT
Is this Rick from Pawn Stars?
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:34:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SilverSlinger:
Well, I can't store it in my garage since it's filled with my wife's car and other junk. So, do you want me to claim to store it somewhere else? Didn't think my honesty would bring out your insecurity.
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I'm just playing with you. It's a cool car. Do you own it or does the bank own it?

I doubt you will have much better luck on ebay.

I think it will just take you a little time to sell it.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:35:35 PM EDT
When do stickers make a car collectible?

You just suck at negotiating OP. I have some great news. Ebay Motors is a pain as well.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:35:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:36:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:39:02 PM EDT by uglygun]
I think your problem is everyone is waiting for the 2015 to drop and people want to see the 2015 GT with performance pack.


For the same money a person can have a new 2015 GT and likely have a car that is all around faster than the Boss.

I think you are about right at 36-38k. One is for sale in my area at around 34k and it has sat for months on craiglist and he is advertising it all over the state.

I love the car, would love to own one but dont want to be into the car for 35-40k. At that price range I would be building something like a 65 Daytona kit car, buy a used GT and mod the hell out of it, or buy a new 2015.


Already own a 95 Cobra that I am building into a track car and a 2005 GT that will get some
I love mustangs so a Boss 302 is as appealing as hell. But you are likely in a market where those who wanted one already got one. Now you are left with the beggars and annoying turds.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:37:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 1:42:51 PM EDT by SilverSlinger]
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Originally Posted By Norinco982lover:


I'm just playing with you. It's a cool car. Do you own it or does the bank own it?

I doubt you will have much better luck on ebay.

I think it will just take you a little time to sell it.
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Originally Posted By Norinco982lover:
Originally Posted By SilverSlinger:
Well, I can't store it in my garage since it's filled with my wife's car and other junk. So, do you want me to claim to store it somewhere else? Didn't think my honesty would bring out your insecurity.


I'm just playing with you. It's a cool car. Do you own it or does the bank own it?

I doubt you will have much better luck on ebay.

I think it will just take you a little time to sell it.
Alright, cool.
I think that the economy is so screwed up that most things are probably taking a long time to sell. We'll see how Ebay does. Can't be worse than AT.

Will an AR15 BCG sticker on the back windshield help it sell faster?

Also, the Boss 302 just inches out the new GT in terms of performance (at least from what I've read). I'm glad to see Ford stepping it up though on that platform. I'm still torn on whether I like the new body style.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:39:28 PM EDT
I love that car and Mustangs are my favorite car (I had a Fox Body Mustang in High School as my first car) Wish I had 40k
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:47:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By uglygun:
I think your problem is everyone is waiting for the 2015 to drop and people want to see the 2015 GT with performance pack.


For the same money a person can have a new 2015 GT and likely have a car that is all around faster than the Boss.

I think you are about right at 36-38k. One is for sale in my area at around 34k and it has sat for months on craiglist and he is advertising it all over the state.

I love the car, would love to own one but dont want to be into the car for 35-40k. At that price range I would be building something like a 65 Daytona kit car, buy a used GT and mod the hell out of it, or buy a new 2015.


Already own a 95 Cobra that I am building into a track car and a 2005 GT that will get some
I love mustangs so a Boss 302 is as appealing as hell. But you are likely in a market where those who wanted one already got one. Now you are left with the beggars and annoying turds.
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Yep and tag ........................
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:48:54 PM EDT
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I still think it's cool that Ford makes an affordable muscle car for those that don't want to spend $50-80K for power and performance. I still remember the old high school days where a few lucky kids had GT's...you were one of them Big Pony!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:52:50 PM EDT
I would rather spend about 3-5K more and get a 2012 GT500
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:53:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DualRectifier:
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Mustangs are for girls anyway.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:54:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:56:35 PM EDT
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Mustangs are for girls anyway.
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Originally Posted By DualRectifier:
The car is worth what a ready, willing and able buyer will pay for it, not necessarily what you want for it.





Mustangs are for girls anyway.


You noticed that too, huh? It's the "me too" of muscle/sport cars.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:58:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SVT:
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Yes, and yes...........
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 1:59:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 2:00:09 PM EDT by SilverSlinger]
Yeah, you might remember that I didn't even post a pic in my original post; didn't mention the type of car.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:07:23 PM EDT
That's a sexy car.

I'll give you $1500 for it.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:11:51 PM EDT
wha?

No "Petroleum Engineers" working in Houston who want to buy it and ship it back to their father in Saudi Arabia for a birthday present?

All he needs is your bank info/Paypal info...



I got about a hundred of those texts the last time I tried to sell a car on AutoTrader. Yeah, some sheik has a thing for 2004 Nissan's with 214,000 miles on them.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:23:42 PM EDT
The scam I got (repeatedly) was please send pics (different pics then what are shown in the ad) to a gmail addess (always gmail). Then they offer to show payment via Paypal and have someone come out for the title and car.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:40:43 PM EDT
Most people aren't willing to pay the same thing for a fsbo they would be paying when buying the car from a dealer (nada or close)
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:41:34 PM EDT
Autotrader still exists?

Wow.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:57:55 PM EDT
Apparently so
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 4:07:41 PM EDT
I just sold a car for my uncle on craigs list I had dip shits texting me a 1am asking about it then get pissed I didn't respond
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 4:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2014 4:14:34 PM EDT by metalsaber]
Sell it to the dealer if they were willing to pay your asking price.
Frankly there isn't anything special about the car nor will there be.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 4:16:10 PM EDT
First world problems.
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