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  1. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    has anyone ever sold a vehicle on Ebay? ive had no luck selling my truck on craigslist or autotrader and am desperate to move it. it makes me feel old to say that its not practical to me anymore with 3 dogs and the typical ton-o-gear for a long bike weekend. it also sucks to have to sell it since ive done most of the work myself and is still my favorite vehicle that ive owned...

    i know Ebay charges $125 for a car/truck sold over $2000.01 but are there any other charges that i need to look out for? i want to avoid using paypal at all costs for the final transaction.

    ive looked at various other vehicles for sale on the site and would pick and choose the best disclaimer about deposit and final payment that i see.
     
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  2. sunringlerider

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    Sounds like you have your bases covered. I have sold 1 and bought 1 on Ebay. Just make it very clear about the non refundable deposit. Some idiots will show up, not want the truck and want their money back. Actually had a dispute about that. . . I would do at least a 10-15% deposit.
     
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  3. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    No Ebay help form me. Have you tried to put some big for sale signs in the window?
     
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  4. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    yeah, i saw most ads i looked at mentioned something about a non-refundable deposit. some had a percentage, some had a fixed dollar amount. im leaning towards a dollar amount of around $500ish

    yeah, i have but it really doesnt do any good since i live in a private community and the only people that pass are people that live in the development :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    In my neighborhood when you want to move a car fast for cash with no questions asked, you call the gypsys.
     
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  6. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    The biggest thing to keep in mind is usually peeps resort to eBay because they couldn't sell it on craigslist.

    Being in SoCal for the last 6 months I have seen tons of rigs on craigslist and went and looked at them in person to see they are true piles of chit even they look good from the photos. they then dissapear from craigslist and hit ebay with new descriptions stating certain things are fine, after the seller finds these things wrong from the possible buyers.

    best option is to have a trust worthy person or a mechanic take a look at it for you if you cant travel to it yourself. If i am really serious about a rig I will typically pay a dealer mechanic around 50 bucks for his time driving and on the phone. It is a small price to pay considering the cost of the rig and the problems you may inherit.
     
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  7. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    which is why i said I'm resorting to selling on eBay. Craigslist isn't usually the best place to buy/sell custom vehicles though eBay is only slightly better IMO but has a bigger reach then Craigslist.
    I was going to bring it to the Mopar Nationals this weekend but something came up and I am unable to go. It's a huge show with a class specific for my truck (Dakota R/T)
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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  9. dan-o

    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    That's where you're going to sell a niche vehicle like that. I'd also work the local car shows.
    R/Ts are useless to the majority of people looking for trucks so you need to actively seek out the buyers.
    Factor in 'custom', whatever that entails, and the pool gets smaller still.
     
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    eBay does not have a big draw for auto sales.

    Use cars.com and autotrader.
     
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  12. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    anyone whod be looking for an R/T wouldnt be using it for any real "truck" purposes to begin with.

    havent looked at cars.com website but will check it out. i might just opt for the "list until sold" option on autotrader but i didnt get any hits the last two times i listed on there.

    i used to be semi-active in the various dakota/durango websites but didnt think a forum would be the best place to sell a truck. its also been at least 7-8 years since ive posted on any of them
     
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    I always use the list until sold option on autotrader, if you are desperate to sell it list it aggressively and take the emotion out of it having done all of the custom "work"
     
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    Sold an UrQuattro on ebay and bought an urquattro from an ebay ad (didn't actually bid, saw and drove out with cash). Everything worked out fine!
     
  15. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    trust me, for all the labor ive put into it, theres no more emotion. im trying to sell it for less then what the stereo alone is worth, let alone the other crap. sadly, none of it really matters to me anymore.
     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    That's the hardest part, but if you're past that advertise it everywhere you can, rt forums, eBay craigslist, etc
     
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    I sold my 1969 FJ40 on Ebay. No problems. Buyer set up the transport company. Sent my deposit and final payment via over night UPS. Sent him the title and assorted paper work the same way. Both of us happy with the transaction.
     
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    I'm not sure how popular the site around you, but my friends buy/sell lots of chit on www.mautofied.com The worst part about it you'll mostly get trade offers for garbage. My friend literally got asked if he would trade his CRF 450 for a horse and some pigs, so it's probably of little use but just throwing that out there.
     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    What's wrong with trading a motorcycle for food?
     
  20. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I bought my 300zx of ebay (guy lived in Everett, WA, I trailered it), bought my Husaberg on ebay, too (from Renton, WA).

    Both times I sent them a $200 Paypal non-refundable deposit, then drove up and got it that weekend.
     
  21. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    If you provide me a VIN I would be happy to tell you what the auction value is.
     
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    Two dolla
     
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    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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  24. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    That won't take into account the guidoization customization modifications.
     
  25. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Well it will, unfortunately some folks maybe sad to hear what their modifications are worth.