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Username Post: Thinking About Selling my 64        (Topic#347042)
Petrol 
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09-08-17 07:47 AM - Post#2707013    

I'm pondering the idea of selling my 64 Bellair and wondering what is the best method to do that.

Any experience from forum members?

Thanks.



 
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Tri5man 
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09-08-17 09:19 AM - Post#2707028    
    In response to Petrol

My experience is eBay gets the most exposure. I've sold several cars as a result of their site. Just be careful how you list as some listings are free and some you have to pay for. Also include a statement saying the car is for sale locally and you reserve the right to cancel the listing at any time.
There are a bunch of web sites offering free listings. Several I've used are Ebay, Chevy Talk, Tri5.com, The HAMB, Racing Junk, Facebook and others.

Gary



 
Petrol 
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09-08-17 09:28 AM - Post#2707030    
    In response to Tri5man

Thanks, I contemplated using Ebay but don't have experience selling items on Ebay. I have sold items on Craigslist, which seems to generate more local interest. I'm looking for a good balance between ease of use and exposure.
I considered putting it on consignment by a third party but the car has an original 3 speed on the column and 1st/reverse isn't synchronized (appropriate for those models). There just aren't that many folks that know how to drive one of those.



 
Tri5man 
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09-08-17 02:20 PM - Post#2707062    
    In response to Petrol

Why give a consignment company $4000-$5000? Sell it yourself.

Gary



 
Tri5man 
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09-08-17 02:21 PM - Post#2707063    
    In response to Petrol

Why give a consignment company $4000-$5000? Sell it yourself. Its an easy process.

Gary



 
Petrol 
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09-08-17 03:23 PM - Post#2707074    
    In response to Tri5man

The consignment fee would not be $4K -$5K BUT I don't want a 3rd party showing the car and having some 30 year old that has NO clue how to operate a non-synchronized 3 speed drive the car.

However, I don't wish to expend 80 hours of my time to save $2K.



 
Tri5man 
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09-08-17 04:30 PM - Post#2707088    
    In response to Petrol

I have a friend with two cars for sale with Gateway Consignments right now. They are asking 5K more then my friend will take.



 
Petrol 
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09-09-17 04:26 AM - Post#2707136    
    In response to Tri5man

A $5K profit margin for the dealer selling a car on consignment doesn't mean the owner of the car is losing $5K; it just means the dealer wants to make $5K on the sale.

In a consignment sale the owner sets a minimum price he is willing to take and the dealer sets the asking price above that limit in order to make his profit. Obviously the dealer wants to make as much as possible but still be able to sell the car in a reasonable period of time. That consignment fee can be a percentage of the sell price or it can be a flat amount over the minimum price.





 
grechevy 
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09-09-17 10:28 AM - Post#2707164    
    In response to Petrol

I have sold 2 of my own cars and three for friends on a site called cars-on -line.been a while but for a small fee you get three color pictures and description,add runs to it sells.also you can see what cars are selling for.



 
cowfarmer350 
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09-09-17 12:16 PM - Post#2707182    
    In response to Petrol

  • Petrol Said:
Thanks, but the car has an original 3 speed on the column and 1st/reverse isn't synchronized (appropriate for those models). There just aren't that many folks that know how to drive one of those.



Thats not your problem , it comes with the territory ,

I like Craigslist , you get time to talk ,send someone to view and make a deal



 
Chevrobert 
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09-11-17 12:45 PM - Post#2707404    
    In response to Petrol

  • Petrol Said:
I'm pondering the idea of selling my 64 Bellair and wondering what is the best method to do that.



I would start by listing it right here
"FREE '61-'64 Classified Ads FREE" .





Bob
'64 Impala SS
'77 Pontiac Ventura SJ
('91 Olds Cutlas Cruiser SL)
Ain't to proud to think out loud.


 
Red64SS 
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09-13-17 09:35 AM - Post#2707561    
    In response to Chevrobert

  • Chevrobert Said:
  • Petrol Said:
I'm pondering the idea of selling my 64 Bellair and wondering what is the best method to do that.



I would start by listing it right here
"FREE '61-'64 Classified Ads FREE" .






Although it is a project, I've had my 64 Belair (2 dr w/3spd and Factory AC) listed on here for about 2 years. It comes with parts and a parts car worth more than I'm asking for the car, so good luck!
Flame me if you will, but it is the truth.

64 Impala SS AC convertible 66K mile survivor.
Almost identical to the 1st new car I bought in 1964
64 Bel Air 2-door sedan 327 w/factory AC (project) For Sale
2007 Silverado 2500 diesel
1972 BMW 3.0 CSL
1957 Thunderbird



Edited by Red64SS on 09-13-17 09:50 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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