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Re: Marketing an old vehicle?
Paul_WNC #1338355 Thu Dec 19 2019 03:53 PM
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Paul,

Why don't you like ebay? A year or so ago, we sold our M-37 (talk about a small buyer population ...) on ebay and was happy with the transaction. Tried to sell my firetruck (again, small buyer population, especially for a tanker truck) in Hemmings and paid their almost reasonable classified fee and got zero response (plus, it took the ad more than a month to show up in the magazine). Ended up selling it on craigslist far faster and easier than Hemmings.

Not sure I understand the angst about ebay or craigslist as I have had good success with both. I can't imagine you would have any problem selling your Scout II (I assume it is in decent condition and you have it fairly priced ... wink ) ... last I heard, they were pretty popular.

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Re: Marketing an old vehicle?
Paul_WNC #1338415 Fri Dec 20 2019 02:03 AM
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This the way to market a car. Then ask HRL, Jerry to inspect int for you. Yes on my list but not my first choice, a 4 dr. was at one time but I have changed to a 2dr sedan preference.


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Re: Marketing an old vehicle?
Paul_WNC #1338428 Fri Dec 20 2019 03:35 AM
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I've sold cars on ebay, craigslist, marketplace, classic car trader, and llllong time ago using newspaper ads. I try to be as honest as I can and not down play any issues.


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Re: Marketing an old vehicle?
Paul_WNC #1338448 Fri Dec 20 2019 12:18 PM
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Yeah I remember buying and selling cars using the newspaper classified ads. That was a totally different experience and now seems like it was centuries ago. Remember getting the paper late Friday and trying to scoop up the good deals that people would list just in the Sat/Sun paper?

Well you all have effectively demonstrated that I need to objectively consider all of the sales platforms a little more thoroughly.

Admittedly, my trepidation about eBay is mostly from inexperience. I have bought a bunch of items needed to get my 41 Chevy together but have never sold anything. It certainly would get lots of exposure.

In the past, I have also sold old vehicles on craigslist (mostly low value used up high mileage commuter cars) and received way too many bizarre inquiries. Those sales were reaching a population that was on the bottom of the economic spectrum though and included: hoodlum scammers, folks that wanted to trade for chickens, insulting low ball offers, requests to pay $20 a week, etc. Perhaps I am basing my expectations from those experiences. I would assume this Scout will be attractive to more of a hobbyist market similar to us Stovebolters, someone that at least has the ability to pull off a restomod or restoration.

I guess I really need to clean up the truck so it will show well and take a bunch of well composed images. I have already gotten her running and stopping good employing many of the techniques learned from you all on this forum...even though its not a Stovebolt.

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.

Paul


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Re: Marketing an old vehicle?
Rusty Rod #1338456 Fri Dec 20 2019 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusty Rod
I've sold cars on ebay, craigslist, marketplace, classic car trader, and llllong time ago using newspaper ads. I try to be as honest as I can and not down play any issues.


I believe this what Rod says above is the most important thing about selling a car or truck on any of the ways that are out there to use.. sure, you get tire kickers and I got plenty when selling my 71 Chevy truck..but that goes along with selling a vehicle ,, be nice ,,,say no to the ones who are trying to buy your car or truck for pennys on the dollars and tell them if the ad is not on the selling site anymore,,,,,, you will know that that I went with a higher bidder.










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