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Hi guys,

I just wanted to get some feedback from you guys. Sadly, I need to sell my 07SGT and I was wondering what the most affective place to post would be. I was thinking auto trader but I don't see many private sellers on there mostly newer car dealers. Classic car auto trader doesn't even have a search option for the SGT only for the 500. Ebay I have never sold a car on and worry about someone buying sight unseen. 

I was going to just trade it in but dealers have no idea what it is and go by VIN#.  What do you guys recommend that will get it sold in a responsible amount of time. My asking price I think is fair 22500. it's only got 23k miles. Seem fair?

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Some Shelby GTs do move through this forum, but over all this place isn't a great place to sell.  Everyone here already has their car!!!

Try the usual places like Auto Trader and even eBay. 

 

Note, if you're looking to buy something new consider that if you trade it you will likely come ahead in sales tax since most states only tax the difference between the trade and new purchase, and if you can do it work with the dealer to hold the bottom line but up the value of the trade. 

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36 minutes ago, JeffIsHereToo said:

Be sure you understand eBay’s fees.

Non-business ebay sellers can LIST their car for free on ebay and if you do it right you can make the sale off of ebay and not pay any ebay commission fee's.

Vehicle sales are one of the few ebay categories where you can put your contact description in the auction description making the odds of selling the car off of ebay more likely.

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But the fees aren't all that unreasonable.  Private party success fee is under $200, right?   Unlike regular stuff which amounts to 10% ebay + 2.9% paypal.   I've been trying to sell some Ford GT leftovers and it's almost not worth it to ship it.  If I can't get my money then I'll just toss it since it would end up costing me more in time to take it to the shipping place. 

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Bought my 07SGT about 7 years ago off Auto Trader (from the original owner) and had great luck. 

Sounds like it has changed over the years. 

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They charge about $100 for each listing after the first. So unless you sell it can start to add up. I just went through this “surprise” invoice they auto renewed over a month but only invoice monthly.  I might be open to selling sone of my cars but haven’t found a place that doesn’t charge $$$.  So please post if you know one!
 

https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/fees-credits-invoices/fees-selling-vehicles-ebay-motors?id=4127

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I sold my 2008 Shelby GT500 KR. Right on this forum back in July. List it on here to start. 

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14 minutes ago, JeffIsHereToo said:

They charge about $100 for each listing after the first. So unless you are sell it starts to add up. I just went through this “surprise” invoice. I might be open to selling sone of my cars but haven’t found a place that doesn’t charge $$$.  So please post if you know if one!
 

https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/fees-credits-invoices/fees-selling-vehicles-ebay-motors?id=4127

 

I'm pretty sure it's different now.  I think you get 6 times per year.  Re-lists do count, but you can get an extended period for a small amount extra that is less than a re-list. 

Here's a link to the ebay auto rules

https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/fees-credits-invoices/motors-fees?id=4127

 

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2 hours ago, AttilioGT said:

Hi guys,

I just wanted to get some feedback from you guys. Sadly, I need to sell my 07SGT and I was wondering what the most affective place to post would be. I was thinking auto trader but I don't see many private sellers on there mostly newer car dealers. Classic car auto trader doesn't even have a search option for the SGT only for the 500. Ebay I have never sold a car on and worry about someone buying sight unseen. 

I was going to just trade it in but dealers have no idea what it is and go by VIN#.  What do you guys recommend that will get it sold in a responsible amount of time. My asking price I think is fair 22500. it's only got 23k miles. Seem fair?

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Hey guy, I think your starting asking price is very reasonable as long as the car is in excellent shape, and remember you can go down, but not back up, so with that said it sounds like a very good starting price to me.  Also, J.M.O., but I think listing it on the Shelby site, like one of the members mentioned is definitally worth a try for sure.  I wish you good luck with your sale it looks like a nice car.      :thumbsup:

P.S.   Just a heads up to help you sell your:   the more detailed pictures you post of the all around car inside and out will greatly increase your chance of selling it, this should help and again good luck!

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18 hours ago, JeffIsHereToo said:

They charge about $100 for each listing after the first. So unless you sell it can start to add up. I just went through this “surprise” invoice they auto renewed over a month but only invoice monthly.  I might be open to selling sone of my cars but haven’t found a place that doesn’t charge $$$.  So please post if you know one!
 

https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/fees-credits-invoices/fees-selling-vehicles-ebay-motors?id=4127

That's not what I'm seeing. Ebay says low volume non car sales lots sellers can list their car for free and if it sells on ebay then you pay ebay a fee between $60-125 depending on the final selling price.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, make the deal off of ebay there is no final fee to be paid, you just cancel the auction and meet the buyer in person to make the transaction.

Steven

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21 hours ago, SAI-Steven said:

That's not what I'm seeing. Ebay says low volume non car sales lots sellers can list their car for free and if it sells on ebay then you pay ebay a fee between $60-125 depending on the final selling price.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, make the deal off of ebay there is no final fee to be paid, you just cancel the auction and meet the buyer in person to make the transaction.

Steven

eBay is a great auto marketing tool.  I have purchased and sold cars on eBay, but never through the “buy it now” button, it’s all been behind the scenes with contacting the seller/buyer.  

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Thanks guys,

I appreciate the feedback.  Because it's an 07 I worry about selling on ebay. If the buyer expectations aren't what they expect. I mean it is an 07. Paint is 95 percent perfect, could use a clay bar. Door needs the insert replaced, I think they all start to peel.  Hood scoop is still generation 1. Car fax is clean. I have the title which helps. It runs like it's brand new. Only repair was I replaced the rear swayer bushings.  I noticed on ebay under completed items the 07SGT don't sell that often. Ebay classified sells cars for free locally only BUT to list you have to be a car dealer.

I am also selling my Harley Davidson 2017 Fatboy S with only 1800 miles. That's a real problem because there is a loan. I never knew how hard it is to sell a vehicle that has a credit union loan without local branches. Almost impossible. Dealers and professional buyers put me upside-down with terrible offers.

I really need to sell both so I am going really low. I would take offers within reason on my car to sell. 

Anyway thanks again guys, I think I will give ebay a shot. I hate selling any of it, but I got this damn Parkinson's show up at an early age. Enjoy your health guys.

Peace

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On 11/9/2019 at 6:19 AM, mfield2a said:

eBay is a great auto marketing tool.  I have purchased and sold cars on eBay, but never through the “buy it now” button, it’s all been behind the scenes with contacting the seller/buyer.  

Agreed, the exposure eBay provides vs the cost is a fantastic deal. Although eBay would prefer the vehicle to be sold on eBay, so they can earn a commission, there is nothing wrong with nor are you violating any eBay rules by selling the car off of eBay and cancelling the eBay ad.

As I mentioned previously, the eBay vehicle ads are one of the few categories where a seller may put their phone number and/or email address in the ad for potential buyers to make direct contact with the seller.

Steven

PS- One other tip, NEVER accept Paypal or similar electronic payment for your vehicle. In person cash or verified certified funds only.

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