Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

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Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

Postby miswuevos » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:42 pm

Hello,

I have been contemplating for quite some time about selling my 86 Toyota Corolla GTS.

I would like to know what the guidelines are, or at least how to be considerate when selling these cars.

It is really essential to list every single thing you replace and add the price next to it to help buyers know what they will not be needing to replace? Or should we let the buyer figure by himself?
There are several GTS beauties for sale all through out the classifieds sections ranging from 3k up to 8k. But makes what car worth what? I bought mines for 3500, and so far miserably have put 3500 into it, does that mean I have let these guys know how much money I put in into or would they simply not care and offer me 3000?

Some say, " Sell your car for what you think its worth" Well holllllyyyy crap let me sell for 6k because thats what I think its worth, however buyer comes and says your car is not worth that much, Someone clarify this dilemma

A quick breakdown. Lightweight flywheel, exedy clucth, sway bars, custom made coilovers, rebuilt motor(10k) 180kchassis miles, fresh tires, faded paint, original gts kouki, no ac, (pw yes)

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Re: Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

Postby jondee86 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:31 pm

The market sets the price, so your car is worth what someone is
prepared to pay for it
. It's a bargaining process... a lower asking price
will generate more interest and should result is a faster sale. An asking
price that is too high (even though you think the car is worth it) will get
less views and take longer to sell.

And your car is not worth what you have invested. There are countless
project cars, hotrods, customs and competition cars for sale that state
"cost $$$$ to build" or "selling below cost". When you buy new parts you pay
retail price, once they have been used they are worth less than half. That's
just a fact of life when trading in any kind of goods.

So if you really want to sell your car, look at what people are asking for
similar cars and set your price accordingly. Ask a bit more than your real
bottom line, and be prepared to haggle. All buyers will try and beat you
down on price, so be ready to cut a deal (throw in some extras or adjust
the price) to clinch the sale.

Good luck :)

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Re: Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

Postby ae86714 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:44 pm

I'm no professional on the matter, but I think you should find a middle ground. Of course you want to get as much for it as you can, but you have to feel out your market. You should charge as much as you can justify, while being realistic. Its really the same for selling any used goods. And do you NEED to sell for financial problems? or do you have the ability to set a price and wait until some one bite? As for someone telling YOU how much YOUR car is worth... haters gonna hate man. But IMO unless you have very rare expensive parts, I would expect to get about half of what you spent back. Excluding the original cost of the car, that shouldn't change too much.

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Re: Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

Postby Glock30 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:46 pm

Best advice is don't do it!! Honestly though, it's hard to get what you put into it back. Even though you may have put a lot of money into the parts that are on the car, the parts are not worth the same thing to other people. You will always get people trying to tell you that they will give you less for it. The best time to sell a car is if you are not pressured to do so. If you need the money you may be willing to compromise on price. Personally I'll sell my SR5 for 10k and not a penny less. If someone tells me it's not worth it I would just tell them to find another corolla, but that's cause I am not motivated to sell it. Reality is how much do you think it's worth to you and if the buyer is willing to pay that much. You may find someone that wants exactly what you are selling and understands just how much you put into it. Personally when selling expensive things like cars I aim for the sky and see if anyone buys it.
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Re: Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

Postby mideng » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:54 pm

Why would anyone sell their ae86.

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Re: Guidelines for Selling an AE86.

Postby jondee86 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:49 pm

Thread turned stupid, so irrelevant posts removed and ***LOCKED***

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