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Spider10

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I received a call earlier today from a nice guy from Hamilton grays.com offering to sell my F-type for me ( I forgot it was advertised)they do all the photo's and advertising and obviously they take a cut out of the sale (ive agreed my price) but can offer finance and warranty I've never done this before so im abit dubious
Any thoughts ?
 
Buyer beware, lots of scams about, how comes he can sell it and you can't. I wouldn't get involved. If it was an Aston Martin then you may need the help of a garage that stocks them with a reputation because of what it is, but Beware we all think sometimes there's an easy way out, thats how they get you. Good luck.
If they are that keen let them buy it from you, job done.
Keep us posted.
 
I get calls like from various companies like that whenever I advertise a car...even old low value ones....even though I put "No canvassers" in my ads!!.....They usually just get the phone put down on them TBH!
 
Their website does say that they buy cars direct or sell on your behalf. They also say that they are happy for you to keep the car while they do their bit so at least there seems to be no chance of them selling it and not telling you, or going bust and you losing the car, as long as you make sure payment goes through before you let go of the keys.

Their latest financials however don't seem that good and would indicate they don't have the money to buy the car from you.
 
There's alot of companies out there which actually dont own the cars on the forecourts
Yes I keep the car
 
I’m a member of a WhatsApp group, a member of which was selling their car on a Sale Or Return basis through a relatively well known independent dealer. They sold his car for quite a lot less than the agreed price, and then didn't tell him that it had even been sold.

After the date it had sold they called him several times suggesting that he reduce the price in order to sell it as they were getting lots of interest but it was too much, presumably trying to get him clown to the price they had sold it for. He asked for the car back - and had to get quite insistent about it.

It was only then that they eventually told him that they had sold it months before. This story is not a reason to sell a car on Sale Or Return, but a reason to check the dealer out thoroughly first.
 
I received a call earlier today from a nice guy from Hamilton grays.com offering to sell my F-type for me ( I forgot it was advertised)they do all the photo's and advertising and obviously they take a cut out of the sale (ive agreed my price) but can offer finance and warranty I've never done this before so im abit dubious
Any thoughts ?
Hi
I've sold a car in a similar way myself albeit by my local garage, how it worked for was I told them what I wanted for it and anything over my price was for them so that was their fee. The advantage of getting a garage sell your car for you is you don't get time wasters,tyre kickers etc, and they can offer finance which you can't do as a private seller and they will give the buyer a three month warranty probably. So its not a bad way to sell your car just check out the company first and get an agreement on the minimum price you want in your hand for the car.
 
That's the reason I put it on here 1st there is no way they can sell it for less as it will be in my garage another thing was how do they advertise it with a certain mileage if im still using it
 
That's the reason I put it on here 1st there is no way they can sell it for less as it will be in my garage another thing was how do they advertise it with a certain mileage if im still using it
If your still using it they can't give a mileage then, in my case the garage had the car on their forecourt as I already had another car to use.
 
Hi
I've sold a car in a similar way myself albeit by my local garage, how it worked for was I told them what I wanted for it and anything over my price was for them so that was their fee. The advantage of getting a garage sell your car for you is you don't get time wasters,tyre kickers etc, and they can offer finance which you can't do as a private seller and they will give the buyer a three month warranty probably. So its not a bad way to sell your car just check out the company first and get an agreement on the minimum price you want in your hand for the car.
We do that with caravans all the time....I have two SOR vans on my forecourt right now....the customer gets paid the day we do...which is usually collection day.
 
I have another daily car ,there's no way on earth im leaving the car on there forecourt without payment
 
Get everything in writing and you will be fine......many used dealers do pretty much all of their business like that. Insurance can be an issue though.
 
According to their website they don't do contracts, you take your car home after they have inspected and agreed a sale price, then they do the rest and let you know when they have a potential buyer, at which stage presumably you take the car back for the buyer to inspect and hopefully buy.

Sounds simple, what could go wrong :eek:
 
That's what they said to me apart from the driving it back so potential buyer can view that wont be happening at 120 mile round trip
 

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