Sold ML to we buy anycar

takeaflight

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Just sold my wife's ML280, it was a 2008 that we bought ex demo at 4 months old, offered 5500 in part X for a new GLC, offered 6200 from an independent that we use for servicing. Got 6800 from we buy anycar minus 75 transaction fee and 29.00 to get the money within 30 mins.

All went through without any hassels, I think the answer is to be totally truthful when completing the online quote.
 

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WBAC may be all right for run-of-the-mill stuff, but for anything specialist, I doubt it. They quoted me just over half of what I actually sold my E55K estate for, and that was before they'd had a look to pick holes in it. It's quick and easy, agreed, but I wouldn't bother with them.

And their ad - "may be subject to transaction fee" - never fails to annoy. What transactions, exactly, are NOT subject to that fee? And what is it for, exactly, anyway? So far as I can see it's an extra charge they levy because they can, and that's all.
 

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the dealer was running your car on WBAC to get to a number for the part X. easy £1300 for them if you went for the £5.5k option.

Am i right in thinking WBAC are british car auctions in a different jacket?
 

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WBAC may be all right for run-of-the-mill stuff, but for anything specialist, I doubt it.

Not an AMG but I had a fairly unusual car (VW Sharan 2.8 V6 4Motion) ... and WBAC gave me the best price for that. Dealers etc. basically didn't want it as it wasn't a 1.9 TDi, so just gave silly figures both for purchase or part-ex. (even though it was 1 owner /high spec. / full VW SH / low mileage).
 

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We want any car usually offer a fair bit more than we buy any car.
 

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I got nearly £5K more from sell car compared to wbac, although their first offer was very similar. Ive done this twice now and found you need to negotiate and haggle up. Funnily enough when they checked the car over they did try to haggle the price down which left a sour taste in my mouth and I told them to please just go. They rang the doorbell like a double glazing sales person saying they talk to the head office and presented my case and blah blah they can do it for the price we agreed minus £200 for a chip stone. I wasn't going to loose £5K more over a £200 difference :)

So much more convenient than using tyre kickers, especially when you have something valuable.
 
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I heard mixed reviews, but didn't won't people round the house, and while it had full service history there was about £400 damage to rear quarter panel, black interior and fawn dogs don't mix, with 94000 on the clock. It seems a lot of people's get jumpy when there's 100k plus. That said my 1996 200te had over 300k when I sold it. Wish I hadn't. But IMO that's when mercs where mercs.
 

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WBAC may be all right for run-of-the-mill stuff, but for anything specialist, I doubt it.
This. - Try something like a grey import and they'll offer you pennies.

I'm not really surprised; the interesting cars are a specialist market and you need to find someone who knows what they're looking at to get a good price.
 

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they offered me £75 for my 02 saab 95 with 78000 on the clock,and that was before fees
 

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When I bought my Accord Type R years ago, I paid £3200 for it. The next day I went to their site to see what their pricing's like. Was offered £1200.
 

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When I bought my Accord Type R years ago, I paid £3200 for it. The next day I went to their site to see what their pricing's like. Was offered £1200.

They are never going to offer the retail price just the trade in price.
 

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Just sold my wife's ML280, it was a 2008 that we bought ex demo at 4 months old, offered 5500 in part X for a new GLC, offered 6200 from an independent that we use for servicing. Got 6800 from we buy anycar minus 75 transaction fee and 29.00 to get the money within 30 mins.

All went through without any hassels, I think the answer is to be totally truthful when completing the online quote.

Very happy to hear that your experience with WBAC was better than mine. I had no issue with their original valuation of the car but their final offer was way lower. They did try to stop me from leaving so perhaps some further negotiations were required.... I will never know. Incidentally the car was sold a week later to a forum member.
 

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Not sure what it's like elsewhere in the country but in London / south east, they are advertising like mad at present.
 
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When I said I sold the car, in fact my attractive even though I say so myself, wife dealt with it and she took it in after 5 p.m. Black exterior and interior, fawn coloured dogs.

Off course don't know if I, a fat old bloke with the boot still looking like an angora jumper, even though she had vacuumed it to death, had taken it in the day time would have made any difference.

Never know might have offered more !!
 

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Probably best i don't say, but love the forum so lurking about!
the dealer was running your car on WBAC to get to a number for the part X. easy £1300 for them if you went for the £5.5k option.

Am i right in thinking WBAC are british car auctions in a different jacket?

Yes they are. Cars are shipped straight off there.
 

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Probably best i don't say, but love the forum so lurking about!
All went through without any hassels, I think the answer is to be totally truthful when completing the online quote.

This! They will look round the whole car and point out everything to you, so you may as well include it on the original quote to get a true view.

I got a great price selling a 2 year old Subaru WRX STI and it was really hassle free. But i would argue this was because there were few on the second hand market at the time and people asking silly numbers for them, so when WBAC do their benchmarking for prices they price up slightly.

In hindsight, i had just lowered the price of mine before i approached them. Had i not done that i may have got even more given the market was so small at that time!

Not saying they will be good for some, but shop about. Oh and they will accept a bit of haggle too.
 

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they offered me £75 for my 02 saab 95 with 78000 on the clock,and that was before fees

So if you'd accepted that, less the £50 'transaction fee', and paid the £29 fee to get the money quickly, you'd have given them the car plus £4....
 

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So if you'd accepted that, less the £50 'transaction fee', and paid the £29 fee to get the money quickly, you'd have given them the car plus £4....

Let's hope the big four supermarkets don't follow suit and start introducing transaction fees.

Ironically, some car supermarkets have started to follow this trend, such as Motorpoint and Stebbing, who inform you that there is an administration fee on top of the sticker price.

This is misleading as they could list the full price you pay or receive, giving you a proper figure for comparison purposes.

Another con is where a dealer charges you for the HPI check. Legally, the dealer has to ensure that the vehicle they are selling is theirs to sell, with no finance attached. If they sell you a car which is repossessed later by a finance company, they are committing fraud.

It's like the Identity Theft Protection insurance that many banks and insurance companies sell. If your identity is stolen and someone borrows money against your name, you are NOT the victim. It is down to the lender to ascertain the true identity of a borrower, and if they fail in their duty of care, they become the victim, not you. They cannot even change your credit score as it is not your debt and doing so is wrong.

Sometimes we cannot help but pay a fee. When we need to finance a house purchase, the best offer may include a fee. We could walk away, but a house purchase is the biggest purchase most of us will make, so we have no real choice. Buying a car, on the other hand, is optional, in that we can choose from many dealers and many makes and models of car. We have an excellent choice, and dealers need to be made aware that they don't hold the ace cards.

Selling is slightly different, in that we are asking them to buy our car, but if we are using our car as a deposit for a more expensive purchase, we should haggle a bit to get a better price. Either they offer more for our part exchange or reduce the screen price of the car we want. If they cannot do a deal, walk away. After all, no car is unique and if you miss a deal today, another will come along tomorrow.
 

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We sold our impreza to wbac too. Best price v any px we were offered. Usual dealer stuff, noone wants a fast, high tax car. Half wit locally selling a car that we didn't really want (unless the deal was good and he knew that) offered 25% less than wbac and we'd already told him the figure!
Took a bit of haggling when push came to shove but we got what we would accept.
Its ok if the figures add up and it is easy.
 

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