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crackthatoff

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3,282 posts

100 months

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anyone had a go at the free valuation for a laugh ? they offered me 10500 I recon its worth 15-16... robbing bastids !

Munter

25,378 posts

128 months

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Strangely they dont quote on old, modified cars. scratchchin
Oh actually it's a different site to one I looked at before. It appears they will quote on my car but I cant be bothered to fill in the contact details to ge tthe price.

Edited by Munter on Friday 13th June 17:48

Kozy

2,960 posts

105 months

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They offered me £205 for my 1996 55k Ford Escort. Going rate is about £500/600.

AndrewTait

1,589 posts

81 months

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They're having a laugh!

Glasses guide reckons my Skoda estate is worth about 4,800, webuyanycar.com 2,600, that is only 54% of book price!

Get real!

pgilc1

11,539 posts

84 months

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Well if only 1 in 100 people every week are desperate enough to have to do it, then they can make an easy £3000 per car.
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jeff666

1,253 posts

78 months

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dont even bother with them they are clueless.

Paul Drawmer

3,016 posts

154 months

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Why do you imagine they will offer anything like retail price? Of course it's going to be a low price, they are just buying into stock, for onward disposal.

Basically by accepting their offer, you are paying for the ease of sale. Their operation isn't designed and doesn't claim to get you the best price for your car. It's one of the easiest ways of turning your car into cash. that's all.


mattley

2,660 posts

109 months

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jeff666 said:
dont even bother with them they are clueless.
Carcraft in Leeds aren't they?

I wouldn't say cluless at all, dispicable blaggers preying on the the stupid or desperate maybe, but not clueless.

crackthatoff

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3,282 posts

100 months

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jeff666 said:
dont even bother with them they are clueless.
I would rather lose one of my bks than sell the lotus, I was just curiouswink

hairykrishna

9,816 posts

90 months

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fk me, you'd have to be pretty desperate to use that site. They offered a grand for my cossie - about a quarter of what it's worth.

crackthatoff

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3,282 posts

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hairykrishna said:
fk me, you'd have to be pretty desperate to use that site. They offered a grand for my cossie - about a quarter of what it's worth.
bds.... ill giv ya £1001 and a 10 deck of b&h cause I'm a nice guy oh and B.F.H

Albert Bridge

870 posts

80 months

Graebob

2,170 posts

94 months

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Dear Fakename Mcspamhead (oh yes ok random website, I will provide you with my full name an telephone number, as well as full car reg number! ...not)

We will buy your car now for £700

Vehicle Details: SEAT TOLEDO 1.8 20V S 4dr (1999 to 2000) 81,000 Miles

Jog on sunshine, it's worth more if I were to break it!


Oi_Oi_Savaloy

1,938 posts

147 months

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Guys

I have direct experience of webuyanycar.com

The First thing I'll say is that the quote you get by email is the opening gambit. I was offered just over 2k for my golf but once the chap at carcraft in Chertsey had given it a once over (and I had been absolutely honest when asking for a quote by the way so had told them about the lack of history, all the dents on the bodywork etc etc) he came back and offered me £1300. I eventually got him upto £1,750 but that was it.

I wish I'd just gone for the best quote ever (ie the car is perfect) because all he did was read the problems and start to take those off the quote price rather than read it that these had already been taken into account on the quote. Plus he went out to the car with his mind already made up that it was a problem car and that the price needed chipping massively.

He admitted that all they do is wash them, get the paperwork in order and ship 'em out to the next car auction and hope to make a turn on the vehicles. He said he hoped to make £200 on mine (at £1,750 eventual offer).

When I declined to take his offer he just shrugged and said he really didn't have time to argue the toss as he had another 10 customers waiting in the waiting room (which he did - I'd sat with them whilst he was dealing with others.) Bear in mind my appt was 1.30pm on a saturday - imagine how many cars he'd already seen that day and done a deal on?

It's an absolute gold mine in my opinion.

Edited by Oi_Oi_Savaloy on Friday 13th June 19:56

mister.t

1,894 posts

83 months

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I had a play the other day with my Fiesta and they offered more than I payed for it 6 months ago!! laugh

Blimey!

759 posts

82 months

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I typed in the details of my old Laguna - £225 !!

That's more than double what I sold it for two years ago!

Damn! tongue out

Crash Test Dummy

1,788 posts

91 months

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They offered me £50 for a car which I sold for £1200.


DonnyMac

3,510 posts

90 months

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Won't value mine frown

Spam

1,067 posts

78 months

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£225 for my 95 Fiesta!! Not bad I suppose.

red_zed

2,290 posts

90 months

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hilarious! that would make my ST the cheapest in the country- by a long way!!
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