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Moley RUFC

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2,534 posts

72 months

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I have been thinking about buying my Leon company car when I change my car in June. Looking on wbac.com it comes up as being £10,500 which is alot more than I would be expecting it to be worth.

Any used one of their outlets and how badly do they mark the car down from the initial price

MondeoMan1981

1,976 posts

66 months

maix27

1,068 posts

79 months

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I found them quite good on two seperate occasions.

However, both cars were faling apart (one had 5 bare tyres, and no MOT the second had no clutch and only half an exhaust) both cars went for way over market value at just over £300 each (both were also on 125,000 miles and French) so i like them smile

They did a little bit of dropping the price but what's the worst that can happen, take it in and see what you can get. You can always walk away after they've given you their valuation... also, make sure you negotiate, they start lower than they're willing to pay.

good luck!

bazking69

8,612 posts

73 months

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Half the issue is people expecting too much money for cars they know are ropey and being upset when they have the audacity to want to check that your description for the initial quote actually matches reality before handing over money, and the contrast that usually ensues on the offer.

Backtobasics

826 posts

66 months

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Plenty of threads on here. Most do not make good reading. A friend needed to shift his car due to working abroad and got 70% less than they bid online. Seem to recall the guys who come out get a commission for getting a car for less than the wbac site quotes.
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olly_rowland

134 posts

69 months

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Gave them all the details of my frontera I was selling, to see if they could make life easier, but only offered me £75!!! Ended up selling the car privately for £375.

Moley RUFC

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2,534 posts

72 months

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Sounds like it's worth a go

redgriff500

9,253 posts

146 months

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They are worth a try but I too think some people are less than honest with their descriptions.

I tried to buy an MX5 recently and offered the owner £2k she said WBAC had offered £2500 on their website.

I asked if she had mentioned the rusty sills, scuff down the rear 1/4 and the fact that the roof was leaking and needed changing.

Needless to say she hadn't.


ShadownINja

55,151 posts

165 months

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Backtobasics said:
Plenty of threads on here. Most do not make good reading. A friend needed to shift his car due to working abroad and got 70% less than they bid online. Seem to recall the guys who come out get a commission for getting a car for less than the wbac site quotes.
Why is that bad? He could have walked. Supply and demand. He could have sold the car privately. He needed the money. Perhaps he should have taken it to the DSS; he might have got a better offer there as they seem to throw money at people.

GreatGranny

4,720 posts

109 months

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They do not want 10 year old Fronteras and the like, hence the £75 bid.

They are owned by Carcraft and so want cars that Carcraft can sell on.

If you have an in demand car such as a VAG TDi and its not too old they will generally give you part ex value or a little less.

They valued my 03 Alhambra TDi 130 with 70k miles at £5650. That is probably what I would be offered part ex at a dealer.

A colleague has a mint MKII GTi with 78k miles which has been dry stored for 8 years. His wife wants him to get rid of it saying it must be worth a bit. He valued it on webuyanycar and it came back with a value of £75! His wife has now stopped nagging him about it.

RB Will

3,875 posts

123 months

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They offered me £100 for my E30 325is. I didn't sell.

Braintax

212 posts

70 months

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Really good valuations for cars with demand, they also seem to accept Cat D cars although I have no experience with using them myself

Poledriver

21,484 posts

77 months

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They offered me £2750 for my MG ZT-T260. I appealed, they said fk off!
Just sold it for £8K!

Bunch of scammers!

Garlick

40,596 posts

123 months

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MondeoMan1981 said:
He's right you know hehe

E55 Max

773 posts

55 months

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Poledriver said:
They offered me £2750 for my MG ZT-T260. I appealed, they said fk off!
Just sold it for £8K!

Bunch of scammers!
£8k for a Rover......Who is the scammer again???!!!!!

TonyHetherington

31,791 posts

133 months

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Poledriver said:
They offered me £2750 for my MG ZT-T260. I appealed, they said fk off!
Just sold it for £8K!

Bunch of scammers!
That's not a scam.

Gad-Westy

6,752 posts

96 months

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They offered a pretty decent price for an old Clio the other half used to drive. No idea if we'd have got that amount for it but I did speak to somebody on the phone before we were due to visit and they assured us the price would not be altered if the car was as described (which it was). In the end we were offered a very good p/x price against her MX5 so went with that.

I don't see the problem unless they waste your time. You either accept their offer or pursue other channels. If on the other hand they offer you £x and you turn up and they change their offer to £x/2 then that is a piss take.

Edited by Gad-Westy on Thursday 18th March 16:01

dylan0451

1,036 posts

74 months

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just valued my mx5 on their site - £300 apparently

considering i bought it for 2k and am in the process of making it mint i think the phrase 'jog on' comes to mind

madtriumphman

902 posts

67 months

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As they are linked to Carcraft avoid them! Carcraft are a bunch of robbing wkers who overprice cars and tempt the members of the public into a great monthly deal at 19.9% or whatever it is APR that they 'can drive away today'!

They are just sharks preying on people who cant afford to buy the same car for cash from a private vendor or another trader. A girl at work just got scammed by Carcraft. Paid £5500 for an 03 plate Micra. They gave her £50 p/x for her T plate Sceicento which had 11 months MOT. Yes she could have walked away but she is a young girl who hasn't a clue regarding car values etc.

Like I said and I will say it again, CARCRAFT ARE A BUNCH OF ttS!!!

Backtobasics

826 posts

66 months

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ShadownINja said:
Backtobasics said:
Plenty of threads on here. Most do not make good reading. A friend needed to shift his car due to working abroad and got 70% less than they bid online. Seem to recall the guys who come out get a commission for getting a car for less than the wbac site quotes.
Why is that bad? He could have walked. Supply and demand. He could have sold the car privately. He needed the money. Perhaps he should have taken it to the DSS; he might have got a better offer there as they seem to throw money at people.
He could have if he wasn't off to india a week later. Fair enough, if he was better at planning then there wouldn't have been an issue. But i've not heard of many people getting the price they were quoted, and that quote is normally a rip off. DSS you say?
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