eBay Bargain Hunting (Part 2) -
WHAT NOT TO DO
Following on from the
first email which showed you how to pick up
cars on eBay SO cheaply you almost feel embarrassed, this email is all about staying safe on eBay.
DON'T BID WITHOUT A QUICK CHAT FIRST
Just like a Jackie Collins novel, hidden within the written word of eBay adverts can be many sins.
Never seriously consider buying a car on eBay until you have actually spoken to the seller. Many
sellers include their telephone numbers, but if not send them a message using the 'Ask a question'
link requesting their contact details.
Regardless of what questions you ask, the most important factor is how comfortable you feel with
the seller. If you don't feel comfortable, just walk away.
You will also find that talking gives you much greater opportunity to build rapport with the seller,
which also helps with negotiation.
NEVER FORGET TO GET A CAR DATA CHECK
It is very important to carefully check the
history of any eBay cars as there are a disproportionate amount of ex-write-off cars hidden
NEVER PAY FOR A CAR UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN IT
After you have won the car, take the payment to the seller and have a good look around your new
wheels before parting with any cash. Also, take it for a proper drive.
If you are unhappy with anything, just walk away. You can quite easily claim that the car is not as
described in the listing, and eBay even recently changed the rules so that as a buyer you cannot receive
any negative feedback!
I would also avoid leaving a deposit on the car before collecting it, despite what some eBay sellers insist.
So now you know what to do, get yourself over to www.ebay.co.uk
and grab a bargain!
Don't forget to 'eBay' the rules!
(Founder & Owner)
OF THE WEEK
Land Rover Discovery
"Please find me a 7-seat Land Rover Discovery, with all the toys, in black."
How much it should have cost:
CAP Black Book = £20,500
We bought it for = £15,500!
WHY I LOVE THE...
Ferrari 250 GTO
When recently asked what my dream car is (and I was only
allowed to pick one), this is what I chose. Only 39 were ever produced, and in the highly
unlikely event you could ever convince an owner of one to sell you theirs, expect to pay
around £10 million(!!!). I drool any time this car is even mentioned!