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Old Dec 9th 2013, 9:26 am
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Does anyone have any advice on the best way to sell a car? I know it sounds stupid but I've never done it before. Any websites or car dealers that anyone can recommend?
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Old Dec 9th 2013, 9:40 am
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I'm sure someone will suggest www.carsales.com.au - never used them to sell myself so couldn't recommend/dismiss.
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I'm sure someone will suggest www.carsales.com.au - never used them to sell myself so couldn't recommend/dismiss.
That's the only place I know of too (I brought my car from there). To be honest though I can't be bothered wasting time having to show people my car / arrange to meet them etc so I'd rather just deal with a dealer / trade so something quick.
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Try taking it to a dealer, I'd just google the nearest "Boycie" you'll get rock bottom for it, but I'm sure you've accepted that.
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Try "Pickles Auction" - save you the bother of meeting potential car buyers and offering test driving. Price offered is higher than car dealers although it could be less than carsales. You have to be smart in accepting or declining offers though.
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We sold our car through gum tree... 3 yr old Honda CRV $20,000 the ad was free!!
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Hi again all, do I need to get the roadworthy certificate when selling a car or can I ask the buyer to get it sorted? Also what's the best method for payment?
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Hi again all, do I need to get the roadworthy certificate when selling a car or can I ask the buyer to get it sorted? Also what's the best method for payment?
All cars need a RWC when sold with plates.
If not, you sell it as seen, with no plates. The buyer pays no more than about 100dollars to rock up with a sheet of paper they have printed from VICROADS website which is placed on the windscreen and allows you to drive to a place of repair or testing...(you can't take the piss!) and lasts a few days. The buyer has to get the repairs needed for RWC and pay full rego.

The price is then slashed, naturally - most sellers do this with very old, or vintage cars where the price of the RWC (and the hassle) is not worth the value - or it is a 'distressed' sale - a car rego has lapsed and they are time poor and the wife is telling them to get rid.

If you are into niche cars which noone wants you can actually realise a bargain this way. We are all so time-poor that someone won't get a RWC out of shear lack of interest when it would pass with a few repairs. I bought a car with no RWC for 270 dollars which passed RWC I booked it in for, and needed nothing apart from a new set of tyres. A great car - engineered to go to the moon and back!

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All cars need a RWC when sold with plates.
If not, you sell it as seen, with no plates. The buyer pays no more than about 100dollars to rock up with a sheet of paper they have printed from VICROADS website which is placed on the windscreen and allows you to drive to a place of repair or testing...(you can't take the piss!) and lasts a few days. The buyer has to get the repairs needed for RWC and pay full rego.

The price is then slashed, naturally - most sellers do this with very old, or vintage cars where the price of the RWC (and the hassle) is not worth the value - or it is a 'distressed' sale - a car rego has lapsed and they are time poor and the wife is telling them to get rid.

If you are into niche cars which noone wants you can actually realise a bargain this way. We are all so time-poor that someone won't get a RWC out of shear lack of interest when it would pass with a few repairs. I bought a car with no RWC for 270 dollars which passed RWC I booked it in for, and needed nothing apart from a new set of tyres. A great car - engineered to go to the moon and back!
Thanks for the info, it sounds like I'd be better off sorting it out myself then. Another stupid question; what's the best way to receive payment for when I sell the car? I'm guessing cash is a bit risky?
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