A Cars forum. AutoBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AutoBanter forum » Auto makers » BMW
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 20th 15, 08:03 PM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Doug Chadduck
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 5
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.

I'm in CA, Bay Area. We inherited an 88 328i in remarkably good shape.
We want to sell it but not quite sure where to start. It's not an old
POS and we don't want to just give it away. I figure on hitting area
dealers to see it they have any boards to post on. Maybe Craigs list but
I hear a lot of not good things about selling, particularly vintage, on
there. Am having no luck trying to find any local area BMW enthusiasts.
Any thoughts anyone might have that they could share would be greatly
appreciated.
Thanks much
Doug
Ads
  #2  
Old December 20th 15, 08:32 PM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Scott Dorsey
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,802
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.

In article >,
Doug Chadduck > wrote:
>I'm in CA, Bay Area. We inherited an 88 328i in remarkably good shape.
>We want to sell it but not quite sure where to start. It's not an old
>POS and we don't want to just give it away. I figure on hitting area
>dealers to see it they have any boards to post on. Maybe Craigs list but
>I hear a lot of not good things about selling, particularly vintage, on
>there. Am having no luck trying to find any local area BMW enthusiasts.
>Any thoughts anyone might have that they could share would be greatly
>appreciated.
>Thanks much
>Doug


http://ggcbmwcca.org is the place you want to be. Ask to put an ad in
their newsletter or something. Alternately you can put an ad in the
national magazine.

I would most certainly not even consider Craiglist.
--scott

--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  #3  
Old December 20th 15, 09:26 PM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Doug Chadduck
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 5
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.

On 12/20/2015 12:32 PM, Scott Dorsey wrote:
> In article >,
> Doug Chadduck > wrote:
>> I'm in CA, Bay Area. We inherited an 88 328i in remarkably good shape.
>> We want to sell it but not quite sure where to start. It's not an old
>> POS and we don't want to just give it away. I figure on hitting area
>> dealers to see it they have any boards to post on. Maybe Craigs list but
>> I hear a lot of not good things about selling, particularly vintage, on
>> there. Am having no luck trying to find any local area BMW enthusiasts.
>> Any thoughts anyone might have that they could share would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>> Thanks much
>> Doug

>
> http://ggcbmwcca.org is the place you want to be. Ask to put an ad in
> their newsletter or something. Alternately you can put an ad in the
> national magazine.
>
> I would most certainly not even consider Craiglist.
> --scott
>

Thanks. I sent an email to them and to the local East Bay rep. Hopefully
something good might come from it. This is very different than when my
old Toyotas or Mazdas got old and I just wanted them gone for a few
bucks. Thanks again for the lead.
  #4  
Old December 21st 15, 12:31 AM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Your Name[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 130
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW we inherited.

In article >, Doug Chadduck
> wrote:
>
> I'm in CA, Bay Area. We inherited an 88 328i in remarkably good shape.
> We want to sell it but not quite sure where to start. It's not an old
> POS and we don't want to just give it away. I figure on hitting area
> dealers to see it they have any boards to post on. Maybe Craigs list but
> I hear a lot of not good things about selling, particularly vintage, on
> there.


I doubt 1988 qualifies as "vintage". :-)





> Am having no luck trying to find any local area BMW enthusiasts.
> Any thoughts anyone might have that they could share would be greatly
> appreciated.


If you just want to sell it with as little hassle as possible, then the
dealer / card yard is the place to go.

It you want the best price, then you have to sell it privately and face
the potential of time wasters and someone who might just steal it,
crash it, or simply take bits off it as a source of "free" spare parts
for their own car.

One alternative might be car auction yards. There's one here in New
Zealand that will either buy the car off you and then auction it
themselves, or will auction it on your behalf (they of course charge a
fee, but you still might end up with a better price than through a car
dealer / yard).
  #5  
Old December 21st 15, 01:19 AM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Doug Chadduck
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 5
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.

On 12/20/2015 4:31 PM, Your Name wrote:
> In article >, Doug Chadduck
> > wrote:
>>
>> I'm in CA, Bay Area. We inherited an 88 328i in remarkably good shape.
>> We want to sell it but not quite sure where to start. It's not an old
>> POS and we don't want to just give it away. I figure on hitting area
>> dealers to see it they have any boards to post on. Maybe Craigs list but
>> I hear a lot of not good things about selling, particularly vintage, on
>> there.

>
> I doubt 1988 qualifies as "vintage". :-)


I was trying to be nice and not call it "old".
vbg

>
>
>
>
>
>> Am having no luck trying to find any local area BMW enthusiasts.
>> Any thoughts anyone might have that they could share would be greatly
>> appreciated.

>
> If you just want to sell it with as little hassle as possible, then the
> dealer / card yard is the place to go.
>
> It you want the best price, then you have to sell it privately and face
> the potential of time wasters and someone who might just steal it,
> crash it, or simply take bits off it as a source of "free" spare parts
> for their own car.


Know the type.
>
> One alternative might be car auction yards. There's one here in New
> Zealand that will either buy the car off you and then auction it
> themselves, or will auction it on your behalf (they of course charge a
> fee, but you still might end up with a better price than through a car
> dealer / yard).
>


I think a private sale is about the only way to get a reasonable, imho,
amount for it. Like I said, We don't want to give it away,
but.......State will give us $1000 to scrap it and get it off the road
but the car is in way to good a shape for that. Lots of big $$ work done
at Dealer. Everything tight and clean. One small ding. etc.Got all the
maintenance records for years.
Got time. But with insurance and registration etc., this winter sometime
would be nice. Will see. Thanks

  #6  
Old December 22nd 15, 02:49 PM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Scott Dorsey
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,802
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.

Doug Chadduck > wrote:
>>

>Thanks. I sent an email to them and to the local East Bay rep. Hopefully
>something good might come from it. This is very different than when my
>old Toyotas or Mazdas got old and I just wanted them gone for a few
>bucks. Thanks again for the lead.


It's not a super valuable car, but it's a super fun car to drive and it has
followers. Because it has followers, advertising out of state can actually
be a win. People won't come cross-country to pick up a Toyota, but they
will often be willing to do so for a clean BMW from that era.

Alternately you can just keep it and drive it and it will make you smile.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  #9  
Old December 22nd 15, 11:33 PM posted to alt.autos.bmw
Doug Chadduck
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 5
Default Brand new here looking for advice where/how to sell 88 BMW weinherited.

On 12/22/2015 6:49 AM, Scott Dorsey wrote:
> Doug Chadduck > wrote:
>>>

>> Thanks. I sent an email to them and to the local East Bay rep. Hopefully
>> something good might come from it. This is very different than when my
>> old Toyotas or Mazdas got old and I just wanted them gone for a few
>> bucks. Thanks again for the lead.

>
> It's not a super valuable car, but it's a super fun car to drive and it has
> followers. Because it has followers, advertising out of state can actually
> be a win. People won't come cross-country to pick up a Toyota, but they
> will often be willing to do so for a clean BMW from that era.
>
> Alternately you can just keep it and drive it and it will make you smile.
> --scott
>

It's starting to look like a used car lot around here. I just quit
working so my workhorse commute old Corolla just got replaced with a new
Tacoma. So it will be the family "spare". That leaves my old 88 Mazda
pickup and the BMW up for grabs. If insurance weren't so danged
expensive........You're right, it's an awfully fun car to drive and it
likes to go fast and does so with ease. That's what would get me in
trouble. Enough is enough. It has to go. One day. Yup. That's the ticket.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KBB 2009 Brand Image Awards: BMW best Performance, Exterior Design,Coolest Brand [email protected] BMW 0 March 16th 09 03:47 AM
Sell the brand shoes model of various world, bag, clothes, Bikiniswimwear swimming suit trousers, sunglasses and watch of the etc. [email protected] Driving 0 November 30th 07 12:59 PM
hot sell brand shoes/clothing/MP3/MP4... Sonia 4x4 0 September 2nd 07 05:50 PM
(offer to sell) Supply brand's handbags shoes and more as CD LV channel and so on [email protected] VW air cooled 0 June 18th 05 08:46 AM
Advice on 97 Honda Accord LX sedan... Keep it or sell it. ?? jiggaman General 0 July 15th 04 11:27 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 AutoBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.