Re: [DML] How to sell a DeLorean
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Re: [DML] How to sell a DeLorean



EBay is definitely any sellers achilles heel. The market for our 
vehicles is a mixed bag of good and bad reviews, and most of the bad 
come from people buying these low mileage "garage queen" cars that 
need most everything replaced but nothing has been. When the original 
hoses burst, belts snap, etc.., then they are the biggest advocates 
of how bad the cars are.
IMHO, when the time comes to sell mine, it will be done without a 
rush, and if I can repeat a phrase I heard from another driver 
that: "it belongs in a museum". I agree. It is a work of art, from 
another era, and I treat it that way.
I would recommend:
1. That you put together a professional looking dossier to hand out 
to interested parties. 
2. Have a professional appraisal. I had mine done last year (cost 
$175) at $29,000.
3. Assemble all receipts, pictures, a printout of the KBB value and 
put in a .pdf file. Print in color, and put into a report 
cover/binder.

If you take the time to look organized and professional, most will 
assume you are the same with care and maintenance.

john

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@...> wrote:
>
> I mostly agree with this statement. You can always "give" the car 
> away without difficulty. Getting what it's really worth may take a 
> bit of work.
> 
> I've considered selling mine recently. I'm not in any kind of dire 
> financial straits so I wouldn't let it go for less than I feel it's 
> worth, the market be damned. If I don't get my price, oh well.
> 
> We as a community kind of dig our own hole as far as the car's 
worth 
> is concerned. People keep selling "pristine, low mileage" cars that 
> have been stored forever and don't run for too little money. If we 
> feel that the cars are truly valuable, then we need to quit giving 
> them away on eBay and make people pay for them.
> 
> Not that I enjoy invoking Claude's name, but I believe he has a 
> spreadsheet that tracks all eBay sales of DeLoreans over a 
> considerable span of time. Maybe he'll share it and you can see the 
> trend.
> 
> Rich A.
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
> >
> > I have only ever sold one DeLorean, but I have looked at plenty 
for 
> sale (mostly for other people).
> > 
> > Your sales method depends a lot on your goals.  If you are 
looking 
> for a quick sale, E-Bay is the way to go.  Take lots of photos, and 
> include a few of the frame (most people don't do this).  You will 
> probably get a reasonable amount of money for the car.  More, if 
you 
> are willing to export (the weak US dollar makes it cheap to export 
> American cars).
> > 
> > On the other hand, if you are in no rush and want to get what you 
> think the car is worth, you can list it in various classified 
> advertisements both in print and electronic.  It may take weeks or 
> even months (in this bad economy) to find a buyer willing to pay, 
but 
> in most cases if your asking price is not unreasonable you will get 
> it.  You may also want to see if your vendor knows of anyone 
looking 
> to buy.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- On Tue, 10/7/08, John Slupski <jslupski@> wrote:
> > 
> > > Any thoughts/experiences on the best way to sell a D -
> > > Ebay, DeLorean 
> > > web sites, this mailing list?  Thanks for your help with
> > > what is truly 
> > > a sad day for me.
> > /
> >
>



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