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    Has anyone used BaT to sell a car?
    Good? Bad?
    I'm going to sell my V coupe

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    I used it to buy a Jeep and tried to sell my Chevelle on it. They wanted the reserve to be at 35k and I wanted 55k, so they didn't let me put it on there. The funny thing is that a dealer bought the car from me and sold it on BAT for 85k and originally had the reserve set at 100k. YES, that dealer sells quite a few cars on BAT.

    So, if you are going to sell it with a reserve, they may not allow you to set the reserve where you think it should be.

    That being said, everything went well when I bought the Jeep and there weren't any issues whatsoever. I haven't heard any real complaints about it.

    Just my .02....grr

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    Thanks for the input. Oddly enough I'm also thinking of a 55k reserve for mine.


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    Like I mentioned - They said a 64 Chevelle isn't very desirable and wouldn't allow me to have the reserve I wanted, no matter what I told them I did to the car...

    Below is my car and while the dealer added some billet aluminum things and changed the seats, it is pretty much how I had it. I kept the engine compartment and interior a bit more stock looking, but I did all of the mechanicals...

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...-malibu-ss-11/

    grr

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    My neighbor sells vintage Alpha Romeo cars all the time on that site. Must be something good about it.

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    I tried to sell an Aprilia RS motorcycle on there, they didn’t accept it.

    I’ve bid on a few cars with the intent to buy but last minute bid increment were several thousand per bid putting prices out or reach and out of reason for that vehicle.

    Crazy money on that site, best explanation I have seen is “weed money”. Good for sellers tough to be a buyer although I watch auction all the time.

    Also some of the comments are priceless.

    Have you checked out CarsandBids?

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    I tried to sell a low mileage FJ Cruiser on there and they denied it. No appeal process.
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    I assumed that the last few years they were just in existence for money laundering. You see the same vehicles show up all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK View Post
    I.

    Have you checked out CarsandBids?
    X2, give it a look.
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    I have sold on BaT previously. I think it's attractive because of the large pool of buyers and easily shareable nature of the listings but it's not without risk. Lotta flakes out there.

    There is definitely shill bidding on the site, which I'm seeing more and more on the expensive stuff.
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