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Personal Information when selling a car ??

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New to this forum and new to Switzerland. Seeking to sell my personal vehicle as I do not need it (trains are awesome). However, upon reading all the advice about Ricardo or Scout24 I see 99% are companies selling the used cars. When I tried to post an add with Scout24 it asked me for name and address where the car is shown. I am not sure I am comfortable posting name, phone, and home address so that after paying 150 CHF for a 60 day showing everyone in the world may see where I live. Any advice on how this is done ? Cant imagine that some degree of privacy would have to cost me 3000-4000 CHF to get a garage to do this for me. Thoughts or ideas please ?
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

How do you expect to sell a car (or anything) without posting personal details?

The mind boggles.

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How do you expect to sell a car (or anything) without posting personal details?

The mind boggles.

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That's easy; carrier pigeon.
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

You are selling your car, where do you want to meet potential buyers??

At the main station or at the airport ??

Where is the problem ??

What will you do , if you move to a different flat, you must allow people to enter your flat to watch you current flat, if they are willing to rent the property.

If you don't want to meet customers, sell your car to a dealer, you will loose a certain amount, because the dealer wants to make
money(it is his job).
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

Easy questions to answer so I will simply have to chuck it to "lost in translation" telling by the tone of the replies, or perhaps Swiss mentality. Let me try again ...

There are plenty of comments about every weirdo out there calling about the cars or any other item people try to sell. While it is funny to make fun of the original question above, please let's note I never said I would not list any contact information. What I said was that I dont care to give my home address to the World. On any other planet people simply have a choice to continue communication with the buyer after first contact on the phone or via email. Why would I care to tell the world my home address, in addition to my name and phone (already) ?
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

I can meet people wherever I choose to meet them, yes, the gas station down the road, migro, or my house but in the end I can choose by first screening when first contacted. Dont really get your point about the flat rental, perhaps you are responding to another post by someone else.

Love to meet customers but it does not have to be in my living room so I can get a wave of people marching through.... ergo my original inquiry. Thought someone could be of assistance with useful input.
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Why would I care to tell the world my home address, in addition to my name and phone (already) ?
Why would you care if they know?

If they know your name and phone, they can easily find out our address.

Personally, I would never buy a vehicle from anyone who failed to list such information, most likely it's a scam.

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I can meet people wherever I choose to meet them, yes, the gas station down the road, migro, or my house but in the end I can choose by first screening when first contacted. Dont really get your point about the flat rental, perhaps you are responding to another post by someone else.

Love to meet customers but it does not have to be in my living room so I can get a wave of people marching through.... ergo my original inquiry. Thought someone could be of assistance with useful input.
Get a separate PAYG phone if your that paranoid. After 7 more posts & 1 week of membership you can advertise the car ob the forum
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Easy questions to answer so I will simply have to chuck it to "lost in translation" telling by the tone of the replies, or perhaps Swiss mentality. Let me try again ...

There are plenty of comments about every weirdo out there calling about the cars or any other item people try to sell. While it is funny to make fun of the original question above, please let's note I never said I would not list any contact information. What I said was that I dont care to give my home address to the World. On any other planet people simply have a choice to continue communication with the buyer after first contact on the phone or via email. Why would I care to tell the world my home address, in addition to my name and phone (already) ?
sell it in an auction on Ricardo (auction, not an ad).
this shows no personal information.
also make sure the registraton plate is clearly visible
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On any other planet people simply have a choice to continue communication with the buyer after first contact on the phone or via email.
Actually, that isn't quite true. On my home planet of Aa§u M˘ăuix, initial contact is made via transfer of mental serum, which is only possible by telepathically communicating one's precise grid co-ordinates to the potential buyer, along with blood group (there are 15 different blood groups amongst the sentient life forms of Aa§u M˘ăuix) and cerebral convolution index.

In comparison, posting your address so potential buyers can be reassured that you're not a scamster is no threat to your privacy at all, presuming you have windows and doors with locks and suchlike.

Also, anyone who sees your licence plate can find out your address in seconds using the internet.

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Mental serum is so 35th century...
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

OP, are they asking for your exact address or for a city/canton? I ask because most sites allow you to filter by location so that you aren't trying to buy a frigo or a home free weights set from someone on the other side of the country.

In any case, why not just list the local train station (parking lot) as the "shown" location and ask those interested to meet you there for the inspection or carjacking to go down.
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

Good point fatmanfilms, that is a good suggestion. Just wanted to understand customary approach. It seems the alternative might be standard procedure.
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sell it in an auction on Ricardo (auction, not an ad).
this shows no personal information.
also make sure the registraton plate is clearly visible
Sure thing, will do. And when I am comfortable with who I am dealing with surely they will not only see the license plate but also the vehicle registration/ownership papers with my real name. Will also be sure to remove the drugs and weapons from the trunk before delivery
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

Are you kidding me? Really you also come from Aa§u M˘ăuix !! Do you know ^uyt& ?? We all went to school together ;-)
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OP, are they asking for your exact address or for a city/canton? I ask because most sites allow you to filter by location so that you aren't trying to buy a frigo or a home free weights set from someone on the other side of the country.

In any case, why not just list the local train station (parking lot) as the "shown" location and ask those interested to meet you there for the inspection or carjacking to go down.
So perhaps I misunderstood the Scount24 website but it seemed to be asking for my billing information for the CC charge (which I fully understand) but also the street address for the advertisement. Sure I would understand city or code for search purposes in and around your home town but this one seemed to be asking for an exact address where the car would be shown and that is what surprised me.
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Re: Personal Information when selling a car ??

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In my understanding you can block your license plate information from being viewed by the general public, not?
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In my understanding you can block your license plate information from being viewed by the general public, not?
Depends on the canton.

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