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Selling a new car

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I have ordered a new car from the official dealer in Switzerland 2 months ago, waiting for it to arrive in a few weeks. I'm going to pay for it in cash. However, I might be obliged to sell it as soon as it arrives as I'm gonna need the money urgently now for another matter. Does anyone know what would be the exact procedure here? Should I in any case register the car in SAN (thus paying for the license plate and taxes) and then put it on sale myself? Or can I just put it on sale without registration? Or would it be better to ask the same dealer to put it on sale for me before getting the license plate (or after?!)? And if so, should I in any case pay for the car myself first? Will I have to sell the car with a notable lower price than I bought it?

Thanks for letting me know the best thing I can do with minimum loss of money...
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Old 18.02.2012, 00:15
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Hi folks,

I have ordered a new car from the official dealer in Switzerland 2 months ago, waiting for it to arrive in a few weeks. I'm going to pay for it in cash. However, I might be obliged to sell it as soon as it arrives as I'm gonna need the money urgently now for another matter. Does anyone know what would be the exact procedure here? Should I in any case register the car in SAN (thus paying for the license plate and taxes) and then put it on sale myself? Or can I just put it on sale without registration? Or would it be better to ask the same dealer to put it on sale for me before getting the license plate (or after?!)? And if so, should I in any case pay for the car myself first? Will I have to sell the car with a notable lower price than I bought it?

Thanks for letting me know the best thing I can do with minimum loss of money...
It would be better if the car has never been used on the road so it's still new. Perhaps the dealer will accept a small payment to cancel the contract.
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Old 18.02.2012, 00:26
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Another option is to buy on credit. You still get the car, but don't have the upfront cash outlay.
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First of all, what car is it and what is the approx value new and what did you pay for it.

If it is unregistered your loss will be somewhere around 10% providing it's not a powder pink Porsche, a lot depends on whether it's a popular car and the size of the car. A Chf 20k car new is easier to sell than a Chf 120k new car.

As soon as you register it/move it, count on losing 30%

The dealer is not your friend in this case he will take you for whatever he can, which is not a Swiss thing but international.

try asking here and remember the first loss is the best loss, bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Accept you'll lose money, take the first reasonable offer and move on.
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Re: Selling a new car

PSwiss, I would speak to the garagist to see if you can come to some arrangement. Of course, you have a contractual obligation towards him, but if you cannot buy this car now, it might be in everyone's interest to come up with a contingency plan (the garagist would have to take you to Court to get his money despite the Law being on his side). It's possible the garagiste might have a client who would be interested in the car and you should, of course, also do your best to find a buyer. I am telling you this, because about 7 years ago I bought my present car which had been ordered by a gentleman of a certain age, who died two days before it was delivered! His surviving nephews did not want the car, but were liable to pay for it. It was advertised by the garage and I bought it. The nephews sold the new car to me, and the garagist got his money!

Would you please PM me full details/specification of the car in question?
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Re: Selling a new car

Somebody I knew was in a similar situation and offered the Dealer a small "fee" to take it back.
What ever way you gonna loose money.
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Re: Selling a new car

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It's an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, red color, TCT (the very new dual-clutch gearbox), 1.4 Turbo MultiAir (petrol), 170 ch, 121g/km CO2 emissions (Cat. A), loaded with quite a bunch of popular options. The catalog price including options and with the current CHF 5000 Alfa Euro Bonus is ~ CHF 40000. I bought it for CHF 37000 after the discounts (I had a friend who knew the dealer, so I guess finally I bought for at least ~ CHF 1000 cheaper than the price sold to a random customer after discounts).
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It's an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, red color, TCT (the very new dual-clutch gearbox), 1.4 Turbo MultiAir (petrol), 170 ch, 121g/km CO2 emissions (Cat. A), loaded with quite a bunch of popular options. The catalog price including options and with the current CHF 5000 Alfa Euro Bonus is ~ CHF 40000. I bought it for CHF 37000 after the discounts (I had a friend who knew the dealer, so I guess finally I bought for at least ~ CHF 1000 cheaper than the price sold to a random customer after discounts).
Presumably you signed a contract with the dealer when you ordered the car. What does the contract say about cancellation?

As others have pointed out, cancellation is going to be the least expensive option - and the one that requires less time and effort from you...
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