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Selling a car to a Garage

Has anyone had experience selling cars to Garages? How badly do they short change you? We hare a car we want to sell before moving and thought it would be easiest to sell back to a used car dealership.

Also is it possible to sell the car in neighboring countries, ie. Italy?
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Has anyone had experience selling cars to Garages? How badly do they short change you? We hare a car we want to sell before moving and thought it would be easiest to sell back to a used car dealership.

Also is it possible to sell the car in neighboring countries, ie. Italy?
It is easiest, but they will suck through their teeth and pull your pants down cost wise. Most just go off the lowest end or the euro glasses guide... private sale always realises more.

Sale over the boarder is tricky as it needs to be exported and most territories are less expensive anyhow so you'd make less.
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Has anyone had experience selling cars to Garages? How badly do they short change you? We have a car we want to sell before moving and thought it would be easiest to sell back to a used car dealership.
This depends on the car! The dealer has to make a living, and he might not even want to buy it.

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This idea is hopeless, unless it is VERY exotic, due to import costs.
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This depends on the car! The dealer has to make a living, and he might not even want to buy it.


This idea is hopeless, unless it is VERY exotic, due to import costs.
LOL!!! Same time postings...
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LOL!!! Same time postings...
Hahaha... "hopeless". Nice.
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Re: Selling a car to a Garage

What is it?

Why don't you put a sales listing on here?
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Re: Selling a car to a Garage

When I sold my 10 year old Opel Omega to a dealer, got around 20% lower than a similar model listed online. But, since in absolute terms this was not much, I decided to let the dealer have it than going through the trouble of a private sale.
Also, I found many dealers, even exporters did not want to have the car!
Am glad I saved myself the headache by handing it to the dealer.
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Re: Selling a car to a Garage

If you do decide to sell privately read a recent post by luke and Jenny who were moving and the problem they had.

I guess selling to a dealer is there is no comeback - try on here - always lots of new residents
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Re: Selling a car to a Garage

Where would you find out what a car is worth in Switzerland.
Is there a web site that would give you a idea.
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Re: Selling a car to a Garage

The Eurotax prices are the most used/reliable. If you are a TCS member, you either get the guide at a lower price or free (cannot remember). I do not know whether you can get it on line. I tried once and found nothing - I just compared to what most people were selling and close to the brand of car I had.

I ended up selling to the garage for a low price - you will make less with a garage, but if you do not have time etc. to sell it yourself, at least it is easy.
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Where would you find out what a car is worth in Switzerland.
Is there a web site that would give you a idea.
The trade sell to the public here, www.autoscout24.ch
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Hahaha... "hopeless". Nice.
Sorry, but maybe better to hear the truth, than to waste your time and money trying to sell it over the border.
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Where would you find out what a car is worth in Switzerland.
Is there a web site that would give you a idea.
The Eurotax is the reference in Switzerland and the garage will always pay you the lower end (or possibly less by inventing a few excuses) of the Eurotax range.

Since you have to pay to use the Eurotax, you can have a look at sites like autoscout24.ch and see the prices of other cars of the same model and similar age/mileage (optionals have almost no influence on the price, only year and mileage are relevant). If you are selling privately you must lower a bit the price compared to a garage. If you are selling to a garage, when you half the autoscout price you are not too far from what the garage will offer you
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