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Selling car outside of Switzerland??

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I'm trying to sell a Volvo sedan (s50, T5, 2012) and haven't had much interest here in Switzerland. Does anyone know a good way to get more work about the car out--possibly to sell outside of CH?

39K CHF, luxurious with a lot of extras, etc.
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Old 22.07.2012, 19:15
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Hi,
I'm trying to sell a Volvo sedan (s50, T5, 2012) and haven't had much interest here in Switzerland. Does anyone know a good way to get more work about the car out--possibly to sell outside of CH?

39K CHF, luxurious with a lot of extras, etc.
Where have you tried to sell?

I wouldn't export it if I were you... Paperwork, VAT and they are worth more in CH
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Old 22.07.2012, 20:15
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Re: Selling car outside of Switzerland??

You can try to sell it anywhere you want outside of Switzerland. It's up to the person outside if they are going to want to buy it and do all the paperwork to import into their country. I'd imagine unless it's something pretty special or really cheap, they have the same or very similar in their own countries. So won't be inclined to want to go through the trouble of exporting it from Switzerland.
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I'm trying to sell a Volvo sedan (s50, T5, 2012) and haven't had much interest here in Switzerland.
There is no Volvo S50...

If it is an S40, I'm sorry to tell you that small sedans just aren't popular around here... and it isn't much different in neighboring countries AFAIK.

If you try to sell it abroad, consider that the general price level in most countries is lower than in Switzerland plus the buyer will have to deal with the additional hassle of importing the car which means you'll have to price it even lower.

My advice: advertise it in Switzerland and lower the price step by step... sooner or later someone will bite.

Just to give you an idea about pricing in Germany: New S40 T5 on autoscout24.de for €29'819.
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There is no Volvo S50...
Maybe she means V50? But that's a break/wagon?
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Re: Selling car outside of Switzerland??

Maybe the seller is trying to get around the "Make 10 posts before advertising a sale" EF rule?
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Re: Selling car outside of Switzerland??

Sorry--I did a typo. It's an S60 sedan. I haven't used this and didn't know how to edit my post after typing it.
I've only posted on WRS and glocals and car4you. I am considering autoscout and ricardo.ch but have to pay for them. They seem to have TONS of the same car so I don't know how effective it would be and I'd just be throwing away a couple hundred francs by posting. Is trade in at garages worth it or do they take a big cut?

I have 2.5 weeks to sell. If I don't get an offer worth selling it then I just take it back to the US with me. Volvo will actually ship it to the US for free for me...it's just we're moving to Manhattan and I don't need/really want a car there. I also don't want to take a big hit on the price, so taking it would be fine.

So: short time line (about 2 weeks), desire to get a good/fair price (not a fire-sale). Happy to trade it in if it's decent or happy to post it on sites with fees if they are worth the money.
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Re: Selling car outside of Switzerland??

Wow--the german ones are a lot less expensive. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Selling car outside of Switzerland??

Surely it would be much better to take a big hit on the price and sell asap?
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