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    Selling the S3

    Evening,

    Just placed an ad online for my S3 and having not had a lot of experience in selling cars, I thought I would see what you all thought. Any constructive criticism welcome as well as comments on the asking price?

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    Cheap car IMO, would imagine it well sell easy enough and I wouldnt reduce the price too much as I reckon its already priced right.

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    Maybe a few better photos... i.e. a close up straight on front shot, a side on shot, and also a better photo of the interior with rns-e display on and close up of dials etc.

    Other than that I'd say you've got the info spot on.

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    your interior looks brand new!! cheap car that!!
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    As said looks like you priced it right and agree with Paul wouldnt lower it too much. As aythree said get some better photos like full front, side and rear and interior looks lovely. Should sell quite easy considering price. Good luck
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    Thanks for the feedback gents. I will add some more photo's, the ones on there already were just some I had knocking about on the laptop - Car needs a good clean first lol
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    Cheap cheap cheap you cheeseball.

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    I guess you think i should increase the price then? lol
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    Seems about right price for a private seller, I'd say. Nice motor though, why are you selling it?
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    Looks like a great way of getting round the "don't advertise your car on the general discussion thread" rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartayMcFly View Post
    Seems about right price for a private seller, I'd say. Nice motor though, why are you selling it?
    I think he getting a new S4
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Looks like a great way of getting round the "don't advertise your car on the general discussion thread" rules
    LOL, not at all, I just wanted some feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    I think he getting a new S4
    Looks like I have a stalker ;-) S4 should be here by end of Feb
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    Looks like a very good advert, clearly well looked after and at the right price. If you were more local to me I would consider it myself.

    The only way you could improve on it would be to specify how many stamps are in the book and at what dates/mileages.

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    If you were closer to me, I'd maybe make you an offer too. I'm looking to move up to a decent 8P, and buying from in the forum community seems like it's a safer option than just a random seller. Just need to find a few grand extra, and the right car.
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    Good luck with selling and all the best with the S4!

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    IMO distance means nothing for the right car, particularly if you are looking for something specific.
    I travelled from the North east to Slough and pleased I did.

    3 yrs of pleasurable ownership for 1 day inconvenience and a tank of fuel is moe than worth it.
    However if you are not fussy about mileage/colour/spec then I guess they will likely be something local.

    Assuming the car is as described I would say thats a lot of car for the money.

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    Price looks about right to me. Parkers' guide price is about 1k higher but that's with half the mileage, although yours has a load of options which would offset that a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    IMO distance means nothing for the right car, particularly if you are looking for something specific.
    I travelled from the North east to Slough and pleased I did.

    3 yrs of pleasurable ownership for 1 day inconvenience and a tank of fuel is moe than worth it.
    However if you are not fussy about mileage/colour/spec then I guess they will likely be something local.

    Assuming the car is as described I would say thats a lot of car for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    IMO distance means nothing for the right car, particularly if you are looking for something specific.
    I travelled from the North east to Slough and pleased I did.

    3 yrs of pleasurable ownership for 1 day inconvenience and a tank of fuel is moe than worth it.
    However if you are not fussy about mileage/colour/spec then I guess they will likely be something local.

    Assuming the car is as described I would say thats a lot of car for the money.

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    Totally agree, except me and a mate once drove forms northants to Gateshead to look at a car for him. We got there and it was a right shed and not as described, even the wheel barings were totally shot. A wasted day and a tank of fuel, and to add to the misery we ran out of petrol on the way home arrgggghhh (not in the S3)
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    Lmfao, nice.

    Car looks lovely, was actually going through payment options for this car last night with a calculator!

    14-15k is budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by consilio View Post
    Totally agree, except me and a mate once drove forms northants to Gateshead to look at a car for him. We got there and it was a right shed and not as described, even the wheel barings were totally shot. A wasted day and a tank of fuel, and to add to the misery we ran out of petrol on the way home arrgggghhh (not in the S3)
    Done the same, more than than once! I could tell a tale or two about pointless road trips to buy cars.
    The worst thing is dealers are as unscrupulous as private sellers.

    Selling private is a royal PITA but worth it in the end when you see how much extra you have cash achieved.
    Hopefully you dont have too many mompadites to deal with and sell it on without too much grief.

    cheers
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    You've made mine seem overpriced lol
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    its so hard to price a car correctly mines for sale and i,m not sure if ive got it right !
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