1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

have i done this properly? any interests also ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by marwayg, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. marwayg
    Offline

    marwayg Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Aug 3, 2012]
    Hi all....

    Just listed my car on Ebay. Hope i get a successful sale after a huge rewrite of it all...
    I would appreciate it if people could let others know if they know anybody interested And i would be grateful if you could comment here giving me feedback whether or not the listing has been written properly (or for any improvements which i will make according to your advice)

    This is my First time selling this car on ebay properly.

    2004 AUDI A3 3.2 V6 - SPORT QUATTRO DSG AUTO GREY | eBay

    ^ The ad listing.

    Thank you all!!
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 18, 2014]

  3. wez3570
    Offline

    wez3570 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    Assume potential buyers will research you and your car on the Internet/forums and discover you fibbed on the eBay listing

    Reason for sale: As simple as needing a bigger car for an ever growing family.

    And then this is what you put in a recent thread

    ...Im looking to get a a3 diesel as soon as my 3.2 is sold - to increase my milage (quite drastically i hope) as im always on the motorway

    You also state it's had a 'Cambelt' change even though it's a chain not a belt and in a recent thread you stated that you only had the previous owners word that the chain had been replaced. Did you ever get the invoice/proof? Fair play if you did, mention it in the listing.

    One more thing....35+mpg is not very realistic, it may be achievable, just not realistic ;) I'd say 25-28mpg is nearer the mark!

    I am only saying this to help. If I had been intested initially in buying your car, my faith in you would have diminished after discovering the above.

    My advice is honesty is the best policy (when the facts are imortalised for all to see, lol).

    Sorry to see another 3.2 owner selling up. Good luck with the sale.
    #2
  4. shariain
    Offline

    shariain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    186
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    35+mpg more like 25mpg.

    Your reason for sale an ever growing family then 3 paragraphs down you say you may consider a p/x for a diesel Audi A3 and other small hatchbacks which tells me the only reason you are selling is there is a problem with your car or it costs to much to run

    Haldex oil and cam belt changed knowing it has a chain and not a belt I would then question this history if you don't have proof of the change I would then question the whole ad.

    Just my 2cents. Good luck with your sale
    #3
  5. StateOfPlay
    Offline

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    167
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    The Ad is good, but if you want some critical observations:


    Good pictures, maybe a nice couple of close ups to show off the paintwork.

    Will part ex for a 3dr Astra?

    Growing family?

    What's with the Dsg gearbox?

    Don't highlight the issue with MPG. No other ad does that, so don't make an issue of it. Reading that you have gone to great lengths to prove the economy is rather off putting. You are better to drop it altogether, as it is putting me off.

    What I want more of in the ad is details, dates about service history. Give me facts, rather than opinions.


    Good job you said "no fraudsters", that will stop them lol
    #4
  6. marwayg
    Offline

    marwayg Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    Thank you all for your advice!

    I will change the reason to the ACTUAL reason of needing a more economical car :sorry:

    And I will remove the part about mpg altogether.

    I will write down dates of the service history too so like above stated: more facts less opinions.

    And my bad, i got confused with the cambelt and chain.

    Thank you all guys!!!
    #5
  7. murran
    Offline

    murran Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    "rare lava grey exterior which compensates the beautiful black & grey leather/alacantra seats"
    is compensates the right word? shouldnt it be "compliments"?
    #6
  8. marwayg
    Offline

    marwayg Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    #7
  9. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,184
    Likes Received:
    1,651
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    Looks fine to me, there's no such thing as a 'perfect' ebay ad, you just do what you can, and be honest as you can from my experience!

    marwayg, I noticed you are based in Brum, do you know my delivery driver called Arsalan(Spelling?) by any chance? He told me me had a mate with a 3.2 V6 for sale.
    #8
  10. wez3570
    Offline

    wez3570 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    #9
  11. StateOfPlay
    Offline

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    167
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    Really like that you had added the service history dates, gives the feeling of a really genuine motor.

    Good that you dropped the issues with gearboxes and experiments with mpg.

    It is a tough market out there right now, has been for the last 3 years in the luxury second hand car market, so be prepared for it to take a while to get some interest.
    #10
  12. Turkster
    Offline

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    29
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    its a bit busy for me,

    I like to list the car for what it is, The details like MOT's & Service History Milage, number of owners, lenth of your time owning it, plenty of photos,

    the whos where why whats dont do it for me, as a buyer im not interested in your life story, in fact i could use that against you,

    good luck with your auction/sale,

    Paul
    #11
  13. wuta3
    Offline

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    341
    [Aug 4, 2012]
    Hmmm, while this might be honest, you ain't gonna make people feel comfortable about the purchase. Yes it is a 3.2 V6, so people will guess that it costs a lot to run ... but stating it in the ad is off putting.
    #12

Share This Page