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Advice on Facebook Hubs
« on: 15 March 2020, 01:08:44 »

Hi OOF members,
Advice wanted but not technical so posting here. I am thinking of selling two older cars (1 Omega and 1 golf), but, am not using e-bay/autotrader again as ended up with hundreds of stupid questions when trying to sell an X3 a couple of years ago - despite an entirely complete and honest description. In the end I sold it to a garage, for less money, but also less hassle.

Does anyone have experience of buying and selling cars on the local Facebook hubs? Please please let me know if this is a bad idea as I donít want to get into the autotrader situation again.

I have bought car parts on FB before - but, only from recommended people.

Many thanks in advance
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Re: Advice on Facebook Hubs
« Reply #1 on: 15 March 2020, 09:18:13 »

Bought my RRS Last September via Facebook (buy it sell it swap it) was bought from its second owner who had a fully documented history of the vehicle from new,he  allowed me to drive it for as long as I wanted etc. I obviously did the required checks via a website re finance , insurance history etc  all positive offered him a deposit which he declined, as he was happy with my word & a handshake  collected the vehicle a few days later and paid in cash.
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Re: Advice on Facebook Hubs
« Reply #2 on: 15 March 2020, 23:02:06 »

So a positive experience - thanks for that.
Out of interest was it all local?
My hope was that the FB route would be motel likely to keep things local. Most of the BS I have had in the last were from London and Birmingham based individuals.
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Re: Advice on Facebook Hubs
« Reply #3 on: 15 March 2020, 23:05:22 »

Yes it was local to me I live in Spalding Lincolnshire, bought the car from Cowbit approximately 5 miles from my home.
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Re: Advice on Facebook Hubs
« Reply #4 on: 15 March 2020, 23:24:22 »

Thanks - sounds like a viable option. Population density near me is far less than the Midlands and Home Counties so we always seem to have a limited market.
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Re: Advice on Facebook Hubs
« Reply #5 on: 23 March 2020, 22:14:26 »

And such a good car that it's had the purchase price spent on it again :D

Not that I can talk... Got a whole 400 miles out of my new car before the EIS completely shat itself  ::)
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Re: Advice on Facebook Hubs
« Reply #6 on: 24 March 2020, 09:47:44 »

And such a good car that it's had the purchase price spent on it again :D

Not that I can talk... Got a whole 400 miles out of my new car before the EIS completely shat itself  ::)


Car cost me £7000 & I took it to an independent to have it brought up to my standard for approximately £900 hardly anywhere near the purchase price, money well spent in my opinion.
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