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#1 Gumbette

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

For those who have gone through the process, just wondering how long it takes on average to sell a used car?  When do you know if you've set the price right or if you need to drop it?

#2 shopalot33

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

DH sold a ute a year ago through cars online.  Sold within two weeks, not to far below the asking price.  We were happpy.

Good luck.

#3 Guest_Wyn99_*

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Depends on the car, its condition, age, kms travelled, where you live, how desperate you are to sell etc. Could take one week or 6 months.

check out carsales.com.au to view comparative cars

check out redbook.com.au for used car prices

good luck

#4 shopalot33

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Sorry, it was carsales.com.au, not carsonline.

#5 FiveAus

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Some cars are easy to sell, others aren't. A girl at work tried to sell her Holden Cruze (old style, not the current hatch/sedan) on Drive and Cars.com and after 6 months she took it off the market. She's still driving it.
But something like a Nissan x-trail or Fird Focus or Subaru Inpreza would sell very quickly if it was priced appropriately and in good condition.

#6 *JJ*

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

We recently sold 2 of our cars one a 2009 and a 2010 model. The sedan took about 2 months and the ute closer to 6. We are in a small town in Qld and I had them on carsales but ended up selling through buy, swap, sell page on FB (both) and both owners got a bargain in the end!!
Hope yours sells quickly original.gif

#7 Gumbette

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Thank you for your replies everyone.

(It's a 2010 Toyota 4WD, it's only been on line for 3 days, I'm just super impatient!)

#8 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

My Honda jazz I had a buyer within 24 hrs who purchased the car.

DH's Astra took 2-3 wks

My old SAAB 900 took 8 wks to find the right buyer.

Never dropped the price on any car. We researched price and set ours accordingly.

Edited by lsolaBella, 10 November 2012 - 10:17 PM.


#9 SeaPrincess

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 10/11/2012, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never dropped the price on any car. We researched price and set ours accordingly.

This is really important. When I sold DH's car, I looked up the red book price, it was in great condition, ran well and we priced it at the low end of what they recommended.  We sold it to the 3rd guy who looked at it.  I would have kept it if I could have got 3 car seats in it!

R

#10 BeachedAsBro

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

It took about two weeks to sell my late model Mazda 2. We looked on redbook and got the used car price for the kilometres and condition there. We advertised it for $12,500, got $11,200 which I was happy with as the redbook value was $11,500 wink.gif

#11 KayDan0707

Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Hi, I sold my 1998 Honda CRV, excellent condition & really low kms for its age, last Saturday just 2 hours after it was listed on carsales.com.au.   I listed it for mid book price and the first guy who turned up took it for cash at full price!  I was in shock that it went so quickly.  The car had just been detailed so it looked great but I think it was just priced right.

Best of luck with your sale.




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