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Advice on selling my 2002 TF 115 10 months 2 weeks ago #203056

I’m sorry to be negative about Bangers & Cash, it’s a program designed to entertain folk like ourselves who have more than just a passing interest in cars.
It has been said that there are two sorts of visitors to the auctions, those who are looking to pay less than market value to turn a quick profit & those who hope to get on TV.
I don’t altogether agree with those sentiments but I don’t think it’s a good route to valuing your car.
The other aspect & it’s along similar line, have the figures banded about distorted the market, if someone comes to view your car & negotiations are in progress how often will Bangers priced be sighted.
I have no idea if Salvage Hunters skewed the expectations in the antiques game but I would like to bet things are different post S/H than before.
M

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Advice on selling my 2002 TF 115 10 months 2 weeks ago #203060

Go to the website and check the sold prices. It's a car auction, just the same as anywhere else.

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Advice on selling my 2002 TF 115 10 months 2 weeks ago #203064

You are indeed correct it is a car auction & I’ve no doubt car auctions have had to brush up on their reputations from when I was familiar with a couple around me. The owner was always bristling with cash & I have no doubt he sold almost all the bangers in the district. But they are still car auctions which is primarily a way to shift a car quickly & for a dealer to spot a potential profit. If you had a car on which you had lavished time & money would an auction like Bangers be your desired route to its disposal.
There’s a gulf between where we operate & where real auction money is made, are cars were doomed almost from the outset due to engine, other issues & our galant motoring press who have always preferred foreign exotica to home grown offerings.
Those of us who have stuck with our cars & have looked after them are reaping the rewards in reliability which should have been available from square one.
Better gaskets, low water warnings, better brakes etc. In a parallel world the MGf & tf’s would be lovingly pushed across the block to achieve the values that a really good one should command, but we don’t.
Obviously it’s up to the owner how & where they dispose of their car but for me Bangers & Cash is a great throw away line for a reality TV program & in my opinion is not a good template for putting a value on a car.
Finally if you were to compare their list of sale prices with what was once considered the grail book on car pricing, Glasses Guide, would a correlation be seen?
There has be a comment on another thread about healthy debate informing & educating. If you are willing to comment on a site like T-bar you hold a opinion, sometimes to the point of being opinionated, you have one view with which I do not hold & that is just fine.
M

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Advice on selling my 2002 TF 115 10 months 2 weeks ago #203072

And you say that I'm opinionated? Thats rich after your rant. You completely miss the point, I mentioned this website as a general guide, because the OP was looking for some idea of how to price his car. I was not saying that Mathewsons were the Bible of car prices.

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Advice on selling my 2002 TF 115 10 months 2 weeks ago #203073

We will never agree on this one & that's fine, however when you say that I've completely missed the point, I fear you may not be used to my Style. I was not implying that it was you who were opinionated, I was turning the lens on myself, self deprecation is my stock in trade & not only on here, my tongue is firmly in my cheek for the most part. I've spent my life doing serious stuff, thus I see my retirement as a time to laugh, joke & generaly taking the piss. Where there's a signicant divergence is the choice of B&C as your bell wether; general auction values are also published on the Internet & some of these are an aggregations of a number. The price / cost of a car will always find a level & that depends on the buyers, an auction is the pressure cooker of car prices which depress prices & that's because the sale prices are governed solely by buyers, there's no interplay between buyer & seller, one should be working to buy for as little as possible the sellers aim should be the maximum. And if that's not an opinium what is?

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Advice on selling my 2002 TF 115 8 months 2 weeks ago #204059

The Blue Gnu is now sold

I still have the black one so am not leaving the forum ( who just said pity?! )
2003 TF 135 sunstorm

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