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Old 21st Sep 2012, 19:49   #1
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Selling Nissan 350z .... ideas please ?!

Evening all, My Dads selling his 350z after purchasing a nice new Lexus is220d but hasn't had any luck selling or even getting any viewings !

Now Im well aware this is a restricted market especially within today's climate but can anyone see something wrong with the eBay listing ? Any major No no's ?

P.S this isnt one of those LOOK AT MY CAR FOR SALE threads, genuine advice wanted please

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1408503028...84.m1586.l2649

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 19:52   #2
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If it were about March next year I'd probably buy that. It's the interior I want and I could deal with the colour (although I'd rather black). Looks like a good advert and the price isn't *too* bad and reflects that it's lowish milage and in good nick.

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 19:55   #3
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If it were about March next year I'd probably buy that. It's the interior I want and I could deal with the colour (although I'd rather black). Looks like a good advert and the price isn't *too* bad and reflects that it's lowish milage and in good nick.
Thanks for the feedback !

Yeah he's looked after it so well I cant believe no one has snapped it up tbf... had two silly offers of 5000 for it which is clearly dealers

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 19:57   #4
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Looks decent enough just got to wait it out.

Only thing for me, and not saying it'd put me off, is the Primewell tyres
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 19:59   #5
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Looks decent enough just got to wait it out.

Only thing for me, and not saying it'd put me off, is the Primewell tyres
Yeah the two Primewell's where the previous owners choice ! haha but the rears are Continentals so all the power goes through those

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 20:05   #6
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Do people really buy cars at that price point from eBay? Presumably you'd have more interest on Pistonheads and/or Autotrader


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Old 21st Sep 2012, 20:08   #7
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Do people really buy cars at that price point from eBay? Presumably you'd have more interest on Pistonheads and/or Autotrader
Well I cant see why not ! eBay isn't what it used to be in terms of reputation for being dodgy ( most of the time )

I'm looking at a BMW E92 on the bay at over 13k so it is possible...

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 20:10   #8
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As above, it wouldn't even enter my head to look on eBay if I want to spend 7000 on a 350z, putting it on PH and AT will likely get a lot more interest.

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 20:16   #9
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Nom nom lovely car .

My 2006 GT comes in 7 days! I'm like a kid on crack waiting for it.

I would list it on here ... http://www.350z-uk.com/ and pistonheads.

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 20:27   #10
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Ok seems like a unanimous vote for listing it on PistonHeads... so that's what ill get cracking with ! Thanks for your ideas people...keep them coming

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 20:27   #11
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Ok seems like a unanimous vote for listing it on PistonHeads... so that's what ill get cracking with ! Thanks for your ideas people...keep them coming
Tbh my experience... give someone a ride in it and it's access to their wallet.

Worked on me anyway

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 21:06   #12
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Any owner's clubs? Try on there?

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 21:10   #13
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Car looks great besides the seat/handbrake colour. I would recommend getting the leather seat bolster repaired, probably cost about 70, but will make car mint.
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 21:16   #14
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The fact it's on eBay probably plays a large part. It's not something I'd associate as being the first port of call when thinking of spending 7k + on a performance car. (Unless I was looking for a repaired / damaged / fixer-upper or a car from a dealer.

This assumption may be inaccurate but it's the assumption which is shared by a lot of people.
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 21:34   #15
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That leather damage is nothing 4RE leather would sort that out (would find him on 350z uk forums)

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 22:28   #16
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Ebay is the first mistake.

Nice car BTW!

Common colour though, there will be loads of examples. Other than that they're just hard cars to sell hence why most of us owners feel like we have got a "bargain" when we bought.

Not much help I'm afraid.
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 06:11   #17
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Good advert, nice car (interior is a bit marmite) but deffo get the bolster sorted.

Have to agree with some of the other posters here, I don't think Ebay is the right place to sell.
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 06:47   #18
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I would stick it on Pistonheads and see how it sells.

I for one am all for cheap tyres on A-B runarounds, but them Primewall tyres would put me off straight away, I know it is silly but on a car like that it makes me think what else has been scrimped on?

Not saying get a top end premium brand on but look at the price of a mid-high range tyre?

Also with the bolster have a look at leather dyes, may be able to fit it up for cheap?
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 07:20   #19
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I tend to agree with the above on both points - Pistonheads is a far better place to start, get some dye over that leather and hunt down 2 (even part worn) decent tyres for the front if you're hoping to get close to asking for it.

That and a lot of patience as it's pretty hard to shift cars like the 350 these days - that doesn't mean it's worth an less though, just a matter of waiting for the right buyer.
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 07:26   #20
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2 points I would sort out,

1. Take it for a drive Before the pic so you can clean the front discs up as it looks like it's been standing to an uniformed browser/buyer.
2. Sort the spacing on the advert as its awkward to read. There is lso something about the words I don't like but it's hard to explain. Don't mean to be rude but it seems like an excited kid has posted that about his car rather than a mature owner who loved his pride & joy.

Like I said I mean no offence it's just my opinion for what it's worth.

DOES THIS RAG SMELL LIKE CHLOROFORM TO YOU ?
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 07:43   #21
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Seems a bit overpriced to me? A 2004 350z for 7650? Or am I missing something? It's an 8 year old car.

Nice motor though

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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 08:17   #22
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Too much waffle I got bored after the first paragraph, no one cares it's been reduced, no one cares that you have a family, you'll put people off saying you serviced it yourself, get rid of the tyre kickers bit, get rid of the bolster picture, the next owner will be the 5th owner, far to expensive.

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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 09:41   #23
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Badly written. People wants facts not stories. Also brake is spelt wrong


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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 09:53   #24
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I agree with the others. If I'm looking for a second hand car I'd be checking out PH and Autotrader. Usually Autotrader first and comparing with other similar ages and models. I thought showing the leather scuffing was good as makes you feel it's a more reliable seller.

I usually only look at PH if I'm checking out something special. AT makes it easier to filter when looking for more common cars.

Good luck with the sale!
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 10:38   #25
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Needs to go on autotrader really. On the whole people look at eBay for local oddities and bargain bangers, not proper money car purchases.

Self service may well put people off as will el cheapo tyres on a car like that. Both give the impression of no expense spent type ownership.

Oh and re clean the centre console and snap another photo. That looks like my monitor at work when the cleaner has been in with her damp rag approach to cleaning

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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 10:53   #26
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Shame he didn't keep up the full nissan dealership stamps... you went until 30k, why not continue lol.

Mine is 33k full Nissan service history... I see no reason to spare a few quid and ruin the reputation of the service book if the previous owner has been doing it properly.

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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 10:56   #27
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As the others have said, I wouldn't even consider buying a car at that price point from ebay. PH, owners forum and Gumtree, I actually sold my 350z through Gumtree earlier this year.

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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 11:38   #28
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Too much waffle I got bored after the first paragraph, no one cares it's been reduced, no one cares that you have a family, you'll put people off saying you serviced it yourself, get rid of the tyre kickers bit, get rid of the bolster picture, the next owner will be the 5th owner, far to expensive.
Harsh, but this.


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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 15:46   #29
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I bought a 350z a few months ago, paid 7500 for 05 GT with 22k miles and 2 owners and I've since seen similar advertised from a dealer

Your price point might need to come down just a little, one thing that might be helpful is to mention that as its pre-06 tax is 275pa rather than 475pa which is what made me start considering pre-06 cars
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 16:03   #30
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Stick it on PH at 6950 and just stick to facts and not some story about the car.

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