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Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

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goducks124
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#21 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:21 pm

Thanks all. I think I’m gonna give the BaT thing a shot. Gonna play around with that site, research some things and probably list it tomorrow. Thinking start at 28 and maybe hold out for a reserve just over.....that’s if they will accept it. Haha
Past and present pointed threes...
1972 280 Sedan
1980 280GE G-Wagon aka "Helga"
1991 190E 2.6
2000 ML320
2001 ML55 Probably the one I miss the most...
2013 C300 4matic

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soymateo
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#22 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:56 pm

I don't see a reason why they wouldn't accept it, I love your truck! They certainly allow reserves, but bidding starts out at $0 typically. As you can imagine "no reserve" auctions get a little more traction. If reserve isn't met they will put you in touch with the highest bidder to hopefully continue the conversation. I have a few friends that have had very positive experiences as buyers and sellers on BaT
'88 W460 300GD LWB 617a

dcurbet
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#23 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:57 pm

You can submit it tomorrow but they won’t list until it fits their schedule or not at all depending on how likely it is to sell in comparison to your reserve
if you have a no reserve auction Then of course they will list it guaranteed.

goat
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#24 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:47 pm

goducks124 wrote:Thanks all. I think I’m gonna give the BaT thing a shot. Gonna play around with that site, research some things and probably list it tomorrow. Thinking start at 28 and maybe hold out for a reserve just over.....that’s if they will accept it. Haha

You apply to BaT with listing text and photos. They will accept you or not, but they like to get you to go "no reserve" and I resisted that. Two days later they took the listing with the reserve I wanted.
They will write the text for you and they do a good job.
I'd suggest getting the seats done first and having a pro take pictures. Maybe even a video or two.
My guess is that you might be weeks from having it listed. Maybe not depending on their backlog.
But December and January are not good selling months. Better to wait until March/April when the Spring juices begin to flow and financial caution evaporates.
My 2 cents from buying and selling way too many vehicles.
1984 W460 280GE Cabrio

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soymateo
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#25 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:02 pm

I'd also recommend expanding the description by writing features, work, upgrades etc in the comments once it is listed and being VERY available to address questions and concerns in the comments. The text BaT writes does not always highlight everything a seller wants to mention. The comments make or break and auction in my opinion
'88 W460 300GD LWB 617a

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Beater_Bimmer
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#26 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:44 pm

Again... shame it’s not CA legal or I’d consider :(

Skotso
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#27 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:09 pm

If you've not committed to the BAT posting yet, I'd love to talk to you about possibly purchasing your vehicle. I'm new to the forum and am not sure how to DM you. Perhaps you can DM me?

goat
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Re: Thinking about selling?....1980 280GE

Post#28 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Click on his avatar and then his profile, followed by "send private message".
Also, I've viewed this vehicle and can give you my impressions of it and the owner - both very positive.
Just PM me the same way and I'll send my phone or email address.
1984 W460 280GE Cabrio

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