Last week I both bought and sold a car on eBay. I got fed up with my Vauxhall Omega and decided to chop it in for a Jaguar. Not a particularly expensive purchase, but I’ve been on the look out for one ever since I bought the Omega in an emergency last February.
Buying was easy, I found the Jaguar at the , near High Wycombe. A quick run over on Friday to check the motor out and with a promise that they’d fix the window electrics and put a year’s MOT on the car and I paid up the deposit. A few days later on Tuesday last week the car was ready and having cadged a lift off a friend I was able to drive the car home and have happily been running around in it ever since.
That left me with the Omega to get rid of. Again I turned to eBay and with a few photo’s I listed it and had it sold the same week. I’d have expected it to be difficult to shift a 3 litre lump of an estate but the buyers were delighted with their new purchase and drove the car away on Friday.
As I said I do love eBay Motors – it short circuits the tiresome route of putting an ad in the local paper or autotrader, waiting for the pointless phone calls from tyre kickers who have no intention of buying. I’ve never had anyone commit to buy a car and then back out because I missed a small blemish to the paintwork or any of the other tired old excuses I had way back in the past when selling cars off-line.
The thing that disappoints me with eBay Motors is that I rarely get to receive or give feedback – eBay don’t have a facility for leaving feedback when you buy or sell with classified ads. I’d happily praise Kars Ltd, they were honest about the state of the car they sold me. It was ready for collection with it’s new MOT when they told me it would be. They popped down to the Post Office to tax the car for me, as I knew I wouldn’t get time that day. They were a delight to deal with and I’d like to leave them positive feedback but I can’t. That’s a shame.