Monday, May 14, 2007
Going Once, Going Twice
Frank and Jenny picked up my 1998 Escort today. They paid $430 cash for this car with 210k miles, a bad clutch, bad brakes, and numerous other minor problems.
My hunch is they work for a dealership and can get it fixed up pretty cheap.
Either way I'm happy to have it out of my driveway and even happier to have the extra cash in my pocket, though with a family our size, it won't last long.
In case you're curious, it costs $90 to sell a car on ebay. It costs $40 just to list it, and then another $50 when you get a bid (above the reserve price, if you set one).
There were 20 bids from 9 different bidders, and 941 different people viewed the auction! Pretty cool if you ask me!
I took alot of pictures and described in detail as many of the problems as I could. I think my honesty helped to sell the car. Since I admitted it had numerous problems, I think the buyer could be pretty confident in what they were actually bidding on.
They did leave me positive feedback within just a few hours of picking up the car, so they must have been satisfied with the transaction!