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Selling Question

wedgie

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I am just about ready to list my '63 Dodge Polara convertible. Ebay is expensive but has a lot of viewers. Craigslist is cheap but I am a bit reluctant in having unknown folks at my house (I am wheelchair bound). My question is; are there any reputable, reasonably priced, places to list my '63?
Thanks in advance to "early B body" folks for any helpful response.
John
 
Personally, I'd try the free places first, unless you really need to move the car quickly. I'd list it here and facebook 1st and see if you got an interested/possible buyers. I browse alot of stuff but rarely do I search craigslist anymore, but that's just me.
 
I'm not on it, but many in this area use facebook marketplace to buy and sell. ruffcut
 
Hemming Auctions set a reserve at a price that if it's reached your happy. If it's close to reserve Hemmings could contact the bidder and you'll accept his bid. If you sell, have a rent-a-cop be there for transaction and or when they pick up the car. Have them pay with a wire transfer and you can check if you got paid online. Have an account just for wire transfer and as soon as you get the payment move it to another account.
 
That is silly advice, you don’t need a separate account, and a wire transfer cannot be reversed.

Also, every time you write a check that person has your bank account number and nothing bad happens. They can’t do anything with it because they cannot prove they are you.
 
That is silly advice, you don’t need a separate account, and a wire transfer cannot be reversed.

Also, every time you write a check that person has your bank account number and nothing bad happens. They can’t do anything with it because they cannot prove they are you.
Guess I'm overly cautious. Not so sure about silly.
 
Hemming Auctions set a reserve at a price that if it's reached your happy. If it's close to reserve Hemmings could contact the bidder and you'll accept his bid. If you sell, have a rent-a-cop be there for transaction and or when they pick up the car. Have them pay with a wire transfer and you can check if you got paid online. Have an account just for wire transfer and as soon as you get the payment move it to another account.
When I sold my gtx convertible I was told exactly that by a guy who buys and sells for a living. To my surprise, my bank told me if there was a problem (rare but possible ) with the transfer, moving it to another account within their bank wasn’t good enough. They said they could still access the money. I was shocked so I moved the money to another bank account. I appreciated their honesty but I couldn’t believe it. It was my nest egg after a divorce so I didn’t want to take any chances. Seems you can’t be too careful theses days.
 
Unfortunately, in today's environment, it seems that scammers, violence, and thieves are commonplace. At my age and physical disability, I am leary. A few years back, I could and would handle my own. That was then and this is now, though.
That is why I ask.
I really appreciate the answers. Sounds like there is a lot of experience with selling here.
 
Post a couple pics too. Depends if your selling a project or a trailer queen where you should sell too.
 
Interesting topic.
Bank certified checks only protect the bank, not the account owner, and wire transfers come with the same policies that protect the banks, not the consumer.

Even wiring it to another bank account won't help if the funds are bad, it already came from another bank the first time from the alleged buyer.
Banks protect banks.

I haven't sold a high dollar item on ebay in a while, last one I did was a classic car, and after reading their policies and calling them, I paid the ebay fee to ensure the $ and buyer were legit.

Cash works too, if it's not counterfeit, lol.
 
Here are some pics. Not quite ready to list yet as I want to adjust the valves and re-install the back seat. I took it out in order to check the floor for rust and to see if the build sheet was still there. Pristine floor and intact build sheet. Go figure. The pictures actually look better than the car does, up close. Obviously was painted green at one time and then it looks like it was painted close to the original color without pulling the trim. Based on the history, I think Earl Scheibb. Surprisingly solid car. Apparantly, at one time it had been hit in the right quarter. Rather than properly reparing it, the bondo can was used. A quarter panel was included with my purchase. I was told that it is NOS. Appears to be. I would say that it is the most solid early B that I have seen in 20 years. IMO, a great candidate for restoration or for some quarter panel work, sanding and painting.
I am going to check out all of the suggestions. I really do appreciate everything.

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List it here?

Where a LOT of your target audience is already.
 
Until recently I have never done this. But this past fall and again recently I met the older buyer and seller at the bank. We just sat in the peaceful lobby and did things there. It was easy and both parties knew what they were getting. Plus it was secure.

I haven't always done that but it worked for me.

Also, I myself have not had an issue with Craigslist. It works, and alot of older fellows like it and I am usually buying older fellow stuff. FB can be nasty but it does get a lot of traffic.

Not a huge FB guy for big ticket items.
 
I just tried to sell my Challenger on Ebay.
The high bidder backed out, what a fiasco.

Ebay's fomat doesn't work well since it has become Buyer centric. In the past once you made a bid you had a legal obligation to pay for the item. Aparently a bidder has no obligation now.

No only that, but the Ebay interface / system has become extremely difficult to use, and buggy.
 
Based on everything, I believe that as soon as I re-install the back seat and adjust the valves, I will list on FBBO in order to get some idea of interest.
I thank y'all.
John
 
I bought, and later sold, a high end GTX on this site. So I have experienced both ends of a transaction on FBBO. (I am not a flipper, that's just how things worked out, a car I had been chasing for five decades surfaced, and I bought it.) Over the years I've bought and sold through Hemmings, Auto Trader, Mopar Collector's Guide, Cars On Line, and Kruse Auction (when they still in business), and word of mouth. I haven't used any of the newer platforms. The FBBO deal was the smoothest of all of them, got connected with like minded, serious hobbyists.
 
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