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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

    Valuable service or colossal waste of time? Definitely NOT a waste of time.
    Viable pool of capable buyers or just a bunch E30 buyer wanna be’s? Its a larger wider group of car enthusiasts and even auto "investors"
    Reserve vs. No Reserve? Reserve if it was up to me, unless I was over it and ready to sell.
    BaT vs. selling on eBay? BaT 100%

    The way I see it, I would list it here and maybe Craigslist for a period of time, and when its "time to go" I would list it on BaT. If its really time to go, I would list it at No-Reserve, or maybe a low reserve.



    1990 325i Convertible
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...convertible-9/

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    Thx for your input!

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      Originally posted by Uber///m3 View Post
      I realize this section of the forum is primarily for posting cars posted on BaT for bid. And this section’s been in existence for a little over 4 1/2 years. So, I’m wondering if those of you that are ardent followers have an opinion (good or bad) with selling a car on BaT?

      Valuable service or colossal waste of time?
      Viable pool of capable buyers or just a bunch E30 buyer wanna be’s?
      Reserve vs. No Reserve?
      BaT vs. selling on eBay?

      All opinions welcome...thanks in advance,
      I tried to sell my M50 swap on BaT 2 months ago. I was approved, after I agreed to a no Reserve sale.

      I didn't sell the car through BaT, because they took so long to list the car. I maintained my other For Sale listings, in spite of their instructions to take them down, and that's how the car sold. I couldn't wait a month for BaT to put my add up on their website.

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        Originally posted by twright View Post

        I tried to sell my M50 swap on BaT 2 months ago. I was approved, after I agreed to a no Reserve sale.

        I didn't sell the car through BaT, because they took so long to list the car. I maintained my other For Sale listings, in spite of their instructions to take them down, and that's how the car sold. I couldn't wait a month for BaT to put my add up on their website.
        BaT informed me in advance that there’s about a 4 week “backlog” of cars to go up on the block (I took that as a sign of their increasing popularity). But that won’t effect my decision because if I decide to sell mine, it’ll be in the Spring of 2021. Thx for your input!

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          Bring-a-Trailer would be more valuable if it sent independent auto appraisers to document conditions of cars.

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            Originally posted by Vincenze View Post
            Bring-a-Trailer would be more valuable if it sent independent auto appraisers to document conditions of cars.
            That would be a real liability issue. This way they are pretty much advertising the car for the owner, and that's it.

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              Originally posted by Vincenze View Post
              Bring-a-Trailer would be more valuable if it sent independent auto appraisers to document conditions of cars.
              That’s sort of something else I was wondering. I’ve seen some sellers post 150+ pics and 3-4 videos of cars they’re auctioning off. But would that be considered “sufficient” by most BaT buyers? I know a lot of buyers make their purchase contingent on a pre-purchase inspection (and rightly so), but to me, nothing replaces putting your own eyes on the car and driving it...

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                Originally posted by Uber///m3 View Post

                That’s sort of something else I was wondering. I’ve seen some sellers post 150+ pics and 3-4 videos of cars they’re auctioning off. But would that be considered “sufficient” by most BaT buyers? I know a lot of buyers make their purchase contingent on a pre-purchase inspection (and rightly so), but to me, nothing replaces putting your own eyes on the car and driving it...
                On eBay, you can easily walk away from the deal if you travel to see your purchased car and don't like it. It costs only $100 to the seller.
                I tried to buy a car on eBay once, but the seller wrote me how he liked his car very much and couldn't let it go. He contacted me a few months later and offered to come and buy it, but my interest was lost. I still see it on autotrader, 3 years ago.

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                  1992 318i Convertible
                  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-bmw-318-19/

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                  Simon
                  Current Car:
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                  -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



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                    1988 M3
                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...3-evolution-2/

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                    Simon
                    Current Car:
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                    -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                      1989 M3
                      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-m3-51/

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                      Simon
                      Current Car:
                      -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                      -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        1987 325i Convertible
                        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-bmw-325i-56/


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                        Current Car:
                        -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                        -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                          1988 S54 Swapped M3
                          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-122/
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                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                          -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                            This is gonna be interesting...

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                              currently at $35k with 1 day left. Thought this would be up in the 60-70k range?
                              1990 325is
                              m52b28
                              3.73lsd
                              g260 (1987 325is 5spd tranny)

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                                Originally posted by TeXJ View Post

                                currently at $35k with 1 day left. Thought this would be up in the 60-70k range?
                                Somebody’s fixing to get a deal...

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