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Thoughts on "Bring a Trailer"

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  1. henryr

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    i've now bought two, listed 4 directly and 1 thru a broker.

    if the planets align, you'll create asales number not repeatable anywhere else sans BJ on Saturday night.

    that said they are swamped and likely understaffed.
     
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  3. donv

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    I've bought three cars there so far. All of them have been fine. One I definitely overpaid for (the most recent one), one was a bargain, and one was about right.
     
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    Listed the 512M, fell short of the negotiated reserve
    ( Recently sold for asking price through " Just Red " )

    Wanting to list my 2003 Rs6, been well over a month, no listing date in sight.
    ( They did take my money right away and photo shoot was scheduled in a timely manner )

    When I finally got an email reply, I was simply told, they have a lot of cars to list, and it would be another few weeks before mine listing came up ( total 6 weeks from payment of premium fee so far )

    I have a Ferrari Lusso to list, I want to use them, I may just list it here and Just Red...

    Steve
     
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  8. 330 4HL

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    I think people's expectations for BaT are probably too high. You remark on the time it takes to get a car in the queue to go 'live', but others would complain just as loudly if they started to run 120 cars a day through the site because that is the choice they face at the moment.
    Just sold my VW bus on BaT a week ago. I had listed two cars in previous years, neither met reserve; One of them was my Ferrari 330 listed five years ago and I believe it was probably one of the very first "high dollar" cars on a site that was mostly cheap & cheerful or basket case; it IS called Bring a Trailer for a reason you understand. Now, I would hazard a guess that the average selling price is in the range of $50K, with at least a couple of 7 figure cars in the last couple of months; not many need a trailer anymore!
    I can say that by, if my recent experience is anything to go by, the quality of their staff has really improved over the intervening years, My 'auction specialist' Trevor was top notch, putting together an accurate, comprehensive listing that only needed a few slight changes before going 'live'. Keep in mind they can only deal with the material you submit, so if you send them good photos and a detailed description you're much more likely to get a satisfactory result!
    As for the 'reserve', they do press a bit too hard on that, but I think their rational is that the percentage of cars that don't meet reserve don't really generate any revenue, and buyers & sellers often put together a commission free deal after the fact via the 'contact buyer' link. If you have a truly reasonable reserve and push back, they'll generally relent.
    They are on top for a reason; they sell cars & usually at a premium to market!
     
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  9. henryr

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    i'd agree. there was just a listing on a 2014 sls convertible that was a relist. car is horribly prepared and seller did a lousy job. both times RNM
     
  10. henryr

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    out of the 4 cars i listed.

    2 met reserve and 2 were sold to bidders in the crowd for the reserve after...
     
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