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So when is the best time to sell a Z?  I guess it isn't late July or Aug., or is everybody so well connected these days with their phones that the summer lull doesn't exist anymore?

Just finished the 280z I have been working on so time to put it up on the block to fund the next project( I still have the 240z and will never sell it)

The selling venue, ebay is where I sold my first 240 and although the guy who bought it was a bit of a nightmare I did pretty well on it.  BaT is hot these days but they always want a low reserve to ensure a sale and it doesn't happen very often but I have seen guys in the peanut gallery go on about some imagined fault to the point of wrecking the sellers auction by planting doubt with possible buyers.  Any suggestions or coments?

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Talk to Hank.  I recommend "Hemmings".  Prestigious,  lots of photos, and a long selling period. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/?makeFacet=Datsun&modelFacet=280Z&adtypeFacet=carsforsale&year_min=&year_max=

BAT seems popular but not sure if cars in Canada sell easy.

 

For best time, with 50th anniversary of the Z coming up, the whole year will be hot.

 

 

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As mentioned, I sold the silver 71 Z restomod through Hemmings to a great buyer in Houston. The on-line version allows for loads of space to describe your ride, as well as multiple pics. 

Good luck with the sale.

 

Hank

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Hey Hank, I didn't know you were on here.  Yes, Hemmings is a venue I hadn't considered, just had a look and was impressed. Does anyone know about the Hemmings auctions?  There is an area to submit your car for auction but no real auctions going on that I can find.

You get 35 full size photos with the online ad but only 5 photos with the auction🤨  If I just go with the online ad then I have to come up with a solid price:confused:

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There is a fall in Auburn Indiana each labor day.  About 3-4 years ago a '73 went on the block for around $25.   That was a high price for that period.  Plus it was brown with excessive sanding marks in it.  You could drive there.

I should also point out that the auction is very large.  About 3 days long. 

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Chris, I don't believe that the Hemmings auctions have started yet. They announced that they were coming soon and the details look very similar to the BAT auction site. 

There's an auction for a  77 280Z on the BAT site that ends today - it may give you an idea what such an auction brings for $$$$. You can also go through the Hemmings listings for similar Zs as yours and arrive at a selling price for your Z for the on-line add. Remember, when selling , we northern folk get an advantage with the dollar exchange. Not so much when we want to buy.

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8 hours ago, Hank240 said:

There's an auction for a  77 280Z on the BAT site that ends today - it may give you an idea what such an auction brings for $$$$.

Was very glad to see the owner was allowed to have a higher reserve, I think it got to $14k which isn't near enough for that beautiful 280.

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27 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

Was very glad to see the owner was allowed to have a higher reserve, I think it got to $14k which isn't near enough for that beautiful 280.

Is that car from someone from the site? It looks like someones avatar picture

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Are there any other recommended selling venues aside from BAT and eBay that folks have had success with. I have never had much luck with forum classified ads.

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Facebook marketplace has become very popular. My wife does the marketplace stuff for me

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

Facebook marketplace has become very popular. My wife does the marketplace stuff for me

Thank you. I don’t have Facebook, but I appreciate the suggestion 

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I don't know if I can post a FB link here but just I case.  The auction in Auburn is coming up.  There are two ways to sell a car there.  You can run it across the auction block.  They also have a lot in the back where people can put a sign on it.

https://www.facebook.com/auburnauctionpark/?eid=ARBi_0r2CkhC1AzyzDR-KB7S69tCBT0yCgpucXhl0qnPNy6Ua3phZL682OarSxdf9of6JJU0XfJB_wZw

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Would you guys be interested in an auction-type capability with our classifieds?  The current system has 'offers' but not auction capabilities (yet)... 

I would think that BAT would be the best place to sell a Z at auction these days, but, I haven't listed a car for sale there yet.  I don't know what the experience is like. 

If we had it here, this could be another venue to sell Z's...

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2 hours ago, Mike said:

Would you guys be interested in an auction-type capability with our classifieds?  The current system has 'offers' but not auction capabilities (yet)... 

I would think that BAT would be the best place to sell a Z at auction these days, but, I haven't listed a car for sale there yet.  I don't know what the experience is like. 

If we had it here, this could be another venue to sell Z's...

I don't know that we have enough traffic for auctions to reach reasonable levels. Would an auction increase the "troll" traffic?

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