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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:45 AM

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Hi all, doing my homework on selling my cars. I prefer not to trade in.

 

Any feedback on using the following to sell our cars?

 

1) Wheeldeal - new player, FOC quote

 

2) Quotz - need to pay  for service, they help you take pictures and arrange for bidding, can view bidding process "live"

 

3) List on SGCarmart as owner selling - more control, can sell direct cutting out the middleman, more hassle from the transfer work?

 

Are there any difference in the method of choice in selling depending on the type and model of cars?

 

eg. bread and butter popular models (altis, sunny, civic)  just sell to highest and hand dealer

eg. rarer less common and niche models (saab, chryser) list and sell to direct buyers who appreciate such cars

 

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:14 AM

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It is good to see mediacorp and SPH all getting in car business. 

Give wheeldeal a go, since it is new and got give free petrol voucher.

 



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:42 AM

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Hi all, doing my homework on selling my cars. I prefer not to trade in.

 

Any feedback on using the following to sell our cars?

 

1) Wheeldeal - new player, FOC quote

 

2) Quotz - need to pay  for service, they help you take pictures and arrange for bidding, can view bidding process "live"

 

3) List on SGCarmart as owner selling - more control, can sell direct cutting out the middleman, more hassle from the transfer work?

 

Are there any difference in the method of choice in selling depending on the type and model of cars?

 

eg. bread and butter popular models (altis, sunny, civic)  just sell to highest and hand dealer

eg. rarer less common and niche models (saab, chryser) list and sell to direct buyers who appreciate such cars

 

Thanks!

 

1) Wheel Deal is the up and coming replacement for SPH classified services (I think), 'cos other than a handful of dealers, who does place ads in ST Classifieds for cars these days? Previously, through them, they quoted me approx 5k above market value. I find their services friendly and sincere 'cos its the SPH personnel working with different dealers to help get you the best price. Furthermore, its free, you do not need to go anywhere, dealer comes your place, price agreed, done deal.

 

2) Quotz also able to give you market value, rather a range with the top end being the market value. However, there is the hassle of prepping your car (you can choose not to), go to their premises take photos, pay over $100 and wait for them to revert.

 

3) I find this route the hardest, compounded by inability of ordinary folks to take high loan whom need it. With all the overtrade in the market, you will need to 'team up' with the potential buyer in order to get the 'highest' loan possible when applying to the bank. The paper work is the least of your concern, the ability of buyer to pay for your car is your biggest concern.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:05 PM

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Hi all, doing my homework on selling my cars. I prefer not to trade in.

 

Any feedback on using the following to sell our cars?

 

1) Wheeldeal - new player, FOC quote

 

2) Quotz - need to pay  for service, they help you take pictures and arrange for bidding, can view bidding process "live"

 

3) List on SGCarmart as owner selling - more control, can sell direct cutting out the middleman, more hassle from the transfer work?

 

Are there any difference in the method of choice in selling depending on the type and model of cars?

 

eg. bread and butter popular models (altis, sunny, civic)  just sell to highest and hand dealer

eg. rarer less common and niche models (saab, chryser) list and sell to direct buyers who appreciate such cars

 

Thanks!

 

thanks for sharing. didn't know there are more options now

bookmark for future use [laugh]



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

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but i guess sgcarmart has the bigger share of pie for now.

 

cos the other i never hear before. :XD:


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:17 PM

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There's also the lag time of selling off your current ride and not having yr new car arriving on time.

 

Able to delay selling off til your new car is ready for pick up? 


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 06:55 PM

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Selling in sgcarmart gets the best price if u ask me cos it's directly to buyer n hence no middleman fees.
However, as some have pointed out, there are pitfalls as well ranging from buyer unable to secure loan to paperwork (these 2 sgcarmart can help FOC) to timing (this one can negotiate with buyer but everything comes with a price).

If u want hassle free I suppose wheel deal n car quotz will be better n fair dealer price offered since its highest quote from few dealers. Trade in to AD n PI normally doesn't give u good prices but sometimes no choice as the overtrade given is subject to a car being traded in. That said, do bargain hard as its willing buyer, willing seller environment n some ADs n PIs do bend if they are keen to sell a particular model or they have margins, good luck!!
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

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Idea of selling via Quotz auction is good. But end of the day, its the dealers who is bidding. My previous experience back in 2012/2013 wasn't good. Pictures taken and posted for dealers to bid. After 24hrs (if i remember correctly), you know who is the highest bidder and you can choose to take up the deal or walk away. 

 

I was ok with the price and went to the dealer. However, the guy claimed that my solar film wasn't done properly (it was done by AD btw) and wanted to further deduct certain amount from the final price. Was quite pissed and walked away from the deal. Complain to Quotz and they got the 2nd highest bidder to match the price. However experience was already bad so I decided not to go ahead. Not sure if they remove errant dealers from their list but I seriously doubt so. End of the day, you are still dealing with 2nd hand dealers so it's just your luck if you meet a honest one or not.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:09 PM

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Idea of selling via Quotz auction is good. But end of the day, its the dealers who is bidding. My previous experience back in 2012/2013 wasn't good. Pictures taken and posted for dealers to bid. After 24hrs (if i remember correctly), you know who is the highest bidder and you can choose to take up the deal or walk away. 

 

I was ok with the price and went to the dealer. However, the guy claimed that my solar film wasn't done properly (it was done by AD btw) and wanted to further deduct certain amount from the final price. Was quite pissed and walked away from the deal. Complain to Quotz and they got the 2nd highest bidder to match the price. However experience was already bad so I decided not to go ahead. Not sure if they remove errant dealers from their list but I seriously doubt so. End of the day, you are still dealing with 2nd hand dealers so it's just your luck if you meet a honest one or not.

 

This makes Quotz a joke. Even after you see the final price online, dealer still can slash it when you meet up in person. What is the point of having the auction then?  [furious]


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:57 PM

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This makes Quotz a joke. Even after you see the final price online, dealer still can slash it when you meet up in person. What is the point of having the auction then? [furious]

Sgcarmart really need to improve on this

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:07 PM

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If your car left few months to go before scrap, there is a thread in MCF to post for FREE.

Best!!!

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:30 PM

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Tried the wheel deal. Got a call from SPH saying the highest bid for your car is $75k. Went down to meet the dealer. the dealer talk and talk. I knew the will try to knock the price. finally offered $71k. Took it coz trade in (checked around quite a few ADs) was $12k lower. If you take this service, request for the 2 highest bid. Meet up with the second highest bidder first. Then at least you know what you can bargain with the highest bidder later.

Sgcarmart really need to improve on this

Get a lawyer. Think you got a case

There's also the lag time of selling off your current ride and not having yr new car arriving on time.

Able to delay selling off til your new car is ready for pick up?

Well I did that. Got $12k more than what ADs trade in dealers were offering. And then cat b Coe down $11k. Why not? Take taxi la for a few months while waiting for new car.

Edited by BenTong, 11 February 2016 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:54 PM

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car wheel never even get back to me!



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Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:10 PM

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i trade in my car to AD everytime

i go to sgcarmart ... look at same car model, age, mileage, dealer car (not pi), etc

then minus $8-10k from the selling price as my trade in price

most of the time i got the price i want ... perhaps, AD already makan me gao gao from the new car price

actually ... give and take ... if i don't trade in to AD ... they also give me lesser discount and no overtrade ... so LPPL

 

Hi all, doing my homework on selling my cars. I prefer not to trade in.

 


Edited by Wt_know, 13 February 2016 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:16 PM

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btw, if sell direct seller-to-buyer ... is it at least $3k-5k lower than what posted in sgcarmart?

0 warranty whatsoever right?

 


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Walau eh, sibei jiak lat.

They classified me as a professional seller. Want to sell direct also difficult...😂

Below are my emails to sgcarmart:

Hi Admin,

I am the direct owner of all the cars that I have posted.

You means that those who owns many cars or those who drove their car for a few months and decided to sell and change their cars are professional seller!

Regards

From: admin@sgcarmart.com
Sent: 8 April 2018 11:37 a.m.
To: XXXX
Subject: Re: SFUXXXXJ

Hi,


Due to the number of cars posted, you have been classify as a professional seller.



Regards,
sgCarMart Support Team
www.sgCarMart.com




From: XXXX
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 11:15 AM
To: Admin
Cc:
Subject: Re: SFUXXXXJ

Hi Admin,

In what way the advertisement has past the period, in which sgcarmart has cliam it will be listed until it’s sold?

Which is the term and condition did I not adhere to?

In the first place, sgcarmart did not state the term and condition and on the ad!


From: sgCarMart Support Team
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎8‎ ‎April‎ ‎2018 ‎11‎:‎03‎ ‎AM
To: XXXX

Hi XXXX,


The advertisement has past the advertising period. You will need to re-advertise the car again.



Regards,
sgCarMart Support Team
www.sgCarMart.com


From: XXXX
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 09:57 PM
To: Admin
Subject: Re: SFUXXXXJ

Hi Admin,

I thought you have reinstated the advertisment?

I am unable to locate the ad!

Regards

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:39 PM

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Walau eh, sibei jiak lat.

They classified me as a professional seller. Want to sell direct also difficult...ð

Below are my emails to sgcarmart:

Hi Admin,

I am the direct owner of all the cars that I have posted.

You means that those who owns many cars or those who drove their car for a few months and decided to sell and change their cars are professional seller!

Regards

From: admin@sgcarmart.com
Sent: 8 April 2018 11:37 a.m.
To: XXXX
Subject: Re: SFUXXXXJ

Hi,


Due to the number of cars posted, you have been classify as a professional seller.



Regards,
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www.sgCarMart.com




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Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 11:15 AM
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Subject: Re: SFUXXXXJ

Hi Admin,

In what way the advertisement has past the period, in which sgcarmart has cliam it will be listed until itâs sold?

Which is the term and condition did I not adhere to?

In the first place, sgcarmart did not state the term and condition and on the ad!


From: sgCarMart Support Team
Sent: âSundayâ, â8â âAprilâ â2018 â11â:â03â âAM
To: XXXX

Hi XXXX,


The advertisement has past the advertising period. You will need to re-advertise the car again.



Regards,
sgCarMart Support Team
www.sgCarMart.com


From: XXXX
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 09:57 PM
To: Admin
Subject: Re: SFUXXXXJ

Hi Admin,

I thought you have reinstated the advertisment?

I am unable to locate the ad!

Regards

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:02 AM

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bro, time to call for goddess or koba help 😂😂


Aiya, 算了吧,I go sell at carousel Lor....

This is a reminder to all those direct seller who owns a few cars or change car frequently.

You will be classified as a "Professional Seller" and the " List until it is sold " catch phrase does not apply to you if you hit their quota......😂
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:19 AM

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I have recently tried quotz and swiftquote. Basically they are providing the same service of helping to sell my car but with some differences in how they do it.

 

Things i like about quotz

  1. There is quote alot of personal touch. Give me confidence that someone is taking care of my inquiries. 
  2. Fast in replying. They replied back to me first with a valuation
  3. They are the expert of cars. Even thou i need to make a trip down to Ubi for an inspection, they inspected my car and explain what was checked.
  4. The final bidding i gotten from Quotz is substantially better figure than swiftquote. (Swiftquote have a better quote thou. But not the final biding) 
  5. Very steady in the offer bid. Fast and prompt. because their offer is back-to-back, I only deal with Quotz and Quotz only. They will settle my payment, and they will liaise with the dealer on their own. No need me go meet dealer 

Things I don't like about Quotz

  1. Sure kenna makan for $38 even if I reject the bidding. Although they got this $100 highest price guarantee, like if you sell higher to another dealer they give $100. not sure got other weird weird t&cs anot. Anyone tried b4?

 

Things I like about swift quote 

  1. Very responsive (smart company that use a lot of automation)
  2. The mobile page for the valuation is clean and easy to use, Good for on the go ppl like me. 
  3. the quotation price they give me is attractive and precise, unfortunately their final bidding price is not final means dealer still got chance to reduce.

Things I don't like about swift quote

  1. price even after bidding not firm. may need to nego with dealer
  2. the actual workflow is a domino effect, the actual bidding take up a much longer period 
  3. Too much artificial replies. No personal touch, I selling something that is $60,000 and above. So would like to get some expert insight.

 

 

 

 

In the end, I sold my car with quotz. (: 

 


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