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Due too a death in the family, my inlaws need to sell his y-reg Ford Escort Van 65k miles as executers of the estate. They went to the garage where he bought it last year and they only offered £1500 for it.....

A quick search on the internet shows that prices really vary between 2100-2900.....So my in-laws thought that offering me business proposition to basically buy it for £1500 and make the potential profit myself instead of a garage....

I've never sold a Van before....Do you think these are desireable (as far as you can describe a Van like that) and that it will shift if keenly priced and presented?

Love to hear any thoughts.....
 

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£2100-£2900 is a little optomistic! £1500 is a half decent price and if it's clean should net you a few hundred profit.
 

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Due too a death in the family, my inlaws need to sell his y-reg Ford Escort Van 65k miles as executers of the estate. They went to the garage where he bought it last year and they only offered £1500 for it.....

A quick search on the internet shows that prices really vary between 2100-2900.....So my in-laws thought that offering me business proposition to basically buy it for £1500 and make the potential profit myself instead of a garage....

I've never sold a Van before....Do you think these are desireable (as far as you can describe a Van like that) and that it will shift if keenly priced and presented?

Love to hear any thoughts.....
i used to own transits and escort vans when in my late teens and never had a problem getting rid tbh...

£1500 is a bargain in my eyes matey
 

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£2100-£2900 is a little optomistic! £1500 is a half decent price and if it's clean should net you a few hundred profit.
So you are saying I should expect to shift it more easy at let's say £1800-£2000 max? The Van is like new, with not scuffs, marks, smoking nor old Sun news papers :lmao:

Still nice, relative easy money made wouldn't it?
 

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If its not been abused and is clean then the right person will pay good money for it,I've found the majority of people looking for vans when i've had them are after somthing cheap for working,As long as its deisel and got an mot they don't care about the state of the inside of bumps/dents.
 

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A dealer with a forecourt who spends his days moving vans might just put £2995 in the screen and even get it and I'm sure it'd be worth every penny. If I were to try and sell it (given that I sell cars and not commercials) I reckon I might do £2200-£2500.
People who purchase commercials drive a very hard bargain and have a massive choice of identical vehicles to choose from. Advertise it for £2500ish and be prepared to take offers. But you never know, someone might give you strong money for it up front. Best of luck.
 

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Cheers gentlemen....The advice is much appreciated, especially regarding the type of buyers as well....

Many thanks...
 

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Just to give you an update...I put the Van up for sale on Autotrader on Friday for £2295, gave it a £10 hand car wash....And sold it today for £2000, great deal for the buyer and great deal for me as well!
 

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Just to give you an update...I put the Van up for sale on Autotrader on Friday for £2295, gave it a £10 hand car wash....And sold it today for £2000, great deal for the buyer and great deal for me as well!
Well done:Cool2: That was a great little earner.
 
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