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Post by Splatted » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 1:15 am

bah.. hate listings that have no asking price.

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Post by mortlock2005 » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 7:44 am

I have no idea what my car is worth and I don't want to be greedy. I figure it will be worth what people want to pay for it. Maybe someone who doesn't hate listings with no asking price will bag a bargain.

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Post by Splatted » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 3:59 pm

mortlock2005 wrote:I have no idea what my car is worth and I don't want to be greedy. I figure it will be worth what people want to pay for it. Maybe someone who doesn't hate listings with no asking price will bag a bargain.
I have never owned a car in Singapore before.. but I am guessing 1.5 years left out of 10... would be a ballpark price of 15% value a full COE. give or take.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 5:27 pm

Splatted wrote:
mortlock2005 wrote:I have no idea what my car is worth and I don't want to be greedy. I figure it will be worth what people want to pay for it. Maybe someone who doesn't hate listings with no asking price will bag a bargain.
I have never owned a car in Singapore before.. but I am guessing 1.5 years left out of 10... would be a ballpark price of 15% value a full COE. give or take.
Yah... but which year/month COE? March, 2010 COE about $20K. April, 2010 COE about $34K... many fewer COE's and apparently a limited thing. Or, should one use the COE value from 1992 or 2002, the date it was renewed?

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Post by Splatted » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 3:00 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Splatted wrote:
mortlock2005 wrote:I have no idea what my car is worth and I don't want to be greedy. I figure it will be worth what people want to pay for it. Maybe someone who doesn't hate listings with no asking price will bag a bargain.
I have never owned a car in Singapore before.. but I am guessing 1.5 years left out of 10... would be a ballpark price of 15% value a full COE. give or take.
Yah... but which year/month COE? March, 2010 COE about $20K. April, 2010 COE about $34K... many fewer COE's and apparently a limited thing. Or, should one use the COE value from 1992 or 2002, the date it was renewed?
As a buyer, I'd pick the cheapest COE.. as a seller... the dearest...

The price the seller gets will probably be somewhere in between.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 9:06 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Splatted wrote:
mortlock2005 wrote:I have no idea what my car is worth and I don't want to be greedy. I figure it will be worth what people want to pay for it. Maybe someone who doesn't hate listings with no asking price will bag a bargain.
I have never owned a car in Singapore before.. but I am guessing 1.5 years left out of 10... would be a ballpark price of 15% value a full COE. give or take.
Yah... but which year/month COE? March, 2010 COE about $20K. April, 2010 COE about $34K... many fewer COE's and apparently a limited thing. Or, should one use the COE value from 1992 or 2002, the date it was renewed?
Most up to date I would say as this should reflect the current market situation. The buying-selling is to be done NOW so it competes indirectly with the brand new cars. And I doubt it should be as much as 15%.

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Post by Blue Sapphire » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 5:08 pm

I was also wondering whats the best way to resell a car. I read from somewhere that trading it for a new one is not the best option?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 6:03 pm

Newspaper Classified, bulletin boards, the classified here and other online venues, Cold Storage bulletin board in Holland Village, etc.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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