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I brought an audi s3 convertible last week my17 at £24500 for general customer duties (21k miles) with things like magnetic drive, etc and in a rare dark blue (its in the previously sold section). You now will find it hard to get them for under £27k. I made an offer about a month ago, Then we were just getting some number plates, etc sorted. By the time I came to pick it up he said prices had gone up a lot. I brought from Benz bavarian in Derby and they said. basically because of the chip shortage, electric cars being expensive, etc second hand are going up. He says they cannot get cars fast enough and when I went to pick up mine he had a ferrari, Mercedes AMG GTR, BMW m4 convertible, range rovers all with sold on them and customers picking up the same day.

he said the trade believes it wont get better until mid next year as there is a fight between gaming platforms, vehicles and computers for the chips.
 

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The big thing is we can all say our cars are all worth more at the moment but if you are selling and buying another you are in the inflated market for another car.
 

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Some are worth more than others. It’s like house prices and also depends if your downgrading, you will have more to play with rather than other way around.
 

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I agreed a price on my trade in SVR in March, and had it revalued June 1st by a RR dealer? Initial price was only if I put a full set of new tyres on it? June price was as it stood, no new tyres...I got £1K more than the initial conditional price😎
 

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Went on We buy any car a few days ago and they offered me 37k for my MY2010 one owner with 45k miles. Up from 34k earlier this year.

I'm not sure how the conversation would go if I told them it's Stage 5 with lots of Carbon :p
 

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The big thing is we can all say our cars are all worth more at the moment but if you are selling and buying another you are in the inflated market for another car.
Yep. Everyone wants top dollar for the one they are selling but expects to pay bottom dollar for the one they are buying.
 

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Depends if you need to buy another car and is it new or not
 

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Just wondering what my 3K MY15 would have been worth if I'd just sat on it another year! About £5K more I reckon.
 

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I can't understand why anyone would sell to WBAC. Well I guess if someone is desperate, that's what they prey on and how they exist. They're okay to gain a low-ball value, then you should add on at least 10% and list it privately and aim for that.

Just sold my 16 plate Gtr with 44k miles which I owned from new, WBAC price was 45k, I listed it at 52k and sold it within a week for 50.5k.

I'm looking at an Exige 410 now for a change over the summer, WBAC pricing on them is nearly half what they're worth, I guess it's a specialist market, but Lotus prices are actually rising strong at the moment.
 

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I can't understand why anyone would sell to WBAC. Well I guess if someone is desperate, that's what they prey on and how they exist. They're okay to gain a low-ball value, then you should add on at least 10% and list it privately and aim for that.

Just sold my 16 plate Gtr with 44k miles which I owned from new, WBAC price was 45k, I listed it at 52k and sold it within a week for 50.5k.

I'm looking at an Exige 410 now for a change over the summer, WBAC pricing on them is nearly half what they're worth, I guess it's a specialist market, but Lotus prices are actually rising strong at the moment.
I'd normally agree but prices for quite a few performance cars are through the roof atm. My 67 plate TE made £67k after deductions at WBAC two weeks ago. The car needed new front Alcons and 4 tyres but they didn't seem to mind. I do quite a few track miles and I wouldn't sell privately for that reason.
 

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I'd normally agree but prices for quite a few performance cars are through the roof atm. My 67 plate TE made £67k after deductions at WBAC two weeks ago. The car needed new front Alcons and 4 tyres but they didn't seem to mind. I do quite a few track miles and I wouldn't sell privately for that reason.
Yes fair enough. It's just that they obviously only exist to buy cheap and make a profit, fair enough too. If they offered 67 I would be listing it at 75 and see what happens.
 

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I put my 18 plate on to see what they would offer. Believe it or not £67700 I only paid £80k 3 and a bit years ago thats good.
I put my Mclaren 570s which I bought 14 months ago to see, and they offered £800 less than I paid for it from a dealer!!
I have also sold them an Isuzu twin cab 67 plate £16800, insane prices but it must end soon so if you want rid do it now
You must be the only McLaren owner that hasn’t lost at least £60k on the price they paid for it, within 6 months!
 

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I agree, they used to offer lowball amounts and you were better selling private. What I don't get is why even now people advertise "mint" lower mileage early examples for low 30's (and I suspect they go on to sell for less than asking) when WBAC offer high 30's. Just doesn't make sense, even if the car weren't mint you'd probably sell for more at WBAC and can do it just like that.

I get that cars are different in terms of supply and demand, but it does seem some have either been undervalued for a while and now possibly overvalued, or it's just some sort of "weird" blip. I know of friends with more "regular" cars still getting lowballed by WBAC so I assume the market is strong at the moment for GT-R's.
 

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Yes fair enough. It's just that they obviously only exist to buy cheap and make a profit, fair enough too. If they offered 67 I would be listing it at 75 and see what happens.
Despite their reputation they're paying strong money for good cars to either put through the auction or cinch. Given my cars condition £75k was never realistic. 19 plate TE's have been listed at £75k in April / May although there is one at £82k atm.
 

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If it wasnt for the badge a GTR would be easily in excess of 100k every day. If it had Porsche on it with that performance out the factory. For me one of the most undervalued cars (and yes I would say that being on this forum) lol.
 

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Yep, I agree. Lots of badge snobbery. Lost count the amount of times I've read people with more expensive and slower cars saying they wouldn't buy a GT-R just because, well it's a Nissan and they make Micra's.......normally just proves the point. Paying more for the badge, not the ability. My personal favourite is someone I know who says GT-Rs are too common and he drives cars more exclusive (such as an R8 and an M4). Both nice cars, but let's not kid ourselves how many they've built in comparison...
 

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I would never use WBAC either part ex on a day to day car or private for something like a modified GTR. I just see WBAC as a way of monitoring trends in bottom book prices
 

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Trev, if you buy anything at the right price its value. Nobody buys a new mclaren as the depreciation is savage I think they are leased or pcp. By second hand, happy days and its a great car. As for WBAC you get rid straight away no aggro for a fair price. If you want the world and a million time wasters coming to your house to get 2/3k more carry on, and best of luck
 

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Think I must of brought my Gtr at the right time. 2013 with 25000 miles , Brought it November last year, Done 500 miles in it since owning it and paid 40k for it and I’m seeing them go for like 45/47k now same year/mileage😮😮
 
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