General Car Sales Etiquette : Help Please

Akkerz

Akkerz

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I'm sure there are some knowledgable people out there who can give us a few pointers.
I'm pretty much blind so don't drive and am a complete novice at buying & selling cars. However after the usual hiccups & dickheads we've successfully - fingers crossed - sold the family vehicle - well it's Mother's car actually but she's very generous with it and at 65 is now heading off on an extended OE , but that's another story.

Some assistance please because the lady is picking it up on the weekend & we haven't a clue as to

1) whether she gets all the accumulated service and WOF sheets from the past 3 years. We don't have these from the previous owner

2) how much petrol in the tank would be a fair amount to help her on her way back to Auckland .

3) Any other tips to make for a pleasant exchange. I should point out the settlement price is not generous, but if mother is happy , the family is happy.
 
Paleaaesina2the20

Paleaaesina2the20

In terms of your points I would say any service records you have are always good to hand over and somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 a tank of petrol is fine.

Make sure you have the change of ownership papers, the WOF has more than one month remaining, the car is registered and you aren't hiding any secrets about the cars immpending implosion and you should be fine.
 
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Akkerz

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You sell it on trademe?

Yeah Why ? Were you one of the 34 watchers ? :D

Well it got a new reg last week, a new warrent today, Ma's got the ownership sorted & as she cares more about that wagon than she does about us I guess it's all good to go.
We'll send the buyer off with half a tank or so and knowing our Ma probably a batch of scones too.

Thanks gents. Now I can get back to the league.
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Yeah Why ? Were you one of the 34 watchers ? :D

Well it got a new reg last week, a new warrent today, Ma's got the ownership sorted & as she cares more about that wagon than she does about us I guess it's all good to go.
We'll send the buyer off with half a tank or so and knowing our Ma probably a batch of scones too.

Thanks gents. Now I can get back to the league.
Sold my car on trademe and as long as you disclose everything your fine. Quarter of a tank will do as you wont get extras for filling it up. Really make sure you sort the ownership or you could get some nasty surprises down the line...
 
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¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

Funny story.

A few years ago we sold my wife's car on Trade Me. We got a lot of enquiries from all over the South Island, but eventually the girl who won the auction walked across the road from her house and picked it up. Our house number was 26 and she lived at 35. What are the odds of that? I guess we could have done the dodgey thing and pulled the auction to make a little more money out of it, but we didn't.
 
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