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[Healeys] Dealers VS private sale-non-Healey

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Subject: [Healeys] Dealers VS private sale-non-Healey
From: Stephen Hutchings <s.hutchings@rogers.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:48:00 -0400
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Hi listers,

Just thought Iâ??d see if you had noticed the same phenomenon that I have.
In the old days, most people buying a second hand car would rather purchase 
from an individual because we didnâ??t trust the dealers. That sentiment seems 
to have flipped around so that the general public are very suspicious of 
private sellers and would rather go with a dealer who may offer some kind of 
limited guarantee.
My Dad has had to give up his licence and has asked me to help him sell his 
car- a 2018 Toyota Yaris with 5,000 Klmsâ?¦.pretty damn low mileage, huh? Well, 
so far Iâ??ve only received nuisance calls, absolutely no serious enquiries, 
and compared to most ads for a similar car, itâ??s priced a little under the 
The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago when I went to sell a Ford 
Transit Connect privatelyâ?¦no joy, I still have the van- my wife wanted to 
keep it anyway.

It seems that, classic cars excepted, the private sale is slowly becoming a 
thing of the past.

Stephen, BJ8

PS- seeing as how Iâ??ve owned my Healey since 1975, I doubt Iâ??ll ever be 
offering it up for sale.
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