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Old 06-02-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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parting out vs selling as is...

this is my dilemma.

i want to keep my e30 forever, but i am def. hell bent on newer.

are there any factors that would determine making maximum $ from a partout or selling as a whole as it sits?

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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Make a list with realistic sale prices for parts and go from there. I have had a list for my car for months... but keep in mind, factor in your time to take it apart, car taking up space, dealing with retards that want to nickel and dime you for stuff, etc etc.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Make a list with realistic sale prices for parts and go from there. I have had a list for my car for months... but keep in mind, factor in your time to take it apart, car taking up space, dealing with retards that want to nickel and dime you for stuff, etc etc.
This is the only way to do it.

Wether you sell as a whole or piece by piece, you still need to deal with people. You will have to deal with questions, comments, and lowballers one way or another. But I would imagine it would be easier and more beneficial to part it out.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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also keep in mind that a well endowed, higher priced e30 with a lot of goodies, tends to sit and sit and sit. for some reason people want stock or lightly modded and cheap. most buyers want to build it themselves. It may take some time for the right buyer to come along. just look at mr. crappy's e30. mint condition and going on 4 months for sale!
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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What year and engine is in it? I need spare E30 parts for my 84 DIRT car. Im on the North shore of Lake erie.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:55 AM   #6
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:01 AM   #7
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Make some estimates on what you think you'll get for the parts, take off 15-20% because of the lowballers, and decide whether it's worth your time.
I think people tend to buy stockish cars mostly because it's an easier chunk of money to spend.
A 3k car + various upgrades at $500 a hit is easier for some than dropping 10k on a nice one.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #8
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I told Mr. Crappy! lol

I've had things posted 'free' and still nobody came to get it. Certain items will sell fast if at the right price. If it's used (been on the car) it lowers the value, if it's been sitting in a box new then still don't expect to get 100% retail for it, why would I buy a new part private, then have no course to return the part if there is an issue.

New in the box never installed -25% retail, unless it cannot be purchased anymore at any store.

Installed on the car but in great shape -50% retail. Again unless it has been discontinued.

An out of production part which is rare, even if it has damage, can be worth 100% or perhaps in some cases more than 100% it's original value.

Let us know what interesting parts you have, someone I'm sure will give you some offers and then you can guess what you are going to get if you break it up. Looking at your post this car should be decent once the rust is taken care of.

Why don't you do a price comparison to keeping the car, and getting a newer car. List the things that the newer car has that you 'need' so badly. In most cases these things will turn out to be things you want but don't need. It's funny how things we want cost the most money.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #9
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Crush it. With the rims. Do it. Otherwise your driveway will look like mine for months on end if you're parting it.

Or, have a bunch of us over one weekend, and we'll go to town tearing it apart and chucking it all into boxes.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #10
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You may not feel that it (clearly) isnt worth that much. I am selling it for my asking price because thats what I WANT for it. I will not entertain any foolishness. This car has AMAZING potential, it needs TLC. I stopped giving the car TLC because I want to move on... I would not recommend this car as your sons first car, unless you know what you're doing or willing to fork up $$$ for what an E30 has to offer.
I don’t not feel that it clearly isn’t worth that much...

Looking forward to the part out, because there's no way that car will sell at that price with that for sale ad lol. You're pretty much telling people that for $4500 they're getting a rusting E30 that's not road worthy and will need another couple thousand dollars worth of work to reliable and road worthy.

Either way, best of luck with the sale.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:54 PM   #11
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basically, i put it up just to see what obvious potential this car has as it sits.

currently, the engine and tranny are out and the front end subframe is about to come out too, struts and all!

LSD is going in too!

i caved, and im fixing the e30. just to be able to sell it after i have my summer fun
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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knowing your take on maintenance and the fact that you are basically telling people you've run the car into the ground. no one in there right mind wants a car in such poor shape unless its cheap..
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:07 PM   #13
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of course. that is why i put it as is...just wanted to see since we live in a world where you never know.

i've had interest here and there, but i didnt really follow through since I know i wasn't being realistic. believe me, i clearly know the ridiculousness... but im not being serious about it.

but my love for the car resparked. im ordering quality parts for the end all repair!
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:50 PM   #14
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Better hurry up and fix it, the summer will be over before you know it. Next auto-x is in less than 2 weeks.

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