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Old 07-06-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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What to do, what to do, what to do?

I need to sell my van. It fully carpeted in the back, so I bought it for my band. Now I am trying to sell it to a band. I posted message on 2 websites, and put up two flyers in music stores. I had it on eBay, but I didn't want to pay the $80, so I listed it as a musical instrument, and again in business and industrial. It didn't sell there. Bands are interested, but they don't have any money.

My dad has been a mechanic for over 30 years, so it runs great, but he thinks cars are worthless. The last couple of cars we bought were $200 (perfect running condition, ran strong for 5 years that we had it) and the most recent car we go free because the guy who owned it was tired of paying to get it fixed. I want $900. I post saying I want $1,250. Then when they call, I say I will take $1,000. That leaves $100 if they want to deal even more.

My dad says I should cut the price in half or more. I should find someone who wants it and take whatever they have. He found someone who had $200. He kept irratating the hell out of me to sell it for $200. It was my dad's friend, so I am pretty sure he was trying to get him a good deal.

Here's what I am thinking, I could fix it up a little and make it prettier, but that would cost money and then I would have to ask for more. People can't afford it now. I am beginning to think I shouldn't try to sell it to bands. My van is more for a vanner. I am thinking that after I do the stuff to it, I will put it on eBay the right way, and pay the $80.

Here's what the van looks like now:


The seats are in bad condition, but they are the swivel kind:


Carpet and doghouse are messed up:


It's hard to see, but the doghouse has a lot of marks all over it:


The dash is three different colors:


The carpet is beginning to sag on the roof:
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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Re: What to do, what to do, what to do?

Here's what I am thinking, the seats suck, so I will get seat covers. Either one of these:


To fix up the outside a little, I will get one of these decals in red. I like the third one the best:




Or I will get this in either orange or yellow if I get the dragon seat covers:


It should look something like this:


Then, I am thinking about getting some interior dye to fix up the doghouse and dash. The problem with that is, I am having a hard time getting dye that is the same color as the interior already. I don't want to have to redo every little plastic piece.

I can get the covers, decals, and dye for $75. That means I would have to ask for $975. I don't think $1,000 is unreasonable for the van. On eBay, I could probably get that. I also found a bench seat that folds into a bed. The guy selling it is right down the road. A couple bands wanted a bench seat so the whole band could ride in the van along with their equipment. The red seat covers comes with a bench seat cover, so they will all match. Even if I sell the van without the bench seat, I could use it in my apartment when I move out this week. I don't have any furniture yet and the bench seat would be cool.

What do you think I should do? Fix it up and hopefully it will be easier to sell, or sell it like it is cheaper? My dad says I should just sell it, but I think for $75, it would look more like an 80s vanner van and then more people would be interested in it on eBay. I also thought about getting the deals and covers and listing it on eBay the way it is and say "if bidding goes over $1,000, I will through in free seat covers and decals." I think offering the dye is kinda stupid. "Buy my van and get free interior dye to make the inside less sucky."
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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Re: What to do, what to do, what to do?

Make up your mind!

I'd only give you $200 for it, and I'd have to drive it back to VA with that sucky interior and the 80's wagon wheels.... yuck!
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:55 AM   #4
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Re: What to do, what to do, what to do?

Is this guy serious? LOL!

Those seat covers are scary! Some of my mushroom eating friends would kill me if I put those in my vehicles!
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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Re: What to do, what to do, what to do?

trade it in the small dealer they will take it just like my van b4
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