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Has anybody else sold their EV through webuyanycar.com.
Did they require the charge cables that were supplied when the car was new to be included when they bought the car.
Was it part of the lets knock £100's off the offer price tactic.
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I was going to see what they would give me for a ze40i 18 plate just after Xmas and they offered about £6.5k...so never went any further. And got £16k from ev dealer
 

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Sold our Ioniq to them. They didn't have a clue how to even get it moving let alone what cables it should have. That was several months ago so they are probably more switched on by now.
 

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They had a checklist which I was shown on screen and the granny charger was needed or the system knocked off £600!
 

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Sound about right for WBAC!!
They are always fanatical about windscreen chips so make sure any small stone dink has been repaired.
 

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They had a checklist which I was shown on screen and the granny charger was needed or the system knocked off £600!
But the ZOE has never been supplied with a granny charger as original equipment, so one shouldn't be required by them.

Out of interest, I got them to quote on my 2017 battery owned ZE40. They offered just £6,000!!!!! Sold it for £14,000 to a specialist EV dealer.

We Buy Any Car (but cash offered may have no relationship to car value).
 

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Biggest con artists out. Can't believe anyone would sell anything to webuy any car. They offered me £50 for a 20 year old Vauxhall Brava pickup that I sold the following week on Ebay for £3000. For a laugh, I just checked what they would give me for my brand new MG ZS EV and the website said under 10k. They really are having a laugh these people.
 

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Just Been “offered’” ( Initial online Quote though) nearly £11k for my 2015 Outlander PHEV .. which is bang on the money for part-ex value, ( ETron expected in 2-3 weeks)
 

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I couldn't get a better trade in value on my last two cars and no one on forum showed any interest in my i3 so proved convenient way to move on.
 

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Biggest con artists out. Can't believe anyone would sell anything to webuy any car. They offered me £50 for a 20 year old Vauxhall Brava pickup that I sold the following week on Ebay for £3000. For a laugh, I just checked what they would give me for my brand new MG ZS EV and the website said under 10k. They really are having a laugh these people.
That’s we don’t really want your car pricing.

They source stock for BCA or for selling into the trade, they will only want cars that they’ll be able to sell on easily.

£50 for your pickup was a message that they don’t want it, but if you insist.

I’ve just checked what they’ll offer for my e-Golf, and it seems about on the money so to speak.

A few years back we sold my wife’s new mini through WBAC, it was a painless experience. They offered not far below what Autotrader cars were advertised at, and it was painless and easy. They didn’t mark the price down either as I’d accurately described it in the post quick quote process.
 

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I also sold a car to ‘Mike Brewer Buys Your Car’ in 2015, that was a painless experience as well. I had to take the car to Chesterfield, but that’s not far from me.

I think it’s Mike Brewer Motors now, they used to offer more than WBAC at any rate.
 

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WBAC is a good starting point, but also worth checking www.motorway.co.uk and (for EVs) asking independents if they would buy.
 
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I couldn't get a better trade in value on my last two cars and no one on forum showed any interest in my i3 so proved convenient way to move on.
This can happen for some cars (although I’m sure you could have sold an i3 for the right price on Autotrader).

Some types of car just don’t sell well used and dealers don’t want them. I had a Mazda5 petrol once, and it was basically almost unsellable. The mileage was ok, but nobody wants to buy a 2.0L petrol small seven seater these days. Two trade-in prices I got were lower than the WBAC price. Ended up going with another buying service in the end that was a bit higher than WBAC.

The Mk7 Golf diesel estate I’ve just sold for my Ioniq, by contrast, sold within 48 hours on Autotrader for almost £1k more than the WBAC price.
 

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Does make you think more about the resale value of next car but can drive you nuts as that is rather unpredictable when 3-5 years away.
 

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Well, webuyanycar lived down to it's reputation.
I had flagged a couple of small stone-chips and a couple of very light scratches in the valuation, which knocked over £100 from the valuation to start with.
After presenting my car, the guy tried to knock off another £400 for the same issues.
He did read through a list that included a charging cable, but did not query what type of cable he needed. He was also insistent that the tyre repair kit was present and correct.
Definitely not impressed.
 

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Knocked me back £700 for Defects that I would say are not unexpected for the age, but final offer still above what I was prepared to accept... quick deal and a lot less Hassle than trying to sell it at the moment.
 
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