Anybody know any better advertising techniques for getting something sold on ebay? Or is it entirely down to luck.
I've arrived late at the party
but here's an amusing eBay anecdote: I had a 156 SW advertised about 15 months ago. It didn't sell but someone contacted me wanting a SW with a 1.8 saloon to trade. It had T&T so I gave £500 for it. It was silver with light grey leather and faulty wipers and no history whatsoever. The rear bumper had a big split in it. I took some basic pics and listed in; it made £880 but the winning bidder was a no show and the second highest bidder had already bought something else in the 24 hours it took me to realise the winner was a dreamer.
I then had the cambelt done, fixed the wipers, renewed the radiator and replaced the grey leather with red and replaced the rear bumper. Plus a whole load of other little jobs. I valeted it and took some nice pics and relisted it with a £950 reserve. It made £860. I finally sold it for £995 via Pistonheads to a Norwegian dealer who specalised in RHD cars. He was going to sell it in Norway for 3,000 Euros.
That suggests that auctions are pot luck. I recenty advertised a 156 V6 and that only reached £890 despite having cambelt, water pump, clutch, MAF, all four lambds, steering rack, F&R brakes and F&R suspension bushes done. Needless to say the car is still with us!!
Good luck selling your GTV, I have thought about selling my GTV 2.0 and 156 V6 and getting a GTV 3.0 but am suffering the same problem as you - nobody wants ten year old Alfas at the moment!!!!!