Bid for the chance to own a No Reserve: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4×4 at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #43,484.
Sorry. Correct. I have sold cars there but never bought. Mixed it up.buyer pays the 5% fee to BAT. Seller pays 99 listing fee.
- Buyers pay a 5% fee on top of the final sale price to BaT, with a minimum of $250, and capped at $5,000.
Well I admire those that have the fortitude to sell this monster. I don’t. At least I don’t think I do.
Yeah. Place basically prints money and has the volume.That may be true, but it doesn't take much fortitude for a dealer to put stock up for sale on BaT, which is what is happening with this listing.
I've sold and bought cars on there (same username as here), it was once a great place to find interesting vehicles. It was sold last summer to Hearst and they've reked the place prioritizing dealers over private sales. To the point that they keep asking private sellers to have ridiculously low reserves just so they back out and to make more room for dealers. The members are still great but the inventory quality has been going downhill since, just as the quantity has been going up. Plus they got so popular that it now takes weeks to months to get your car listed there as a private party, whereas if you are a dealer they'll jump you straight to the front. Basically like so many other things that are great at first, it is now nowhere near what made it such a great place to buy/sell cars.
Just a couple of months ago I contacted them about selling a unique car and they asked me to put a reserve $30k under market value or they wouldn't do it, and that it would take over a month to list. I put it up for sale on eBay that same day and sold at 'buy it now' full asking within two hours and with a lot less headaches.