The world of internet auction sites is more active than ever. Your options to sell your car used to be fairly limited. There was Ebay and a little site called Bring a Trailer. If you haven’t yelled obscenities at final BaT selling prices you haven’t been paying attention. I was infatuated with 1990s cars since, well, the late 1980s. The cars that I could find all day long for less than $20,000 back in the early 2000s included Acura NSXs, FD RX-7s, MKIV Supras, and a whole lot more.
It was with that mindset that Doug DeMuro started Cars & Bids. If you want to read through a more in-depth run down of Daddy Doug’s latest business venture, check out this recent Decoder interview. The gist is that it’s only for 1980s and newer cars, establishing a niche where values continue to skyrocket.
Well, that shit is free now, at least for sellers!
From Cars & Bids:
Here’s what that means:
Sellers pay no listing fees
Sellers receive 100% of the sale price
Buyers pay just an industry-low 4.5% fee
Our exceptional support will remain exactly the same, and we’ll still work to get each auction live in under a week — much faster than our competitors.
We’re proud of the thousands of enthusiasts we’ve connected over the past 15 months — and we’d be honored to host your car on Cars & Bids, whether it’s your first sale or your 100th!Cars & Bids
So, even though I happen to agree that auction sites aren’t necessarily the true arbiter of actual value, it’s great to see a great move like this. I wonder if my wife would get pissed if I listed the M4 convertible? Maybe I’ll wait a few years until the F83 is worth a little more.