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Where get estimates SFBA?

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Ulmo, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Ulmo

    Ulmo Active Member

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    I'm looking into selling my Tesla, and I'd like to know places in San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay) to get estimated sales cost. I've already looked at past online sales and got a trade-in offer from Tesla. Some of the local non-Tesla sources seem unfamiliar with Tesla.
     
  2. Grisik

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    Why don't you list it on here ?
     
  3. SD_Engnr

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    Try vroom.com and then add a couple of grand to that. Same with Tesla's offer. Otherwise, list it here for what you want and then be prepared for feedback.
     
  4. hmmm

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    I would have a look at shift. They often have roadsters available so should be more knowledgeable than average? They will come to your door to get you an estimate and their starting price is usually midpoint between private sale and trade in, you split the difference if they're able to sell it for more.

    Also Carmax will give you a number, usually a low one, but still an additional datapoint.

    And yes, run your specs by this collectively experienced crowd.
     
  5. CalBlue 85D

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    Don't bother with Carmax, they will give you an estimate that allows them to sell the car at auction and still make a profit. That's going to be waaay lower than what you can get in a private sale or by trading to a dealer that will sell the car at retail price.

    Carmax explained it to me that they won't sell a car that they can't service or sell an extended warranty for, so they don't sell Teslas and just send them to auction. Carmax's offer is really a "go away, we don't want to deal with it" price.
     

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