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Old 07-18-2021, 08:40 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Car Selling FAQ: read if you are selling Subaru

Here is my guide for selling your Subaru quickly and for top dollar:

1. Take exactly 2 pictures using a Kyocera VP-210 from the back of a galloping horse after cleaning the lens using a used napkin from Popeyes. Low resolution, bad lighting and out of focus pictures create mystery in the mind of the viewers. The photos should also be at angles such as you cannot tell sedan from wagon, WRX from STI and blobeye from bugeye. This generates buzz and page views.



2. Visit Kelly Blue Book, Edmunds and/or the NADA guide to find out your car's relative value. Select options not on the vehicle and use 50% of your car's actual mileage while choose the highest condition. This should give you a price at least 25% over your vehicle's actual value. Add 25% to this to hyper inflate the vehicle's price.

3. Make a list of the car's modifications and post the retail value of the modifications even though you bought them on Facebook Marketplace for a red ring Xbox, $7 and a McChicken. Ensure in your photos that the mods shown do not match the modification list with additions and deletions making people guess if the pictures or your description is wrong. This causes much head scratching and generates buzz and page views.

4. Total the car's modifications and add them to the vehicle's price dollar for dollar. If your car is exceptional, also add in full retail installation even if you and your Cousin Jimmy wood screwed on your body kit while listening to Kid Rock's Rock n Roll Jesus CD.

5. Never offer title information such as if its in hand, a bank has it or it is with the fine folks at Title Max.

6. Leave off critical information so the buyer has to show up and be wowed. Examples are you availing them to the time it was flooded to the door handles in brackish water and you fixed it good as new even though it smells like a dumpster fire at a Thai restaurant. Or the vehicle having a 10 page CarFax. A car with a surprise reconstructed title will spark joy in potential buyers. The details are usually best left towards the tail end of the buying process.

7. State how rare it is even though there are no rare Subarus. There may be 25 Porsche 917s and 51 Tucker Toredos on the planet, but Subaru only made 500 of your car with your options and your color in your year, so let everyone know this.

8. Communication is overrated. Only respond to every other odd email, text, message or phone call. When responding where the potential buyer asks two questions, give a vague answer to one and ignore the other. This lets the buyer know who is in charge.
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:11 PM   #2
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:32 AM   #3
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Clarifications:

1. Pictures are over rated. When a moderator gives you a warning that the post will be taken down without pictures visible by using the BB code in img.nasioc.com, simply start a rage argument with the moderator. What are they going to do, anyway?

2. Price is subjective and you know what you got, right? Take the original MSRP, THEN add the modifications you've done that enhance the vehicle. The 52 oil changes should be paid for by the next guy, right? The bent rim replaced with a nearly identical, nearly the same color rim from a different year Outback is close enough on your WRX. If a buyer can't buy a new WRX for what you're asking, your price is too low.

3. Modifications should be the focus of your 2 pictures. A blurry, close up of your Auto Zone oil, water, temp gauge in the rusted chrome bracket makes your car a racer. A real racer. You know that it doesn't matter that you lose by a mile to a stock Civic LX automatic, you have gauges.

4. Total the car's modifications and add them to the vehicle's price dollar for dollar. If your car is exceptional, also add in full retail installation even if you and your Cousin Jimmy wood screwed on your body kit while listening to Kid Rock's Rock n Roll Jesus CD. (this cannot be improved on, thus no further comment is needed)

5. Never offer title information such as if its in hand, a bank has it or it is with the fine folks at Title Max. (great advice. Don't forget to blur your license plate because someone from Russia can steal your car through the internet just by knowing this. Or even better, use one of Jack's 3,284,448 pictures, all of which show his license plate because he developed the firewall for Blackwater and took down Osama Bin Laden's security system before the black hawks touched down.)

6. Leave off critical information so the buyer has to show up and be wowed. Examples are you availing them to the time it was flooded to the door handles in brackish water and you fixed it good as new even though it smells like a dumpster fire at a Thai restaurant. Or the vehicle having a 10 page CarFax. A car with a surprise reconstructed title will spark joy in potential buyers. The details are usually best left towards the tail end of the buying process. (to add, your pictures should be of your brother's girl friend's uncle's WRX that's a manual and a sedan, even though your car is an auto wagon with rusted shock towers). Titles are for amateurs.

7. State how rare it is even though there are no rare Subarus. There may be 25 Porsche 917s and 51 Tucker Toredos on the planet, but Subaru only made 500 of your car with your options and your color in your year, so let everyone know this. (word)

8. Communication is overrated. Only respond to every other odd email, text, message or phone call. When responding where the potential buyer asks two questions, give a vague answer to one and ignore the other. This lets the buyer know who is in charge. (make sure your PMs are full)

9 (new) After your ad is up for 18 months, start complaining that NASIOC people don't have money and ignore the guy with the McLaren, the other guy with the Murciellago and the guy with the Schwab broker account with $3 million sitting there earning more than you take home in salary.

10 (new) Call your car JDM, even though it was sold in the US, has a 17 character VIN and is left hand drive. You're so JDM that it rubs onto the car and well....there ya go. If your car actually IS JDM, ignore the rule that doesn't allow actual JDM cars to be sold on NASIOC and simply argue with moderators. First amendment and all. You have freedom of speech and know how to use it. 'Murica.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:18 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:15 PM   #5
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Not my experience at all.
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:55 AM   #6
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LOL at #9. Applies to car parts such as wheels as well judging by how long some of these posts have been sitting without a sale.
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:30 PM   #7
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:45 PM   #8
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Here is my guide for selling your Subaru quickly and for top dollar:

4. Total the car
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4. Total the car
Well then, when you have TWO moderators offering the same suggestion, it must be the best way to go about selling your car.


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Old 07-29-2021, 06:14 AM   #9
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Last year when searching for another 04-07 STI, I ran into every single one of these issues. I looked at 22 STI's in FL/GA/SC/TN/AL.

The most common would be sellers not sending the exact pics I ask for then
me driving 3 hours to look at the car only to find the exact areas I needed to see, full of rust.

After this last experience, I gave up completely. Just going to buy new
either next year or wait for the latest version of the STI to release. It wore
my wife and I out.
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Old 07-29-2021, 09:34 AM   #10
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Offer to sell it without xxx necessary part for it to move for marginally less
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:33 PM   #11
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Last year when searching for another 04-07 STI, I ran into every single one of these issues. I looked at 22 STI's in FL/GA/SC/TN/AL.

The most common would be sellers not sending the exact pics I ask for then
me driving 3 hours to look at the car only to find the exact areas I needed to see, full of rust.

After this last experience, I gave up completely. Just going to buy new
either next year or wait for the latest version of the STI to release. It wore
my wife and I out.
Well, everyone knows that southern cars are the gold standard because they never, ever have any rust. And of course, nobody in the rust belt would ever think to sell their rust bucket to someone in Dixie.
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Old 07-29-2021, 02:18 PM   #12
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If a buyer can't buy a new WRX for what you're asking, your price is too low.
^this is the most important, and as far as I can tell, already widely accepted
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Old 07-29-2021, 03:20 PM   #13
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This, but unironically. I wouldn't buy a new Subaru for the price of an old one.
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Old 07-30-2021, 03:15 AM   #14
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Question Umm, a question here...

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10 (new) Call your car JDM, even though it was sold in the US, has a 17 character VIN and is left hand drive. You're so JDM that it rubs onto the car and well....there ya go. If your car actually IS JDM, ignore the rule that doesn't allow actual JDM cars to be sold on NASIOC and simply argue with moderators. First amendment and all. You have freedom of speech and know how to use it. 'Murica.
What about those of us who don't reside in 'Murica?

Seriously, what if we reside in a country where JDM vehicles can be legally imported?

Or, take it even a step further... what if a member of NASIOC who resides in Japan wishes to advertise/sell their JDM vehicle (within Japan)? Not allowed?

I'm not trying to "argue with the moderators". I'm just genuinely curious... and no, I'm not wishing to sell my JDM STi.
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