This is where we buy and sell Volvo things, both cars and parts. There is no geographical restriction.
This is what you want when you're listing something for the first time. Click the button below to go right to it.
You may create a new topic for something you're selling, or something you're looking for. If it's something you're looking for, please add this to the title: "ISO" or "Wanted". ISO means "in search of".
If you need to respond to a thread, please do.
Something Too Expensive?
This is a place to buy and sell Volvo parts, not argue about their worth. I do see value in trying to stop price gouging on an unsuspecting buyer, but a) it's a slippery slope that leads to the violation of our #1 rule here at MVS: be a gentleman, and b) I don't see price gouging here, ever. If it's too expensive, don't buy it. Pretty simple. But please do not comment negatively on prices listed.
Some of these posts are old. The forum stretches back over a decade now. Use your best judgement... generally a month is a good yardstick: if a topic's last reply was a month ago, chances are pretty good the seller has sold the item(s). Feel free to Private Message a seller under that circumstance, except if he has written that the item(s) are gone.
There is a wide variation in used parts cost. Hopefully, an educated consumer is a good MVS customer Here's a price guide.
SUBJECT for cars, example:
1999 V70 T5 stick, $3900, Topeka KS
What's going on in that example? Year in XXXX format, Model, Price , Location
SUBJECT for parts, example:
Volvo C30 Safety Net Volvo p.n. 30740599
What's going on in that example? Just good summary of the part with the Volvo part number
BODY for cars
Again, Location, location, location. Please tell us where the car is in the world.
Please at a minimum
- list the miles
- condition (parts, fair, good, very good, primo)
- or let pictures talk for you
BODY for parts
Part number is very valuable. It'll probably double your chances of selling it. Why? Because buyers will know exactly what they're getting. Wouldn't you feel better about buying something you know everything about?
Location is important because buyers will know
- if it's in the same part of the world as them (duh)
- how long it'll take to get to them and
- how much shipping will cost
This Forum is for Ads only - requests for pricing help should be posted in the appropriate Year/make/model Forum.
When it Sells
Please click this button next to your post. If you're on mobile, it'll be in the "..." navigation element next to your post, and it'll say "Accept this answer." Please click that. It puts a green "check" mark next to the topic title and lets everyone know it has sold.
I will not delete your listing after you sell your item(s), but I will lock it and write "SOLD" in the topic title. Just contact me.
Bumping Rules for Sellers
Bumping means posting to your thread or using the bump feature to make it "bump" to the top of the Classifieds. Please limit bumping to once every three days. That's the best frequency you may bump your For Sale post.
MVS Contributors may bump once a day.
Changing the Price, Edits etc
Yep, change the price if you need to. We want you to sell the goods. Please don't abuse the bump rule by lowering a dollar every day etc. Adding parts numbers or additional thoughts may help you sell, and that's great. Please add those if you know them.
The editing window for posts is currently set at four days, plenty of time for you to go back in and add what you need to. If it's outside this window, just post a new post to your topic.
Frequency & Grouping
Keep the max number of posts to 2 per day. Please group multiple parts into one topic if it's for a single Volvo model or group. For instance if you're selling 5 parts from an 1998 V70 (P80), make one topic. If you're selling 5 parts from a 1998 V70 and 5 parts from a 2003 S60 (P2), make two topics.